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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 measur

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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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Ananta Centre organized a discussion exploring the implications of the depreciation of the INR on the Economy, Trade and Energy Security and Dependency. As a topic of great contemporary significance, it was vital that a non-partisan and independent dialogue be held on this subject. The panel comprised of Mr. Ashok K Bhattacharya, Editorial Director, Business Standard, who was the moderator of the session. He was joined by Dr. Arunabha Ghosh, Founder CEO, Council on Energy, Environment and Water,
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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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Fake News. Know it. Fight it.

The pattern of Fake News leading to mob lynching has regularized itself at an alarming rate into the social fabric of the country. A standard chain of events occurs: A random picture or video of a person committing a heinous crime is circulated to everyone in a local community accompanied by an incriminating text or audio warning people to beware of the “criminal” and follow a certain set of steps to ensure their safety.
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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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“India has become the innovation centre of the world and will become the most productively efficient country three to four years down the line” said Mr. Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog, Government of India, while speaking at the 6th Annual Growth Net Summit in New Delhi, jointly organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Ananta Centre and Smadja & Smadja. 

Mr. Kant emphasized that unlike the west, India faces unique challenges and therefore innovation in India is driven by providing

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“Creating an advanced, state-of the art skilling ecosystem is a must for addressing the challenges of future growth and employment,” said Mr Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. He was addressing the 6th Growth Net Summit, organized by Ananta Center and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) with Smadja and Smadja being held in New Delhi on 18-19 June 2018. 

Highlighting the dynamics of India’s demographic dividend, Mr Pradhan sai

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“It is a plausible aspiration for India to become a $10 trillion economy by 2030,” said Mr Subhash Chandra Garg, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance. He was addressing the 6th Growth Net Summit, organized by Ananta Centre, Confederation of Indian Industry and Smadja and Smadja in New Delhi.

He added that by emphasizing a ‘sustained’ average growth of 8% coupled with an assumed devaluation of Indian  Rupee vis-à-vis US Dollar at Re 1 per year would likely take India to

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With the current action plans on anvil for 100% electrification coupled with renewable strategies, Indian Railways will become a net zero carbon emitter by 2030. However, it is always a team which needs to work in partnership, with a collective effort of working towards a common goal, said Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways, Coal, Finance, and Corporate Affairs, Government of India.

Quoting Steve Jobs, the minister added, ‘Great things in business are never done by one person. Industry par

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“Services trade is growing faster than merchandise and such dynamic changes need to be captured in the global trading system,” stated Mr. Suresh Prabhu, Minister for Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation. He was speaking at the 6th Growth Net Summit, organized by Ananta Center and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) with Smadja and Smadja being held in New Delhi on 18-19 June 2018. 

Services trade requires movement of people, unlike merchandise trade, said the Minister. He stated that Ind

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