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Withdrawal of the Personal Data Protection bill 2021: The way forward

Published on Aug 16, 2022 01:32 PM IST

The article has been authored by Akshat Shonak, associate, Saraf & Partners.

The right to privacy which could be understood as the right to be left alone has always been at odds with the right to freedom of expression.
ByHindustan Times

Using construction technologies to solve mass housing woes

The article has been authored by Ayush Khare, research associate, Debarpita Roy, fellow, Centre for Social and Economic Progress (CSEP), New Delhi and Triveni Prasad Nanda, assistant professor, RICS School of Built Environment, Amity University

The Union government’s flagship affordable housing scheme—Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana–Urban (PMAY-U)—marks a break from previous housing schemes by making serious efforts at mainstreaming alternate construction technologies.(PTI PHOTO)
Published on Aug 13, 2022 04:10 PM IST
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Implementing a national digital ID biometrics-based programme

The article has been authored by Alok Tiwari - VP & BU Head - Public Security & Identity, IDEMIA India

The pandemic has shown that remote governmental services such as applying for and renewing ID documents, filling out tax returns, requesting repeat medical prescriptions, accessing online telemedicine appointments and voting are necessary for the functioning of society.(Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 12, 2022 02:45 PM IST
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India needs stronger copyright and IP laws

The article has been authored by Priyanka Khimani, founder, Khimani & Associates.

India has improved its IP score by 13%, but it still ranks 43 out of the 55 countries as per the International IP Index, 2022.(AFP/
Published on Aug 11, 2022 01:28 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Digital markets and competitive behaviour

The article has been authored by Aparajitha Nair, journalist, Hindustan Times.

With about 600 million internet users, the Indian market hosts one of the most critical digital ecosystems. To balance innovation with contestability and fair play, we need to strengthen policy making.(Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 08, 2022 07:01 PM IST
ByAparajitha Nair

Courts must take a holistic view of the economy

The article has been authored by Ashish Bharadwaj, professor and dean at OP Jindal Global University, Sonipat 

Now is a time for India and the Indian courts to engage with the question of whether wrongdoings preclude a law and economic analysis of matters that have a far-reaching impact on critical industrial sectors and the Indian economy. (HT File)
Published on Aug 03, 2022 04:38 PM IST
ByOP Jindal Global University

How Indian minerals and metals fare in trade and FDI

The article has been authored by Rajesh Chadha, a senior fellow along with Ishita Kapoor, research analyst, Centre for Social and Economic Progress (CSEP), New Delhi.

India is a net exporter of iron and zinc ores. On the other hand, it is a net importer of bauxite, manganese ore, copper ore, lead ore, zinc ore, magnesite, apatite, rock phosphate, metals and their alloys such as aluminium copper, iron and steel, lead, and zinc.
Published on Jul 27, 2022 11:37 AM IST

Kerala draft rules on labour codes: Does it liberalise women's economic opportunities?

The article has been authored by Anu Maria Francis, research associate, Centre for Public Policy Research

According to the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) data in 2018-19, the labour force participation of women in Kerala was 28.3% compared to 69.8% of men. The gender gap in labour force participation has been more evident in the secondary sector.((Pic for representation))
Updated on Jul 25, 2022 12:57 PM IST

Impact Of conflict on global energy goals

The article has been authored by Eeshan Chaturvedi, an assistant dean and associate professor, Jindal School of Environment and Sustainability, OP. Jindal Global University, India, Ph.D candidate, Stanford University.

The Russia-Ukraine conflict has had and continues to have, a severe impact on human life and mobility in the region.(Representative Photo)
Published on Jul 19, 2022 10:48 AM IST
ByHindustan Times

Nosediving of cryptocurrencies: Beginning of a long haul?

The article has been authored by Partha Ray, a director of National Institute of Bank Management, Pune. The views expressed here are personal.

On April 1, 2022, the price of bitcoin (the leading cryptocurrency) was $ 46,222; it experienced a secular steep fall since then and touched $ 18,989 on June 18, 2022! Since then, it has witnessed some marginal recovery and tended to hover around $ 20,000 these days.(iStock)
Updated on Jul 15, 2022 01:04 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Digitalisation of rural communities is the way forward

The article has been authored by Jong-Jin Kim, an assistant director-general and regional representative, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

The digital revolution sweeping rural areas of Asia and the Pacific holds great promise, not everyone is benefiting equally.(HT_PRINT)
Published on Jul 08, 2022 05:57 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

LaMDA: The hype about Google AI being sentient

The article has been authored by Sanur Sharma, an associate fellow, Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses.

LaMDA: Google’s Language Model for Dialogue Applications.
Published on Jul 07, 2022 03:50 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

India’s role in refugee protection

The article has been authored by Gillian Triggs, an assistant high commissioner for protection with United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).

UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Ms. Gillian Triggs pays floral tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.
Published on Jul 05, 2022 05:16 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Public spaces make cities more inclusive

The article has been authored by Hitesh Vaidya, who is the director, National Institute of Urban Affairs, Ambika Malhotra, urban designer, National Institute of Urban Affairs and Manasa Garikaparthi, urban designer, Oasis Designs Inc.

The narrow roads of Delhi (In picture).(Flicker)
Published on Jun 29, 2022 04:13 PM IST

The impact of Agnipath

The article has been authored by MP Nathanael, an inspector general of police (retd), CRPF

In the Agnipath scheme,75% of the strength whose services will be dispensed with, will attempt to gain entry in the CAPFs thereby upsetting the applecart of seniority in these forces.
Published on Jun 27, 2022 09:30 AM IST
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Khadi artisans’ struggle for economic emancipation

The article has been authored by Akanksha Borawake, former associate, research and Nissy Solomon, honorary trustee, (Research & Programmes), CPPR.

