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Why regulating AI is a daunting task

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been around since the 1950s. Developments around it, till recently, were mostly limited to an informed few. However, the launch of ChatGpt and emergence of deep fakes (audio and video) made it to the headlines and

Indian toy industry: Imports down by 52%, exports up by 239%

The Indian toy industry has witnessed remarkable growth over the past decade. Between FY 2014-15 and FY 2022-23, imports have declined by 52%, there was a rise in exports by 239% and there has been improvement of overall quality of the toys availa

No property tax increase in 2023-24: BMC Commissioner

Issuing a statement regarding property tax payable by Mumbai residents, BMC administrator and commissioner I S Chahal has said that there is no property tax increase in the current financial year and clarified that actual property tax bills shall

First-of-its-kind treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia developed

Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, the Advanced Centre for Training Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC), Navi Mumbai along with IDRS Labs, Bangalore have developed an oral suspension of 6-mercaptopurine (6-MP) in India. 6-MP is a chemotherapy d

Govt has saddled the country with Rs 200 lakh crore debt: Kharge

Hitting out at prime minister Narendra Modi, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge said that it has saddled the country with a debt of Rs 200 lakh crore and atrocities against Dalits have increased during its rule. Funds for welfare schemes are cu

Mumbai think tank calls for study of traffic counts on upcoming mega projects

With infrastructure projects worth over Rs 75,000 crore slated to be commissioned in 2024, Mumbai Mobility Forum (MMF), a think tank consisting of transport and urban planners, architects, economists, engineers and civic activists in the city, has

Stealth guided missile destroyer INS Imphal commissioned

INS Imphal, a Project 15B stealth guided missile destroyer, has been commissioned into the Indian Navy in the presence of defence minister Rajnath Singh at an impressive ceremony held at the Naval Dockyard, Mumbai. The event marks the formal induc

Efforts on to make India adventure tourism hub

India has the potential to become a global hub of Indian adventure. The tourism ministry has made serious plans to make that a reality. The ministry organised the National Conference on Adventure Tourism December 18-19 at Ekta Nagar

How Kho-Kho is going global, from mud to mat

If you`ve ever experienced the thrill of Kho-Kho, you know its game-changing joy. For the uninitiated, this sport is a gem waiting to be discovered. Kho-Kho, a traditional Indian field game, has steadily garnered attention and acclaim. Thanks to t

India’s maiden winter scientific Arctic expedition launched

Kiren Rijiju, union minister, ministry of earth sciences (MoES), flagged off India’s first winter scientific expedition to the Arctic from the MoES headquarters here on Monday. Indian scientific expeditions to the Arctic during the winter (N

How airfares are decided: Govt explains

When it comes to travel and tourism, India has a highly seasonal market. Traffic is usually high in the months of May and June, through mid-July the international traffic flows are high, thus contributing to the domestic feed as well. July through

Govt to study impact of air pollution on human health

The ministry of environment, forest and climate change has sanctioned projects to assess impact of air pollution on human health in 20 selected cities across the country under the National Environmental Health Profile Study. This s

46 Tele-MANAS cells established in 34 states, 5,00,000+ calls received

The government launched a National Tele Mental Health Programme on October 10, 2022, to further improve access to quality mental health counselling and care services in the country. As on December 4, 34 states/ UTs have set up 46 Tele MANAS Cells

‘Maoist violence significantly down’

The number of Left Wing Extremism (LWE) related violent incidents had come down by 76% in 2022 in comparison to 2010. The number of resultant deaths (security forces + civilians) had also reduced by 90% in that period, parliament was informed on T

SC verdict on Article 370 abrogation is historic: Modi

Prime minister Narendra Modi said that the Supreme Court’s verdict on the abrogation of Article 370 is historic and constitutionally upholds the decision taken by the Parliament of India on 5th August 2019. Modi also said tha

Revamp BMC Engineering Department for better governance, says think tank

Calling for reforms in the Engineering Department of BMC, Mumbai Vikas Samiti, a not-for-profit organisation has said that less than optimum performance of Engineering Function has added to the woes of citizens and deterioration in the quality of

NGO hails Maharashtra move to amend Insecticide Act

Hailing the Maharashtra government for introducing a bill to amend the Insecticide Act, 1968, Pesticide Action Network (PAN) India has called the amendments ‘very  focussed’ and urged the state to expand their scope to address oth

‘Garba of Gujarat’, now a Unesco Intangible Cultural Heritage

`Garba of Gujarat` has been inscribed in the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) of Humanity by UNESCO, under the provisions of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage during the 18th meeting

Cyber frauds helpline has helped save Rs 930 crore

Since its inception, Citizen Financial Cyber Fraud Reporting and Management System has witnessed more than 12.77 lakh complaints registered (till November 15, 2023), and has saved more than Rs. 930 crore in more than 3.80 lakh complaints.

COP28 discusses climate resilient development in Himalayas

Impacts and implications of Climate Change Vulnerability in the Himalayan Region and ways of creating ‘Climate Resilient Development in Indian Himalayan Region by making mountain communities green and resilient were discussed the side event

Visionary Talk: Amitabh Gupta, Pune Police Commissioner with Kailashnath Adhikari, MD, Governance Now


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