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Surveillance tech firms cash in as govt agencies have a look in
Central and state governments across the country have started using surveillance recognition technology to identify criminals, missing persons and dead bodies. Some states are even using software tools to mine data on social media to check for potential threats to law and order.
Republic's Children: Recalling aspirations for the nation
Seven Indian who were born in 1950, along with the republic, recall their aspiratio...
Revamp of official statistics by govt is alarming: Abhishek Singhvi
Highlighting the slump in the economy, Congress leader Abhishek Manu Sing...
Don't do something to artificially boost growth: Congress on 'data revamp' reports
The govt has suddenly expressed alarm and a "revamp of official statistics" is being proposed because it believes unorganised sector has not been looked at, said Congress' Abhishek Singhvi. He also hit out at the govt over the National Crime Records Bureau data that an average 35 unemployed and 36 self-employed people ended their lives every day in 2018.
R-Day celebrations: DRDO displays A-SAT weapon system
With space becoming a vital dimension of any country's economic and military superiority, A-SAT (Anti-Satellite) weapons play a critical role in providing the necessary strategic deterrence. In March last year, the DRDO launched 'Mission Shakti', India's first A-SAT mission and demonstrated its anti-satellite technology.
Need to have fairer, more equitable terms in trade relations: Piyush Goyal
Speaking at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2020, the commerce and industry minister also called for greater cooperation among various nations to realise the huge growth prospects in the Indian Ocean region and also for tackling the important issue of climate change.
Trade halt between India and Pakistan worries traders in Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir
A recently published book assessing the impact of ongoing India-Pakistan faceoff on border economies—Unilateral Decisions Bilateral Losses-- claims that around 9000 families in Punjab, 600 traders and 300 laborers in J&K suffered heavily due to political strains between the two nuclear countries.
Pakistan caught again in nuclear smuggling activity
According to the US Justice Department, the five men, based in Canada, Hong Kong, and UK, “operated an international procurement network of front companies that existed to acquire US-origin goods for AERO) and PAEC, and to cause those goods to be exported from the United States to the entities without export licenses in violation of federals law.”
Economic slowdown hits jobs sector: SBI report
India is projected to create 16 lakh less jobs in FY20, according to a SBI research report.
View: Independent Directors' registration process is absurd and embodies bureaucratic overkill
This is a ridiculous set of rules and procedures that uses the power of the State to mandatorily collect data from us, and park these at an institute, which is then authorised to examine us.
Central banks wake up to digital currency, create new framework with WEF
The framework is to help central banks evaluate, design and potential deploy digital currency.
Oil skids as spectre of China virus looms over fuel demand, economy
Brent crude futures were down 87 cents, or 1.4 per cent, to $62.34 a barrel by 0733 GMT.
5 simple things to do to revive the economy
No miracle man can revive the economy without revitalising the credit cycle.
Need India-specific data to properly implement facial recognition tech: Infosys co-founder
As India plans to roll out a nationwide facial recognition system this year, Infosys co-founder Kris Gopalakrishnan believes that the country must develop its own databases for efficient implementation.
Record number of Foreign Ministers to attend India's premier foreign policy dialogue from January 14
The three-day event, co-hosted by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, and Observer Research Foundation, will also see the participation of many deputy foreign ministers, former Prime Ministers, former Presidents, national security advisors, military chiefs and other high level policy-makers, scholars and officials.
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