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WhatsApp Fined $3.3 Million by Italy Over User Data Sharing Policy

WhatsApp Fined $3.3 Million by Italy Over User Data Sharing Policy

Italy’s antitrust watchdog said on Friday it was imposing a EUR 3 million ($3.3 million or roughly Rs. 35 crores) fine on messaging service WhatsApp for allegedly obliging users to agree to sharing their personal data with its parent company Facebook. All 28 European Union data protection authorities asked WhatsApp last year to stop sharing [...]

May 15, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on WhatsApp Fined $3.3 Million by Italy Over User Data Sharing Policy

Mr. President: The Office Of Science & Technology Policy Is Important

Mr. President: The Office Of Science & Technology Policy Is Important

Progress, innovation and technology stop for no one.  But here we are, three weeks into the Presidency of Donald Trump, and he has yet to appoint any leadership for the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP).   Yes, the President needs to find a new National Security Advisor and Secretary of Labor nominee, but it [...]

February 16, 2017 Saheli Technology Comments Off on Mr. President: The Office Of Science & Technology Policy Is Important

Trump’s executive order on Obamacare, explained by two health policy experts

Trump’s executive order on Obamacare, explained by two health policy experts

Shortly after the end of his inaugural parade, President Donald Trump issued his first executive order: instructions for the federal government to dismantle the Affordable Care Act “to the maximum extent permitted by law.” The executive order is a powerful political statement about the health care law, one that directs agencies to “waive, defer, grant [...]

January 21, 2017 Saheli Health Comments Off on Trump’s executive order on Obamacare, explained by two health policy experts

Betsy DeVos was asked a basic question about education policy — and couldn’t answer

Betsy DeVos was asked a basic question about education policy — and couldn’t answer

Senate Democrats hit Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s pick for education secretary, on all sides at her confirmation hearing Tuesday night. But the question that made her look worst required her to demonstrate a basic understanding of education policy — a test DeVos failed. Sen. Al Franken asked DeVos to explain her thinking on whether test [...]

January 18, 2017 Saheli Education Comments Off on Betsy DeVos was asked a basic question about education policy — and couldn’t answer

Interest rate sensitive shares in focus ahead of RBI policy

Interest rate sensitive shares in focus ahead of RBI policy

Interest rate sensitive shares from the sectors such as banking, automobiles and real estate were in focus ahead of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel-led Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting due later in the day. A majority of the nearly 60 analysts polled by Reuters predict the RBI will cut the repo [...]

December 7, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on Interest rate sensitive shares in focus ahead of RBI policy

HRD Ministry Wants Sex To Remain Outside Sex Education In New Education Policy

HRD Ministry Wants Sex To Remain Outside Sex Education In New Education Policy

NEW DELHI — According to the Narendra Modi government, using the word “sex” in a government document for framing policy on sex education for school students can “offend” people. Even though it is unclear who these “people” are, reported The Telegraph, the human resource development (HRD) ministry asked an expert panelmaking recommendations for new education [...]

October 24, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on HRD Ministry Wants Sex To Remain Outside Sex Education In New Education Policy

What Bhagwat Possibly Meant Was We Need a New Education Policy: TSR Subramanian

What Bhagwat Possibly Meant Was We Need a New Education Policy: TSR Subramanian

New Delhi: TSR Subramanian shot back into the limelight recently when RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat called for a re-look into the New Education Policy framed by a panel headed by him. A week after that, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar took the first major decision on the new “no-detention” policy, one of the key recommendations in [...]

October 21, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on What Bhagwat Possibly Meant Was We Need a New Education Policy: TSR Subramanian

Monetary policy committee eyed growth concerns; took solace in low inflation – minutes

Monetary policy committee eyed growth concerns; took solace in low inflation – minutes

The minutes of the Indian central bank’s maiden monetary policy committee (MPC) meeting, released on Tuesday, showed that broad concerns over economic growth and relief from the pullback in inflation, spurred the bank’s recent rate cut decision. The minutes from the 2-day meeting on October 3-4, which saw all six MPC members voting for a [...]

October 18, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on Monetary policy committee eyed growth concerns; took solace in low inflation – minutes

Donald Trump started to describe his education policy. Then he never finished his sentence.

Donald Trump started to describe his education policy. Then he never finished his sentence.

At least, that was the plan before the controversies and confusion of last week’s“immigration week” stuck around to steal education’s spotlight. But there is some indication that Trump’s going to emphasize education more in the future. He’s chosen a policy adviser on education. “Education, education, education!” he declaimed at a rally in New Hampshire last [...]

August 31, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on Donald Trump started to describe his education policy. Then he never finished his sentence.

NC official’s resignation highlights clash in politics, public-health policy

NC official’s resignation highlights clash in politics, public-health policy

The character attack on a state toxicologist by environment and health administrators last week and the abrupt resignation submitted a day later in protest by one of the toxicologist’s managers shed more light on the volatile mix of politics and public-health policy now in play at the highest levels of North Carolina’s government. Tom Reeder, [...]

August 14, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on NC official’s resignation highlights clash in politics, public-health policy

Forum plans to stage protest against draft education policy

Forum plans to stage protest against draft education policy

Terming the Centre’s draft ‘National Education Policy 2016’ as an obvious attempt to subvert equity and secularism of India’s pluralistic society, the Samaththuva Kalvikkaana Koottamaippu (Confederation for Egalitarian Education) has appealed to the Union Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) to redesign its proposals by including outstanding educationists from various sections of society in the [...]

July 29, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on Forum plans to stage protest against draft education policy

Prakash Javadekar meets RSS, its affiliates to discuss new education policy

Prakash Javadekar meets RSS, its affiliates to discuss new education policy

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar held a closed-door meeting Wednesday with senior functionaries of the RSS and representatives of several affiliated outfits on the new national education policy, making this his first formal interaction with the Sangh since he took charge of his new portfolio this month. According to sources, Javadekar interacted with members of Vidya [...]

July 29, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on Prakash Javadekar meets RSS, its affiliates to discuss new education policy