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#ThrowBackToday: Recounting one of the many cases of Aadhaar data leaks that was reported

In today's #TBT, we take you through a few instances when Aadhaar data security leaks hit headlines and worried the citizens of India. Anyway, have you linked your Aadhaar card to your PAN card yet?

Published on 24th March 2021
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#ThrowBackToday: Revisiting the ecological disaster that was the 2017 Ennore oil spill

Today in #TBT, we give you the details of all things that conspired together to make the 2017 Ennore oil spill happen and a few details from the report that followed. Today is also Data Privacy Day

Published on 28th January 2021
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'Over 97% students in Latin America, Caribbean still out of classrooms': UNICEF study

According to new UNICEF data, the percentage of children not receiving any form of education across the region has soared dramatically, from 4 to 18 per cent in the past few months

Published on 10th November 2020
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1 of 4 genetic conditions put people at autism risk, even if they don't meet diagnostic criteria: Study

The international study analysed data from 547 people who had been diagnosed with one of four genetic conditions, also known as copy number variants (CNVs), associated with a high chance of autism

Published on 3rd January 2021
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2020 was one of three warmest years on record: World Meteorological Organisation 

All five datasets surveyed by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) concur that 2011-2020 was the warmest decade on record, in a persistent long-term climate change trend

Published on 15th January 2021
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2021 Census set to be the first ever digital one according to Home Affairs ministry

A mobile app for the collection of data and a Census portal for management and monitoring of various Census-related activities has been developed

Published on 28th July 2021
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24k child sexual assault cases in 2019: Why SC wants special courts for districts with 100+ cases

It was revealed during the trial that NCPCR had no data available for cases registered under POCSO

Published on 26th July 2019
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4 lakh teachers could face disciplinary action for participating in JACTTO-GEO protests

A database of all schools and teachers in every district is available on the portal. Officials would merely have to select the names of teachers and check the box against ‘participated’

Published on 6th February 2019
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44 per cent of Indians feel that 'information overload' during pandemic escalated their daily stress

More than two in five (44 per cent) respondents believe that a more streamlined information database would be helpful to deal with the varied information sources

Published on 28th January 2021
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A third of youth say their education is not preparing them with the skills to get jobs: UNICEF study

The key skills young people want to acquire in order to help them gain employment in the next decade include leadership, followed by analytical thinking and innovation and data processing

Published on 10th March 2020
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About 80% teaching, non-teaching school staff have got at least 1st COVID jab: MoE officials

The states also been asked to update data about vaccination of teachers twice a week on a Google tracker

Published on 3rd September 2021
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Academics debate anomalies in NIRF ranking, recommend ways to make process more credible

NIRF maintained that the rankings were based on the data submitted by varsities, academia raising red flags, pointed out glaring gaps in the process

Published on 10th June 2019
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Activists want NCRB to maintain disaggregated data on violence against disabled girls, women 

Several disability rights groups urged the Home Minister to order the NCRB to maintain disaggregated data as violence against disabled girls and women is on the rise

Published on 22nd January 2021
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After Make in India, it's now Stay in India - Education Minister Pokhriyal's mantra for Aatmanirbhar Bharat

IIT Roorkee's Director also added that an AI, Data Science, Machine Learning committee will be set up soon for looking into fields and creation of courses around them

Published on 13th October 2020
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Ahead of IPL and World Cup, IIT Madras' new cricket algorithm can tell you how lucky a batsman has been

IIT Madras Researchers and an IIT-M incubated company, Gyan Data Pvt. Ltd, working with cricket experts from ESPNcricinfo derived Superstats from its ball-by-ball database

Published on 20th March 2019

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