Sunday, 23 January, 2022

Topic: technology

How often does Nandan Nilekani check his email? A new book tells you about addiction

In 'The Art of Bitfulness’ Nandan Nilekani and Tanuj Bhojwani explore new strategies to reclaim our time, privacy and attention from our many devices.

Don’t get lured by ads of ed-tech firms, do your research to avoid fraud, govt tells parents

The advisory says some ed-tech companies asking vulnerable families to sign up for automatic payment options in garb of providing free service, asks parents to be cautious.

Policy making for the future of dispute resolution begins. Meet NITI Aayog’s ODR plan

ODR provides individuals who would have otherwise been defeated by the thought of agitating for their rights the encouragement to attempt dispute resolution.

India lacks ‘sincere engagement’ for start-up culture to thrive, experts say at tech summit

At Global Technology Summit 2021, organised by MEA & Carnegie India, panelists spoke about the future of India’s digital transformation.

Quad cooperation on science & tech ‘should be committed to human-centred values’, say experts

At Global Technology Summit 2021, organised by MEA & Carnegie India, panelists from India, Australia, US & Japan discuss the subject ‘Beyond Borders: Science & Technology Cooperation’.

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.

IIT Madras designs 2 devices costing under Rs 5,000 for people with hearing & motor disabilities

Such devices were already on the market, but IIT Madras researchers wanted to make them better and cheaper for India.

Entrepreneur Prateek Shukla introduces innovative IoT solutions in the Indian market

Shukla's startup, Altorum Leren, was awarded the prestigious title of ‘Automation Technology Provider of the Year’ by NITI Aayog.

We have adapted to cloud and remote working tech. Now it’s time for a ‘zero-trust’ model

Several organizations such as Google or Microsoft established methodologies to implement and operationalise it, but it is yet to be widely adopted.

OECD’s global tax framework is a win-win for India. Just focus on our long-term gains

The multilateral agreement has come against the backdrop of visible populist angst against large transnational companies across the world.

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Demonstrators attempt to enter the US Capitol building during a protest in Washington, D.C., U.S., on 6 January 2021 | Eric Lee | Bloomberg

Texas attack shows a long, violent struggle for America’s soul is inevitable

The shock of Covid 19—both economic and cultural—has strengthened the maniacal conspiracy culture with which the American Right is suffused.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.


Chinese army has found missing 17-year-old boy from Arunachal, Defence Ministry PRO says

Indian Army had sought assistance from China's People Liberation Army to locate and return Miram Taron, who had gone missing on 18 January and was reportedly captured by PLA.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.