Chinese Embassy source in New Delhi said as per the report, “China has not asked and will not ask companies or individuals to collect or provide data, information and intelligence stored within other countries’ territories for the Chinese government by installing “backdoors” or by violating local laws.” … [Read more...] about China’s ‘hybrid war’? President, PM Modi among thousands of Indians being ‘snooped’ on, claim reports
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In addition, what was never said, but mostly understood and implied, was that the appointment of a CDS would also tinker with the delicate chain of command in the higher military, considered a sin qua non in all affairs concerning the defence services. The question to ask is this: has the appointment of a CDS whittled down the role of the Indian Army chief in particular and the two other service chiefs in general? Given the current standoff with China, who would be operationally in command, should things get sticky along the LAC? … [Read more...] about India-China border clashes: How the post of CDS has impacted the chain of command in Indian military
In my book The Reality Game, I discuss a nearby future in which AI-enabled technologies will be used to manipulate public opinion. In 2016, a lot of people wrote about how artificial intelligence had brought about the “info-pocalypse,” but it really hadn’t—not yet. Most of the tools, including simple bots, were clunky and relatively easy to detect. But I’m sad to say that alongside low-tech propaganda campaigns, we are now also experiencing a new wave of much more sophisticated technological manipulation. … [Read more...] about We can have social media as we know it, or we can have democracy
— Producers Guild of India (@producers_guild) September 4, 2020It further states that the film industry has “welcomed and embraced talent from across the country - from the worlds of literature, poetry, art and music - and has drawn them in to create a unique cinematic language. This has ensured that we are one of the few countries in the world to still have a vibrant and thriving local film industry across multiple languages, despite the decades-long onslaught of Hollywood.” … [Read more...] about Sushant Singh Rajput’s death used as a tool to defame Bollywood: Producers Guild of India
Is sustainable mining the keyword?India’s National Mineral Policy 2019 had also emphasised that mining operations shall not ordinarily be taken up in identified ecologically fragile and biologically rich areas. It had noted that the government shall identify such areas that are critically fragile in terms of ecology and declare as ‘in-violate areas’ or ‘no-go areas’ out of bounds for mining and with a view to reducing pollution, carbon footprint and operational costs, use of renewable sources of energy at mining sites will be encouraged through appropriate incentives.It had even suggested an inter-ministerial mechanism to decide the limits on the extent of mining activities that should be permitted including a detailed study for assessing the ceiling of annual excavation of minerals, considering the availability of mineral resources, the carrying capacity of the region, and the macro-environmental impact on the region while also “keeping in mind the … [Read more...] about Whose minerals are they anyway?