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Digital Health Data Policy:  Navigating the Privacy Quagmire Analyses & Assessments

Digital Health Data Policy: Navigating the Privacy Quagmire

In implementing the ground-breaking vision of the NDHM, India should not paper over the data protection cracks

Facebook in a Face-off Analyses & Assessments

Facebook in a Face-off

The social media platform faces allegations of not enforcing hate speech and fake news rules and siding with administrations for business interests

Spotlight on the Check on Big Tech Analyses & Assessments

Spotlight on the Check on Big Tech

This month-end will show whether the all-pervasive four giants in the digital space will have their tentacles pruned under U.S. antitrust laws

The Dirt on Instagram: When Aesthetics Reduces Movements to a Trend Analyses & Assessments

The Dirt on Instagram: When Aesthetics Reduces Movements to a Trend

Has the essence of the Black Lives Matter campaign been highjacked by virtue-signalling “slactivists”?

Jio, the Lodestar of the Future Analyses & Assessments

Jio, the Lodestar of the Future

This Indian company, harnessing technology with strategic competition, decimated rivals in its backyard and is now poised to confront global giants

It's David Vs Goliath on the World's Solar Power Stage Analyses & Assessments

It's David Vs Goliath on the World's Solar Power Stage

Would India's 'One Sun One World One Grid' project be fructuous when China's BRI is already well ahead?

Trump Vs Twitter: New Social Media Protocols Analyses & Assessments

Trump Vs Twitter: New Social Media Protocols

Social media networks need to have a transparent and objective mechanism in place instead of choosing to be passive bulletin boards.

Chinese e-RMB: Digitalising the Fiat Analyses & Assessments

Chinese e-RMB: Digitalising the Fiat

Amidst the disruptions of COVID 19, Chinese government has announced a digital currency, the Chinese Renminbi-RMB, stirring intense speculation.

Brain Decoders Analyses & Assessments

Brain Decoders

Brain Computer Interface opens up a totally new vista in development of thought power.

Future-proofing manufacturing with data Analyses & Assessments

Future-proofing manufacturing with data

Traditional manufacturers are struggling to optimise productivity. How can data help companies transition to smart manufacturing?

The Beginning of an Orwellian Nightmare Analyses & Assessments

The Beginning of an Orwellian Nightmare

In a technology-driven world, governments are struggling to find a balance between national security and individual rights.

India Genome Sequencing: changing paradigms Analyses & Assessments

India Genome Sequencing: changing paradigms

The expansive reach of genome sequencing could endanger human biosafety. If so, what are the key concerns ?

Delivering Justice with AI Analyses & Assessments

Delivering Justice with AI

State institutions of policing and prosecution are turning to AI for decision making. Will this deliver equitable justice?

Huawei- Caught in the Cross Fire Analyses & Assessments

Huawei- Caught in the Cross Fire

Huawei has reported buoyant sales in 2019 despite US efforts to undermine its global market presence. Will US trade sanctions enervate the Chinese...

Internet- A Fundamental Right Analyses & Assessments

Internet- A Fundamental Right

In a recent landmark judgment, the Hon'ble Supreme Court declared internet access as a fundamental right. This has implications for citizens' rights...

Global Grid Plan Analyses & Assessments

Global Grid Plan

Under the aegis of the ISA, India has proposed a global plan to distribute solar power generated in one country to meet the electricity demands of...

Industry 4.0 – Promise and Vulnerabilities Analyses & Assessments

Industry 4.0 – Promise and Vulnerabilities

Most experts agree that the advent of Artificial Intelligence, smart platforms, 5G and the Internet of Things are likely to change the nature of the...

Project Chandrayan- Reaching  for the Moon Analyses & Assessments

Project Chandrayan- Reaching for the Moon

Project Chandrayan-II came tantalisingly close to remotely land an unmanned spacecraft on the lunar surface. Does India’s space programme stand up to...

The S-400: Russia's Winner Op-Eds

The S-400: Russia's Winner

The S-400 Triumph, manufactured by Russia’s state-owned Almaz–Antey Corporation, is an Air Defence Weapon System. It is designed to destroy aircraft...

Social Media-Tightening the Reins Analyses & Assessments

Social Media-Tightening the Reins

Appellants have sought judicial intervention making Aadhar authentication mandatory for all social media accounts. Is this the right step to stop...