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Newly launched India Data Portal could be a credible resource for journalists

-Newslaundry.com It’s a repository of public datasets on Indian agriculture and socioeconomic indicators and, going forward, on financial inclusion and rural development. Data, they say, is the new oil. It undergirds much of the modern economy and, increasingly, the polity. There’s hardly a socioeconomic sector that...

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Re 1 for 1GB: Meet the startup that wants to give you data access via lasers -Sneha Saha

-The Indian Express Once a user opts-in, they will receive a Wifi Dabba Gigabit Router with DabbaOS running on it. It will be connected to the nearest supernode and the user will be able to start browsing at gigabit speeds for free by simply logging in....

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New technology at brick kilns helps Punjab's fight against pollution: 70% cut in emissions -Kanchan Vasdev

-The Indian Express While districts such as Barnala and Sangrur have seen 100 per cent conversion to the new technology, of about 270 kilns in Ludhiana, about 100-125 are still to convert. Chandigarh: After grappling for decades with its 2,800-odd polluting brick kilns, Punjab has got...

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Odisha: Braille press gets machine to print HS books -Hrusikesh Mohanty

-The Times of India BERHAMPUR (Odisha): Visually impaired Plus II students can look forward to Braille text books, as well as literary works in Odia, from the next academic year. The Red Cross Braille Press here — the state’s only Braille press, which has been supplying...

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How WhatsApp messages from Bhutan are saving lives in Assam -Shailendra Yashwant

-Scroll.in/ The Third Pole Flash-flood warnings routed through NGOs are giving border villages precious lead-time to escape the wrath of suddenly rising rivers. In the last few weeks of June, a series of WhatsApp messages were sent from Bhutan to India to warn cross-border friends downstream of...

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