Sunday, 4 December, 2022
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Topic: Data

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.

Is infertility rising in India? Probably, but doctors can’t be sure due to lack of good data

Doctors say there are indications Indians’ sperm counts & egg reserves are dropping, just like in the West. But without 'good quality' data, it can’t be confirmed.

Over 400 personnel suspended, 1,325 punished for misconduct in 2020, Delhi Police say

Taking disciplinary action against police personnel for their alleged practices and misconduct, 250 vigilance enquiries were also conducted last year, the police said.

If India wants cross-border data, it must reform its laws and surveillance strategies

Any discussion on personal data access in India necessarily requires a reiteration of the Supreme Court's Puttaswamy verdict, which declared privacy a fundamental right.

Modi govt was handed weak data institutions by Congress, but it ruined them further

The BJP’s 2014 manifesto promised ‘real-time data’. Now, the Modi government has no data on migrant workers’ deaths during Covid pandemic.

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51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

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Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar addressing a press conference on the eve of Navy Day | ANI

Indian Navy puts on hold plans to build IAC 2, but is considering repeat order of Vikrant

At his annual press conference, Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar also said they'll soon take a call on whether they'll go in for marine version of Rafale fighters or F/A 18 Super Hornets.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.