Thursday, 30 June, 2022
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Topic: ThePrint-Koan Advisory series

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.

Parliamentary Committee’s PDP Bill report isn’t enough. Social media liability needs better

The harms that the JPC is addressing are complex. Looking for unilateral fixes are ill-advised ways to devise solutions.

Sriki-Bitfinex scandal exposed gap in crypto exchange. Govt must pass innovation-friendly law

Parliamentary Committee on Finance to evolve a consensus on crypto regulation. The question is—what should it look like?

India-US digital trade is going through a bad patch. USTR Tai’s visit can begin fixing it

The next few months will test India-US commitments to a strategic partnership. Digital cooperation is a vital part of it.

OECD’s global tax framework is a win-win for India. Just focus on our long-term gains

The multilateral agreement has come against the backdrop of visible populist angst against large transnational companies across the world.

RBI’s recurring payments regulation can derail India’s digital economy engine

The Watal Committee and the Nandan Nilekani Committee, formed to study the digital payments ecosystem, have highlighted the importance of recurring transactions.

Karnataka’s online gaming ban won’t work. It shows poor grasp of tech

Heavy-handed technology regulation is a recipe for economic disaster and social rebellion. It reflects a lack of basic understanding of technology.

To reward creators or digital broadcasters? The current Copyright Act gets it all wrong

We need to question if widening the scope of Section 31D of the Copyright Act to grant large streaming companies an automatic licence to content would be fair to artists and creators.

Bombay HC order on IT Rules is a start. But its critical eye has missed a greater threat

The order made strong observations on how Rule 9 curtails freedom of speech. However, it did not address the constitutionality of other provisions.

Google, Amazon, Flipkart have all protested. India needs a new trade secrets law

The absence of trade secret legislation in India leads to unnecessary litigation and non-cooperation in ongoing antitrust investigations.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image | Islam devotees offer Friday prayers during Ramadan, Patna, April 2022 | PTI

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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