From the blog

August 16, 2019

Strengthening India’s Bond Market

The bond market in India is still not completely developed, even after several committees being formed throughout the years to augment the bond market. This means that the bond market is unable to share the credit burden that the banking […]
August 13, 2019

Can Strict Laws Rein in Social Media during Polls?

In India, there are nearly 400 million Internet users who are easily accessible to the political party campaigners through Facebook and WhatsApp. There is a huge potential for social media to alter the course of election campaigns. A sensational content […]
July 29, 2019

More Investments the Way Forward for Agriculture?

At the time of India’s independence subsidies were necessary as they were important for the small and marginal farmers to access inputs and to encourage them to adopt new technology. But now subsidies are slowly outliving their utility. Subsidies given […]
July 29, 2019

Promoting Electric Vehicles — Are We Doing Enough?

India is home to 14 of the 20 most polluted cities in the world, and given the role of pollution caused by vehicles, there is a greater emphasis on moving to green energy sources. Electric vehicles are seen as a […]
July 26, 2019

Artificial Intelligence and Foreign Policy

The Sputnik moment came when DeepMind’s artificial intelligence system AlphaGo defeated Go’s world champion, Lee Sedol by a marvellous 4 games to 1. Eighteen months later, AlphaZero was released by DeepMind. Unlike AlphaGo, human experts did not train AlphaZero. Instead, […]
July 22, 2019

Analysing Investment Trends in India

Private investment plays a significant role in a capitalist economy. Capitalist economies that are growing are really concerned about the amount of investment that flows in. India with its stunning growth rates after embracing the global order saw a rise […]
July 17, 2019

Cryptocurrency and India’s Reluctance to Adopt it

In the last few weeks, Bitcoin has burst back into the public discourse, following a huge surge in its price. The price, which began the year at under $4000 per bitcoin, reached $12,000 in June 2019. This has led many […]
July 16, 2019

Framework for Skill Development in AI-Adopted Job Markets

Remember those sci-fi movies in which machines take over the world, and all those times when we thought it was impossible? Well, it is time to think again. Once called the future of computer science, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has evolved […]
July 8, 2019

TRIPS Agreement: India Stuck in a Transition Mode?

The post TRIPS (Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights) Indian economy was thought to have lesser investments and an “anti-competitive effect in the market”. However, an increased amount of investments in Research and Development sector and the entry of […]
July 1, 2019

Artificial Intelligence and Its Use in Governance

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the simulation of human intelligence processes by machines, especially computer systems. These processes include learning (the acquisition of information and rules for using the information), reasoning (using rules to reach approximate or definite conclusions) and self-correction. […]
June 10, 2019

Why the Middle Class is Shrinking in Rich Countries?

In most of the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) countries there has been little or no growth of the middle class between the mid-1980s and the mid-1990s, while it rose in the next decade that is from mid-1990s […]
June 6, 2019

Impact of AI on Medical Education and Employment

Artificial intelligence (referred as AI) is the intelligence which tries to perform the same activities as the human cognitive abilities. The technology can be introduced into any device, be it a cell phone or any machine equipment in almost every […]
June 6, 2019

Future of Monetary Policy in the Context of Global Warming and Recession

Monetary Policy is a tool used by a nation’s Central Bank to influence the nation’s price levels, output, etc as a response to global shocks. Global warming is the rise of the average temperature of the Earth due to the […]
June 3, 2019

India’s Copyright Laws Need a Digital Reboot

Copyright laws are guardians of our innovation and creativity. These laws protect an author’s ownership and distribution over original expressive work. With the spread of the Internet, copyright laws all over the globe have become inadequate and irrelevant. Be it […]
May 31, 2019

Entry-Level Barriers to FinTech

Technological innovation has changed the world drastically. FinTech, which is short for financial technology, means embracing the novel digital technology for the efficient delivery of financial services. The services offered not only include payment and borrowing but also crowdfunding, cryptocurrency, […]