No Consensus at NetMundial

The two day NetMundial conference held on April 23-24 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to decide the future of internet governance was attended by over 600 scholars including representatives of 12 nations: Argentina, Brazil, France, Ghana, Germany, India, In

News wrap: Business hopes pinned to the new government

Recent media reports in India have noted the positive mood in the business community around the elections. International investors are also counting on the elections to bring change, though not all are optimistic.

Elections Begin In India

India’s nine-phase elections have begun. The mood in the country is strongly in favor of change, and the majority of opinion polls place the main opposition, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), ahead of the Indian National Congress (INC).

New Licenses in India’s Banking Sector

On April 2, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) granted approval in principle to two of the twenty-five applicants for the first new banking licenses issued in over a decade.

Aadhaar: India’s Identification System

As many as 50 million Indians hold a passport, close to 100 million hold a Permanent Account Number (PAN) tax card, as many as 200 million have a driving license and around 700 million have an Elector Photo Identity

News Wrap: Elections and the Economy

With the first phase of voting in India’s impending national elections scheduled to begin on April 7, a number of financial services firms and ratings agencies have weighed in on the likely economic impact of the el

India Gears Up for Election Season

India will go to the polls to choose a new government in less than a month in what might be the country’s most important election in a generation. India’s challenge is twofold.

Regulating Virtual Currencies in India

The media is abuzz with stories about Bitcoin, one of several virtual currencies. Though the Reserve Bank of India has taken a conservative approach so far, a recent statement suggests that the RBI may be reconsidering its stance.