Friday, 19 August, 2022
TopicGovernment data

Topic: government data

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.

Modi govt plans to change the way it handles data, to assess ministries on system they follow

Niti Aayog and NIC will conduct the assessment. A Data Governance Quality Index scorecard will be prepared based on the results and the ministries will be ranked.

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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