28th Jun, 2021
Tech firm Microsoft will run a pilot for the agriculture ministry’s AgriStack in 100 villages in six Indian states to “develop farmer interface for smart and well-organised agriculture" aimed at improving efficiency and reducing waste.
14th Jun, 2021
The Delhi High Court has recently granted Twitter three weeks’ time to state on record that it has appointed a resident grievance officer and observed that it has to comply with the IT Rules, 2021, if they have not been stayed.
24th May, 2021
Mucormycosis or, “black fungus”, is being detected relatively frequently among Covid-19 patients in various states. The disease often manifests in the skin and also affects the lungs and the brain.
The rising trend of the infection has compelled the Government to ask the states to make it notifiable under Epidemic Diseases Act 1897and making it mandatory for states to report both suspected and confirmed cases to the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP).
22nd Feb, 2021
In a positive development, the Ministry of Science and Technology released new guidelines for the ‘Geospatial sector’ in India, which deregulates existing protocol and liberalizes the sector to a more competitive field.
ISRO’s recent launch of a Directorate of Space Situational Awareness and Management (DSSAM), aimed at monitoring, tracking and protecting India’s space assets, bodes well for the Indian space programme. The control centre is envisaged to function as a hub of all SSA activities within India.
12th Dec, 2020
While the terrestrial, maritime and aerial warfare are much talked about, it is outer space which is the new arena for competition and rivalry. It is important to focus on space security.
In this regard, the British’s recently proposed policy emphasizes a bottom-up approach and stresses trust-building. It’s a critical first step.
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