Wednesday, 25 May, 2022

Topic: Data

Covid hasn’t gone viral in India yet, but some in the world & at home can’t accept the truth

India isn’t going through a picnic. But our drains aren’t filled with bodies, hospitals haven’t run out of beds, crematoriums and graveyards not out of wood or space.

A unique SuperCloud is taking shape above coronavirus-hit India. It is unlike US and China

Through the coronavirus pandemic, we have come to appreciate India's digital infrastructure and the power of our smartphones. It's time to further build our SuperCloud.

How scientists are tracking us to help tame Covid-19

The Covid-19 Mobility Data Network is analysing cell phone data & sharing insights with governments in the US, India, Italy and Spain.

China has concealed extent of its coronavirus outbreak, US intelligence report says

China’s public reporting on Covid-19 cases & deaths is intentionally incomplete and its numbers are fake, US intelligence report says.

Here’s how the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown can be India’s last

India is at a stage where it can control the coronavirus outbreak and better its healthcare. It just needs a digital push and vigilant contact tracing.

India should make SuperCloud, disease tracking a must to overcome pandemics like Covid-19

To avoid another pandemic like Covid-19, health and student records may be linked to give admissions to only those students who are vaccinated.

India has to toe a fine line in defining non-personal data — between public interest and IPR

It won’t be wise to coerce large businesses to share data that indicates consumer behaviour. These are the intellectual property rights of these companies.

Ayushman Bharat can be a success if Modi govt incentivises digital data for private players

Modi govt’s proposed Personal Data Protection Bill has to be in conjunction with its blueprint governing India’s health data. But can it make private players participate?

To keep up with tech and regulate WhatsApp & Amazon, India must adopt ‘futures thinking’

With the Indian govt's Personal Data Protection Bill only outlining broad principles governing data, the role of the Data Protection Authority becomes even more important.

Look at the numbers: Why Digital India can’t afford internet shutdowns with slowing economy

The Modi government imposed internet shutdowns in Kashmir, Assam and Uttar Pradesh this year. From 2012-2017, India lost $3 billion because of these shutdowns.

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US President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 16 August 2021. Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan | Samuel Corum | Bloomberg

US blames failure to shut Pakistan border for Afghan defeat. India, please take note

The US could have used its coercive resources to compel Pakistan to shut down the Taliban’s transborder sanctuaries. It chose not to—costing its victory.
Vendors at a store selling edible oils at Begum Bazaar in Hyderabad, India| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt to allow duty-free import of soybean, sunflower oil, cool surging prices

The government will permit purchases of 2 million tons each of the two vegetable oils per annum this fiscal year and the next, according to a notification by the finance ministry.


Abhilasha Barak is the first woman officer to join the Army Aviation Corps

‘Golden Letter Day’: Captain Abhilasha Barak becomes Army’s 1st woman combat pilot

Indian Army so far did not have women officers in the flying branch, unlike the Indian Air Force and the Navy.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.