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Data privacy debate is heating up in India; your data is not safe

The telecom regulator has come out with some recommendations to protect users’ data. But it is uncertain whether the government will be ready to accept it or not

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The recommendations of TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) on data privacy has become a hot point of discussion among the industry people as it advocates some policies for the protection of consumers in an undiluted way.

People should have the right to their data, not companies, the TRAI made it clear, seeking new laws to make data privacy more effective.

According to TRAI, the telecom providers, mobile companies are all just custodians of consumers’ data, and they don’t have any kind of primary ownership of data.

It means that the companies should not transfer the data of their users without obtaining tangible consent from them.

The recommendations have multiple implications as India still doesn’t have a concrete policy on data privacy. No matter whatever the platform one uses, the ownership of the content he/she shares on the platform is with themselves, not with the companies.

Many companies are engaged in attempts to monetize customer’s data as they think that it’s a business model to move ahead. And it’s intriguing that the TRAI recommendations came out at a time when Justice B N Srikrishna committee is about to release the draft of data protection law.

So the industry leaders aired their concerns over TRAI’s statements, questioning the timing of the recommendations, indeed it’s implementation possibility

It should be noted that the TRAI’s recommendations cover not just telecom providers, but device manufacturers and telecom users. But it’s unclear that whether the department of telecom will take up the recommendations or not.

Even though TRAI said that the current mechanism is inadequate to protect data privacy of users, it is uncertain what the government will do with this proposal.

It seems that the government is keeping a wait and watch policy till the release of the broad recommendations of Justice B N Srikrishna committee.

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Why Indian PM Narendra Modi has won the 2018 Seoul Peace Prize

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s economic policies have been instrumental in reducing the disparities between the rich and the poor

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As a fillip to Modinomics, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been conferred with the prestigious Seoul Peace Prize for 2018. Modi’s economic reforms including the much-controversial demonetisation were taken into consideration while finalising him for the Peace Prize.

According to a statement issued by the central government, Modi has won the award for his outstanding contributions to the global and national economies.

Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Britain-based NGO Oxfam were some of the past laureates of this distinguished prize

The award committee mentioned about his dedication to strengthen cooperation among countries and to make global economic growth more vibrant and energetic. They also appreciated ‘Modinomics’ for reducing social and economic disparity between the rich and the poor.

Modi’s policies have resulted in accelerating the human development of Indian people; the award committee also noted Indian prime minister’s efforts to root out corruption at different levels of Indian bureaucracy.

Just three weeks back, Narendra Modi also got the United Nation’s Champions of the Earth Award for 2018, the highest environmental honour instituted by the UN.

What is Seoul Peace Prize?

Instituted in 1990 to commemorate the great success of the 24th Olympic Games held in Seoul of South Korea, the Seoul Peace Prize is awarded biennially to leaders who strive hard to make the world a better place to live through peace.

Past laureates

Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Britain-based NGO Oxfam were some of the past laureates of this distinguished prize.

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75th Anniversary of Azad Hind Government; Modi hoists national flag at Red Fort

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has hoisted the national flag at Red Fort to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Azad Hind Government, formed by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose

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As a great effort to re-introduce and recognize India’s leaders in an honourable way, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday hoisted the national flag at Red Fort commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Azad Hind Government, formed by revolutionary patriot Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

This is for the first time an Indian prime minister is hoisting the national flag at Red Fort on the occasion of the formation day of Azad Hind Government.

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Netaji’s Azad Hind Government was the first provisional government of Free India established in Singapore on October 21, 1943.

“Azad Hind government characterized the vision laid down by Subhas Chandra Bose for a powerful undivided India. Bose united Indians to fight against the British rule,” Modi said.

Modi also mentioned about the egalitarian viewpoint of Netaji while establishing the Indian National Army.

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Top 5 quotes by revolutionary patriot Bhagat Singh that define his very ideology

Here’s what Bhagat Singh thought about revolution

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As we celebrate the 111th birth anniversary of Bhagat Singh, one of the great Indian revolutionaries India has ever seen, The Indic Post brings you five striking quotes that define the very ideology of India’s great son.

Born on September 28, 1907, Bhagat Singh gave an entirely new dimension to India’s freedom struggle, inspiring hundreds of youth to fight against the British with an undiluted spirit of patriotism.

Eventhough some historians didn’t take Bhagat’s unparalleled contributions into account when writing the history of India’s national movement, he is still a true hero to the masses, providing unending source of energy to the youth in the process of nation building.





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