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CDS General Bipin Rawat

Military maintaining social distancing, need to be safe to help others, says CDS Bipin Rawat

CDS Bipin Rawat also advised Indians against getting impatient during the lockdown, saying patience was need of the hour.
The Aarogya Setu is a healthcare app launched by the Narendra Modi govt.

Aarogya Setu download rate is faster than Facebook. Can it keep India ahead of Covid curve?

Aarogya Setu is at the centre of Modi govt’s contact tracing efforts to contain the Covid spread. Govt must allay concerns around its privacy provisions.
The Aarogya Setu is a healthcare app launched by the Narendra Modi govt.

Aarogya Setu is fastest app in the world to reach 50 million users despite privacy concerns

Aarogya Setu garnered 50 million users in 13 days. That’s the fastest pace for any app including Facebook, Amitabh Kant said.
The Narendra Modi government has set up 11 empowered groups to plan, implement and communicate in the face of the Covid-19 crisis and lockdown (representational image) | Photo: ANI

India can prevent long-term lockdown, contain Covid if 90% people download Aarogya Setu

With accurate and quick contact tracing using smartphones, patient zero can’t seed a new epidemic. This is similar to achieving a state where all are vaccinated.

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.