Monday, 4 July, 2022

Topic: blockchain

India’s answer to tax-evasion lies in blockchain

Modi govt must consider putting GST collection on blockchain, which is a technocratic solution and need not be managed by the State.

Everything will soon be on the blockchain, whatever that means

If and when radical decentralisation does come about, the concept most in need of radical revision may be adjudication.

How blockchain can bring unicorns to millennials

Until its recent initial public offering, the moneyed folk who would never deign to set foot in an Airbnb Inc. property could buy in, whereas a younger, regular user could not.

India can be the laboratory that leads the world into the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Be it AI or Blockchain, what works in India — with its inherent diversity, complexity and scale — will work in the world.

Blockchain startups tap economics Nobel winners as cryptocurrency fanfare wanes

Funding has fallen, and blockchain startups hope partnerships with Nobel laureates will change that.

Blockchain coming to India’s aid in war on fake drugs

The government plans to track and authenticate the drugs at each stage of their journey from pharmaceutical companies to the patient’s home.

Countries and financial institutions are getting cryptocurrencies and blockchain all wrong

Crypto currencies issued by countries would be more vulnerable to arbitrary interventions in supply and demand. 

Still don’t understand the blockchain? This explainer will help

Blockchain technology is expected to account for as much as 10% of global GDP by 2027. Even banks are waking up to the possibilities of cryptocurrency.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley finally sees value in blockchain. Here’s what he should also know

In his Budget speech the Finance Minister has said he sees value in blockchain. But there's a lot that most people don't know about blockchain.

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Ghouse Mohammed and Riyaz, arrested for the murder of Udaipur tailor Kanhaiya Lal Teli | ANI

Why we should know where Udaipur killers lie on the staircase of radicalisation pyramid

Udaipur’s violent executioners had reached the highest point of radicalisation where the only option left before them was to kill their innocent victim.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.