Tuesday, 17 May, 2022

Topic: Data

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.

Muzzling the ICMR — Why we know so little about Covid-infection levels in India

It’s a telling commentary on India’s healthcare system that for weeks the ICMR and health ministry are ‘reconciling data’ on test positivity.

Govt’s agricultural reforms will boost farm income, but they must not be abandoned midway

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

This is how India’s Left and Right read Covid-19 numbers differently

The answer to if India is managing the coronavirus pandemic or is it getting out of hand keeps changing depending on the indicator one chooses to assess.

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Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.


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Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.