Sri Aurobindo | Prophet of Indian Nationalism

Today as we celebrate the 75 years of Independence of India, it's also the 150th birth anniversary of Sri Aurobindo. The bedrock of the political philosophy of Sri Aurobindo was his concept of spiritual nationalism and the divinity of the motherland. His theory of Spiritual Nationalism is a great synthesis of philosophies of both east and west integrated into one philosophy. His philosophy of Spiritual Nationalism is for the benefit of humanity and not just Indians. He envisaged a new society and a new civilization.

Is India Heading Towards a Recession?

Ever since the COVID-19 crisis started all over the world, the risk of different economies falling into the grip of recession has increased. The fear of a recession once again in the world has deepened. The impact of a US recession on India will depend on the magnitude of the recession; how big the recession is. While the economy has shown resilience, it cannot remain immune to a slowdown in the global economy and a possible recession in advanced economies.

Dollar-Rupee Heading 80

The Indian rupee has plunged more than 6 per cent against the US dollar this year and tumbled to record lows against the American currency in recent weeks, weighed down by broad strength in the greenback and as investors retreated from domestic share markets. This is in spite of the Indian central bank’s conviction and actions to stall a freefall. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has attempted to save the vulnerable rupee. The analysts say the dollar is likely going to remain strong for the next three months, possibly to the end of the year. The Fed wants to maintain a strong dollar so that the dollar can remain the world's major reserve currency.

Digital Transformation in Healthcare

Digital healthcare, is a broad, multidisciplinary concept that includes concepts from an intersection between technology and healthcare. Digital healthcare applies digital transformation to the healthcare field, incorporating software, hardware and services. There is a major shift towards a digital health ecosystem approach that connects and empowers people and populations to manage their own health and wellness. Digital healthcare has the potential to prevent disease and lower healthcare costs while helping patients monitor and manage chronic conditions. It can also tailor medicine for individual patients. However, there are some challenges too.

Hate Speech Isn’t Freedom of Expression

Hate speech is a menace to democratic values, social stability and peace. As a matter of principle, hate speech must be confronted at every turn and be tackled in order to prevent armed conflict, crimes and terrorism, end violence against women and other serious violations of human rights, and promote peaceful, inclusive and just societies. Free speech is sacred to any democratic society. Hateful statements, from a legal perspective, can be classified as opinions. However, the sometimes painful bite of unfettered speech leads many to ask two perfectly logical questions: At what cost? And for what pain?

Can the Chinese Renminbi Challenge the US Dollar?

China has pushed for greater Renminbi adoption across Africa, and its recent talks with Saudi Arabia for a Renminbi-based oil deal have signaled that nations are at least thinking about some alternative or counterweight to the US dollar. For China to continue pushing the Renminbi to take on a greater share of the global reserve currency, it would have to prove the Renminbi's long-term stability to win the trust of other nations.

Home Care Isn’t Home Health Care

Although there are many differences between home care and home health care, both types of care can help older adults stay safe and independent in their homes. Home health care provides “clinical” or “skilled” care by qualified doctors, licensed nurses and therapists whereas homecare provides “non-clinical” or “non-skilled” care by professional caregivers. Home healthcare provides clinical care to help the patient recover, and home care helps with day-to-day caregiving and tasks.

Netaji’s Statue to be Installed at the India Gate, New Delhi

A grand statue of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose will come up at the India Gate, New Delhi as a symbol of national gratitude to the leader. Subash Chandra Bose was an Indian freedom fighter and one of the causes of Indian freedom. He was known as Netaji. He was the President of the Indian National Congress from 1938 to 1939. He attempted to get rid of British rule in India during World War II. The decision, albeit late, to install an imposing statue of one of the greatest freedom fighters of India, Netaji Bose on his 125th birth anniversary is a fitting tribute to his struggle and sacrifice of thousands of Indians under his leadership. Jai Hind!

e-RUPI | A voucher System Ahead of Digital Currency in India

e-RUPI is a cashless and contactless digital payments medium, which will be delivered to mobile phones of beneficiaries in form of an SMS string or a QR code. These vouchers are person- and purpose-specific, meaning if they are released by the government for the purpose of vaccination, then they can be redeemed only for that. Now you can make payment through this e-Rupi Digital Payment at any place in the country.