The Case Against Surveillance

Source : www.thehindu.com  Date : 2018-12-25 OPINION Relevant for: Indian Polity & Constitution Topic: Indian Constitution – Features & Significant Provisions related to Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles and Fundamental Duties Last week, a Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) notification authorising 10 Central agencies to intercept, monitor, and decrypt online communications and data caused a furore…

New 3d-Printed Robot Hand Plays Piano

Source : www.thehindu.com  Date : 2018-12-21 OPINION Relevant for: Science & Technology Topic: Robotics & Artificial Intelligence Scientists have developed a 3D-printed robotic hand which can play simple musical phrases on the piano by just moving its wrist. The robot hand, developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge in the U.K., was made by 3D-printing…

Against The Mandate For Inclusion: The Transgender Persons Bill

Source : www.thehindu.com  Date : 2018-12-21 OPINION Relevant for: Indian Polity & Constitution Topic: Indian Constitution – Amendments, Schedules, and Important Articles The transgender community has once again been let down, as the Lok Sabha passed the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2018 in a hurry amid ongoing protests over the Rafale deal. The Bill,…

Ls Clears Consumer Protection Bill

Source : www.thehindu.com  Date : 2018-12-21 OPINION Relevant for: World & Indian Geography Topic: Rights Issues – Consumer Rights in India For the second consecutive day on Thursday, the Lok Sabha passed two Bills amid protests by members of the Congress, the TDP and the AIADMK. Besides the Consumer Protection Bill, 2018, which seeks to replace…