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Nandan Nilekani to Assist Government on IT Infrastructure for New Health Insurance Scheme

Nandan Nilekani to Assist Government on IT Infrastructure for New Health Insurance Scheme“We have consulted Nilekani, we want to build an Aadhaar-like model for the scheme…He has agreed to help us,” a NITI Aayog official said. Nandan Nilekani. Credit: PTI New Delhi: Tech billionaire Nandan Nilekani will assist the government in developing IT infrastructure for the… Read More »

Aadhaar Alone Will Do Little to Improve Women’s Financial Inclusion in India

Aadhaar Alone Will Do Little to Improve Women’s Financial Inclusion in IndiaGovernments and banks must first tackle issues such as corruption, low informal sector wages and female illiteracy. We first have to ask what prevents women from holding bank accounts. Credit: Reuters If we want women to have the same economic opportunities as men, we need to… Read More »

Critics of Aadhaar Say They Are Under Surveillance, Allege Government Harassment

Critics of Aadhaar Say They Are Under Surveillance, Allege Government Harassment Critics have warned Aadhaar could be used as an instrument of state surveillance while data security and privacy regulations are still to be framed. A man goes through the process of eye scanning for the Unique Identification database system at a registration centre in New… Read More »

Budget 2018: Bitcoin in India is Dead. Long Live Blockchain

Budget 2018: Bitcoin in India is Dead. Long Live BlockchainBy categorically reiterating that cryptocurrencies could not be part of the ‘payment process’, India buries the economic possibilities of crypto as a currency.  However, the positive focus on blockchain technology is redeeming. Those critical of India’s ponderous, cryptic crypto policy so far might have to eat their… Read More »