12 Jan 2021

India’s Top Court Suspends Farm Laws That Prompted Massive Protests

Farmers in India have been protesting due to the new, market-oriented rules. The highest court in India stopped the implementation of the new laws on Tuesday. The laws are suspended until government officials, a committee of experts and farmers can find a solution to the dispute. The farmers have been

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21 Dec 2020

AI can help better predict cholera outbreaks in India

According to a new study centered around using artificial intelligence to predict disease outbreaks, cholera outbreaks in coastal regions of India were predicted with an 89 percent success rate. The study used climate data taken from satellites combined with predictive AI algorithms. The study is the first to examine sea

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01 Dec 2020

Tens of thousands of farmers swarm India’s capital to protest deregulation rules

Last week, tens of thousands of farmers gathered in New Dehli to protest new agricultural laws they view as a threat to their livelihoods. Farmers traveled from Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh by tractor and foot to reach New Dehli and slept in makeshift camps while protesting. They were met

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23 Nov 2020

Major Power Outage in India Possibly Caused by Hackers

A major power outage that occurred in mid-October in Mumbai, India, may have been the work of some sophisticated hackers. The outage impacted India’s biggest city, causing significant traffic disruption and wreaked havoc on public transportation such as trains and buses. According to authorities, it took two hours to restore

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26 Oct 2020

COVID-19 Vaccine-Maker Hit with Cyberattack, Data Breach

Russia’s COVID-19 “Sputinik V” vaccine contractor Dr. Reddy’s has been hit with a cyberattack causing it to temporarily close its plants and isolate its data centers. Dr. Reddy’s is a major genetics producer headquartered in India with plants across the world, including Brazil, Russia, the UK, and the US. The

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25 Sep 2020

India Seeks Naval Edge as China Penetrates Indian Ocean

India and China have recently been battling over a disputed border in the Himalayas called the Line of Actual Control. Although the two countries have allegedly obtained peace at the border after entering into an agreement, tensions have increased as China occupies the Indian Ocean. India is looking for an

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24 Sep 2020

Millions Exposed in COVID19 Surveillance Platform Snafu

In India, eight million patients had their personal and medical details compromised after multiple vulnerabilities were discovered within a COVID-19 surveillance system run by the government, called the Surveillance Platform Uttar Pradesh Covid-19. The software bugs were first found by vpnMentor researchers while conducting a routine web scan in early

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23 Sep 2020

India and China agree to stop sending troops to disputed Himalayan border

On Monday, India and China entered into an agreement in which both sides pledged to stop sending more troops to the disputed Himalayas border after increased tensions between the two powers that led to bloodshed. Indian and Chinese military commanders met to discuss the stabilizing of tensions along the border,

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11 Sep 2020

India and China to ‘quickly disengage’ from border standoff

After months of contention over the border between India and China located in a mountain range in which minor conflict has occurred, the two countries have agreed to disengage from a standoff that is currently ongoing and included gunfire. On Thursday, foreign ministers from both countries met to negotiate the

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07 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India overtakes Brazil in Covid-19 cases

In the past 24 hours, India has surpassed Brazil to become second in the world in the highest number of COVID-19 cases, recording 90,000 new cases in just one day. India has reported 4,204,613 cases and 71,642 deaths. The infections largely came from five different states. The Indian government has

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