Monthly Archives: July 2023

A crisis of academic ethics in India

The world has long recognised India as a major player in intellectual pursuits including scientific research. Bose-Einstein statistics, the Raman effect, the Ramachandran plot, and the Raychaudhuri equations are all examples of path-breaking work in India in the 20th century. More recently, with a new National Education Policy and India’s …

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What is Sam Altman’s biometric project?

The story so far: On July 24, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman took to Twitter to formally re-introduce Worldcoin, a project of his that was eclipsed by the popularity of ChatGPT. The Worldcoin venture runs on a simple model: allow your eyes to be scanned in order to prove your human …

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Semiconductor mission not limited to domestic demand

Why in NEWS Trade in technology will have to be conducted by keeping in mind “where and with whom to do it”, External Affairs Minister (EAM) External Affairs minister highlighted A wide variety of engagements between India and its Quad partners — the U.S., Japan and Australia — and said …

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Bitter truths in Maharashtra’s sugar fields

The High Court of Bombay has recently taken suo motu cognisance of the exploitation of the intra-State workforce that migrates seasonally from the drought-affected and water-scarce regions of Marathwada to the sugar-belt region of western Maharashtra. Sugarcane producers, Migrant workers and Maharashtra Maharashtra is one of the top sugar producers …

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States’ lax response to lynching

The story so far: The Supreme Court has asked the Ministry of Home Affairs and the governments of Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana to respond to a petition by the National Federation of Indian Women (NFIW). The petition questions their inaction against mob violence and lynching of …

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Two Indian military aircraft visit Australia’s strategic Cocos Islands

The planes were at Cocos Island for a week, which can be an important base for refuelling and operational turnaround for Indian armed forces; India aims to increase its military-to-military engagement, deepening interoperability in the region Strategy Expanding the strategic reach of the Indian military and improving interoperability with Australia, …

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A gender paradox in Tamil Nadu

Women are likely to be educated but also likely to receive lower pay than men Women in Tamil Nadu economy Women’s participation in the Tamil Nadu economy presents a paradoxical picture. A woman in Tamil Nadu is likely to be educated, to work, and to find work in a modern …

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Govt. allows Indian companies to list on foreign exchanges through IFSC

Why in NEWS Union Minister of Finance said that Indian companies could now directly list their shares on foreign exchanges operating at the GIFT City-based International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) in Gujarat. The International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) It is a financial hub located in Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT …

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Chip making Industry in INDIA

Why in NEWS PM makes strong pitch to global investors at ‘Semicon India’ conclave; U.S. semiconductor firm AMD announces plans to invest around $400 million in the country over the next five years. Semicon India 2023 The Semicon India 2023 event is a major event in the semiconductor industry. The …

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