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the court has declared that they should be given priority in education and employment, I was irritated by that, he said.In other ways the robot is better than the human pilot reacting faster and instantaneously calling up every emergency checklist for a possible situation officials said In some ways it will be like flying with a “co-pilot genius” Langford said “The robot carries in them the DNA of every flight hour in that (aircraft) system every accident” he said “It’s like having a human pilot with 600000 hours of experience” The robot is designed to be a “drop-in” technology ready for use in any plane or helicopter even 1950s vintage aircraft built before electronics But the robot faces a lot of hurdles before it’s ready to start replacing human pilots not the least of which is that it would require a massive rewrite of Federal Aviation Administration safety regulations Even small changes to FAA regulations often take years But the robot faces a lot of hurdles before it’s ready to start replacing human pilots not the least of which is that it would require a massive rewrite of Federal Aviation Administration safety regulations Elements of the ALIAS technology could be adopted within the next five years officials said much the way automakers are gradually adding automated safety features that are the building blocks of self-driving technology Dan Patt DARPA’s ALIAS program manager said replacing human pilots with robots is still a couple of decades away but Langford said he believes the transition will happen sooner than that Pilot unions are skeptical that robots can replace humans Keith Hagy the Air Line Pilots Association’s director of engineering and safety pointed to instances of multiple system failures during flights where only the heroic efforts of improvising pilots saved lives In 2010 for example an engine on a jumbo Qantas airliner with 469 people on board blew up firing shrapnel that damaged other critical aircraft systems and the plane’s landing gear The plane’s overloaded flight management system responded with a cascading series of emergency messages for which there was no time to respond By chance there were five experienced pilots on board — including three captains — who working together were able to land the plane But it was a close call “Those are the kind of abnormal situations when you really need a pilot on board with that judgment and experience and to make decisions” Hagy said “A robot just isn’t going to have that kind of capability” For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App More Top NewsUpdated: March 6 2014 9:56 am Post-1992 structural reforms that institutionalised local self-government rural and urban have added a third tier to the federal model of governance AP Related News The debate on federalism should not be just about the size of states The democratically deficient manner in which the Telangana bill was passed in Parliament speaks volumes about the ineptitude and poor handling of a long-standing federal issue by the UPA 2 government at its departing moment When placed in relation to its predecessor — the NDA— which was quite adept at creating three new states in 2000 UPA 2’s score is dim That said credit is due to the Congress party for successfully redrawing the political map of India through the right-sizing of states in many phases since the early 1950s The Indian Constitution (Articles 2 and 3) contains rather liberal provisions that empower the Union government in this regard Language was the most emotive factor in such right-sizing drives Ruefully neither language nor underdevelopment (going by the Srikrishna committee report) is the factor that has been stirring political emotion behind the Telangana imbroglio The issues are more deeply rooted in history and culture and politics of a certain kind The Congress government led by the late Narasimha Rao was the main architect of India’s post-1991 reforms which radically changed the direction of Indian federalism Although one hardly finds the term “federalism” in the Constitution a minimalist version of federalism is embedded in it — more than two tiers of government with well-defined jurisdictions; a written Constitution with a detailed list of powers and functions for each tier of government; and an independent judiciary with the Supreme Court as the final arbiter and guardian of the Constitution The third tier refers to the autonomous district councils to be governed by the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution Such bodies are considered part of asymmetric federal arrangements which are also found in many other federations Post-1992 structural reforms that institutionalised local self-government rural and urban have added a systemic third tier to the Indian federal model of governance Since the Rao government’s term two very distinctive changes have determined the tenor of India’s federal politics and governance First the economy overall has been liberalised — the market has been provided with greater space and autonomy relative to the state Today only about one-fifth of India’s GDP is produced in the public sector compared to the mid 1980s when the private sector’s share was only about 15 per cent Second since the mid 1990s the states have been involved through various means in the reforms process for strategic reasons They also compete to attract foreign and domestic investment trade and commerce Inter-state cooperation which the founding fathers of the Constitution designed as a cementing bond for building a federal (read: national) loyalty has given way to inter-state “jurisdictional conflicts” That is to say Indian federalism now has to operate in the overall climate of market freedom and the diminished public role of the state The new directions in Indian federalism have served to produce a class