Commentaries & Articles
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 interference of any Central authority.
Examining the Confluence of Tradition and Modernity in Modern Indian Temples
India as a country is renowned for its diversity, both in terms of geographical habitats and its social composition. This diversity rests on interplay of several factors, including economic, political and social structures that have been nurtured over the centuries. Underlying all these structures is a spiritual foundation, which rather inconspicuously exerts a powerful influence on our society. Scholars across the world have recognized India as a sacred geography, with all its disparate locations being tied together through pilgrimage routes.
China’s Future Energy Resource: Hydrogen
Energy transition is a trend many countries adopt to address the climate change challenge in the 21st century. The measures undertaken by various governments are diverse based on their capabilities and resources. China, the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases, announced its policies to achieve carbon neutrality before 2060. China set up a leading national group headed by Premier Li Keqiang and officials from 30 ministries as members.
Climate Change: Takeaway from the IPCC's Sixth Assessment Report
In this episode of the VIF podcast, Ms Heena Samant, Research Assistant and Mr PK Hangzo, Associate Fellow at the Vivekananda International Foundation discuss the findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) and what it means for India.
जी-20 का वित्तीय स्थिरता बोर्ड: वैश्विक वित्तीय स्थिरता पर उभरती कमजोरियां
समूह-20 के देशों ने वैश्विक वित्तीय प्रणाली में कमजोरियों का आकलन करने और उनसे निपटने के उपायों का सुझाव देने के मकसद से एक वित्तीय स्थिरता बोर्ड (एफएसबी)की स्थापना 2009 में की थी, जो इस महती जिम्मेदारी को निभाने वाली एक सम्मानित संस्था है। यह केंद्रीय बैंकों और अंतरराष्ट्रीय मानक-निर्धारण निकायों के कार्यों के बीच समन्वय स्थापित करती है और वित्तीय स्थिरता को बढ़ावा देने वाले प्रभावी नियामक, पर्यवेक्षी और अन्य वित्तीय क्षेत्र की नीतियों को विकसित करती है। एफएसबी 24 देशों और क्षेत्राधिकारों के साथ-साथ अंतरराष्ट्रीय वित्तीय संस्थानों, नियामकों और पर्यवेक्षकों के क्षेत्र-विशिष्ट अंतरराष्ट्रीय सम
Role of Cyber-enabled Technologies in the Russia-Ukraine Armed Conflict
The cyber conflict has blurred the distinctions between state-backed hackers and patriotic amateurs, making it harder for governments to determine who attacks them and respond effectively. However, both Russia and Ukraine appear to have welcomed tech-savvy volunteers, opening channels on the messaging app Telegram to draw attention ofpeople to specific websites. There have been significant cyber activities in the ongoing armed conflict.
China’s transition from Hiding to Showing its Strength! India’s Determined March to Developed Nation – 2047
It is said that Mandarin is a nuanced language, where multiple meanings can be drawn and where even the tone in which it is spoken can completely change the meaning. What Deng Xiaoping said in 1989-90 has had many versions, the commonest being, ‘hide you strength, bide your time.’ There are many other meanings like, Keep a low profile/Don't draw attention to yourself or Put a shade over the light/brightness, nurture (ourselves) in dimmed space/obscurity.
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