Digital India roundup: Govt, Samsung to set up tech educational institute & More

The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) and Samsung Electronicshave signed an MOU to set up the MSME-Samsung Technical School, with an aim to establish a total of ten such schools for conducting joint training programmes across the country. Students at this facility will be provided trade-specific training on repair and troubleshooting for consumer electronics products…

UN Human Rights to Scrutinize Treatment of Ethnic Minorities in Sweden

Sweden’s treatment of ethnic minorities will feature front and center at the second Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva on Monday.

“[The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination] expressed concern at increasing reports of racially motivated hate speech against visible minorities, including Muslims, Afro-Swedes, Roma and Jews, particularly by some far-right politicians,” the UN report said.
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Pluralism: Freedom with riders?

India has not been kind to people who have taken the path less travelled — be it MF Hussain or Salman Rushdie  and more recently Perumal Murugan. Even while we have social media that has boosted freedom of expression and creativity, there is a rider in the form of Article 66A. Given that anytime a…

Malware detection tech exposes threats using power grids

PFP Cybersecurity, a security startup, has come up with novel way to spot cyberattacks against power and manufacturing plants. By using trends in power consumption activity, rather than standard malware detection, the technology successfully spotted Stuxnetin an experimental network before the malware went into a disastrous spree. PFP Cybersecurity, which officially launches on Monday and was…