https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/a-fundamental-error/article24566374.ece

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Eminence tag: Rs 1,000 crore govt grant only for IITs, IISc, says Prakash Javadekar

Amid a controversy over the Central government’s decision to grant Institution of Eminence status to Jio Institute of the Reliance Foundation, Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday said that the Rs 1,000-crore government grant is meant only for public sector institutes which have received the eminence tag.

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https://www.huffingtonpost.in/2018/07/29/srikrishna-report-dissent-notes-point-to-high-stakes-battle-to-control-data-of-1-2-billion-indians_a_23491834/?utm_hp_ref=in-homepage

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Data belonging to Indians must reside within the country, says Aruna Sundararajan

NEW DELHI: Telecom secretary Aruna Sundararajan said the turbulent days for the industry were over and things should settle down completely by early 2019. Data belonging to Indians should reside within the country and its analysis should not happen overseas, Sundararajan told ET in an interview, even as she underscored the need for personal data of citizens to be in safe hands.

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Lining up the data on the Srikrishna Privacy Draft Bill

By Sunil Abraham In the run-up to the Justice BN Srikrishna committee report, some stakeholders have advocated that consent be eliminated and replaced with stronger accountability obligations. This was rejected and the committee has released a draft bill that has consent as the bedrock just like the GDPR.

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Big bill for data privacy may cost startups dear

BENGALURU: The exhaustive set of requirements for notice, consent and grounds of processing personal data of Indians in the draft data privacy bill will force startups to rework their core systems, take fresh consent, and change their data practices that is likely to increase the cost of compliance for companies.

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India looking to compel e-commerce, social media firms to store…

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India is considering asking e-commerce and social media firms to exclusively store customer data locally, a move that could affect global giants that operate in the country such as Amazon, Facebook and its messaging service WhatsApp.

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https://www.thehindu.com/business/drugmakers-eye-new-prescription-for-exports/article24547492.ece

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UAE, India sign MoU for artificial intelligence, aim to generate $20bn in benefits

The UAE has signed a partnership with India to develop artificial intelligence (AI) with plans to generate an $20bn in economic benefits during the next decade. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the India – UAE Artificial Intelligence Bridge will “spur discussion and explore options for both countries to grow their AI economies”, a statement said.

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Get Geographical Indication tags for Indori Poha, Mawa jalebi: EXIM tells Madhya Pradesh government

The Export and Import Bank (EXIM) of India has suggested to the Madhya Pradesh government to seek Geographical Indication (GI) tags for Indori Poha and the Burhanpuri delicacy, Mawa Jalebi. After carrying out a study titled “Export Strategy for Madhya Pradesh”, the Exim Bank has suggested the government to seek GI tags for the Poha and Mawa Jalebi, as per a press release issued by the state government.

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https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/data-protection-bill-government-can-still-access-personal-information/articleshow/65180900.cms

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IIT Madras-incubated Startup launches indigenously made Smart Air Purifier

Read more about IIT Madras-incubated Startup launches indigenously made Smart Air Purifier on Business Standard. Vistar has a coverage of 550 sq ft and a life of one year, twice that of air purifiers currently available in the market; It is priced at Rs 20,000, half that of existing products

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Protect critical personal data of citizens: draft Bill

The draft personal data protection Bill 2018, submitted by the Justice B.N. Srikrishna-headed expert panel on Friday, has proposed that critical personal data of Indian citizens be processed in centres located within the country. The draft law, which comes after a year-long consultation process, however, has left it to the Central government to notify categories of personal data that will be considered as critical.

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‘I did what it takes to address problems’

It is the acknowledgement of innovation by a minority in a challenging atmosphere, and of the adversity of the mountains. It is the acknowledgement of the courage to find solutions to those problems rather than cursing them or planning to migrate or running away from them.

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Experts pick holes in data protection Bill

While the draft Bill for protection of personal data of Indian citizens has been welcomed as a positive start, it is not without loopholes, according to various stakeholders who have called for an in-depth consultative process before the Bill becomes a law. An expert panel headed by Justice B.N.

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