Friday, 28 January, 2022
TopicAarogya Setu

Topic: Aarogya Setu

Haryana wins big at Digital India Awards for e-governance, Aarogya Setu gets jury honour

Tamil Nadu came second for its e-governance efforts, followed by UP and Bengal. The online event was attended by President Kovind, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, among others.

The indelible traumas that Bihar’s voters see in their indelible ink

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

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'.

Contact tracing through Aarogya Setu helped in handling Covid: India at UN

India said use of drones, contact tracing apps became more acceptable during Covid but it still needs to deal with cyber security, data privacy & misinformation.

40 Covid apps across India: Lack of coordination or needed for micro-management?

India now has nearly 40 Covid-19 apps, including Aarogya Setu. The purpose of these apps range from contact tracing to providing health information and issuing e-passes.

Activism may be a dirty word in Modi’s India, but it still works. Here are 3 recent examples

Activists have to wade through a sea of abuse, BJP IT Cell warriors, WhatsApp forwards and UAPA-like laws, but they are still a firewall against the state.

Govt opens source code of Aarogya Setu, announces reward for finding security flaws

National Informatics Centre Director General said that there will be 5 categories of rewards for people who find a bug & come up with suggestions to improve programming. National Informatics Centre Director General said that there will be 5 categories of rewards for people who find a bug & come up with suggestions to improve programming.

Source code & privacy — how Aarogya Setu compares with contract-tracing apps of 5 nations

India is the only democracy among these six countries to keep the software source code of its Covid contact tracing closed to public scrutiny.

Sudhir Chaudhury’s strange boast, a fearless Yashwant Sinha & a positive Amitabh Bachchan

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.

Aarogya Setu scores 2 out of 5 points in MIT review for Covid tracing apps

The Aarogya Setu scored points for gathering useful data, but lost out on parametres of transparency and voluntary download.

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Covid isn’t behind us, but the world’s next big health emergency is already here

Covid has led to 5.6 million deaths, but antimicrobial resistance is likely to log 10 million deaths annually by 2050. Its treatment has led to antibiotics' overuse, which has spiked drug resistance.
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Italian Generali buys 25% stake worth Rs 1,250 cr in insurance JV from embattled Future Group

The stake sale, which will give Generali majority control over the JV, comes as the Future Group is locked in a prolonged legal battle with partner Amazon.

Defence

The Indian Army's Akash missiles on display during the 73rd Republic Day Parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi | ANI

Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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