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first_img Organisation News Help by sharing this information IndiaAsia – Pacific News April 27, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on India March 3, 2021 Find out more Indian journalist wrongly accused of “wantonly” inaccurate reporting News News Reporters Without Borders expressed deep shock today at the murder of Indian freedom of information activist and blogger Shehla Masood and called for an impartial and independent investigation, the arrest of the killer, respect for the right to information and protection of its supporters. RSF_en August 17, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Right to Information campaigner Shehla Masood shot dead Receive email alerts RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 Masood, 39, had campaigned for enforcement of the Right to Information (RTI) Act for the past two years and was on her way to a demonstration in support of jailed anti-corruption leader Anna Hazare. She was shot in the neck as she got into a car in front of her home in the central Indian city of Bhopal yesterday. The 2005 RTI Act provides access to certain public documents but those seeking them (especially material involving sensitive local matters) are often targeted by officials, with a dozen people apparently killed last year for doing so.Masood had been threatened before and three years ago complained that a police officer was harassing her. Nothing was done, so she wrote to the local (state) police chief saying she had feared for her life since January last year.Several Facebook pages have been created in her memory, includingShehla Masood, a tribute, R.I.P. Shehla Masood and Punish Shehla Masood’s Killers.PHOTO: Pankaj Tiwari/India Today IndiaAsia – Pacific India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media to go further February 23, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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first_imgScientists are finding that it’s not just having the right parts that makes a body go; it’s having those parts controlled by the right regulators.  Recent stories make the case with their headlines: “‘Guardian of the Genome’: Protein Helps Prevent Damaged DNA in Yeast,” announced Science Daily.  “Scientists find gas pedal – and brake – for uncontrolled cell growth,” reported PhysOrg.  Another PhysOrg article about stem cells gave “New insights into how stem cells determine what tissue to become.”  Still another on PhysOrg said that “Researchers find key step in body’s ability to make red blood cells.”  Finally, also on PhysOrg, another use was found for large pieces of RNA transcribed from the big stretches of code between genes.  In “‘Linc-ing’ a noncoding RNA to a central cellular pathway,” the opening paragraph announced, “The recent discovery of more than a thousand genes known as large intergenic non-coding RNAs (or ‘lincRNAs’) opened up a new approach to understanding the function and organization of the genome.  That surprising breakthrough is now made even more compelling with the finding that dozens of these lincRNAs are induced by p53 (the most commonly mutated gene in cancer), suggesting that this class of genes plays a critical role in cell development and regulation.”  All that was announced in just 3 days of science news, suggesting this is a hot area of research.  Without precise regulation of the parts of a cell and its genes, bad things happen.This brief entry today is a teaser to go and read the articles, look for mentions of evolution or design, and think about which point of view found these discoveries surprising or not.  Of course, don’t expect to see the words “intelligent design” anywhere, since that phrase is effectively banned from secular science journalism.  Look instead for indirect inferences that design is the best explanation.  Or, look for the lack of attempts to explain the regulation by evolution.(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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first_imgSmall Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has added support for mesh networks, aimed at creating large-scale device networks for automation, sensor networks, and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.It is another update focused on making Bluetooth a more viable option for IoT and many-to-many device communications. Previous updates have included extended range, increased speed, and better power management.See Also: Could LPWA trump 5G and Mesh for smart cities?“By adding support for mesh networking, the member community is continuing a long history of focused innovation to help new, up-and-coming markets flourish,” said Bluetooth SIG executive director, Mark Powell.“In the same way the connected device market experienced rapid growth after the introduction of Bluetooth Low Energy, we believe mesh networking can play a vital role in helping early stage markets, such as building automation and wireless sensor networks, experience more rapid growth.”The group is looking at factory automation as one of the key areas where mesh networking would be applicable. It cites the technology’s reliable, scalable, and secure features as inherently useful for large networks, which require “industrial-level” performance.A new full stack approachIt also claims the group’s mesh networking provides a full stack approach for vendors, capable of running on every device from a low-level radio to a high-level application layer.“Within the building automation market, there is a growing focus on connected lighting and the role it can play as a platform for providing automation services throughout a facility,” said Szymon Slupik, CTO of Silvair and chairman of the mesh working group within the Bluetooth SIG.“A smart lighting platform built on top of Bluetooth mesh networking can also support asset tracking, point of interest, and way-finding services. These value-added capabilities are part of why we believe Bluetooth is an ideal technology for enabling a mesh network.”Even though there are already a few wireless networks trying to set the standard for mesh networking and IoT, Bluetooth sees its decades of experience as an advantage in winning over the industrial market.The mesh networking tools are available to developers from today. Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… David Curry Follow the Puckcenter_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#automation#Bluetooth#factory#industrial#IoT#mesh network#sensors Related Posts last_img read more

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first_imgIn a first, three Indian male shuttlers – Ajay Jayaram, Kidambi Srikanth and B Sai Praneeth – were in the top 15 of the latest Badminton World Federation Rankings released on Thursday as they occupied the 13th, 14th and 15th spot respectively.Sameer Verma and HS Prannoy found spots in the top 30 at 28th and 30th place respectively.Sai Praneeth’s has been the most meteoric rise in the rankings as he moved nine places up after winning the men’s singles title at the Thailand Open on Sunday and beating compatriot Kidambi Srikanth to the Singapore Super Series title in April.In the women’s singles ranking, PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal maintained their 3rd and 11th places respectively.In the mixed doubles category, Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy also moved up one place to make into the top 15.Indian shuttlers are next gearing up for the Indonesia Open, which will take place from June 12-18. Sindhu, Saina, Sai Praneeth, Prannoy, Chopra-Sikki are going to take part in the upcoming Super Series.For the first time 3 Indian men’s singles players are into the top 15 in @bwfmedia rankings. Well done, shuttlers! ??? pic.twitter.com/uMJZsechKa- BAI Media (@BAI_Media) June 8, 2017last_img read more

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first_imgAmaravati, Aug 9 (PTI) Ace shuttler and Rio Olympics silver medalist P V Sindhu today joined as the Deputy Collector in the Andhra Pradesh government. Sindhu, who had been handed over the letter of appointment on July 27, today reported to the Chief Commissioner of Land Administration Anil Chandra Punetha here and assumed her new role as a Group-1 service officer. She was then posted to Krishna district for training. Sindhu met district Collector B Lakshmi Kantham in the evening and reported for duty. Meanwhile, official sources said the government might waive the two-year training period for Sindhu since she was keen on focusing on her career.Expressing happiness over her appointment, Sindhu said her first priority would be to continue playing badminton.”My focus will be on the sport only,” she had said on the day she was handed over the appointment order. She had also thanked the Chief Minister for the job.Now that Sindhu has joined the revenue service in AP government, chances are that she might get inducted into the Indian Administrative Service seven or eight years down the line. PTI DBV SSC SSClast_img read more

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