Digital Disruption of Human Rights

Earlier in the week, we explored the conceptual challenges to the universal human rights framework that have been brought by digital technology. Today, we shift from conceptual to concrete real world challenges, to explore the various ways digital technology may negatively affect actual enjoyment of human rights. I. Real World Disruption of the Practical Enjoyment of Human…

Microsoft bats for White-Fi to help digital India

US software major Microsoft Corporation says its newly-developed White-Fi technology can provide free WiFi connectivity to a large section of the Indian population, thus, giving a boost to the Prime Minister’s Digital Indiainitiative. White-Fi or television White-Space technology works like WiFi on a bigger scale. “TV White-Space technology puts the unused spectrum in the TV…

Bharti Airtel partners Government of Madhya Pradesh for Digital India Week initiative and launches E Shakti initiative

Bharti Airtel, on Wednesday announced that it has partnered the Government of Madhya Pradesh for one of its Digital India Week initiatives. As part of this, the company rolled out ‘E-Shakti’, an initiative to build internet awareness and literacy among the women of Madhya Pradesh. The initiative was launched by Hon’ble Minister for Science and…

Post offices to get digital, customer friendly: CPMG

“Around 1.59 lakh accounts have been opened under “Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana” in Madhya Pradesh Postal Circle,” informed ME Haque, Chief Postmaster General, MP Circle, Bhopal while addressing a press conference on Wednesday. Haque said that the MP Postal Circle observed the Digital India Week from July 1 to July 6. He said that Madhya Pradesh…