Friday, 31 March, 2023
TopicDigital Divide

Topic: Digital Divide

Onus on G20 leaders to bridge digital gap in the world, Modi talks inclusivity at Bali summit

Addressing a session on digital transformation, the PM said benefits would only be realised when digital access would be inclusive and its use widespread.

Covid lockdown cost children 2 trillion hours of learning. Classroom culture needs reset

UNICEF’s latest report suggests that most children leave primary school across 32 low- and middle-income countries. But it's not too late.

Joint patents with farmers — how new IIT Madras director hopes to make institute great

Kamakoti Veezhinathan, who took charge as IIT Madras director in January, says there will be no tinge of caste bias at institute, talks of plans to bring rural India into tech ecosystem.

Sustainable financing is key to access digital healthcare, education and financial services

Digital inclusion bonds are becoming a tool to make technology accessible for the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals across the spectrum.

UGC’s blended learning will destroy public-funded university system: Bengal teachers’ unions

JUTA and ABUTA in their response to UGC concept note have accused it of being 'not inclusive' & advocating reduction of govt spending on higher education in the name of 'quality'.

Why 5G is unlikely to solve India’s digital connectivity problems

Considering that even 4G hasn’t reached majority of Indians, 5G seems a distant dream for those living in rural or under-serviced areas.

We invest in tech, then expect people to catch up. And women get left out of Digital India

One in 2 Indians in working population is a woman. But less than 1 in 4 own a smartphone. This gap must be closed if India has to leverage tech in economy.

If 2019 is India’s first WhatsApp election, women should be given smartphones

While using social media to reach out to new voters, political parties may be missing out on a large section of the electorate.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...

Defence

The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.