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An open data ecosystem can boost India's GDP by $22 B and double farmer income

by Admin last modified May 23, 2018 02:37 PM

MeiTY says increased data transparency will drive growth and improve governance across key industry sectors in the time to come.

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Putting women human rights activists on the world map

by Admin last modified May 20, 2018 02:09 PM

Birubala Rabha may be a household name in Assam, but her crusade against the practice of witch-hunting in her State has not got the attention it deserves from the nation or the world. Barring a handful of articles in print and online publications, little has been written about her fight that spans over two decades. There is no mention of her on Wikipedia.

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Postcolonial Digital Connections International Conference

by Admin last modified May 18, 2018 06:35 AM

Anubha Sinha was a speaker at this conference organized by Martin-Luther-Universitat Halle-Wittenberg, UCL and Fritz Thyssen Stiftung on May 16 and 17, 2018 at Center for Interdisciplinary Area Studies (ZIRS) in Halle, Germany. Anubha Sinha spoke on Property, Control and Copyright.

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Consilience 2018

by Admin last modified May 12, 2018 02:04 AM

National Law School of India University, Bangalore organized The Future of Blockchain Technology: Evolving a Framework for its Adoption and Regulation in India on May 5, 2018. Swaraj Barooah panel on "e-Governance and Public Service Delivery using Blockchain Technology" at Consilience 2018.

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Comment: India's NTP 2018 gets digital makeover but needs complimentary policies

by Admin last modified May 12, 2018 01:55 AM

Criticism notwithstanding, Indian bureaucratic mandarins—babus as they are referred to in local lingo—do come up with draft policies that are contemporaneous, and at times when it’s least expected.

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RightsCon Toronto 2018

by Admin last modified Jun 07, 2018 02:31 PM

RightsCon is organizing the 2018 edition of the event at Beanfield Centre at Exhibition Place, Toronto in Canada. A session on Pervasive Technologies project titled "Cheap and chipper: IP in India’s affordable smartphones" is scheduled on May 17, 5.15 p.m. to 6.15 p.m. in the International Trade and the Commons track. (Room #203B, Beanfield Centre).

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Wikipedia Will Reward You For Translating English Articles To Indian Languages

by Admin last modified Apr 17, 2018 03:48 PM

India has seen a substantial growth in the number of internet users since the introduction of attractive prices by Jio. Internet adoption is seen as the key to bridging the divide between urban and rural populations and an important means of increasing literacy, especially in the backward parts of the country.

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In a first, Indian Singers Rights' Association distributes royalty

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 17, 2018 02:21 PM

While singers say this benefits out of job artistes, the transparency in distribution remains questionable.

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RightsCon 2018

by Admin last modified Feb 28, 2018 03:15 PM

Rohini Lakshané, Anubha Sinha, Vidushi Marda, and Amba Kak will be participating in the seventh event in the RightsCon Summit Series to be held in Toronto from May 16 - 18, 2018 as speakers.

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[Updated] Exclusive: OnePlus 5T’s Face Unlock feature may have infringed upon SensibleVision’s face recognition patents

by Admin last modified Jan 17, 2018 01:07 AM

The blog post by Nachiket Mhatre was published by mysmartprice on December 22, 2017.

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Meeting with IP Stakeholders

by Admin last modified Jan 01, 2018 03:23 PM

Anubha Sinha attended a DIPP meeting with stakeholders on December 7, 2017 in New Delhi. The meeting was organized by the Government of India.

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2nd Law Economics Policy Conference 2017

by Admin last modified Dec 05, 2017 02:08 PM

The 2nd Law Economics Policy Conference is being organized by National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi and Institute for New Economic Thinking, New York from December 4 to 6, 2017 at India Habitat Centre in New Delhi.

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6th Annual International Conference on Law & Policy issues "68th Constitution Day"

by Admin last modified Nov 27, 2017 01:53 PM

Anubha Sinha attended the 68th Constitution Day on November 25, 2017 at Shangri-La's Eros. Indian National Bar Association in association with “Make in India” organized this event.

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WTO-MC11 in Buenos Aires: What is at Stake for India and its People

by Admin last modified Nov 24, 2017 02:09 PM

On November 21, 2017, Anubha Sinha attended a civil society workshop on "WTO-MC11 in Buenos Aires: What is at Stake for India and its People". The workshop was co-organised ​by the Third World Network, ​Focus on the Global South, ​South-Solidarity Initiative of Action Aid, ​and the Forum on FTAs ​at the Seminar Hall 1 & 2, New Block, India International Centre, 40 Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi.

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by Admin last modified Nov 23, 2017 03:44 PM

The Rotary Club of Salem in association with the Centre for Internet and Society – Access to Knowledge, India and Salem Tamil Sangam is organising series of “Wikimedia training and orientation” programme for the youth on December 9 and 10 and also from 16 –17 at Rotary Hall in the city.

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Helping Institutions Embrace Open Access

by Admin last modified Nov 27, 2017 03:11 PM

World over, a large number of universities and institutions are making way for open access repositories. Why have Indian researchers shied away from it?

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India – the last telecom licensing frontier

by Admin last modified Jan 02, 2018 03:36 PM

Rohini Lakshané was quoted in the article.

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Indian Women Bureaucrats: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

by Admin last modified Nov 08, 2017 02:03 AM

We are all aware of the large reach and popularity of Wikipedia. However, what most people don’t know is that, according to a study conducted in 2011, globally only 9% of the editors on Wikipedia were women. And the percentage for India is even lower, just 3%.

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Online bid for Science in Marathi

by Admin last modified Oct 18, 2017 01:32 PM

Pune scientists hold a workshop with Marathi Vishwakosh to thrash out how to provide more vocabulary for scientific discourse in the language, to cater to a vast majority that is not comfortable looking up info in English.

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19th RCEP Meeting

by Admin last modified Aug 23, 2017 12:57 AM

Anubha Sinha participated in the 19th RCEP Meeting organized by the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India in Hyderabad between July 17 to July 28, 2017.

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