VOL. 10 | NO. 51 | SATURDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 2020 | WARANGAL | PAGES 8 | `5.00 www.thehansindia.com Forecast: Sunny. Temp: Max.32°C. Min.26°C. Humidity: 63% Sunrise: 05:58 Sunset: 06:22 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H H Follow @ WINDOWS /thehansindia | /thehansindiaweb | /thehansindia | /thehansindia | /thehansindia H Preserve humane image built during pandemic: PM to police HANS NEW SERVICE Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg holds a poster reading "School strike for Climate" as she protests in front of the Swedish Parliament Riksdagen, in Stockholm on Friday. The 17-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg said Monday she is heading back to school after a year off, but has resumed her weekly protests outside Sweden’s parliament Hyderabad: Appreciating the Covid warriors, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said the humane face of police manifested during the Covid-19 pandemic. Requesting the force to safeguard and build on human face of the police as an asset during the virtually address of the probationers of the Indian Police Service's 2018 batch passing out of the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVPNPA), Hyderabad, the Prime Minister said the new image built by the force during the crisis had become its biggest asset and there was a need to preserve it. Modi said the Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a virtual interaction with IPS probationers at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, Hyderabad, on Friday country saw the humane face of khaki during the pandemic as the police per- sonnel were seen singing songs, providing food and water to those living on Teachers are guiding force: Prez Kovind New Delhi (PTI): President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday said teachers are the guiding force for students and true nation-builders. With sheer perseverance and patience, a teacher helps students comprehend the rich legacy of the country's culture, he said. "The changing times call for new methods of pedagogy that may help us equip our younger generation, to learn, explore and contribute more eﬃciently to the society. I hope that we continue to be guided by our sagacious teachers and build a future of this great nation," Kovind said in a message on the eve of Teachers' Day. "Ideal teachers consistently encourage students to pursue this objective and realise their goals. No doubt, teachers are the guiding force for students and true builders of our nation. This is the precise reason why the 'Guru-Shishya' tradition holds special reverence in Indian culture," the president said. Gadkari to open 2 flyovers on Sept 18 Amaravati: Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari will inaugurate the Kanaka Durga and Benz Circle flyovers on September 18, according to a tweet by TDP MP Kesineni Nani. These two flyover were to be inaugurated on Friday September 4 but the programme was postponed following the death of former President of India Pranab Mukherjee. footpath and risking their lives to carry patients to hospitals. "In the eyes of a common man, by and large, the image of police was of a baton, argument and repression. It does not mean that they were not doing any humanitarian work earlier but during coronavirus, the society felt its collective impact for the ﬁrst time," he said. Of the 131 IPS probationers, 121 belong to the 2018 batch and the remaining 10 to the 2017 batch. Eleven out of 131 probationary IPS officers who underwent nearly two-years of training at the SVPNPA were allotted Telangana State. The probationer Akhil Mahajan from J&K was allotted Telangana cadre. During an hour-long interaction with the IPS probationers from various parts of the country, the Prime Minister shared his thoughts on various issues. He underlined the need for the police to make use of the power of the society which always comes forward to render humanitarian assistance during crises. The Prime Minister suggested that the humanitarian works undertaken by police are given a written form at the level of each police station through involvement of local schools. He said this would help the old, young and the coming generation to know about their work. Rajnath may checkmate China on border row Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visits the Main Cathedral of the Russian Armed Forces and the Museum Complex, in Moscow on Friday Plasma drive picks up and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries. Rajnath Singh, who is accompanied by a high-level delegation including the Defence Secretary and other senior officials, had, earlier in the day, addressed the joint meeting where he stated that India is committed to the evolution of a global security architecture which will be open, transparent, inclusive, rules-based and anchored in international laws. Continued on Page 5 State initiatives made TS self-reliant: KTR HANS NEWS SERVICE Hyderabad: Claiming that the Covid crisis has opened up many business opportunities, Industry and IT Minister KT Rama Rao on Friday said the policies and initiatives taken up by the government projected Telangana as a role model for self-reliant in various sectors in the country. During a conversation with Google India Country Head Sanjay Gupta at the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum’s 3rd Annual Leadership (virtual) Summit ‘US-India week 2020: Navigating New Challenges', the minister said Telangana is the only state which allows for a self-certiﬁcationbased system for approvals and clearances in India. Hyderabad has claimed its rightful place on the global innovation map and has captured the imagination of global leadership. "Telangana has also clearly deﬁned its vision to be a global leader in emerging technologies including AI (Artiﬁcial Intelligence) and has made rapid strides towards achieving the vision,” KTR said, adding that the government has declared 2020 as the Year of AI to accelerate AI readiness and develop a conducive AI innovation ecosystem in the state, opening new avenues of Artiﬁcial Intelligence led innovation for social impact – especially in the public sector. Continued on Page 5 Covid protocols in place for Monsoon session from Monday HANS NEWS SERVICE HANS NEWS SERVICE Hyderabad: Plasma donation by patients who recovered from Covid 19 is very poor in the state. Though there are about 25,000 to 30,000 people who are eligible for donating plasma, only 10 percent seem to have come forward to donate plasma which could save many lives. Experts say that there is a need to create awareness about the importance of donating plasma among the patients who got cured. The examples of plasma donations by celebrities like ace director Rajamouli and family, M M Keeravani and the music director's son Kaala Bhairava, who donated plasma need to be showcased. It is learnt that so far approximately, about 2500 critical patients got beneﬁtted by plasma therapy in the state. Some social organisations and even Cyberabad Police Commissioner V C Sajjanar have come forward to create awareness among the people