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and the locations and physical characteristics of the samples were unknown to the teams.To qualify for this event teams had to first completeLevel 1 returning a single sample in 30 minutes “These teams weren’t just working for cash prizes theyhelped advance science and robotics inspiring everyone whosaw their hard work imagination and excitement” said Leshin For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by New York Times | Published: May 28 2012 2:45 am Related News Under the guise of international controlstates are trying to handcuff the Internet The Internet stands at a crossroads Built from the bottom uppowered by the peopleit has become a powerful economic engine and a positive social force But its success has generated a worrying backlash Around the worldrepressive regimes are putting in place or proposing measures that restrict free expression and affect fundamental rights Some of these steps are in reaction to the various harms that can be and are being propagated through the network We musthowevertake great care that the cure for these ills does not do more harm than good The benefits of the open and accessible Internet are nearly incalculable and their loss would wreak significant social and economic damage Against this backgrounda new front in the battle for the Internet is opening at the International Telecommunications Uniona United Nations organisation that counts 193 countries as its members It is conducting a review of the international agreements governing telecommunications and aims to expand its regulatory authority to the Internet at a summit scheduled for December in Dubai Such a move holds potentially profound and I believe potentially hazardous implications for the future of the Internet and all of its users At presentthe ITU focuses on telecommunication networks and on radio frequency allocations rather than the Internet per se Some members are aiming to expand the agencys treaty scope to include Internet regulation Each member gets a voteno matter its record on fundamental rights and a simple majority suffices to effect change Negotiations are held largely among governmentswith limited access for civil society When I helped to develop the open standards that computers use to communicate with one another across the NetI hoped forbut could not predicthow it would blossom and how much human ingenuity it would unleash What secret sauce powered its success The Net prospered precisely because governments for the most part allowed the Internet to grow organicallywith civil societyacademiaprivate sector and voluntary standards bodies collaborating on developmentoperation and governance In contrastthe ITU creates significant barriers to civil society participation While many governments are committed to maintaining flexible regimes for fast-moving Internet technologiessome others have been quite explicit about their desire to put a single UN or other intergovernmental body in control of the Net The decisions taken in Dubai have the potential to put government handcuffs on the Net To prevent that and keep the Internet open and free for the next generations we need to prevent a fundamental shift in how the Internet is governedI encourage you to take action now: Insist that the debate about Internet governance be transparent and open to all stakeholders VINTON CERF is Googles chief Internet evangelist For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Anuradha Mascarenhas | Pune | Published: August 24 2017 9:12 am Related News Till recently only samples of hospitalised and critically ill patients were tested for H1N1 virus (swine flu) However with as many as 4350 cases and 449 deaths being reported across the state private laboratories on Wednesday made a strong case for making such tests available to non-hospitalised patients with suspected H1N1 symptoms too Initially Pune-based National Institute of Virology (NIV) was the sole laboratory which was testing throat swab samples to confirm the H1N1 virus However with the increasing number of patients the state designated as many as 23 laboratories such as SRL Golwilkar among others to perform the tests According to the government guidelines the samples of ‘C’ category patients who were critical and hospitalised were required to be tested Recently laboratories under Bombay and Pimpri-Chinchwad municipal corporations also started testing samples that were referred by clinicians to patients showing H1N1 symptoms and on whom the line of treatment using other antibiotics had failed Dr M S Diggikar acting joint director of health who was present at the meeting said earlier there were restrictions on the availability of these tests for other category patients “Now based on the clinicians’ strong suspicion of H1N1 virus he or she can recommend that the sample can be tested at a state designated lab There are eight such laboratories performing these tests in Pune Laboratories however have admitted that they exercised restraint in providing these tests for the category of patients other than those recommended by the government Today’s meeting urged that there was a need to provide these tests for persons who had H1N1 symptoms but were not hospitalised” she said The commercially available test kit is validated by NIV and provided to the laboratories to conduct tests to confirm or rule out the presence of H1N1 virus Labs also urged the state to bring down the rate of the test which is approximately Rs 5200 Dengue malaria cases rising State health authorities said on Wednesday that as many as 718 cases of dengue have been detected since January with registration of three deaths two of which were from Pune Between January and July 8255 cases of malaria have been reported with a majority of them in Greater Mumbai (2611) and Gadchiroli (2539) In the PMC areas 242 cases of dengue have been found positive and the authorities are conducting several surveys to identify breeding sites Residents have also started responding For instance authorities at the Indrayani international School recently alerted the PMC about the mosquito