A space capsule built to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) has failed its first test flight, and will now return to Earth without completing its mission. The capsule, named Starliner, has been built by Boeing, and was successfully launched by NASA from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Friday morning (evening in India). What... Continued.
The Personal Data Protection (PDP) Bill, 2019, has significant parallels to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The Personal Data Protection (PDP) Bill, 2019, introduced in Lok Sabha this week, has been referred to a joint select committee. It has significant parallels to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). These two... Continued.
The Personal Data Protection (PDP) Bill, 2019, introduced in Lok Sabha this week, has been referred to a joint select committee. Here are some terms described in the Bill Data: Information that is represented in a form that is more appropriate for processing. Cross-border transfer: The movement of data across nation borders Data localisation: Restrictions... Continued.
India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) marked its ‘Golden Jubilee’ launch on Wednesday by injecting India’s advanced radar imaging satellite RISAT-2BR1 and 9 other customer satellites from Japan, Italy, Israel and the U.S.A. into their intended orbits. Observation satellite The RISAT-2BR1 will be used for agriculture, forestry, disaster management support and national security. ISRO will... Continued.
Even as reported measles cases globally during 2000 to 2018 decreased by 59%, there has been a spike since 2016. Compared with over 1,32,000 reported cases in 2016, the numbers shot up to over 3,53,000 in 2018. While the numbers in 2018 were more than double the previous year, the numbers in 2019 have already... Continued.
On Tuesday, engineer-scientist George Laurer died in Wendell, North Carolina, at age 94. He was the co-developer of the Universal Product Code (UPC), or barcode, in 1973. It is an invention that changed the way businesses work. Before the barcode Today, shoppers simply pick up a product at a store or a mall, and pay... Continued.
Global negotiations today revolve around debates about the transfer of data. India’s first attempt to domestically legislate on the topic, the Personal Data Protection (PDP) Bill, 2019, has been approved by the Cabinet and is slated to be placed in Parliament this winter session. The Bill has three key aspects that were not previously included... Continued.
Nearly three months after ISRO’s Chandrayaan-2 made a “hard landing” on the lunar surface, NASA tweeted that it had spotted the remains of the Vikram lander and credited an unexpected source for the discovery — a software programmer in Chennai. How lander was found? Shanmuga Subramanian (33) used a basic image viewer on his personal... Continued.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has announced a “review” of the bullet train project to start bullet train by 2022, sending out signals of uncertainty. Problems faced Controversy is not new for India’s bullet train. From its inception, the National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL), the body implementing the project, has been facing controversies... Continued.
In November, the world observed Antibiotic Awareness Week. In July, in its fight against the growing problem of resistance to antibiotics in disease-causing germs, the Indian government banned the manufacture, sale and use of colistin in the poultry industry. Colistin is considered the last-resort medicine to treat a person with life-threatening infection. The government’s move... Continued.