on the need for plasma donation and motivate them. Continued on Page 5 Moscow/ New Delhi (IANS): Indian Defence Minister Rajanth Singh and his Chinese counterpart Wei Fenghe met in the Russian capital on Friday to discuss their border dispute. The meeting between Indian and Chinese delegations started at 9.30 pm Indian Standard Time. Both the ministers are in Moscow to participate in a joint meeting of Defence Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) US-India Strategic Partnership Forum Hyderabad: The State Assembly, which is scheduled to commence its nearly two-week-long monsoon session from September 7, is fully geared up to meet the Covid protocols to ensure safe proceedings. According to Speaker Pocharam Srinivas Reddy, it will be “no-corona test, no-entry’ whether it be the members, staff, officers, media or police personnel. Similarly, those who were tested with oxygen levels below 90 would be barred from the entry into the Assembly. All the MLAs and MLCs will have to show their corona test results to the monitoring staff at the entry point of the House. The members attending the session have been advised to stop going out of station and not to visit even their relatives till the session is over. Restrictions on the movement of the legislators and officials at the Chief Minister Office and the ministers’ chambers inside the Assembly will also be in force during the session. Six-feet social distance between every member in the House will be maintained and the seating Tough time for cops HANS NEWS SERVICE Telangana Legislative Assembly Speaker Pocharam Srinivas Reddy getting tested for Covid for the ensuing Monsoon session of Assembly, in Hyderabad on Friday Legislative Aﬀairs Minister V Prashanth Reddy tests touch-free temperature check-up installed on Assembly premises on Friday arrangements have been made accordingly both in the Assembly and Council. The Assembly, which used to be a hot spot for legisla- tors visiting the canteen and chit chatting with media in the lobbies, will be a thing of the past. They will now have centres for Covid tests, ambulances and doctors to visit to make sure that they are safe. From the time of legislators getting a salute from the Assembly security staff and being allowed to enter the House, it would now be staff wearing a proper gear welcoming them with touch-free thermal screening gun. If the body temperature is not normal, they would not be allowed to enter the premises. Covid kits with sanitizer, Oxymeter and mask will be provided to every legislator and it is mandated that the members carry the kits with them every day. Continued on P5 Hyderabad: September is going to be a tough month for the state police. On one hand, there are intelligence alerts about the movement of Maoists and on the other they have been asked to take up tight security arrangements at the Assembly during the monsoon session beginning from Monday. Meanwhile, defying corona pandemic situation, the Opposition parties have threatened of ﬂash strike near the Assembly during the session. Recalling the ﬂash strike by a group of NSUI activists and attempts to lay siege to the Chief Minister’s camp office, the police is making fool-proof arrangements to meet any such situation. Special teams have been formed to monitor the movement of every citizen passing through the main road in front of the Assembly. More number of police personnel from Intelligence wing will be deployed in and around the Assembly premises to ensure that no untoward incident takes place. All the ministers and MLAs have been asked to alert the police before leaving their house to Assembly. Special attention will be paid towards the legislators elected from the Naxal-infested districts. The MLAs who are facing extremist threat will have to inform the local police about their travel details during the session. Continued on Page 5 82% back Centre’s Health ID initiative but wary of data-sharing New Delhi (IANS): A whopping 82 per cent people support the Central Government's new National Health ID, provided it only seeks and stores health-related information and not sensitive personal details such as banking information, sex life, caste, religion, political affiliations, etc. The National Digital Health Mission was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech. The ambitious initiative will see the creation of health IDs for every citizen that will enable storing personal medical records and disease history electronically. The draft of the policy was released on August 26 with a week stipulated for public feedback. However, on September 1, the government extended the public feedback deadline till September 10. On the basis of 34,000 responses from citizens residing in 272 districts of India, 'Local Circles' attempted to bring out what the masses feel about the idea of creating a citizen digital health id. In the ﬁrst question, citizens were asked about their views on the creation of such a digital health id. Over 23 per cent said it should be created as it could help in faster access to healthcare, while 18 per cent said it should not be created as it could lead to personal sensitive data getting compromised. As many as 59 per cent said it should be created but data sought should be restricted to just health information. The results of the poll show that 82 per cent support digital health id creation but believe sensitive personal details should not be sought. The main objective of the draft policy has been stated as providing guidance and creating a framework for secure processing of personal data of individuals who are a part of the national digital health ecosystem. NHA has earlier rolled out schemes like Ayushman Bharat - Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna, which gave health beneﬁts to millions of Indians. The Government in its draft National Health Data Management Policy which proposes to create a digital health id for citizens will be storing the data selectively at three levels -- central, state or UT -- and at the health facility level. Citizens were asked how they feel this should be done. 11 per cent said storage should be at central, state and health facility levels is ﬁne, while 21 per cent said storage should only be at central level and accessed by state and health facility after the citizen's authorisation. At least 10 per cent said storage should be at central and state levels and access by health facility after their authorisation, and 57 per cent said it should only be done for health information and it should be stored only at central level with authorisa- tion needed for use by health facility. This shows that the majority want the digital health id to have just health information with storage only at the central level and authorisation-based access for state government and health facilities. The key concern among people with information storage at state level or at a health facility level is the risk of the information getting compromised. People prefer that their private sensitive information be deleted post usage by these entities. Continued on Page 5
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