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Arvind Kejriwal dampens the spirit of digitalization by introducing documentation process

Doorstep Delivery of Public Services seeks to provide 40 key public services under eight government departments.

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The new move the Arvind Kejriwal's party denounces the concept of digitalization
The new move the Arvind Kejriwal's party denounces the concept of digitalization

NEW DELHI: Last year only, the hard-hitting concept of demonetization forced India to come up with the terms of digitalization. The base behind such a move was to root out black money and it has been achieved to a great extent. But with the recent uproar of a new proposal by the AAP party may chock all these efforts of digitalization.

Delhi government has come up with the proposal of “Doorstep Delivery of Public Services” which was approved on November 16 by the Delhi cabinet and seeks to provide 40 key public services, such as caste and birth certificates, licences, vehicle registrations, and pensions to senior citizens among few other services.

As per the scheme, a government representative would visit the applicant’s house after the request and will collect, certify and upload their documents for the required service.

Later a draft was sent to the Delhi Lieutenant Governor, Anil Baijal, for his consent on the “Doorstep Delivery of Public Services”. The new scheme didn’t go well with LG office and was sent back for reconsideration of the proposal, citing safety concerns.

But, Arvind Kejriwal blamed the LG for ‘rejecting’ the doorstep delivery of public services project and raised questions about the democratic rights. The development sparked a serious of argument between the AAP party and LG office.

Then a press release was released by the LG office to hush the disagreement. LG clarified that the proposal wasn’t rejected but sent back to the Delhi government to reconsider its parameters. As the doorstep service may lead to the safety concerns for women and senior citizens, the possibility of corruption, bad behaviour, breach of privacy and loss of documents amongst few other things.

Also, it doesn’t make any sense to pull down all the efforts to make India a digital global hub by bringing back all the complex process of documentation. The uncertainty around the new proposal also raises some suspicion on the AAP party, as the new scheme may be a move to run campaigns, incite corruption and influence the public opinion for the next elections.

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LG Unveils Teaser of its Second 5G Phone with Dual Screen

LG has focused on promoting the second screen as a practical alternative to foldable phones by Samsung Electronics and Huawei, which are set to hit the market next month

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LG Electronics on Monday unveiled a teaser video of the second 5G phone with a detachable dual screen, which is set to make its global debut next month.

LG plans to launch the new smartphone on September 6 on the eve of the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) in Berlin, Europe’s largest tech show, four months after releasing the ThinQ V50.

The 15-second video titled “Dual, the Better” shows an hour hand move from 6 O’ clock to 12 O’ clock in a half-face watch screen, indicating an upgraded movement of the second screen of V50, which can be positioned at either 104 degree or 180 degree, Yonhap news agency has reported.

The Korean smartphone maker said the new phone had “free stop hinge” technology, designed to add the ability to stop and hold the second screen at any position, like a laptop.

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FILE – People stand next to a 5G logo during the Mobile World Congress wireless show, in Barcelona, Spain, Feb. 28, 2018. VOA

The new 5G phone, tentatively named V60, is expected to face stiff competition from Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10, set for late August, and Galaxy Fold, late September launch.

Smartphones from the stables of US tech giant Apple and China’s Huawei are also expected to hit shelves in the coming months.

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LG has focused on promoting the second screen as a practical alternative to foldable phones by Samsung Electronics and Huawei, which are set to hit the market next month. (IANS)