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Issue 02, 2019

Moving Ahead

India Perspectives |author

Issue 02, 2019


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Stay updated about the positive developments happening in the country

WHAT A GREAT BARTER!
India generates around 26,000 tonnes of plastiwaste everyday and to deal with the problem, a school in Pamohi, Assam, has come up with a unique idea. The Akshar Foundation School is asking parents to pay their child’s fees with used plastic bags. The school has 100 students and every student is asked to bring in at least 25 items every week. The innovative concept is not only helping to improve the environment but also local families by preventing child labour.

INDIAN ARMY PLANS TO USE AI
To tackle the menace of terrorism, the Indian Army has planned to take the help of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to detect terror framework and track confidential information. Through this technology, the army will also be able to decipher the life and working condition of the war equipment used by the armed forces. Artificial Intelligence can also help in picking up critical pieces of information from speeches made by terrorist leaders. It was after the National AI Taskforce recommended the defence services to work on 10 AI projects, that task of developing AI technologies began. The projects focus on imagery, text, speech and predictive analysis.

TWITTER APPLAUDS EAM SWARAJ
Indians took to Twitter to thank outgoing External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. The leader has been popular as an easily accessible foreign minister and was lauded for helping Indians living abroad with her quick response on Twitter to requests for help. Actress Soni Razdan took to twitter like many others to express her gratitude to the leader. ““You did so much good M’am. Those whom you have helped will never forget you. Those of us who read about your good deeds with admiration will always admire you. God Bless you (sic)”, she tweeted.

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