Digital Economy

Budget Update 2024 Dr. Jaijit Bhattacharya   February 6, 2024

Interim Budget 2024 showcases govt’s intent to foster self-sufficiency, growth across sectors

The full budget will come post-election, in July, when the new government is formed, but the interim budget has provided direction for the nation’s aspirations. It is now in the country’s interest to explore how to achieve growth.

Hindenburg report, OCCRP and Canadian terrorist Pannun: A plot against Indian economy Dr. Jaijit Bhattacharya   January 8, 2024

Hindenburg Report, OCCRP and Canadian Terrorist Pannun: A Plot Against Indian Economy

The Supreme court threw out the petition for further investigation of the Adani group by a Special Investigation Team, based on the George Soros backed… Continue reading Hindenburg Report, OCCRP and Canadian Terrorist Pannun: A Plot Against Indian Economy

Dark Patterns- Govt shouldn’t just regulate, it must also educate & empower customers Siddharth Subudhi   December 12, 2023

Dark Patterns: Govt Shouldn’t Just Regulate, It Must Also Educate & Empower Customers

To regulate potential manipulation, the Government of India’s initiative is rather well placed. But, something which comes to mind with the GoI seeking public comments on the draft guidelines is Less Government, More Governance

Allowing Autos To Carry Both Passenger And Cargo Ruben Banerjee   November 20, 2023

Allowing Autos To Carry Both Passenger and Cargo Can Benefit Drivers and The Gig Economy

An experimental permission of dual usage – allowing transportation of passengers and freight – can pave the way for the future, helping urban mobility and augmenting incomes of auto drivers.

Man, Machine and Algorithms: G20 Under India Takes Giant Step in Digital Skilling V. Abhishek   September 14, 2023

Man, Machine and Algorithms: G20 Under India Takes Giant Step in Digital Skilling

The success of this year’s DEWG stems from members’ commitment to action-oriented outcomes, building on discussions from previous presidencies.

Empowering the legally illiterate through oral contracts on Digital Infrastructure Dr. Jaijit Bhattacharya   May 19, 2023

Empowering the Legally Illiterate Through Oral Contracts on Digital Infrastructure

Since no less than 37 percent of Indians cannot read or write, adoption of digital infrastructure that allows them to capture verbal agreements can be a game changer.

Digital Gaming – The new export? Dr. Jaijit Bhattacharya   May 16, 2023

Digital Gaming – The new export?

If we do not export such value-added compute, others will, and India will miss out on a great opportunity and end up becoming a large consumer of imported digital games.

Empowering the Digital Economy Through Budgetary Provisions and Policy Signalling C-DEP Team   March 1, 2023

Empowering the Digital Economy Through Budgetary Provisions and Policy Signalling

This Union Budget 2024 continued on the path to enabling increased allocation to digital infrastructure, including Digital Platform Infrastructure, thus ensuring that the Indian economy accelerates towards a lower cost, higher efficiency, competitive economy.

Dr. Jaijit Bhattacharya   September 20, 2022

Igniting minds the Edtech way | OPINION

India needs population scale adoption of Edtech for which Edtech needs to innovate further and needs to be provided with regulatory support.

Dr. Jaijit Bhattacharya   September 3, 2022

Digital India: The Indian way

Western digital policies are destructive to India’s requirements. We need to have Digital India, the Indian way.

Dr. Jaijit Bhattacharya   July 16, 2022

I told you so moment for Crypto | OPINION

Cryptos have lost very significant value this year, primarily as central banks of major economies clamp down and because cryptos do not have any intrinsic value whatsoever.

Dr. Jaijit Bhattacharya   June 10, 2022

India’s tango with crypto | OPINION

Cryptos are beginning to play a critical role in Web 3.0. Given the potential negative impact of crypto, it would perhaps be judicious to create a crypto SEZ in India to enable the development of talent and tapping of the Web 3.0 global market.