Public Policy (14)

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On 1st February 2022, the Finance Minister of India unveiled the budget for the year 2022-23 in the Parliament. The year 2022 was crucial for the budget, as India marks the completion of the 75th year of independence and the mission of New India 2022. While the Indian economy is experiencing a fluctuating recovery from the post-pandemic era, the budget seeks to lay the foundation and provide a blueprint to steer the economy over Amrit Kaal. In light of this, the Ananta Centre organi

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 While the Indian economy is still recovering from the damages caused by COVID-19, the direction of India's trade policy and where it is headed is an important factor to assess. While India has done well in terms of exports, its policies are increasingly appearing to be protectionist. Against this backdrop, the Ananta Centre hosted a digital session on “Assessing the Direction of India's Trade Policy” moderated by Mr. A K Bhattacharya, Distinguished Fellow, Ananta Centre, Editorial

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The Indian economy is recovering from the damages caused by the second wave of Covid-19 during April and May 2021. The Ananta Centre organised a session on “The Mid-Year Indian Economy Review - Assessing Growth Prospects” to examine the current state of the Indian economy, identifying the possible recovery signs and indicating the growth prospects in the second half of the financial year with Mr Janmejaya Sinha, Chairman, Boston Consulting Group India; Dr Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Former

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A democracy requires an informed citizenry and transparency of information in order to contain corruption and hold Governments and their instrumentalities accountable. Every citizen of a democracy has the right to inquire and have access to the workings of the Government. In light of this, the Ananta Centre held a digital session on “RTI Act, 2005: A Tool For Effective Governance”with Mr YK Sinha, Chief Information Commissioner of India, and Mr Govindraj Ethiraj, Founder, Boom and IndiaSpend; An

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Economy and Policy Series

India being a country with a vibrant and diverse economy has immense potential to grow and tap into opportunities by addressing issues that have enthralled its economic activities in recent times. As India emerges from the second wave of the pandemic, its economy has been affected immensely. To understand the severity, impact, challenges and the growth prospects, the Ananta Centre organized a session on The Growth Prospect after the second COVID wave –Taking Stock of the Indian Economy, with one

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The Levelling

A strong society is one that stands firmly on a level ground. Such a ground is difficult to build especially when it involves uprooting deeply-embedded gender disparities. Over the years, many women have overcome tremendous odds to hack away at patriarchal structures and contribute to the flattening but, the ground is still vast and jagged. This unique conference is a step in this direction. It aims to catalyse a dialogue between women (and men) of different generations, geographies, demography

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While the pandemic has disrupted our lives in terms of all we understood as normal, it has also created the space for technology to bloom. What AI and IoT do in the current context of Covid -19 is reinvent the manner in which work was envisioned and introduce novel ways to keep workers safe while also driving productivity. 

AI and IoT are still recent and unfamiliar to many. Therefore, highlighting the potential benefits of the same is imperative to truly gauge how these technologies can bring a

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While the pandemic has disrupted our lives in terms of all we understood as normal, it has also created the space for technology to bloom. What AI and IoT do in the current context of Covid -19 is reinvent the manner in which work was envisioned and introduce novel ways to keep workers safe while also driving productivity. 

AI and IoT are still recent and unfamiliar to many. Therefore, highlighting the potential benefits of the same is imperative to truly gauge how these technologies can bring a

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“Information is being called the new oil in terms of its economic value but, it better be called the new oxygen,” said Dr. Patrick Gallagher, as he spoke of the solutions for cyber-security during the Session on Cyber Security, organised by Ananta Centre titled, ‘Are we cyber-secure enough? on 8th May 2019 in Mumbai.

Dr. Patrick Gallager, Chancellor, University of Pittsburgh was the keynote speaker and the session was chaired by Govindraj Ethiraj, Founder, BOOM, IndiaSpend and Kamalnayan Bajaj

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Ananta Centre conferred its first Annual Leadership Award 2019 to Mr Rahul Bajaj, Chairman, Bajaj Auto on 9th of February 2019.

While presenting the Award, Mr Jamshyd N Godrej, Chairman, Ananta Centre said “Mr Bajaj is receiving the award for what he has achieved and how he has achieved all that he has. He is a man of integrity with the refreshing habit of calling a spade a spade. He does good without wanting to look or sound good doing it. It earns him brickbats and bouquets in equal measure,

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The Ananta Centre organized the inaugural session of a series of seminars on ‘Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain for Efficient Public Services Delivery’ (supported by KPMG in India as a knowledge partner) on the 17th of December, 2018, at Taj Land’s End, Mumbai. The seminar comprised of an inaugural session, a session of case-study presentations, as well as a panel discussion with experts in data science and technology.  
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Ananta Godrej Ideas India is a niche dialogue platform that is fast emerging as a convening of choice for leaders who believe that a strong and open society makes space for critical discourse.

This is a Bajaj Fellows Initiative and brings together leaders from all walks of life for exchange of ideas and important conversations on critical issues facing the country. The intent is to generate actionable ideas that can be implemented in part or full by those attending the convening.

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In this era, digital technology, AI, robotics etc. have accelerated at an unprecedented rate. In order to succeed in this digital age, we must invest in human beings and ensure that our children and youth grow up to be more intelligent, creative, collaborative, and humane. These attributes, are the key drivers of education and skill development in the 21st Century.
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INDIA’S HOLISTIC-SECURITY IS A FUNCTION of two main features. The first comprises the policies, strategies, organisational-structures and the delivery mechanisms that guide and shape her internal politics and determine her internal stability as a coherent geopolitical entity. The second feature consists of elements that define and shape India’s interaction and interface with external structures — supranational and international organisations, nation-states, and, non-State entities, any of which
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