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Status of Policing in India Report 2023: Surveillance and the Question of Privacy

The Status of Policing Report in India 2023 (SPIR) was released on 31 March in New Delhi by Common Cause and Lokniti-Centre for the Study of Developing Societies. SPIR 2023 study explores public opinions and experiences regarding digital Surveillance in India. Recent developments, such as the Supreme Court's recognition of the right to privacy and discussions surrounding data protection, have intensified debates around privacy and Surveillance. The study also considers...

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Virologist Gagandeep Kang does not expect another Covid surge in India -PT Jyothi Datta

-The Hindu Business Line The professor said, ‘Ground realities are very different in India and China’; she also called for ‘greater Surveillance and sequencing’ It’s a tale of two different populations and their exposure to a virus scripts a country’s response, and the ground realities are very different between India and China, said eminent virologist Dr Gagandeep Kang. Comparing the Covid-19 situation in India and China, over the last three years, Kang told...

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Facial recognition system of Tamil Nadu police stirs privacy row -Divya Chandrababu

-Hindustan Times According to their website, 126 facial recognition systems have been installed across various states. The facial recognition system which chief minister M K Stalin launched last year for police to identify criminals has stirred a controversy after a Chennai motorist tweeted about being checked at night, sparking concerns over collecting personal data and the right to privacy. On December 8, a Twitter user, Siddharth, tweeted to the Chennai police and traffic...

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Is India on track in reducing TB incidence and deaths?

Like the fight against poverty and hunger, the progress made by mankind against tuberculosis (TB) in the years up to 2019 has either slowed, stalled, or reversed, and global TB targets are off track due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Globally, although the reported number of people newly diagnosed with TB decreased from 7.1 million to 5.8 million between 2019 and 2020, the number went up to 6.4 million in 2021....

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India plans to strengthen network of antimicrobial resistance Surveillance -Rhythma Kaul

-Hindustan Times Union minister of state for health, Bharati Pravin Pawar, while presenting India’s national statement on combating AMR at the Third Global High-Level Ministerial Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance recently said that India was prioritising development and implementation of state action plans for containment of AMR across sectors India plans to strengthen its network of antimicrobial resistance Surveillance labs that it set up to monitor the antimicrobial resistance (AMR) situation in the...

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