Social media hub, government and busines...

August 6, 2018

Last week, the Central Government withdrew its proposal to create a social media communications hub, which was envisaged to monitor social media in the country. The apparent reason was to review and improve the reach of social welfare schemes through social media campaigns. However, Opposition and social activists opposed the project and termed it surveillance under the pretext of evaluation of welfare schemes. Interestingly, last month, the Supreme Court, in a petition filed to challenge the project, had made the observation that if the State can be legally allowed to...

Now is the best time to create solutions...

May 18, 2018

The Bharat that outnumbers India 4 to 1 is getting empowered by the digital revolution. Vidyaviniyogadvikasah, meaning "development through the application of knowledge," is the motto of the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA). This motto has served as an apt rudder throughout the course of its history, as the institute, alumni, staff and faculty played change-makers to address the various developmental needs of India. The impact of these initiatives is incalculable and unreported. The Jawaja Experiment is one such initiative.

The juggernaut of new generations of tel...

January 22, 2018

Since 5G roll-outs are likely even before 4G is extensively deployed, the adopted road map for 5G should ensure that the existing and near-future investments in 4G can be leveraged. Even while telecom operators in India are in the midst of rolling out 4G networks, the minister for telecom has announced that India would roll in 5G by 2020, a time frame that has been accepted by international standardization bodies, vendors, and service providers in many parts of the world. South Korea and Japan want to showcase leading 5G applications in the Winter and Summer Olympics i...

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