[Public Policy] Understanding the Finnish basic income experiment

The concept of Universal Basic Income (UBI) as an alternative to the various social welfare schemes has been a part of academic discussion and  deliberation for quite a long time. However  its feasibility analysis by the Economic Survey 2016-17 and recent endorsement of a minimum income guarantee for every poor person in India by Rahul …

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Mathematics education in India

The whole idea of Science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking and  mathematics lies at its roots. It would be hard to find a better tool to  demonstrate  and understand the working of the scientific intellect other than mathematics. India with its strong mathematical tradition , maybe expected to produce excellence in …

Society,State and Hindutva politics

Society is an association of individual beings which fulfill the needs of human life; while state fulfills human's need of political organization. State has often been termed as 'society politically organized'. Italian philosopher Machiavelli, to whom the contemporary concept of state owes its origin has called state as " the power which has authority over …

Demographic changes and illegal migration in Assam

  Assam and parts of the Northeast India shut down on January 8, 2019 over the issue of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.  The bill seeks to amend the Citizenship Act of 1955,  to grant citizenship to non Muslims including Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians who came to India on or before December 31, …

SECURING DATA PROTECTION AND PRIVACY

  As India steps forward to a digital economy, data and information has become its new oil. With estimated 500 million internet users and 300 million smart phone owners, India produces tonnes of personal data every minute. This personal data is flowing freely online, which can be either used or misused by businesses, governments or …