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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal at a meeting to boost investment Thursday | Photo: ANI

Shashi Tharoor: Aarogya Setu fits right in with Modi govt’s push for greater state control

The Aarogya Setu app became the Modi government’s weapon of choice overnight to fight Covid-19. But it can very well outlive the crisis.
An individual records fingerprints as part of the biometric data collection for Aadhaar | Commons

Surveillance power, diluting privacy: Why Modi govt’s data bill needs urgent modification

The framework of Personal Data Protection Bill will have deleterious consequences for innovation in data economy while leaving informational privacy unprotected.
Representational image of online data

How India’s data bill falls short of offering solutions for regulating digital competition

The bill’s brute force approach to giving users control over their digital selves through data portability provision runs roughshod over market dynamics.

BJP promised Northeast development, but citizenship bill could push Assam towards insurgency

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cybersecurity in India

Union cabinet approves Personal Data Protection bill

The data privacy bill is likely to contain guidelines on collection, storage and processing of personal data, consent of individuals, penalties and compensation.
Data globalism

The era of data-globalism is over. Where does this leave India?

India is the world’s largest open data market. Yet, Indian organisations figure nowhere among the top data-based technology companies in the world.
Urbanisation

Smart city technologies can tackle India’s urban explosion. But key questions must be asked

Modern cities have come to produce tremendous quantities of data. Understanding this data will give India a new level of understanding of the urban ecology.

On Camera

File photo of PM Narendra Modi and former PM Manmohan Singh | PTI

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.
A man holds a Rs 2000 banknote | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Are people holding on to cash after lockdown? New RBI data seems to suggest so

Data shows a sharp increase in cash holding after the lockdown was imposed in March. The demand for Rs 2,000 notes has surged, say bankers.

Defence

Indian Navy warships | Representational image | Twitter | @indiannavy

China, India signal each other on might in Indian Ocean Region, amid tensions on land

A PLA Navy task force is understood to have entered Indian Ocean Region as China seeks to project its dominance. India is keeping a close watch on waters around the country.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Why India’s triple crisis needs Modi to de-escalate & disengage from divisive politics at home

Covid, China and economy are intense, intertwined crises that need political space and confidence. Responsibility to create them doesn’t lie with opposition.