Friday, 21 January, 2022
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Topic: Data

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.

PM Modi pushes to link more welfare schemes with Aadhaar, use data for better planning

In a meeting last week, PM Modi also asked departmental secretaries to look into creating a task force for better data governance, citing example of GIS mapping.

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase in smartphone data usage. Here is how much

According to reports, the pandemic boosted global data consumption by more than 30 per cent in 2020. And it's set to grow nearly as quickly this year.

WhatsApp vs Modi govt: Privacy or politics? This is what they’re fighting over

At the heart of WhatsApp's petition against the Modi govt's new IT rules is the right to privacy, and this case could prove to be an important test of its application in India.

These 7 AI-powered ‘smart toys’ are designed to protect your child’s data and privacy

As children get more connected to the internet, parents and guardians need to understand the capabilities of their devices and how they should be secured.

Scientific data was India’s strength in polio, leprosy fight. In Covid, it’s a silent victim

After the first wave, scientific experts were shunted to the margins. In January, the Covid task force stopped meeting. In March, INSACOG reports of dangerous mutant strains were downplayed.

Data is transforming the way we take care of the ocean. Here’s how

Our ability to measure and monitor the ocean is expanding exponentially, with the amount of ocean data collected accelerating through emerging technologies.

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BBC is Britain’s only imperial legacy with purpose, UK must value it to remain in soft-power war

It’s deeply worrying that the Johnson govt, filled with defenders of the country’s imperial past, seems intent on rendering this last great British asset valueless.

Mahindra expects strong recovery in auto sales as supply chain constraints ease

According to Mahindra, the auto industry is poised for a very strong rebound because it has been buffeted by a number of factors over the last 2-3 years.

Defence

File image of German Ambassador to India Walter J. Lindner | Twitter | @AmbLindnerIndia

Won’t be silent if rules-based order challenged, envoy Lindner says as German warship visits

In an exclusive interview, the German ambassador to India said port call of the German warship Bayern in Mumbai shows the significance of the Indo-Pacific region.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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