Tag: Aarogya Setu

India fights coronavirus: Govt unveils Aarogya Setu COVID-19 tracker app

New Delhi: The Union government has unveiled an app called Aarogya Setu designed to alert users if they have come in close proximity with any COVID-19 positive patient. The app tracks through a Bluetooth and location-generated social graph. It calculates the user’s risk of infection based on recency and proximity of COVID-19 patient. “We understand […]

  • Sunday, 18 April 2021
Govt extends 'work from home' connectivity norms for IT, BPO firms till Jul 31

New Delhi: The government has extended the relaxed connectivity norms for ‘work from home’, applicable on IT and BPO companies, till July 31, amid the coronavirus pandemic. The deadline for the easier norms was to end on April 30. Industry body Nasscom said the decision to extend the timelines on relaxed norms for other service […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
Govt allows conditional inter-state movement of stranded people

New Delhi: Migrant workers, tourists, students and other people stranded in different parts of the country were on Wednesday allowed to move to their respective destinations with certain conditions, giving a big relief to the distressed people. In an order, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla said buses shall be used for transport of such groups […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
No security breach in Aarogya Setu app, govt assures after ethical hacker raises privacy concerns

New Delhi: The government on Wednesday said no data or security breach has been identified in Aarogya Setu after an ethical hacker raised concerns about a potential security issue in the app. The app is the government’s mobile application for contact tracing and disseminating medical advisories to users in order to contain the spread of […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
Data Indexing Tracker
Aarogya Setu scores positively on collection of user data: Report

New Delhi: Researchers at MIT Technology Review have given 2 out of 5 points to Aarogya Setu app on its COVID-19 app tracker index, saying it scores positively on the timely deletion of user data and collection of only useful data. The Aarogya Setu app which has nearly 100 million users was compared with COVID-19 […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
Aarogya Setu App Developed In Most Transparent Manner, Clarifies Govt

New Delhi: The Aarogya Setu app has been developed in the most transparent manner, the Ministry of Electronic and Information Technology said on Wednesday after the Central Information Commission issued a notice to the government over who created the app. “On all such occasions, it has been clearly mentioned that the Aarogya Setu App has […]

  • Saturday, 10 April 2021
JNU To Reopen For PhD Scholars On Dec 21
JNU To Reopen For PhD Scholars On Dec 21

New Delhi: The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) will reopen for PhD scholars from Monday in its fourth phase of reopening the campus after being closed for over seven months in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. “PhD students from all schools (both day scholars and hostelers), who require to access the laboratory, are allowed to enter […]

  • Monday, 01 March 2021