Wednesday, 30 November, 2022
TopicDigital Divide

Topic: Digital Divide

Onus on G20 leaders to bridge digital gap in the world, Modi talks inclusivity at Bali summit

Addressing a session on digital transformation, the PM said benefits would only be realised when digital access would be inclusive and its use widespread.

Covid lockdown cost children 2 trillion hours of learning. Classroom culture needs reset

UNICEF’s latest report suggests that most children leave primary school across 32 low- and middle-income countries. But it's not too late.

Joint patents with farmers — how new IIT Madras director hopes to make institute great

Kamakoti Veezhinathan, who took charge as IIT Madras director in January, says there will be no tinge of caste bias at institute, talks of plans to bring rural India into tech ecosystem.

Sustainable financing is key to access digital healthcare, education and financial services

Digital inclusion bonds are becoming a tool to make technology accessible for the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals across the spectrum.

UGC’s blended learning will destroy public-funded university system: Bengal teachers’ unions

JUTA and ABUTA in their response to UGC concept note have accused it of being 'not inclusive' & advocating reduction of govt spending on higher education in the name of 'quality'.

Why 5G is unlikely to solve India’s digital connectivity problems

Considering that even 4G hasn’t reached majority of Indians, 5G seems a distant dream for those living in rural or under-serviced areas.

We invest in tech, then expect people to catch up. And women get left out of Digital India

One in 2 Indians in working population is a woman. But less than 1 in 4 own a smartphone. This gap must be closed if India has to leverage tech in economy.

If 2019 is India’s first WhatsApp election, women should be given smartphones

While using social media to reach out to new voters, political parties may be missing out on a large section of the electorate.

On Camera

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In Gujarat, voters want BJP’s alternative but not of Modi

After ruling Gujarat for 27 years, BJP knows how to shield election outcomes from ground realities such as people’s hardships, leaderless govt and corrupt bureaucracy.
File photo of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar | Maxim Shipenkov/Pool via Reuters

Modi govt asked by sanction-hit Russia for parts for key sectors, says report

Moscow has sent India a list of over 500 products including parts for cars, aircraft and trains for delivery as sanctions squeeze Russia's ability to keep vital industries running.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.