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TLDR: MeitY, ABDM, Aadhaar, RS Sharma, Twitter, Elon Musk, Meta, Google, AI model

Alkesh Kumar Sharma to serve as new MeitY secretary Alkesh Kumar Sharma, who previously worked at the Cabinet Secretariat, has been appointed as secretary under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY). The IAS officer from Kerala was placed in charge of the Kochi Metro Rail and led the Cochin Smart City Mission between 2019 and 2021. At MeitY, Sharma will reportedly oversee the implementation of the ministry's $10 billion semiconductor incentive scheme that's meant to boost chip manufacturing and design facilities in the country. Twitter to always be free, just not for everyone The soon-to-be new owner of Twitter, Elon Musk, said that the platform may start charging a slight fee for commercial and government users while adding that this won't apply to casual users. "Ultimately, the downfall of the Freemasons was giving away their stonecutting services for nothing," he reasoned. This is yet another addition to a growing list of changes that Musk has proposed, long before he made his bid to purchase Twitter. Health stack is more challenging than Aadhaar: RS Sharma India's flagship health digitisation project, the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) is much “much more difficult" to build than Aadhaar, National Health Authority CEO RS Sharma remarked at a recent event organised by Mint. He also identified predictive analysis and fraud prevention as possible use cases for AI in the field of digital health. UIDAI ordered to furnish Aadhaar details in CID probe As per a Madras High Court order, the UIDAI has three weeks…

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