Friday, 1 July, 2022
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Topic: ThePrint-Koan Advisory series

Bigg Boss winner’s plea shows ‘right to be forgotten’ cannot be viewed on a case-to-case basis

Cases like that of Ashutosh Kaushik's threaten to impede the working of a free press. India must, at all costs, avoid setting the wrong precedence.

To save TV channels and get quality content, India needs better regulator than TRAI

Design flaws in TRAI are directly responsible for the TV sector becoming litigious, and the regulator’s continued interference could mean the end of it.

Amendments to Cinematograph Act will give Modi govt a heckler’s veto to suppress films

An order from the govt asking for a review after CBFC has certified a film is a clear sign that the Centre wants to have a say in the decision-making process.

Why India must embrace the G7 proposal to tax multinational tech giants

The G7 proposal indicates a political momentum that could lower India’s jurisdictional tax arbitrage.

Being a compliance officer at Twitter will be tough. IT rules should inspire trust, not fear

Under new rules, a compliance officer can be held liable in any proceedings related to third-party content, if she fails to ensure due diligence.

Chinese firms left out of 5G trials in India but Modi govt played fair. Here’s how

Estimates suggest that eliminating the use of telecom equipment from China could increase procurement costs of service providers by up to 20 per cent.

Why the TRIPS waiver is unlikely to solve India’s Covid-19 vaccine shortage

Instead of trying to obtain an IP waiver, the govt must enable vaccine manufacturers to expand production & reduce inefficiencies in procurement & distribution.

Reforms in tribunals necessary but Modi govt isn’t helping judiciary by scrapping them

The ordinance scraping intellectual property and film certification tribunals is yet another case of the Modi government using a sledgehammer to crack open a difficult nut.

Labour codes for industries don’t suit digital companies. Modi govt got a window to fix it

The Modi government’s labour codes, though historic, skirt over the realities of the digital economy and seek to transpose legacy regulation onto it.

New IT rules should use civil, not criminal penalties to make platforms more accountable

The new IT Rules not only force social media platforms to exercise judgements on censorship, but also potentially implicate employees in criminal proceedings.

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Research shows heart attack survivors may be at higher risk of mental weakness

Here’s what you should eat after a heart attack. Recovery can take months

Heart attack among under 40 have risen 2% every year from 2006 to 2016. Overall nutrition is vital to returning to normal health after a heart attack.
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

National Security Adviser Ajit Doval | File photo: ANI

At 1st Maritime Security Group meet, NSA chief Doval stresses on coordination among stakeholders

Meeting chaired by Vice Admiral (retd) G. Ashok Kumar, India’s 1st national maritime security coordinator. ‘Crucial policy issues’ such as ‘blue economy initiative’ also discussed.

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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