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India is testing blockchain technology for its logistics industry — Quartz India

The Indian government has warmed up to the use of blockchain technology to streamline operations and services. Its latest experiment has been in the area of domestic trade. On Oct. 15, the central board of indirect taxes and customs under the country’s finance ministry launched a pilot electronic cargo tracking system (ECTS) project based on […]

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Technology

China is beating the world on yet another climate technology — Quartz

In July 2021, UK-based oil major Shell made a splash when it switched on a 10-megawatt facility to produce hydrogen from renewable energy, the largest in Europe. “Green” hydrogen, as it’s called, is rare today, but is poised to be essential in the climate-proofed economy to replace fossil fuels in agriculture, shipping, and heavy industry. […]

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Internet

Google’s more inclusive skin tone scale could minimise internet racism — Quartz

During last month’s Google I/O event livestreamed on YouTube, the company introduced the Monk Skin Tone (MST) scale, which it has begun implementing on Google Image search (which includes images and commercial products) and Google Photos in an attempt to tame internet racism. The new scale is replacing the Fitzpatrick Skin Type, a standard of six colors […]

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Sudan shuts down the internet after a military coup — Quartz Africa

Sudan’s ongoing internet blockade in the aftermath of a coup on Monday, Oct. 25 could persist for longer as previous trends in the crisis ravaged African country show the military extending connectivity outages for more than one month. The United Nations has meanwhile condemned the “ongoing military coup in Sudan” and has demanded that “the […]

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