Will AI Tools Help Detect Telecom Fraud?

Will AI Tools Help Detect Telecom Fraud? Context: The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has started using an artificial intelligence-based facial recognition tool called “Artificial Intelligence and Facial Recognition powered Solution for Telecom SIM Subscriber Verification” or ASTR to weed out widespread instances of fraudulently obtained […]

Elections And The Airwaves

Elections And The Airwaves Context: Political parties had free airtime during the recently concluded Karnataka Assembly elections on public broadcasters All India Radio (Akashvani) and Doordarshan. To avoid any preferential treatment in obtaining primetime slots, the Election Commission distributes time vouchers transparently using a lottery […]

Mitochondrial Donation Treatment

Mitochondrial Donation Treatment Context:  A baby was born in the United Kingdom utilising the DNA of three different people. The infant technically has three parents since, in addition to receiving mitochondria from a donor, it also receives DNA from its biological parents.  To make this […]

Gaganyaan: Parachutes For Re-Entry

Gaganyaan: Parachutes For Re-Entry Context: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) facility in Bengaluru started testing for locally produced parachutes for the safe return of the astronaut-carrying spacecraft which is scheduled to happen in the month of June. Gaganyaan Programme The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) […]