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The need for nuance in African fintech
Internet Governance | Cyber and Technology Aug 01, 2023

The need for nuance in African fintech

The economies of sub-Saharan Africa differ, and trying to replicate fintech solutions from one part of the continent to the other can have the same effect as blindly importing fintech from the West

Strengthening Indo-Israel Agritech cooperation
International Affairs | Agriculture Jul 26, 2023

Strengthening Indo-Israel Agritech cooperation

Institutional collaborations and joint ventures between India and Israel can help address India’s water and food security challenges

Agriculture 2.0: Harnessing agri-tech towards a US$5 trillion economy
Agriculture | Artificial Intelligence Jul 25, 2023

Agriculture 2.0: Harnessing agri-tech towards a US$5 trillion economy

Galvanising inclusivity, data mining, and exchange and innovation initiatives under the Agriculture Accelerator Fund can help unlock agri-tech’s full potential for India

Harnessing data to optimise air quality policies
Climate Change Jul 24, 2023

Harnessing data to optimise air quality policies

A dynamic framework incorporating predictive policy formulation supported by data can be the next phase in tackling air quality issues effectively and proactively in India

Israel’s Silicon Wadi: A promising semiconductor partner for India
International Affairs | Cyber and Technology Jul 20, 2023

Israel’s Silicon Wadi: A promising semiconductor partner for India

As India aspires to become a global semiconductor hub, Israel can be a model to follow and a partner to work with

Virtual diplomacy: Building a successful hybrid future
Cyber Security | Internet Governance | Cyber and Technology Jul 20, 2023

Virtual diplomacy: Building a successful hybrid future

Virtual diplomacy has incredible benefits, but it cannot replace traditional in-person meetings, as a virtual setting comes with its own set of considerations and challenges

From theory to practice: Leveraging AR/VR for educational excellence
Internet Governance | Skilling | Education | Digital Inclusion Jul 01, 2023

From theory to practice: Leveraging AR/VR for educational excellence

India needs to foster the integration of spatial computing into education to capitalise on its transformative benefits

BRICS currency: Is it a feasible idea?
International Affairs | BRICS Jun 20, 2023

BRICS currency: Is it a feasible idea?

Given the divergences among BRICS members, would the benefits of a common currency outweigh the costs?

Too big to fail: Shortcomings of large-scale AI
Media and Internet | Privacy & Data Protection | Artificial Intelligence Jun 16, 2023

Too big to fail: Shortcomings of large-scale AI

India should focus on retooling its approach to AI to improve the lives of citizens without infringing on fundamental rights

Demonetisation 2.0 or routine currency management?
Indian Economy Jun 13, 2023

Demonetisation 2.0 or routine currency management?

The crucial difference between the withdrawal of INR 2000 notes and the 2016 demonetisation is the modus operandi of the withdrawal and the status as legal tender

Striking the right balance: AI, Aadhaar, and governance
Domestic Politics and Governance | Cyber and Technology | Artificial Intelligence Jun 12, 2023

Striking the right balance: AI, Aadhaar, and governance

Allowing AI to be trained on datasets like Aadhaar raises evident concerns. To address AI benefits and privacy concerns, the government must examine AI regulations.

The Northern Sea route: A gamechanger or a road to hegemony?
International Affairs | International Trade and Investment Jun 06, 2023

The Northern Sea route: A gamechanger or a road to hegemony?

Russia’s and China’s attempt to explore alternative trade route by financing the Northern Sea route could open a new theatre of contestation

The mighty dollar: Questioning the role of a monetary hegemon
US Foreign Policy | Economics and Finance | Economic Reforms Jun 03, 2023

The mighty dollar: Questioning the role of a monetary hegemon

The shift away from the US dollar has the potential to rebalance the international system of trade in an equitable way while placing the Global South at the centre of it

The crisis-struck polity: Sri Lanka’s evolving structures
Neighbourhood | Economics and Finance May 23, 2023

The crisis-struck polity: Sri Lanka’s evolving structures

The current Sri Lankan political environment is ripe for transformations in power structures, economic policy, and citizen involvement

India’s two-front information war
International Affairs May 10, 2023

India’s two-front information war

India needs to adopt adequate counter-measures against the growing use of IW by China and Pakistan

Climate change and the Maldivian economy: Will it capsize or sail through?
Economics and Finance | Climate Change May 05, 2023

Climate change and the Maldivian economy: Will it capsize or sail through?

A close study of how climate change influences the Maldivian economy will help analyse its adaptation needs and identify future opportunities

G20: An opportunity to meet the Global South's climate finance needs
Economics and Finance | Multilateralism | Climate Change May 01, 2023

G20: An opportunity to meet the Global South's climate finance needs

The present commitments made by the developed countries to provide climate finance have proved to be insufficient. The G20 needs to find pragmatic solutions to mitigate this issue of green finance.

Internet suspension in India: A call for balancing security and rights
Media and Internet Apr 07, 2023

Internet suspension in India: A call for balancing security and rights

The current legal regime governing internet shutdowns must be overhauled to place greater emphasis on transparency and accountability

Workplace gender inclusion: A socio-legal perspective
Mar 18, 2023

Workplace gender inclusion: A socio-legal perspective

While laws provide a foundation for combatting gender discrimination, companies must take proactive steps to create an inclusive workplace

Hanging in the balance: Maldives Presidential race & big-ticket infrastructure
Neighbourhood Mar 07, 2023

Hanging in the balance: Maldives Presidential race & big-ticket infrastructure

The volatile politics in Male at this crucial juncture can change the course of the Presidential race and the future of big-ticket infrastructure in the nation in a jiffy. ...

Oil-for-loans: Chinese energy investments in Russia
International Affairs Feb 22, 2023

Oil-for-loans: Chinese energy investments in Russia

The Sino-Russian bilateral signifies China’s urgency for resilient global energy supply chains to meet its increasing energy needs through its oil-for-loans policy. ...

Indian startup ecosystem: Sunrise sectors and social entrepreneurship on the horizon
Indian Economy | Development Feb 21, 2023

Indian startup ecosystem: Sunrise sectors and social entrepreneurship on the horizon

While significant steps have been taken in recent years to boost the startup ecosystem, a lot more still needs to be done for India to emerge as a global entrepreneurial hub

The Girl Effect: A hope for gender empowerment in the Global South
Domestic Politics and Governance | Gender Feb 18, 2023

The Girl Effect: A hope for gender empowerment in the Global South

Combining private sector initiatives and government policies synergistically can lead to gender empowerment

Strengthening India’s partnership with the PICs by addressing climate-resilient agriculture
Indian Economy | Climate Change | Agriculture Feb 16, 2023

Strengthening India’s partnership with the PICs by addressing climate-resilient agriculture

New Delhi’s aim to become a global power in the future with a vision of multipolar world order will be possible by expanding its goodwill amongst the PICs

Children’s psychosocial health in a post-pandemic India
Healthcare | Development | Education Feb 15, 2023

Children’s psychosocial health in a post-pandemic India

Adequate policy interventions need to be put in place to undo the inimical impact of the pandemic on children’s psychosocial development

Building cities for women: India’s G20 presidency can show the path ahead
Gender | Developing and Emerging Economies Feb 04, 2023

Building cities for women: India’s G20 presidency can show the path ahead

India’s G20 presidency can play a huge role in building inclusive and women-friendly cities

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