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India is 5th worst offender in the world for invasive use of biometric data, says report

In a study done by Comparitech, some of the worst countries for biometric data usage are in Asia while the least invasive nations are in Europe.
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This new software can tell if your smile is real or fake

University of Bradford researchers who developed the software support popular theories that a spontaneous genuine smile lies in a person’s eyes.

On Camera

A man prays to a deity on display, not pictured, at the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai. | Photographer: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

What’s common to the lockdown and demonetisation? Modi govt’s lack of planning

The national lockdown should have been accompanied by more generous, universal pay-outs, starting immediately and not a week later.

Modi’s 9-min candle plan Sunday: Needless spectacle or much-needed motivation for Indians?

PM Modi requested Indians to light candles, lamps or mobile torches at 9 pm Sunday for nine minutes in a show of solidarity in the fight against Covid-19.

Defence

Army personnel distribute packaged food to the homeless in Chennai on 31 March 2020 | PTI

In a first, Army deploys medical team at civil coronavirus quarantine camp in Delhi

The Indian Army has so far only been operating out of quarantine camps set up by the armed service for coronavirus patients.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.