Odisha’s digital dispensary

The Government of Odisha is going to establish digital dispensaries in the remote and inaccessible areas of Keonjhar, Nabarangpur and Ganjam to provide primary healthcare. These dispensaries will provide services to outpatients through online video consultation with the doctors. The digital dispensaries will have laboratories...

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Tax the villain

Santosh Kumar Mohapatra Petrol and diesel prices are continuously rising and hitting lifetime highs each day; but there is no respite in the offing. The government, too, is denying any excise duty cut. BJP national spokesperson Nalin Kahali has no compunction in saying that fuel...

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Refusal to see beyond a binary

Pradeep Kumar Panda Pradeep Kumar Panda Recently, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) conducted the first-ever nationwide survey of the transgender community in India and found that 92% of the people belonging to the community are subjected to economic exclusion. It...

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AI revolution in pharmacies

Pharmacies play an essential role in the lives of many. That’s why pharmacists constantly seek ways to leverage new technologies and better serve their customers. Artificial intelligence is just one recent innovation that may soon enhance the services pharmacies offer. Soon, we may also see...

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Rights upheld

In 1950, British scientist Alan Turing developed something we call the Turing Test. It determines the ability of a computer to show intelligent behaviour. Turing’s test required a human to observe a natural text conversation between a human and a machine (such as on a...

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Revamping green laws

It is the final leg of the current Indian government’s tenure, which began in 2014. As the general elections loom, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government has gone into hyperactive mode over the past year, proposing a major overhaul of the country’s environmental laws that...

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Stop dilly-dallying

The Indian rupee is falling like ninepins against the US dollar – sinking to a historic low every day. The INR Thursday crashed below the 72-level for the first time on persistent global headwinds and concerns on macroeconomic front. It closed at `71.99 a dollar....

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All pain, no gain

Santosh Kumar Mohapatra Santosh Kumar Mohapatra The slugfest over the efficacy of demonetisation has ended with RBI’s annual report 2017-18 proving that demonetisation was a farce. While announcing demonetisation, the prime minister had promised the nation that with the move, problems...

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