Category Economy and Infrastructure

Decoding Sam Altman's Impact on Personal Loan Guarantees in India

Decoding Sam Altman’s Impact on Personal Loan Guarantees in India

The shock and sense of injustice that most Indians feel at the ouster of a founder from the company he or she founded also gives, in the same breath, legitimacy to founders being held responsible, without limit, for the failure of the company and for its resultant liabilities.
India's Potential to Foster a Resolution in the Israel-Palestine Conflict

India’s Potential to Foster a Resolution in the Israel-Palestine Conflict

The October 7 attacks by Hamas on Israeli civilians were widely condemned. Except for a few countries like Iran, which also distanced itself, most Arab countries were disconcerted and uncomfortable. Israel's right to defend itself was broadly acknowledged. But growing cruelty, continued bombardment, the siege of Gaza and disruption and denial of essential supplies with rampant death and destruction of Palestinians have dented the sympathy for Israel. This was also evident in the statements of Israel’s close friends, including the United States. President Joe Biden dashed for an awkward day-long visit to express his unstinting support to Benjamin Netanyahu with all the moral and material supplies in abundance.
M.S. Swaminathan: A Legacy of Food Security and Sustainability

M.S. Swaminathan: A Legacy of Food Security and Sustainability

MS Swaminathan was a remarkable scientist who changed the course of the history of India through contributions to India’s food security in a very difficult time of frequent famines, hunger and poverty. He was born on August 7, 1925, in Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu, went for higher studies in England and completed his PhD from Cambridge University in the year 1952. After his studies, although he was offered a position at Wisconsin University (USA), he chose to return to his motherland where he had no job, to serve the country on the back of famines, poverty and hunger due to food shortages and crop failures.
Digital Data Protection Bill 2023 Balancing Privacy and Progress

Digital Data Protection Bill, 2023 – Balancing Privacy and Progress

On August 3, 2023, the Central Government presented the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill (DPDP), 2023, before the Lok Sabha. This legislative proposal delineates stipulations applicable to enterprises engaged in data management and processing, along with safeguarding individual entitlements. The principal objective of this bill is to disallow the transfer of data across international borders, impose penalties on corporations for breaches of data security, and furnish a structured groundwork for the establishment of a data protection authority, entrusted with the oversight of adherence to these regulations.
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Jan Vishwas Bill: 2022

The Jan Vishwas bill was recently passed and made into Law. It claimed to promote trust-based governance, ease of living and business, and enhancement of individual liberty. It attempts to do so by decriminalization of various offenses, periodic increase in penalties, and creation of new adjudicating officers overseeing penalties. As the Bill has recently been passed, we do not have empirical evidence of the policies. While the bill claim to achieve a lot, it isn’t entirely clear whether it is up to the challenge. There are also certain interesting changes made by the Jan Vishwas Bill, which may not entirely come under the ethos of the Bill. A critical analysis of the Bill, with arguments and evidence from various sources will helps us understand it better, and point out any possible concerns and flaws in the Bill.