Funding freeze: Govt must create startups friendly environment

A ruling by the ministry of corporate affairs has dealt a body blow on startups looking to raise funds using fintech platforms. #funding #startups Read more »
PSU preference in public procurement

Public procurement: Periodic review of preferential treatment can ensure cost effectiveness

Governments should apply the principle of competitive neutrality in public procurement in cases where no participant has any competitive advantage. #GeM #publicprocurement #publicsector Read more »
ONDC, ecommerce

Clipping the wings: Is India sabotaging its telecom sector

TRAI should fix minimum tariffs to save the telecom industry from the price war and to create healthy competition among service providers. #telecom #industry Read more »
Digital Personal Data Protection Bill

Digital Personal Data Protection Bill needs tweaking to eliminate foul play potential

The lack of clarity on what constitutes national security could make the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill vulnerable to misuse by the government. #DigitalPersonalDataProtectionBill #surveillance Read more »

IBC changes: The bankruptcy law plagued by information asymmetry

India offers a potential market for distressed assets, but #IBC doesn’t provide a marketplace or e-platform to potential #investors. #insolvencyandbankruptcycode Read more »
Big tech regulation in India and EU

Big Tech regulation: Blanket emulation of EU law may harm India’s startups

The EU’s Digital Markets Act is at best a regulatory sandbox and results are awaited. India should not emulate this experiment blindly for Big Tech regulation. #bigtech #google #facebook #apple #microsoft #amazon Read more »
Indian aviation, air India

Air India’s record purchase marks a turning point for aviation industry

The fact that Air India was able to place such a large aircraft purchase order is a testament to how its divestment reset the #aviation industry in India. #AirIndia Read more »
5G spectrum

Govt eyes more revenues from 5G spectrum sale

The need for another round of #5G spectrum sale has come up as #telecom companies are looking to ramp up their network in tune with the new technology. Read more »
Fintech regulation

The Maverick Effect: How NASSCOM nurtured IT industry

Without #NASSCOM, archaic regulations would have crippled the growth of the #ITindustry, allowing competing countries to race ahead, write Shailesh Haribhakti and Suyash Agrawal. #digitalindia Read more »
Corporate governance in India

Corporate governance: India must embrace tech, global best practices

Status-quoism prevails despite the fact that markets, investors, and governments want a better system of corporate governance, writes Srinath Sridharan. #corporategovernance #companyboards #sebi #rbi #esg Read more »