division among the states Measured by various human development indicators such as per capita income and expenditure female literacy infant mortality infrastructure development and so on regional imbalances though not something unknown to India during the British Raj have sharpened giving birth to “forward” and “backward” states Consider what was officially conceded by the UPA in its Common Minimum Programme: “The UPA government is committed to redressing growing regional imbalances both among states as well as within states through fiscal administrative investment and other means” Easier said than done — one estimate shows that the top-six Indian states (Maharashtra Delhi Karnataka Tamil Nadu Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh) accounted for 70 per cent of all foreign direct investment in India between 2000 and 2012 In 2008-09 the shares of some of the states were: 455 per cent of the total for Maharashtra 268 per cent for Delhi 18 per cent for West Bengal Most of the remaining states got below 1 per cent Bihar for example received no FDI Significantly the Backward Regions Grant Fund identified 147 districts out of 250 as backward in 27 out of 28 states The question that is not answered is: How do the states that are beyond the pale benefit from the reforms when there is so much inequality in their social economic and geographical situations The UPA leaves behind a legacy of unequally “competitive” states with sharpened regional and ethnic tensions along with unhappy states [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Updated: September 23 2014 12:28 am Related News The Madras High Court’s order requiring applicants to place on record the reasons for seeking information under the RTI Act runs contrary to the spirit of the landmark legislation It is also in apparent conflict with Section 6(2) of the act which makes it clear that “an applicant shall not be required to give any reason for requesting information” The ruling came in response to an application to the Madras HC registry for file notings on a complaint against a chief metropolitan magistrate — the registry’s decision to turn it down was upheld by the court “The intention of the legislature is not… that such informations are [sic] to be given like pamphlets to any person unmindful of the object behind seeking it” declared the court The HC has undermined the struggle for accountability by providing discretion to officials to evaluate and reject RTI applications based on the reasonsfor filing them The Madras HC ruling is the latest in a string of cases under the RTI regime that reflect the judiciary’s reluctance to be brought under its ambit In April this year the Madras HC increased the fee for filing RTI applications before its registry to Rs 100 despite the Centre asking public authorities to peg it at Rs 10 In 2007 the SC refused to abide by a directive from the Central Information Commissioner to disclose the assets of its judges (it would later publish this information but as part of an “in-house exercise”) Judges cannot be “exposed to public scrutiny or inquiry because it would hamper their functioning and independence” maintained the court On an appeal against the CIC’s order the Delhi High Court in a pathbreaking judgment penned by then Chief Justice AP Shah held that the chief justice of India was indeed a “public authority” under the RTI Act The SC unsurprisingly appealed to itself against the high court verdict That case is yet to be decided Since its passage the RTI Act has met with considerable opposition from the governing class In 2009 the UPA had sought to keep out “vexatious” RTI requests as well as applications for “file notings”; amendments to this effect were subsequently shelved The government attempted unsuccessfully last year to overturn the CIC’s order declaring political parties to be “public authorities” Given the executive’s palpable disinterest it is incumbent on the courts to strengthen this crucial legislation But so far its own evasion of the RTI regime has cast the judiciary in a poor light Courts should expand the scope of information that can be sought through RTI petitions And they must begin by making the act’s provisions applicable to themselves For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 26 2017 7:20 pm Dandwate a 26-year-old IIT graduate is the CEO of Turtle Shell Technologies (Source: Videograb) Related News The CEO of a Bengaluru tech startup lost a part of his arm after he was attacked by a crocodile at a city lake according to reports Mudit Dandwate CEO of Turtle Shell Technologies was visiting a templein Ramanagaram district when he was attacked by the reptile The incident happened when Dandwate reportedly took his two dogs for a bath at theThattekere Lake which is part of a protected area in Bannerghatta forest The crocodile suddenly jumped out of the waters and got hold of his left arm His arm got severed in the process and he was rushed to Hosmat hospital WATCH VIDEO |After crocodile bit off his arm Bengaluru CEO comes under police radar for trespassing Medical Director of Hosmat Hospital Dr Ajith Benedict Rayan said that Dandwate’s left forearm was torn off by the crocodile just below the elbow “Since the crocodile may have eaten that part there was no possibility of reattachment The patient is in the operating theatre where further cleaning of the would known as debridement is being done” NDTV quoted him as saying “His condition is stabilised and he is now out of the ICU and in a ward” he added The Ramanagaram Superintendent of Police B Ramesh said though no complaint had been filed against Danwate they registered a case on their own as he entered a restricted forest area without permission There were also warning signs placed along the periphery of the lake According to The News Minutereport? 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