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WHO to launch coronavirus app targeting ‘under-resourced’ countries

The app will assess if a user has coronavirus symptoms, but WHO is undecided about contact-tracing due to privacy concerns.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal at a meeting to boost investment Thursday | Photo: ANI

Shashi Tharoor: Aarogya Setu fits right in with Modi govt’s push for greater state control

The Aarogya Setu app became the Modi government’s weapon of choice overnight to fight Covid-19. But it can very well outlive the crisis.
The Aarogya Setu is a healthcare app launched by the Narendra Modi govt.

Aarogya Setu v/s hacktivist, Sanjay Jha’s ‘L’ connect & a well-mannered elephant

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.
File image of Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad | Photo: Anindito Mukherjee | Bloomberg

Aarogya Setu is absolutely robust, safe and secure: IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

The contact-tracing app launched by the Modi government has faced numerous allegations of privacy concerns from the Opposition.
The Aarogya Setu is a healthcare app launched by the Narendra Modi govt.

I downloaded Aarogya Setu app — the twist in season finale of Black Mirror lockdown

Israel, Singapore, Italy and others have left the choice of using the contract tracing app for Covid upon users. But Modi govt is creating an Aadhaar-like moment.
Migrant workers walk back to their villages amid the coronavirus lockdown in Uttar Pradesh | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Database on those stranded, download Aarogya Setu app: Delhi govt’s SOP on migrants

The detailed standard of procedure issued Sunday also states that those who wish to travel on their own can get transit passes from the district magistrate.

‘Eight-pack’ Baba Ramdev on India TV, Zee News questions Rahul’s questions on Aarogya

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.
Abhishek Singh, CEO of MyGovIndia that developed Aarogya Setu

User data in Aarogya Setu fully secure, app won’t share personal details: MyGovIndia CEO

Abhishek Singh, CEO of MyGovIndia that developed Aarogya Setu, says data will be used only for critical purposes such as medical emergencies, app won't share Covid patient info.
The Aarogya Setu is a healthcare app launched by the Narendra Modi govt.

Aarogya Setu is ‘priority’ as Modi govt plans big publicity campaign for its Covid work

The publicity campaign, also featuring fake news busted by PIB fact check unit, will be carried out by the I&B ministry in at least 13 states.
UP CM Yogi Adityanath

Pool testing should be encouraged in UP to ensure Covid-19 is contained: CM Adityanath

Pool testing, which reduces the number of test kits used, is currently being conducted in Lucknow, Meerut and Etawah.

On Camera

Firefighters extinguish flames in damaged buildings following a large explosion at the Port of Beirut on 4 August, 2020 | Hasan Shaaban/Bloomberg

What the massive Beirut explosion reveals about Lebanon’s complex political situation

In episode 542 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta talks about what led to catastrophic blast in Beirut and how this makes Lebanon's political and economic crisis more messy.
File photo of Mark Zuckerberg | David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

The world has a new centibillionaire – Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook hit a record high on optimism about the release of its TikTok competitor Reels, shooting Zuckerberg's net worth over $100 billion for the first time.

Defence

Indian Army personnel | Representational image | ANI

This is the 3-stage system Army movies go through in India to prevent an Ekta Kapoor ‘XXX’

MoD wrote to Censor Board last month emphasising that web series based on military subjects also require a no-objection certification, just like movies & TV serials do.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.