Centre launches new portal for people applying for citizenship under CAA

New Delhi: A day after the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) notified the rules for implementation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, the Centre on Tuesday launched a new portal for people applying for citizenship under CAA. Under the CAA rules, a Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi or Christian from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, who entered […]

SIAC tribunal dismisses Ashneer Grover’s challenge, BharatPe case to continue

New Delhi: The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) has dismissed Ashneer Grover’s challenge to its jurisdiction on its power to decide on the claw back of his shares in the fintech unicorn BharatPe he co-founded. People aware of the development told IANS on Tuesday that SIAC has also dismissed Grover’s stay application and the proceedings […]

New SIP investors outnumber discontinuing ones: Data

New Delhi: A recent data has highlighted that the number of investors signing up for systematic investment plans (SIPs) of mutual funds far outnumber those discontinuing their SIPs. Even as the experts cautious sound over expensive stock valuation, data released by the Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI) showed that the SIP stoppage ratio, […]

UN chief calls for action as women’s rights face backsliding, violence

UN chief calls for action as women’s rights face backsliding, violence

New Delhi: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has stressed the critical urgency of protecting women’s rights, now endangered by regressing achievements, escalating violence, and a widening digital gender divide. Addressing the opening of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), the pivotal forum dedicated to promoting and safeguarding the rights of women and girls worldwide, […]

Google unveils new tools to support India elections, curb AI-generated content

New Delhi: Google on Tuesday announced new measures to support the general elections in India, claiming to provide high-quality information to voters, safeguard its platforms from abuse and help people navigate AI-generated content. In the run-up to elections, the company is collaborating with the Election Commission of India (ECI) to enable people to easily discover […]

NSA Doval meets Netanyahu; discusses situation in Gaza

New Delhi: Amid the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval visited the Jewish nation and met Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday. Netanyahu updated Doval on the recent developments in the fighting in the Gaza Strip. The two sides also discussed the efforts to ensure the release of Israeli hostages and the […]

Deepfakes can help sway public opinion, discredit people or politicians: Experts

New Delhi: As billions of people will vote in elections around the world this year, growing threats from artificial intelligence (AI) technology such as deepfake videos and voice synching can be used to help influence public opinion, discredit people or politicians, experts said. This year, elections will be held in more than 50 countries around […]

Scientists target a beer byproduct to help recycle electronic waste

New Delhi: A team of Austrian scientists has identified a beer byproduct that is an eco-friendly and low-cost method to help recycle electronic waste. Recycling electronic waste has been a difficult task as it’s hard to separate the different metals like copper, zinc and aluminium in the waste from each other. The team from the […]

CEC Arrives In J&K, To Review LS Polls Preparations Today

CEC Arrives In J&K, To Review LS Polls Preparations Today

Srinagar: Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar arrived here on Monday on a three-day visit to review preparations for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls in Jammu and Kashmir. The general elections are likely to be held in April-May. No formal engagements are scheduled for the Election Commission team consisting of Kumar and nine other EC officials […]

Ahead Of Polls, Govt Announces Implementation Of CAA

Ahead Of Polls, Govt Announces Implementation Of CAA

New Delhi: Ahead of the Lok Sabha election, the Centre on Monday announced the implementation of the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 for granting citizenship to undocumented non-Muslim migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan who came to India before December 31, 2014. With the CAA rules being issued, the Modi government will now start granting […]

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