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Finance secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey. | Illustration: Soham Sen/ ThePrint

New Finance Secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey is a multi-tasker — Indian economy will test him

For nearly a year between 2018 and 2019, Ajay Bhushan Pandey handled 3 crucial positions — revenue secretary, CEO of UIDAI & chairman of GST Network.
Arun Mishra (left) speaks at Centre for Policy Research Dialogues 2020 | Photo: Samyak Pandey | ThePrint

Tech intervention in welfare schemes necessary, but requires social integration: Experts

On the sidelines of CPR Dialogues 2020, experts agreed over the need to make usage of technology in welfare schemes more collaborative.
Aadhaar Card

Modi govt tells EC it will amend laws to link Aadhaar with voter IDs to enable remote voting

Govt assures poll watchdog it will soon take the proposal to Cabinet for approval as this would require amendments to Representation of People’s Act.
Aadhaar Card

No proposal to link social media profiles with Aadhaar, govt tells Lok Sabha

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said steps were being taken to curb spread of fake news and pornography through social media platforms.

Aadhaar required for families of victims of terror, communal violence availing govt aid

The Home Ministry said the scheme will come into effect in all states and Union territories except Assam and Meghalaya, where UIDAI has not covered all residents.
A man checks his name in NRC list in Guwahati on 31 August. | ANI Photo

Why India should shelve NPR, the National Population Register

The objective of the NPR can be fulfilled by Aadhaar. The duplication is a waste of resources.

India is 5th worst offender in the world for invasive use of biometric data, says report

In a study done by Comparitech, some of the worst countries for biometric data usage are in Asia while the least invasive nations are in Europe.
File photo of Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

NRC to GST – How Modi & Amit Shah create Anxiety Raj and still win elections

Modi’s popularity ratings keep rising despite economic slowdown and undemocratic lockdowns. This is how he does it.
Justice D.Y. Chandrachud

Why liberals won’t be looking forward to DY Chandrachud’s term as CJI after Ayodhya verdict

Liberal credentials of Justice DY Chandrachud, hailed by media and the progressives for his dissenting views, have been inconsistent, to say the least.

You can’t coerce India to adopt digital payments. Here’s what Modi govt should try instead

Those who invested in or built standalone payment firms might be regretting because Modi govt’s move to remove MDR has harmed their business model.

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People wearing masks in a park in Shanghai, China | Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

Asians will become the new Muslims — how coronavirus will change our world like 9/11

To control another Covid-19 outbreak, solutions like body screening, temperature guns, sanitising kits will become a permanent part of our lives.

Covid-19 Battle: Are Indian chief ministers measuring up or need strong central oversight?

PM Modi held a video conference with all chief ministers Thursday to take stock of the situation arising out of the Covid-19 health emergency.


The consignment in Maldives

IAF airlifts 6.2 tonnes of essential medicines, hospital consumables to Maldives

The consignment was airlifted to Male by an Indian Air Force C-130 aircraft, as part of 'Operation Sanjeevani'.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.