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China’s got a new plan to overtake the US in tech

China will invest an estimated $1.4 trillion over six years, calling on urban govts and tech giants to develop everything from wireless networks to AI software.
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India can get its own Huawei. Demand for 5G and anger towards China has given us a chance

Demand for 5G is rising — schools to governments, all depend on internet and technology now. And India is uniquely placed to fill in network gap left by China’s 5G wars.
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India can be ‘atmanirbhar’ if technology is its new religion: TMC MP Dinesh Trivedi

With Covid crisis, India has the opportunity to make a blueprint for a self-reliant nation. If data is the new oil, technology should be the new religion.

Tech companies can appoint third party oversight on privacy risks in Covid-19 tracking

Privacy risks in Covid-19 tracking can be addressed if tech companies take certain measures such as appointing an independent third party for oversight.
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The one job that will disappear by 2062 — the job of fighting wars

In 2062: The World That AI Made, Toby Walsh writes about the dangerous scenario of lethal autonomous weapons getting to decide who dies and who lives.
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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.
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Not broken health systems but digital technology can help reduce mental illness stigma

By putting knowledge about mental illness stigma in the hands of patients and caregivers, technology democratises expertise.
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Wonder how people make it big in business? New research reveals luck plays a critical role

No rule exists for achieving exceptional success because it usually requires doing something different or novel and there can be no recipe for such innovation.
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As battlefields become digital, democracies like India face the test of transparency

Some authoritarian governments have adapted to the changing nature of digital battlefield and developed tools to manipulate and discredit oppositions.
AI and tech

Era of ‘borderless’ innovation is over. US, India, China using national security to box tech

Security is now bleeding the economies of US and China, with flow of capital, people and technology being disrupted.

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20 days since soldiers’ death in Galwan, ‘patriot’ Ajay Devgn decides it’s movie material

India’s stand against Chinese aggression is at best foggy, with military talks still underway. But actor-producer Ajay Devgn couldn't wait lest Akshay Kumar claimed the subject.
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India can’t replace China at manufacturing, not without paying more: Economics commentator Martin Wolf

In conversation with ThePrint's Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta, Chief Economics Commentator at The Financial Times, Martin Wolf discussed India's fiscal deficit, banking sector and its potential in the global market.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Army slams ‘malicious’ claims on Leh hospital visited by PM, says troops get best treatment

Army said troops injured at Galwan are being treated in a repurposed hall that is part of the hospital complex as some wards have been made isolation facilities.
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It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.