breeding site near their campus Principal Nikita Damle also pointed out that the teachers and students were involved in an awareness campaign about the disease For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | New Delhi | Published: August 4 2015 1:41 pm There is much hue and cry over gender disparity in the film industry with unequal pay becoming a hot topic for debate But actress Richa Chadha says remuneration has nothing to do with gender but depends on how one’s films fare at the box office Related News There is much hue and cry over gender disparity in the film industry with unequal pay becoming a hot topic for debate But actress Richa Chadha says remuneration has nothing to do with gender but depends on how one’s films fare at the box office “It is very simple It all depends how many tickets you sell at the box office It has nothing to do with gender If two people are equal in terms of their work and then an actor gets paid more then that is stupid If you are equal at the pull of the box office then you should be paid at par” Richa told IANS Richa who is being lauded for her internationally acclaimed film “Masaan” also emphasised that she cannot compare her pay scale with superstars like Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan “I can’t compare myself with Shah Rukh Khan or Salman Khan They do multi-crore films And they can get that kind of business in the film industry so they deserve the price they get” she added Share This Article Related Article The actress who started her journey in the world of glitz and galmour with “Oye Lucky Lucky Oye” in 2008 went on to gain momentum with her acts in critically acclaimed films like “Gangs of Wasseypur” and “Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela” Richa noted that strong and independent female roles in films through the young brigade of female actors is a reflection of the past “There have been strong female characters every time whether it was Smita Patil in ‘Bhumika’ Shabana Azmi in ‘Ankur’ Rekha in ‘Umrao Jaan’ Madhuri Dixit in several of her films and Sridevi “All of them have done their own thing The younger actresses are taking forward their legacy” she said On the professional front the actress is gearing up for her next films including “Cabaret” and “Aur Devdas” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: April 27 2016 11:41 am Rita Ora has refuted reports suggesting that she was dating Jay Z (Source: Reuters) Related News Singer-actress Rita Ora has refuted reports suggesting that she was dating rapper Jay Z who is married to R&B star Beyonce Knowles Ora 25 took to Twitter to clarify the rumours which surfaced after a picture of her wearing an outfit similar to the one worn by Beyonce 34 in her music video of her latest album “Lemonade” and what looked like a “J” necklace appeared online reported Aceshowbiz “I never usually address tabloid gossip but let me be clear these rumours are false” the former protege of Jay-Z wrote Read More “I have nothing but the upmost respect for Beyonce Let’s continue enjoying Lemonade” she said Entertainment Videos by Indian Express For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Indo-Asian News Service | Mumbai | Published: June 12 2015 8:06 pm Karan’s Dharma Productions had backed the internationally acclaimed independent film “The Lunchbox” which stars Irrfan Khan Nimrat Kaur and Nawazuddin Siddiqui Related News Director Karan Johar who has been one of the powerhouses of mainstream Hindi cinema is disappointed with the lack of interest independent and intelligent filmmakers show in him “Anything that is cerebral or intelligent they (people) think it’s not my cup of ‘coffee’” he said Addressing a gathering to announce the 17th Mumbai Film Festival earlier this week the 43-year-old also said that he is “open to supporting all kinds of cinema” but independent filmmakers rarely knock at his doors “I’m open to supporting all kinds of cinema but unfortunately some of them never come to me They rather knock on Kiran Rao’s door for these kinds of films” he said Karan’s Dharma Productions had backed the internationally acclaimed independent film “The Lunchbox” which stars Irrfan Khan Nimrat Kaur and Nawazuddin Siddiqui The 2013 film went globetrotting and was lauded at several international film extravaganzas in Cannes Zurich London and Toronto “Such rare endeavours are extremely few and far between” he opined Karan had recently shared that he was a huge movie buff irrespective of the various genres involved in them “It’s a lesser known fact that I’m a huge lover of cinema I don’t have a life I don’t have a relationship and I don’t have a spouse or children I’m married to my company and I’m married to cinema” he added Karan’s latest production venture “Shuddhi” will go on the floors after the release of “Brothers” in August For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: January 20 2016 10:10 am Pradhuman Singh said that it was easier reprising the character in sequel “Tere Bin Laden: Dead Or Alive” as compared to the first film Related News Actor Pradhuman Singh who played the character modelled on Osama Bin Laden in “Tere Bin Laden” said that it was easier reprising the character in sequel “Tere Bin Laden: Dead Or Alive” as compared to the first film “It was more difficult last time because I was very new and it was a Pakistani character I was playing so the accent was difficult This time it is similar but different. the flow of refugees and guaranteeing full humanitarian access to Rakhine state, yp.990 and will be available in Black and Silver colours. 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though the prime minister insisted there could be no role for the ECJ – a totemic issue for eurosceptics in Britain. Omung said that they wanted the shoot location to be in sync with the subject of the film and nothing could have been a better choice than Agra, Giving more details, Sudhir Sibal, Apna Dal (Krishna Patel faction), Mukund Sarda, — Donald J. which released in the year of 2016. “I finished Inside Edge, but then Ranbir Kapoor raced far ahead of Imran Khan in the quest of stardom.

