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An astronaut’s friend

ISRO is using a half-humanoid robot to smoothen out creases for Gaganyaan, our manned mission So what if we have to wait awhile to send an Indian woman into space, we have a half-humanoid robot in the shape of one

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Not good enough

By effectively allowing every Central agency to snoop on private data, the data protection Bill needs a relook The latest draft of the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, which is doing the rounds of Parliament, seems to have ruffled many

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Pegasus misadventure

One of the greatest threats to democracy is when fear prevails about a big-brotherly monitoring of independent thought. This is what the WhatsApp snooping scandal showed Some time back, in these columns, I had written about the need to come up with

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Taking Big Risks for Bigger Rewards

Post the Chandrayaan-2 setback, some may question the ` 970-crore investment in space but this will pave the way for India to tap into trillions of dollars worth of lunar minerals In science, there is no such thing as failure.

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Diverting Attention from the Real Issues

The quashing of Article 370 was only a stunt and gimmick to divert attention of the public from the terrible economic crisis facing India Much has been said and written about abrogation of Articles 35A and 370 of the Indian

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Need Better E-Commerce Policies to Reap Benefits

India must understand which e-commerce policies can create uncertainty for firms as addressing them will help it reap benefits innovative technology companies bring During Amazon’s second quarter earnings announcement recently, its Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Brian Olsavsky commented on India’s

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Education System Failing to Inspire Children

The education system fails to inspire and encourage children to think creatively, reason systematically and release their potential to shape their own future India’s education sector has expanded rapidly in the last decade but the quality of learning remains pathetic

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India-France Satellite Collaboration to strengthen bilateral ties

India and France considering a collaboration to launch 8-10 satellites as a part of ‘constellation’. Whatever be the domestic apprehensions about the many controversial moves of Modi 2.0, particularly over the revocation of Article 370 and reorganisation of Jammu and

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Chaos in Society due to Social Media

Artist Pallav Chander’s show at Alliance Francaise reflects the chaos in society due to the growing dependence of people on social media. By Uma Nair In order to take a closer look at other realms of artistic expressions, one must

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The Game of Survival of Wildlife Species

The effects of habitat destruction, overexploitation of natural resources and degree of climate change is continually threatening the survival of wildlife species. To protect and reverse this effect, the government needs to take quick action. Pankaj Kumar Singh suggests ways

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