Student Commentary

For most of the time India has participated in the space industry, it has played with one hand firmly tied behind its back. But with the introduction of the Self-Reliant India Movement (Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan), private companies hold the baton along with the government organizations to operate in the entire range of space activities. [...]

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The Third Industrial Revolution, which precipitated the digital age that we live in today, is now paving the way for the Fourth Industrial Revolution: the age of smart technology, artificial intelligence, and automation. The dynamic shift that these waves of technological advancements have brought is so great that no aspect of life is untouched by [...]

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International commercial arbitration prides itself on constituting an efficient and less expensive dispute resolution method for clients. While arbitration has been promoted under this premise, in reality, some parties have used arbitration agreements to implement standard terms or one-sided arbitration clauses in order to discourage the other party from initiating a dispute. It has been [...]

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On July 28, the University of Pittsburgh invited Professor Angela Davis, a world-renowned social justice educator and activist, to participate in a conversation on social justice and racial discrimination as part of the University of Pittsburgh’s 2020 Diversity Forum. Provost Ann Cudd and Senior Vice Chancellor Kathy Humphrey facilitated the thought-provoking conversation, and I had [...]

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Facial Recognition Technology embodies a software that is capable of identifying and authenticating the identity of an individual by recognizing the physical traits of their face. The underlying technology, machine learning, characterizes a subject based on relative facial features and expressions from a photograph, video or in real-time. The technology has advanced at an alarming [...]

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At the beginning of July 2020, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment invited suggestions to its planned amendment of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (“the Act”). The amendment sought to decriminalize offenses under Sections 89, 92(a), and 93 of the Act. Further, a new section (Section 95A) was introduced which modified [...]

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The recent suo motu criminal contempt proceedings initiated by the Supreme Court of India against social activist and lawyer Prashant Bhushan in regard to two of his tweets has proven to be a legal quagmire for the judiciary. It has raised questions on the true intent of contempt of court proceedings and the independent nature [...]

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