Spinners account for approximately 78% of the artisans working in the khadi sector. However, spinners and weavers in the sector earn measly amounts for their skilled work.(HT File)
Published on Jun 27, 2022 09:00 AM IST

Sustainability needs a mix of planet, people and communities

The article has been authored by Rajiv Bhalla, managing director, Barco India, a global leader in digital projection and imaging technology.

Over 70 countries accounting for 80% of carbon emissions and 90% of global Gross Domestic Product (GDP) have agreed to net-zero commitments.
Published on Jun 24, 2022 03:42 PM IST

Padma railroad bridge: A crucial connectivity link

The article has been authored by Rezaul H Laskar, Hindustan Times. The writer was part of a group of Indian journalists that visited Bangladesh at the invitation of the Bangladesh government.

This is Padma railroad bridge, on Padma river . The bridge will be inaugurated on June 25,2022.
Published on Jun 24, 2022 03:09 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Children shouldn’t work in fields, but on their dreams

The article has been authored by Vinati Bhargava Mittal, an independent journalist from Madhya Pradesh.

Puri: Artist Sudarsan Patnaik gives finishing touches to a sand sculpture with a message, Stop Child Labour, ahead of World Day against Child Labour, in Puri, Thursday, June 11, 2020. (PTI Photo)(PTI11-06-2020_000162A) (PTI)
Published on Jun 12, 2022 12:01 AM IST
ByHindustan Times

Acting East from North East India

The article has been authored by Shrabana Barua, assistant professor, department of political science, Hindu College, Delhi University.

On May 28 and 29, the Asian Confluence, a think-tank based out of Shillong, organised a river conclave in Guwahati, in collaboration with the ministry of external affairs and Act East Dpartment, government of Assam.
Published on Jun 07, 2022 09:19 AM IST
ByHindustan Times

Embracing future-ready digital strategies for a greener, equitable world

The article has been authored by CP Gurnani, managing director & CEO, Tech Mahindra

Technology is an integral part of our everyday lives, and it needs to be leveraged further to unlock its full potential to create a sustainable future.
Published on May 31, 2022 03:03 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Effects of Russia-Ukraine conflict on Asian Economies

The study has been authored by Ananya Raj Kakoti is an associate with Indian-Political Action Committee (I-PAC) and a scholar of international relations, Gunwant Singh is a scholar of international relations, Jawaharlal Nehru University.

The war in Ukraine will have far-reaching economic consequences on Asian economies as Russian energy is the major driver of the economic growth in the region.(Bloomberg)
Published on May 23, 2022 01:01 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Competition law in digital space: Exclusionary conduct by tech conglomerates

The piece has been authored by Rahul Ray.

The Big Five in tech—Google, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft—operate more than half of the global internet market. The growth of these conglomerates and their acquisition of an increasing number of companies has allowed them to engage in anti-competitive activities, such as deep and pervasive control of markets, abuse of dominance, and signing of horizontal and vertical agreements.(AP)
Published on May 17, 2022 02:54 PM IST

Southeast Asian economies are becoming dynamic again

The  article has been authored by the Ananya Raj Kakoti is an associate with Indian-Political Action Committee (I-PAC) and a scholar of international relations, Gunwant Singh is a scholar of international relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University.

The Southeast Asian economies underwent a massive contraction in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic due to nationwide lockdowns and border closures. (BLOOMBERG PHOTO.)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Apr 28, 2022 01:08 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Strengthening implementation of energy-related NDCs to limit global warming

Mehdi Hussain, assistant professor, department of political science, Kirori Mal College and doctoral research scholar, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Power sector is the single largest source of energy-related CO2 emissions, as per the International Energy Agency (IEA), contributing about 32% of global Green House Gases.(HT File)
Published on Apr 26, 2022 12:23 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

 US secondary sanctions and petroleum imports: Safeguard India’s energy security

The study has been authored by Hari Seshasayee

The US has since become India’s fourth-largest supplier of oil, and India is the US’s largest export market globally for crude oil.(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 24, 2022 12:58 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Seabed mining gets impetus in IORA Blue Economy initiatives

The piece has been authored by Vijay Sakhuja is consultant, Kalinga International Foundation, New Delhi.

It is useful to mention that Blue Economy has been identified as a special focus area of the IORA.(Bloomberg)
Published on Apr 10, 2022 01:21 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Business model for scaling up super-efficient appliances

Dhruvak Aggarwal, research analyst at The Council on Energy, Environment and Water and Shalu Agrawal, senior programme lead, on residential energy access, demand-side management, and power sector reforms.

India has achieved near-universal access to electricity in recent years, but there remain gaps in power supply reliability and quality (Agrawal, Mani, Jain, et al. 2020).
Updated on Apr 02, 2022 03:55 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

District mineral foundation funds and welfare of the mine-affected communities 

The study has been authored by Rajesh Chadha and Ishita Kapoor is a research analyst at the Centre for Social and Economic Progress.

Under PMKKKY, 60 per cent of the DMF fund has been allocated to high priority areas such as drinking water supply, environment preservation and pollution control, health care, education, women and child welfare, the welfare of aged and disabled people, skill development and sanitation.
Published on Apr 01, 2022 12:54 PM IST

Reimagining the role of philanthropy in India

Samar Verma, programme officer at Ford Foundation for Technology and Society, Future of Workers, and Philanthropy and Urvi Shriram, lead, Centre of Philanthropy for Social Justice at the Indian School of Development Management

The robust civil society in India continues to work tirelessly towards accomplishing transformational change in socioeconomic structures to bring prosperity for all; where the benefits of growth and opportunities are more fairly distributed across communities and regions.
Published on Mar 25, 2022 12:42 AM IST
ByHindustan Times
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