Thursday, 6 October, 2022

Topic: Data

Data could warm you up this winter. And it could be worth $2.5 billion by 2025

Tech companies are using data centres that house their vast servers to heat homes and cut CO2. And it could slash energy bills for consumers.

Govt withdraws Data Protection Bill after 81 amendments, to bring in fresh legislation

The proposed legislation had evoked concerns over the attempt to govern non-personal data, and the possibility that social media platforms would be held responsible for what users posted.

Why being proactive about ‘cyber hygiene’ is better than self-assessments

Self-assessments by companies to measure their response capabilities to cyberattacks are fine. But they need to make cyber resilience imperative.

Vegetarianism rules in north India, but dal and paneer as proteins punch below their weight

National Family Health Survey (NFHS-5) shows 2 out of 3 Indians eat meat, but data shows huge variations in regions and between men and women. But, what’s best for nutrition?

Life insurance claims show 136% ‘excess deaths’ during second wave of Covid in India

The steep increase in claims confirms suspicion about “excess mortality” but is nowhere close to estimates which put excess deaths at 6-10 times higher than official figures.

The world’s rising tide of data can be used for good. But first we need to share it

Trading data, like in a stock exchange, would allow it to be transferred in an open, efficient and accountable way.

The global economy depends on the sustainable use of oceans. Transparency is key

Sharing data will help ocean industries not only increase operational accountability, but also public trust and profitability.

Consent is critical to overcoming mistrust of data. Companies need a framework for it

Saying that giving more choice via data permissions is complex, or difficult for individuals to understand, is no longer an acceptable justification.

Health data cannot be fragmented and inaccessible. Modi govt needs a policy revamp

The discussion around the exchange of personal and sensitive health info has largely focused on aspects of security and privacy of the data.

Why soan papdi is the least favourite Diwali sweet for gifting

In the past few years, soan papdis have become the butt of jokes and memes on social media. There is even data to prove how disliked it is.

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The BMW i4 eDrive40. Photo Credit: BMW

Ukraine crisis gave auto sector a crude shock. See how India is responding

The PLI scheme as well as other sops for manufacturing, show that despite some public missteps, government is trying to coax manufacturing into India.

Indian refiners scout for oil deals ahead of EU ban on Russian crude imports

European Union ban on Russian crude imports from 5 Dec will drive European refiners to buy more Middle East oil, putting them in competition with Asian buyers.


File photo of a BrahMos firing by a Su-30 MKI | Credit: IAF

IAF to increase Sukhois armed with BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with over 500km-range

The IAF currently has 40 SU-30 MKI with BrahMos, the only supersonic cruise missile in the world.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.