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The first National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) journal includes a chapter on SATARC, written by Assistant Director Neha Sinha and Senior Associate Avanti Durani: Excerpts:    "Law and order is the purest form of a public good and the core responsibility of the state. sound law and order ...
This article in the Deccan Herald cites findings from IDFC Institute's SATARC survey. Excerpts:   "Not for just women family members, almost every Delhiite is worried for their male members too if they are outside their home as the evening sets in. Bengalurians too are a bit scared but t...
This Wall Street Journal article quotes Resident Senior Fellow Vivek Dehejia. Excerpts:   "As India heads into elections, central-bank technocrats worry that the government may dip into the RBI’s rupee reserves—a rainy-day fund used to shore up public finances—to open the spig...
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  • 08 March, 2021
    The Indian COVID-19 Alliance (TICA) | Distribution Track
        Go to Project Page     India’s COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign - Distribution Preparedness   With a vaccine sector valued at ~Rs. 9500 Crore (USD 1.2 Billion) in 2020, India has been touted as the global leader in vaccine manufacturing and production. Its Univ...
  • 05 March, 2021
    Brave New World Podcast: Episode 7 The Nature of Intelligence
    Trying to build artificial intelligence can teach us so much about intelligence itself. AI pioneer Yann LeCun, a winner of the Turing Award, joins Vasant Dhar in episode 7 of Brave New World to discuss how the field of AI has evolved and where it is heading. Points of discussion:  How machines ...
  • 20 February, 2021
    Brave New World Podcast: Episode 6 The China Question
    How should the Biden administration treat China? The same way the Trump administration did, Peter Berkowitz tells Vasant Dhar in episode 6 of Brave New World. The USA, argues Berkowitz, must not lose sight of its core values as a great democracy.      Useful resources: ...
  • 17 February, 2021
    Budget 2021-22: A Boost to Affordable Housing, Urban Public Health, and Transportation
    This year’s budget witnessed some important shifts in affordable housing, urban sanitation and public health, and transportation.    Affordable Housing   The COVID-19 pandemic has shed light on urban issues such as inadequate housing, poor waste management and sanitation, lack o...
  • 11 February, 2021
    Financing Institutions is Crucial for the Digital economy
    COVID-19 has forced us to reckon with the rapidly changing nature of governance. It has highlighted the need for judicious deployment of technological tools and frameworks in multiple areas -- from crisis response to benefits delivery and tracking. Governments will have to look at setting up the rig...
  • 05 February, 2021
    Brave New World Podcast: Episode 5 Law and Education in Our Modern World
    We live in a different world than we did 30 years ago. How can law and education adapt to the disruptions of technology and politics? John Sexton joins Vasant Dhar in episode 5 of Brave New World to share his insights as an educator who tried to forge a way ahead.     Useful...
  • 04 February, 2021
    Overview of expenditure on police | Union Budget 2021-22
    For those uninitiated into the world of police budgets, we have put together a primer to understand the various aspects of police expenditure at the Union level. We also present a comparison of the expenditure under various heads between the actuals of 2019-20, revised expenditure of 2020-21, and bu...
  • 23 January, 2021
    Brave New World Podcast: Episode 4 Human and Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare
    Despite amazing scientific advances, why is our healthcare system failing us today? It is rife with mistakes and lacks care. Can artificial intelligence aid the human touch in healthcare? Eric Topol joins Vasant Dhar in episode 4 of Brave New World to discuss how doctors and machines can come togeth...
  • 18 January, 2021
    Indian cities in the post-pandemic world
    The COVID-19 pandemic’s economic and public health shocks highlighted many long-running issues in India’s urban areas - from unmanaged population density and overcrowded public transportation systems to pollution and lack of sanitation. However, the many predictions during the pandemic abou...
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  • 07 January, 2021
    Brave New World Podcast: Episode 2 Uplift the Unremarkable
    In this no-holds-barred conversation with Vasant Dhar, Scott Galloway shreds the myth of American mobility. He urges our institutions, especially universities, to shed their obsession with the elites, and instead uplift the ‘unremarkables.’     Useful resources: 1. Post Coron...
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