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TopicThePrint-Koan Advisory series

Topic: ThePrint-Koan Advisory series

India doesn’t need a media market regulator. Industry actually needs more economic freedom

Economic regulations make it harder to recoup investments made on content and drive firms towards consolidation for greater efficiencies.

Interoperability affects platforms like WhatsApp, Signal, Telegram. EU can learn from India

Evaluating the costs and benefits of interoperability requires a clear context. Modi govt's UPI push shows what consumer-friendly tech can look like.

Digital India dream and arbitrary internet shutdowns can’t go together. Just see the loss

The right to internet access should be treated as a fundamental right. Frequent shutdowns adversely impact both Indian economy and society.

Before RBI launches digital rupee, it must clear for Indians what the incentives are

RBI should be mindful of four key aspects as it lays the foundation for a digital rupee architecture.

Start-ups, IPOs flourish despite COVID, but excess liquidity is double-edged sword

A market-ready idea, partnering with the right investors and aligning goals with them are the bedrocks of success for start-ups.

Modi government crypto tax aims to maximise state revenue, deter low-income investors

The Budget gave a crypto tax scheme to meet several policy goals. But here are the loopholes that you're missing.

India needs an atmanirbhar electric vehicle supply chain before invites to Tesla

From Li-ion batteries to electric motors, import dependency has been the only option for domestic electric vehicle manufacturers.

India’s ed-tech is a predatory market. Modi govt can learn from UK, US

Companies like Byju’s, Unacademy might have adopted a ‘code of conduct’ to ward off regulation, but Modi govt must still fill digital governance gaps.

JPC report on data protection bill has loopholes & more bad news for social media companies

The amended Bill gives the central govt more power to make key decisions, enough for social media companies to be wary.

Concern around online gaming addiction valid but ad hoc policy is not what India needs

Gaming disorder is a mental health subject which needs to be addressed with sophistication and care. Prohibitive or restrictive approaches don’t help.

On Camera

YourTurn

Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and former PM Imran Khan | Photos from Facebook

Jinnah said Pakistan would be a ‘laboratory’. Experiments by Imran, Shehbaz prove him so right

If Yasin Malik’s sentence is a call for condemnation, then why is the establishment forgetting Hafiz Saeed? But neither Shehbaz nor Imran Khan would take note.

RBI sets aside more money for rainy day, payout drops

The central bank approved the transfer of 303.1 billion rupees to the government from its surplus funds, a third of the 991.2 billion rupees it had given last year.

Defence

NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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