In states like Kerala, contact tracing of COVID-19 patients involves “virus detectives”, ground-level human workers who go door to door tracing the movements of positive patients, besides using CCTV footages for clues.
There are an increasing number of reports of stigmatization against people affected by the virus.
The effort comes after recent move by MeitY and Niti to develop and test similar apps to track Covid path.
In India, fact-checkers tell ET, the coronavirus infodemic is now in its second wave of sorts (the first one was China-focused in January), and trends suggest, it could be at its deadliest, with reports of Indians testing positive for the virus only increasing every day.
With nearly 64% of India's CCTV cameras, and facial recognition for traffic, law and order, pensions, and elections, Telangana is redefining data-driven governance. But in the era of data security and privacy, the question is, at what cost?
Shashwat Gautam, a former national coordinator in the Congress Party’s data analytics department during the Lok Sabha elections, has accused ace political strategist Prashant Kishor of stealing a campaign slogan, logo and data he had created for the Bihar assembly elections expected later this year.
The messaging for Delhi elections, says AAP’s social media head Ankit Lal, is “vote on the work our government has done in Delhi”. But he concedes that AAP’s digital job has become more challenging over the past few days with BJP messaging around Shaheen Bagh emerging as a talking point.
Everyone's favourite startup Oyo is hit hard by hyper growth, a supposed toxic work culture. Can it hit refresh?
When Oyo was everyone’s favourite startup, there would be regular reports of the company aggressively entering newer markets. In the last three to four months, the story has changed and this year may be turn out to be pivotal for it.
Ghosh's elevation to the Oyo board of directors seems as intriguing as it is perplexing.
Ludo King, arguably the most popular online game in India that has been downloaded 300 million times since it was launched on Google Play three years ago. There are 6 million daily active users while 75 million in a month are playing it. But as this board game of 4 tokens explode online, is it just an innocuous game from our childhood in its digital version or the starter kit for a gambling addition?
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