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Cryptocurrency and the Regulatory Challenges

Abstract
Cryptocurrencies are digital tokens or digital currencies typically issued by non-governmental agencies. They are classified as a special type of asset in which payments are made directly through an online network without the int....

China: Review of 2021 and Preview of 2022

Professor Srikanth Kondapalli, Distinguished Fellow at VIF briefs on the key developments in China in 2021 while speculating the trends to come for the year ahead and the global implications. ....

Transcending Social Media: Facebook to Meta amid Controversies

October was not good news for the social media giant Facebook and family including WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger. It came under serious criticism when on October 4, a whistleblower named Frances Haugen who had earlier leaked documents of Facebook....

Opportunities for India in a Changing World

We are living in an era of extraordinarily fast paced change. The Covid-19 pandemic has turned the world upside down and deepened political, economic and social uncertainties. The post-World War order set up in 1945 by the Western countries is under ....

Book Discussion on ‘Indus Basin Uninterrupted- A History of Territory and Politics from Alexander to Nehru’ By Uttam Kumar Sinha

On 17th August, 2021, Vivekananda International Foundation organized a book discussion on ‘Indus Basin Uninterrupted- A History and Politics from Alexander to Nehru’ By Dr Uttam Kumar Sinha. The opening remarks were given by Dr Arvind Gupta, Dire....

Why it is Important for Japan to hold Olympic Games 2021

Had it not been for the COVID-19 and Abe Shizo’s ill health, Tokyo Olympic 20201 would have been a crowning glory on the political career of modern Japan’s most consequential Prime Minister. Alas! That was not to be. Showcasing Japan a....

Quick Glimpse into China’s Upcoming Annual ‘Big Two Sessions’

With just a couple of weeks to go before China’s ‘Big Two’ -- the popular name for the plenary sessions of China’s version of a parliament, the National People’s Congress (NPC) and the top political advisory body, the Chinese People’s Pol....

Dissecting Macro Focus-areas for India this Decade - World Order, Domestic Economy & Technology

With the age-old Ram Mandir issue resolved Indian civilization took a step ahead in 2020 even when global and Indian economy took several steps back due to pandemic. A great historic wrong has been corrected which was imposed on our ancestors and the....

How to Transform Indian Agriculture During COVID-19 Lockdown?

Why Indian Agriculture/ “Annadata” Needs Support, in Measured Terms Bailout Package?
The Corona virus (COVID-19) endemic across the globe has caused substantial human and economic losses and disrupted food system value chain1
Pegasus— A Powerful Tool of WhatsApp Surveillance

The Facebook’s subsidiary company—WhatsApp, on 29 October 2019, filed a lawsuit in the United States California’s Northern District Federal Court against Israel-based cyber-arms1 firm— the NSO Group, for infecting ‘specific’ gr....

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