cybersecurity and responsible data use in india

Cybersecurity: Some critical issues in a digitising world

Cybersecurity is neither expensive, nor intimidating as it was, and small businesses are becoming increasingly vulnerable to attacks. Read more »
Nirmala Sitharaman on Indian economy and Budget 2021

Indian economy needs skilling effort with industry involvement, says Sitharaman

The interest of female labour force is at the heart of government policies -- the Labour Codes 2020 and the PLI scheme will help those sectors of Indian economy in which participation... Read more »
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman at a post Budget 2021 interaction with IIA students

Govt will not crowd out private sector; Budget 2021 selloff target realistic: Nirmala Sitharaman

We discourage the demand for AIIMS-like hospitals everywhere, instead Budget 2021 focuses on more primary healthcare centres as the first points of call: Finance minister. Read more »
future of commuting in a world without cars

Future of commuting: Are we heading to a world without cars?

People will conduct most of their day-to-day activities including work in a virtual world, leading to a future of commuting without means of transportation such as cars, planes, and trains obsolete. Read more »
The Arbitration & Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2021

Changes to Arbitration law may open a can of worms

The Arbitration & Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2021 does not define the terms ‘fraud’ and ‘corruption’, allowing losing parties to obtain an automatic stay on enforcement of an arbitral award. Read more »
PLI scheme for telecom

Make in India: Govt extends PLI scheme to telecom, networking manufacturers

PLI scheme will boost telecom and networking equipment manufacturing in India with a Rs 12,195 crore outlay over five years. Read more »
fiscal consolidation via monetisation of land

Budget 2021: Monetisation of land key to fiscal consolidation, not spending cuts

Instead of cutting down spending amid an economic crisis to achieve fiscal consolidation, the government should raise funds through monetisation of land, and PSU disinvestment. Read more »
GST compensation shortfall

GST compensation: Centre transfers Rs 5,000 crore to states

An amount of Rs 95,000 crore has been released so far to the states and UTs with legislature to meet GST compensation shortfall, apart from an additional borrowing permission for Rs 1,06,830... Read more »
fiscal conservatism threat to Indian economy

Indian economy: Focus on fiscal consolidation will hurt fragile recovery

The spending-to-GDP ratio will be lower than the projected nominal GDP growth for next year, which means the government is going in for aggressive fiscal consolidation when the Indian economy is facing... Read more »
technology for small and medium businesses

Technology and business growth: Seven guidelines for small and medium enterprises

Technology is often an afterthought for SMBs which take ad hoc decisions with a myopic lens on specific needs rather than the bigger picture, without realising that IT can enable them leapfrog... Read more »