Monday, 23 May, 2022
TopicAarogya Setu app

Topic: Aarogya Setu app

Aarogya Setu app gets ‘bullied’ for govt’s lack of data, & if Covid was a politician

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These 17 Covid apps launched by state govts lack specific privacy policies, says survey

A report by The Centre for Internet and Society states how these apps 'largely escaped attention and public scrutiny' but have loopholes in their privacy policy.

Govt suspends Aarogya Setu portal for e-pharmacies after chemists move Delhi HC against it

Additional Solicitor General Maninder Acharya made the statement before a Delhi HC bench and said the AarogyaSetu Mitr portal will remain suspended for the 'time being'.

Chemists move Delhi HC against Modi govt for ‘promoting’ e-pharmacies via Aarogya Setu

A petition, filed on 8 May, raised questions over the Modi govt’s intention of favouring online pharmacies, which, it said, are ‘illegal under law’.

Courts set new bail conditions — register as ‘Covid-19 warrior’, download Aarogya Setu app

In over 20 orders passed Monday & Tuesday, MP High Court cited ‘fundamental duties’ to instruct accused to volunteer with district authorities as 'Covid warriors'.

Delhi University to remain closed till 31 May, employees asked to download Aarogya Setu

The university's official order said e-learning process would continue & colleges had been asked to provide basic reading material to students through their websites.

Confusion over Aarogya Setu as Railways says app must for Rajdhani but gives no guidelines

Zonal Railway officials say they were not issued any directive in this regard. A ministry official says it was a last-minute decision.

The price of Covid freedom may be eternal spying

In the post pandemic world, the individual’s autonomy over her data may be lost forever. Our mobiles will keep us safe — by spying on us.

Govt ‘thanks’ French ethical hacker who flagged Aarogya Setu, but dismisses security concern

Elliot Alderson, an ethical hacker from France, claimed he discovered a security issue with Aarogya Setu app and said he would disclose it some time if the govt has fixed it or not.

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Golden Temple

What Akal Takht must know about harmonium and music before banishing it from Golden Temple

In an era where India’s past and ‘purity’ are constantly being dug up and debated, the humble harmonium has become the latest victim.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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