Saturday, 25 June, 2022

Topic: Data

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.

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.

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Bucket hat meet feather boa Photographer: Kevin Winter/Getty Images North America

1990s house music and fashion are back — unfortunately, so is a 1970s economy

It may be fear of recession that’s driving today’s obsession with all things early ‘90s. The period was characterised by a dismal economy and large-scale unemployment.
Bombay Stock Exchange in Mumbai | Bloomberg File Photo

Three charts show trouble for Indian stocks and why its unlikely to end anytime soon

The S&P BSE Sensex Index has fallen more than 15% from its October high, nearing the 20% loss that denotes a bear market.


The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.