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Could A.I be considered a person under the law?

A.I Sophia

Humans aren’t the only people in society – at least according to the law. In the U.S., corporations have been given rights of free speech and religion. Some natural features also have person-like rights. But both of those required changes to the legal system. A new argument has laid a path for A.I (Artificial Intelligence) systems to be recognized as people too – …

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5 lifestyle changes to enhance mood and mental health

Mental Health

When someone is diagnosed with a mental health disorder such as depression or anxiety, first line treatments usually include psychological therapies and medication. What’s not always discussed are the changeable lifestyle factors that influence our mental health. Even those who don’t have a mental health condition may still be looking for ways to further improve their mood, reduce stress, and manage their …

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The Arithmetic of India-U.S. Relations and the Russian Factor

India-U.S 2+2

The 2+2 dialogue is a relatively new phenomenon which provides states with an opportunity to combine the discussion on security matters with general issues of international and bilateral affairs. Such a format helps widen the agenda and yield more fruitful results. The ‘recent 2+2 talks involving James Mattis, Mike Pompeo, Nirmala Sitharaman and Sushma Swaraj is the most high profile …

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China’s vulnerability, India’s opportunity

Indo-China Relations

India has reportedly decided not to join the US–led counter to China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The US initiative, which is a trilateral one involving Japan and Australia, was launched at the first Indo-Pacific Business Forum meeting on July 30 and seeks to fund infrastructure projects in the region for which about USD 113 million has been earmarked. India …

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Mithila Paintings: From a Dalit Perspective

Mithila Painting from a Dalit's perspective

Dalit art evolved as a mode of resistance and protest. It tires to historically trace the origin and the seriousness of caste discrimination from the past till present. Dalit artists across India have picked up themes, which invoke a deep sense of contemplation in the minds of the onlooker. Dalit art is a representation of critical issues of domination, discrimination, …

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Pashtuns want UN intervention against Pakistan

Pashtuns

An anti-Pakistan demonstration was staged by the activists of the Pashtun Takhafuz Movement (PTM), a civic movement of the Pashtun community against Pakistani security establishment for its direct and indirect involvement in human rights abuses against the suppressed ethnic Pashtuns, and the country’s state sponsored terrorism on both sides of the unauthorized Durand Line, resulting in Pashtun genocide by the …

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Indian Hindu Leader Hosted in Shomron, Israel

Israel-India relations

This spring, Arun Upadhyay, International President of Hindu Struggle Committee, realized a long- cherished dream: he visited Israel. While the world marvels at the growing relationship between Israel and India, numerous individuals are making it work at a person-to-person level. Arun, a Hindu activist, has worked on building the India-Israel relationship at the grass roots level for more than a …

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AI More Efficient in Detecting Skin Cancer Than Doctors, Finds Study

Artificial Intelligence

On average, flesh and blood dermatologists accurately detected 86.6 percent of skin cancers from the images, compared to 95 percent for the convolutional neural network (CNN). A computer was better than human dermatologists at detecting skin cancer in a study that pitted human against the machine in the quest for better, faster diagnostics, researchers said Tuesday. A team from Germany, …

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India’s Digital Health Resolution adopted by WHO

JP Nadda WHO

71st World Health Assembly was held last week in Geneva and was attended by delegations from all WHO member states. Health and Family Welfare Minister J.P. Nadda on Tuesday said the resolution on digital health brought out by India was adopted by the 71st World Health Assembly, the decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO). I’m happy to share …

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Remembering Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his death anniversary

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

On his 54th death anniversary, The Charticle reproduces the transcript of Jawaharlal Nehru ’s first broadcast to the nation as Prime Minister on All India Radio on September 3, 1947. Jawaharlal Nehru : Fellow Countrymen, it has been my privilege to serve India and the cause of India’s freedom for many years. Today I address you for the first time …

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