The recently proposed data privacy bill has significant improvements over its predecessor, the chief among them being a better balance between enshrining data privacy requirements and allowing the economic use of personal data.
Anirudh Burman lists the pros and cons of the draft Digital Personal Data Protection Act 2022. It's refreshingly pragmatic & recognizes the tension between individual privacy & data for economic growth but still exempts government agencies.
RK Misra and Shatakratu Sahu write about the opportunities and potential in India's EV sector, especially in light of the growing gig economy and India's upcoming G20 presidency.
Shibani Mehta explains how artificial intelligence can aid policymakers in surfacing meaning from a deluge of data, allowing them to coordinate shared objectives and prevent crises.
The voluntary nature of participation in the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) has led to a significant portion of private healthcare providers opting to not participate in the universal programme nor integrate into the Unified Health Interface (UHI).
Anirudh Suri highlights how it's crucial for the Indian government to deploy its startup ecosystem for the flow and development of India’s climate tech research and innovation.
Shatakratu Sahu and co-author Nikhil Pratap highlight the need for the government to establish co-regulation for online speech and devolve content moderation powers to platforms within a wider supervisory legal framework.
Konark Bhandari and Tejas Bhardwaj write on whether India's space program can serve the international community's needs as well as realize India's geopolitical aims.
If implemented well, the new Initiative on Critical and Emerging Technologies can help the two countries coordinate on science and tech research, civilian space, quantum technology, and semiconductor supply chains.
Priyadarshini D. explains what the new eRupee concept note released by the Reserve Bank of India entail and what are its implications?
Suyash Rai writes about the role of UPI in the growth of India's digital economy and how the government can boost innovation.
Xi is steadily putting into place the ideological, constitutional and coercive instruments that will keep him in power for the foreseeable future. India will have to deal with him from a long-term perspective.
In the field of tech cooperation, India has created products—UPI to Aadhaar— that it can leverage, provided that questions about use cases are answered.
Vijay Gokhale explains how China's 20th Communist Party Congress will signal the way China balances development, stability, and epidemic control.
In a major boost to the lives and livelihoods of border communities, the Department of Telecommunications, Government of India recently removed restrictions on telecom connectivity. For those living along the Line of Control, this means better access to healthcare, educational resources and economic opportunity.
Vijay Gokhale explains China's strategic competition with the U.S. and its view towards the rest of the world.
Vijay Gokhale explains how Xi Jinping has used history as part of his party-building efforts especially in the context of the challenge posed by alternative Western narratives about contemporary Chinese history.
Vijay Gokhale elaborates on three elements of Xi Jinping's strategy to control the Chinese Communist Party.
Vijay Gokhale traces Xi Jinping's rise in the Communist Party of China.
Priyadarshini D. highlights certain developments that indicate emerging areas of commonality or convergence for cross-border data flows between the EU and Asia, and offers some recommendations arising from the discussions held at AESCON 2022.