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TopicGlobal Technology Summit 2021

Topic: Global Technology Summit 2021

Digital India a good start but govt must build capabilities for robust growth

When a new technology comes forth, a developing country with the relevant capabilities can leap forward. Japan did this with automobiles and consumer electronics.

You’re wrong if you think business, climate change don’t mix. Net zero is a realistic goal

Businesses can urge employees to take sustainable actions for climate change. But you can’t reduce what you can’t measure.

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.

How to deal with misinformation in end-to-end encrypted texts? Answer is not traceability

There is a false binary between encryption and public safety. Give users better products while protecting their texts.

US and China trade disputes are an opportunity. India could become the next tech hub

Bengaluru did not become a tech innovation hub overnight. It shows key policy changes that are required in India to foster an innovative ecosystem.

Omicron shows why global vaccine chains should be ready for unforeseen shocks

As Covid pandemic moves to epidemic conditions with regional hotspots, caution must be taken because any fault line in global vaccine supply can be cataclysmic.

Russia shooting down satellite hints at future of International Space Station. It’s grim

While a moratorium on further testing of DA-ASAT weapons may take time, there is no reason why countries cannot start exchanging data on debris in outer space.

On Camera

YourTurn

Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and former PM Imran Khan | Photos from Facebook

Jinnah said Pakistan would be a ‘laboratory’. Experiments by Imran, Shehbaz prove him so right

If Yasin Malik’s sentence is a call for condemnation, then why is the establishment forgetting Hafiz Saeed? But neither Shehbaz nor Imran Khan would take note.

RBI sets aside more money for rainy day, payout drops

The central bank approved the transfer of 303.1 billion rupees to the government from its surplus funds, a third of the 991.2 billion rupees it had given last year.

Defence

NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

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.
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