#IndianGovernment

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Pegasus, developed by Israeli company NSO Group, first made headlines in 2016. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • Reports claimed the India is among 10 countries involved in surveillance of people using the Pegasus spyware
  • "The story being crafted is one that is....bereft of facts," the Centre said
  • Pegasus is a spyware made by the Israeli company NSO Group

.Paris, France
The Indian government has been reluctant in honouring the arbitration. (Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • Cairn Energy has to recover a USD 1.7 billion arbitration from the Indian government
  • Ministry of Finance has refuted the report
  • Cairn has moved to multiple overseas jurisdictions to recover the amount by seizing assets

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
A massive cabinet reshuffle exercise will likely take place on Wednesday. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • The new ministry is being created for realising the vision of 'sahkar se samriddhi’
  • The ministry will provide separate administrative, legal and policy framework
  • A minister in charge for the portfolio may be named tomorrow

Twitter has engaged in a tussle with the Indian government over the new social media rules. (Photo credit: Representative image/Unsplash)

  • Dharmendra Chatur was appointed as Twitter's grievance officer this month
  • Twitter now displays the company's name in the place of grievance officer for India
  • The company has lost legal protection as an intermediary

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Jack Patrick Dorsey is the CEO of Twitter. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ ANI)

  • Last week, the government had given the company a "last notice" to comply with the new rules
  • We will continue our constructive dialogue with the Indian Government: Twitter
  • Twitter had earlier denied to follow the new digital rules

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Facebook received 40,300 requests from the Centre and state governments in India for user data between July and December 2020. (Photo Credit: UnSplash)

  • Based on requests, Facebook restricted access to content 944 times between July and December 2020
  • During January-June 2020, Facebook had restricted access to content 824 times
  • The numbers of requests made in the second half of 2020 was 13.3% higher than the January-June 2020 period

.New York, NY, USA
Pfizer coronavirus vaccines before being administered to people in Spain. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Pfizer is in discussion with the Indian government about its vaccine use in the country
  • In April, the pharma giant offered a not-for-profit price for its vaccine in India
  • Pfizer had earlier said that initially it would supply its vaccine through government contracts only

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The government requested the removal of the tweets as they were found to be spreading misinformation and causing public panic. (Photo credit: Unsplash)

  • Around 50 tweets have been removed in the past month on the Indian government request
  • The microblogging platform emphasised that it is committed to the principles of openness and transparency
  • The development comes at a time when India is registering a record number of coronavirus infections daily

Serum Institute of India is producing Covishield vaccine and will now be able to sell it in open market after Indian government's directive on Monday. (Photo credit: Unsplash)

  • Serum Institute of India announced the Covishield vaccine price at Rs 400 for states and Rs 600 for private hospitals
  • However, SII sells the vaccine to central government for Rs 150
  • Twitter flooded with reactions after the pricing was announced

The CBSE exams were going to take place in May and June this year. (Photo Credit: Money Control)

  • CBSE exams for class 10th have been cancelled amid rising COVID-19 cases in India
  • The exams were going to start in May this year until June but have been cancelled
  • There were rising concerns related to offline exams amid which the Ministry of Education declared to cancel the exams and postpone class 12th exams