Friday, 21 January, 2022
TopicDigital economy

Topic: Digital economy

Two real estate startups in Bengaluru accuse each other of data theft, file counter FIRs

Startups MyGate and NoBroker have accused each other of planting employees to steal data and leak confidential information.

From virtual meetings to drone delivery — Covid-19 crisis will boost digital economy

Firms that are digitally agile are adapting to the Covid-19 crisis more successfully and investment in the digital economy will increase in future.

China plans its own digital currency as global competition heats up

The People's Bank of China is accelerating the launch and will conduct trials across several cities, according to the state-run Global Times. Internet giants Alibaba and Tencent are expected to participate too.

Modi govt plans Digital Payment campaign with Google, PayPal, Mastercard as partners

IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad urged Google to use its technology to help take India’s digital economy to $1 trillion.

A freelancing boom is reshaping Bangladesh and its economy

Rapid digitalisation and a high rate of educated unemployment has made Bangladesh the second largest exporter of online labour.

India was about to align its e-commerce market with global rules, then it lost trust

Global economy is under a new industrial transformation, with digital technology leading the change but India wants to address its own rising aspirations.

Against Modi govt’s unemployment woes, next door China’s booming jobs industry

China created 65 million jobs in past five years — more than double the figure Rahul Gandhi has cited to target Modi.

Data shows demonetisation had few hits but many misses

Demonetisation didn’t weed out black money but there’s been some widening of tax base, an increase in digital payments and drop in fake notes.

Talk Point: Was the short-term disruption worth it? The answer is a qualified “no”

Demonetisation was a courageous policy decision fraught with high risks. The purported objectives of the decision were to eliminate fake currency, weed out black money, and address tax evasion. Later, digitisation of the economy was also added to the list of objectives. How has demonetisation fared on these objectives?

A year after PM Modi’s endorsement, Mumbai’s ‘Digital Dabbawalas’ bask in success

At the peak of demonetisation and the push for a digital economy, Modi had praised the Digital Dabbawalas initiative for embracing the latest technology.

On Camera

YourTurn

The BBC Broadcasting House in London

BBC is Britain’s only imperial legacy with purpose, UK must value it to remain in soft-power war

It’s deeply worrying that the Johnson govt, filled with defenders of the country’s imperial past, seems intent on rendering this last great British asset valueless.

Mahindra expects strong recovery in auto sales as supply chain constraints ease

According to Mahindra, the auto industry is poised for a very strong rebound because it has been buffeted by a number of factors over the last 2-3 years.

Defence

File image of German Ambassador to India Walter J. Lindner | Twitter | @AmbLindnerIndia

Won’t be silent if rules-based order challenged, envoy Lindner says as German warship visits

In an exclusive interview, the German ambassador to India said port call of the German warship Bayern in Mumbai shows the significance of the Indo-Pacific region.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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