Facial Recognition Technology

Facial Recognition Technology: Two retail chains in Australia, Bunnings and Kmart, are being investigated for using facial recognition technology and storing data of their customers without their knowledge. Facial recognition technology works by capturing people’s faces from photographs or video footage as a unique faceprint. The image is then saved and can be compared to […]

International Child Sexual Exploitation (ICSE) Initiative

International Child Sexual Exploitation (ICSE) Initiative: India’s Central Bureau of Investigation has joined the Interpol’s International Child Sexual Exploitation (ICSE) initiative. This will allow it to collaborate with investigators in other countries for detecting child sex abuse online and identifying abusers, victims, and crime scenes from audio-visual clips using specialised software. Interpol is the world’s […]

HPV Vaccine : Cervical Cancer

HPV Vaccine : Cervical Cancer Cervavac, a vaccine developed by the Serum Institute of India (SII), has recently acquired market authorization from the Drugs Controller General of India (DGCI).  It is India’s first Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus Vaccination (qHPV) designed to protect women from cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is a prevalent sexually transmitted infection. It’s a […]

District Climate Change Missions

District Climate Change Missions: The Tamil Nadu government has established District Climate Change Missions in all 38 districts. The missions will be headed by the Collectors as Mission Directors. The District Forest Officers will function as Climate Officers. The missions will help strengthen the government’s climate response at the grassroots, said Supriya Sahu, Additional Chief […]