Anurag writes, the so called futuristic technologies like AI and Robotics will most likely only lead to improvement in the range, accuracy, lethality and employability of existing military systems in the near future and not creation of any new class of weapons or opening up of a new battle space (machine warfare). Immediate dramatic transformations as are being publicised in media are unlikely. Over the medium to long term these cumulative changes may lead to a significant impact on the battlefield and also a new sub-class of existing weapon systems emerging.
Subhashish writes, India Chain will be the country’s largest blockchain network. It will be linked to another existing platform called IndiaStack. IndiaStack is a set of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) that allow government organisations, businesses, startups and developers to develop applications for presence-less (by using Aadhar), paper-less (Aadhar eKYC, E-sign and digital locker), cash-less (single interface to bank accounts and wallets such as UPI) and consent (to enable people to securely provide consent for the data flow between data providers) service delivery
Subhasish writes draft National Encryption Policy (NEP) was formulated by an Expert Group set up by Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) and was released in Sep 2015 for comments and suggestions from the public. However, the draft was withdrawn as some of its provisions were criticised by activists and experts. Even after two years DeitY is yet to release a new draft of the policy.