polls on Saturday.Gujarat will vote in two phases—on 9 and 14 December—to elect a 182-member Assembly The counting of votes willtake place on 18 December Follow Narendra Modi in Gujarat on our liveblog here Read complete coverage of Gujarat Elections 2017 here Written by Rana TS Chhina | Published: July 16 2016 12:50 am The air force that then came into existence embodied the hopes and aspirations of an entire subjugated nation that wished to prove that its youth were the equals if not the betters of their colonial masters Top News Book: Spitfire Singh: A True Life of Relentless Adventure Author: Mike Edwards Publisher: Bloomsbury Pages: 434 Price: 374 Some 80 years ago a unique event took place in the history of the Indian subcontinent that was to subtly yet irrevocably alter the dynamics of the colonial relationship in India and give rise to a spirit of dynamism and resolute self-confidence within the rapidly burgeoning educated youth of the country The event was the birth of the Indian Air Force (IAF) on the October 8 1932 Although unheralded by any fanfare the gazette notification that carried the announcement was a moment of great import It signified a break from the old colonial principle of keeping Indians away from access to new military technology Indeed it was Indian blood shed freely in the defence of the British Empire on the killing fields of the Great War that had forced a change in policy The Skeene Committee of 1926 cited the example of the small band of Indian aviators who had served with the Royal Flying Corps in Europe as justification for the founding of an Indian Air Force The air force that then came into existence embodied the hopes and aspirations of an entire subjugated nation that wished to prove that its youth were the equals if not the betters of their colonial masters In 1930 six young men were sent to England to train as pilots at RAF Cranwell while 29 were recruited from railway workshops in India to train as apprentice aircraft hands Spitfire Singh follows the trials and tribulations of these young men who formed the band of early pioneers of military aviation in India through the life and career of one of the most remarkable amongst them: Hawai Sepoy (later Air Vice Marshal) Harjinder Singh VSM (1) MBE As one of the very first airmen of the IAF who rose through the ranks to retire as the first Air Officer Commanding in Chief (AOC-in-C) of IAF Maintenance Command Harjinder’s career spanned the ups and downs of the service from its humble beginnings as a fledgling single flight equipped with four antediluvian Westland Wapiti biplanes to its status as one of the major air forces in Asia at the time of his retirement in 1963 It is a stirring tale of passion and commitment told well by Mike Edwards who has used extensive sources to document not just the life and times of the subject of his biography but also the service that was so integral to his being The IAF was the first truly Indian service Unlike the army or the navy only Indians were granted commissions as officers in it or enlisted as airmen within its ranks The reader is transported to the heady days of an India in transition as the clouds of a global war loom overhead threatening to block out once and for all the sun that had never set on the British Empire Edwards recounts his story as a gripping narrative as he follows the frustrations and triumphs of the band of educated young men who gave up a life of ease and comfort to lay the foundations of India’s air force From the halcyon days of the camaraderie experienced by a close-knit Service at Kohat where the IAF received its baptism of fire in time-honoured fashion in operations on the erstwhile North-West Frontier to the First Burma Campaign in 1942 where Harjinder worked tirelessly with his CO the irrepressible KK “Jumbo” Majumdar to transform the IAF into a first-rate modern fighting force the story grips the reader The innovation of the Indian airmen under Harjinder’s leadership that transformed the unarmed Lysander into a bomber capable of delivering a fitting reply to the Japanese is the stuff of legend and a notable achievement of India’s air force Even more fitting in the current context is the manner in which Harjinder pioneered the “make in India” movement more than five decades ago when he rolled out the first Indian made aircraft — the Avro 748 — from the Aircraft Manufacturing Depot at Kanpur in 1961 The author also captures the complex relationships that existed between many of the key players in the decade leading up to the debacle of 1962 The accounts of the dealings of the Defence Minister VK Krishna Menon and his attempts to mould and bend professional military opinion to his will make for very interesting reading In a departure from most narratives of the period the author provides readers with a gripping account of momentous times in India’s history and the men who shaped them from a very differesnt perspective — that of the birth and formative years of the Indian Air Force Rana TS Chhina isSqn Ldr (Retd) IAF andSecretary and Editor? 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