India Facing ‘Unprecedented’ Economic Slowdown, Extraordinary Steps Urged

Many signs indicate that the Indian economy is under grave stress, affecting nearly all sectors. “India’s economy is in a deep mess,” due to initiatives such as demonetization and GST, some lawmakers say, as they urge the government to handle the situation “which is intensifying on a daily basis.” Also read: Indian Supreme Court Orders…

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The Push to Kill Cash – Australia’s Proposed Ban Shows It’s Not Conspiracy Theory

The supposed coordination of governments and tech companies to create a one-world, cashless society is often viewed as little more than fodder for silly Youtube conspiracy videos. After all, cash is still king in daily life, even in extremely high-tech, innovative societies like Japan. Upon closer examination, though, current realities like Australia’s proposed cash transaction…

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Second-Largest Indian State to Use Blockchain in Various Spheres

The government of the Indian state of Maharashtra is preparing a regulatory sandbox for testing blockchain solutions across various applications.  According to a report by Indian English-language news daily DNA India on Aug. 19, the government aims to apply blockchain technology in supply chains, agricultural marketing, vehicle registration and document management.  The Maharashtra Information Technology…

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India to Introduce Crypto Bill Next Parliament Session – A Look at Community Responses

The Indian government has submitted a draft crypto bill to the supreme court and expressed its intention to introduce the bill in the next parliament session. The court subsequently set a new date to hear the case relating to crypto regulation. Meanwhile, the Indian crypto community has ramped up efforts to influence the government’s final…

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India to Educate High-Ranking Police Officers on Cryptocurrency

India’s national police academy has launched a cryptocurrency course for high-ranking officers of the Indian Police Service. Among the objectives of the course are the functioning and legal aspects of cryptocurrencies, as well as investigations of cases involving digital coins. The Indian police continue to regularly uncover crypto-related schemes as the government deliberates on the…

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Modi Discussed Crypto Standards at G20 Summit – A Look at How They Apply to India

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in discussions on crypto assets at the G20 leaders’ summit in Osaka, Japan. At the conclusion of the summit, the leaders of the G20 countries jointly declared their commitment to applying the crypto standards set by the Financial Action Task Force. India’s new finance minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, also joined…

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Pakistan Aggressively Warns India: Do Not Test Our Nuclear Military Power

By CCN.com: Pakistan’s military spokesman has warned India that any threat will be met with the full force of its nuclear arsenal.  In a press conference on Monday, Major General Asif Ghafoor hit back against Indian prime minister Narendra Modi who recently threatened Pakistan with the “mother of all nuclear bombs”: “In your [Indian] rhetoric,…

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India and Pakistan Will ‘Never Be Friends’ as U.S. Sits Out Aggressive Nuclear Threats

By CCN.com: As India and Pakistan continue to throw nuclear threats back and forth, a senior Indian government official tasked with diplomacy in external affairs has dampened any hopes for peace between the two nations. India’s minister of state for external affairs V.K Singh said this weekend that India and Pakistan will never be friends:…

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