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How AI is impacting academic integrity

This article delves into the transformative influence of AI on academic integrity, specifically focusing on the deployment of AI-based tools in detecting and addressing plagiarism. The ensuing sections expound on the evolution of plagiarism detection, the implications for education, and the concurrent responsibilities of educators and students in this new paradigm. Evolut

BRICS Summit: Negotiating a path amid convergences and conflicts

The quintessential and traditional IR pet peeve is that the third-world nations and the developing comity of LDCs are pitted against the first world in a zero-sum game since the aftermath of World War II. Nobody can deny the colonial factor of the western domination in the history of the last few centuries. Still, with the advent of globalisation and interdependence, the classic confrontational

Building resilience for business growth in disruption era

This article aim to look at how CFOs are tackling new challenges in the digital era. Over the last few years, many companies have been disrupted not by their other competitor but by technology advancement such as payment digitisation etc. Your business can get disrupted by things which are beyond your imagination, for example, Covid-19. The question is: If this is what is happeni

Traditional Vs agile finance function today

Last three years have sparked off waves of innovation and entrepreneurship. One area is digitisation in every domain. According to some estimates, 85,000-plus start-ups embarked on their journey last year itself. This new normal leading to accelerated pace of change. The pace of change is tremendous and in face of such massive changes it is imperative to have an agile finance function for smoot

Handling loneliness: Ancient lessons that have worked for me

Loneliness is said to be equivalent to smoking a few cigarettes daily. People who have faced loneliness will agree with me that is a feeling which cannot be described in words alone. I have experienced periods of loneliness till my bones with a vacuum created inside the chest and there is nobody in the vicinity to connect with. Even if I go to work, there is not a single person with whom I can

A new chapter in India`s French Connection

Literature partakes of the glory of courage and chivalry in the French context. Think of D’Artagnan, Arthos, Porthos and Aramis, who are the chief Protagonists of the novel, ‘Three Musketeers’ authored by the legendary writer Alexander Dumas. The three heroes are pitted against the archrival and the alternate centre of power in Champs Elysee, the Cardinal who wants to overturn

Is social entrepreneurship the right career for you?

Social entrepreneurship is rapidly gaining momentum in India as a powerful force for positive change. With a growing number of individuals stepping up to address pressing social issues, social entrepreneurs are emerging as the next big wave in the country. The rise of social entrepreneurship in India Over the past decade, India has witnessed a significant

Parking in Mumbai: A case study of mis-governance

Despite the urgent need for parking regulation, the government has shown no heart for it in the last 15 years. Now the problem has become a nightmare. The Mumbai Parking Authority (MPA) was established in 2018 by the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). There was no clarity about its relationship with the traffic police that gives permission for establishin

Sustainability and green skills: creating a better future through education

In the face of pressing environmental challenges, sustainability has become a critical focus for global development. Education plays a vital role in equipping individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to create a sustainable future. Sustainability has emerged as a crucial aspect of global development. As we face environmental challenges such as climate change, resource depletion and b

Why Modi`s US visit is about much more than diplomacy

Ties between India and the United States of America subsist on a substratum of “shared values” wherein the life practices of the order of rule of law, democratization of tyrant nations and despots, liberalism and avid espousal of constitutionalism amount to the elements of foreign policy convergence. On a theoretical level, cooperation between New Delhi and Washington are on a strat

Better data required for better planning at district level

India is one of the most diverse countries with a huge cultural, religious, racial and geographical diversity and pluralism. These are its strategic assets as well as challenges. As India is moving towards becoming a developed economy by 2047, the challenges of effective governance are getting amplified with such a diverse population. The diversity also results in difficulty in implementation o

Enhanced MCA21 V3 Portal Paves the Way for Improved Corporate Governance

Corporate governance has always been a critical issue for businesses in India. As part of its ongoing digitalization drive, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) recently launched the latest version of its portal, MCA21 V3, which not only leverages advanced technology but also promotes “trust-based governance,” striking a balance between productivity and efficiency of both capital

Semi hi-speed trains, buses could be primary alternative to cars

We are not paying sufficient attention to the rapidly growing oil imports (from pre-Covid-19 to post-Covid, in 2022). They surged from 102 million tons (MT) in 2019-20 to 168 MT in 2022-23, an increase of 68%.   India is the largest importer of oil in the world, and, at current rate, we will be second in the next few years – not a very safe thing to be. Our share of dom

India and Uganda: A victory of bilateralism

‘Africa matters’ is the refrain of the contemporary New Delhi denomination. As part of the larger striving in India’s outreach external affairs minister Dr S Jaishankar recently visited Uganda and Mozambique during April 10-15. He held talks with Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni, foreign minister General Jeje Odongo, minister of defence and veterans affairs Vincent Ssempijja,

Governance plunges new depths in Mumbai, Maharashtra

There has been a steady decline in governance in Maharashtra – sad for a state once known for its good administration. Political instability is only one of the factors. Nothing illustrates the decline more sharply than the death of 14 people and hundreds falling ill due to heat stroke at a rally organised by the state government in Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, on April 16. Lakhs

Making sense of Sudanese quagmire

South Sudan is no exception to the rule that a state of anarchy prevails in the large dark continent in the want of effective diplomacy and conflict resolution. It’s not that the aforesaid take on Africa is very much symptomatic of the larger troubles which bedevil the continent. Sudan is rich in natural resources including minerals, oil and natural gas reserves. Thus, Sudan too is perche

How digital libraries are raising awareness about climate change

Access to Information     Digital libraries have played a significant role in making environmental information more accessible to people worldwide. The Climate Change Knowledge Portal, a digital library launched by the World Bank, provides access to over 15,000 climate-related documents. These documents include reports, scientific studies, and multimedia

What you can learn from Rakesh Jhunjhunwala

The Big Bull of Dalal Street: How Rakesh Jhunjhunwala Made His Fortune By Neil Borate, Aprajita Sharma, Aditya Kondawar Penguin Business, 256 pages, Rs 399 “Respect the market. Have an open mind. Know wha

Why India needs a national urban policy

India’s Blind Spot: Understanding and Managing Our Cities By Devashish Dhar HarperCollins, 408 pages, Rs. 899.00 Indian policy has been characterised by a denial of urbanization. This has prevented us from meaningfully addressing the blizzard of policy issues that come with the phenomenon: from governance deficit to infrastructure sh

ChatGPT in higher education… or the fear of a revolution in the making

If the strong reactions in the field of education are anything to go by, ChatGPT, the conversational Artificial Intelligence chatbot, is creating shockwaves and debates in schools around the world. So should it be banned or thoughtfully embraced? Artificial Intelligence, a revolution for education? The use of AI in education is growing stea

Visionary Talk: Amitabh Gupta, Pune Police Commissioner with Kailashnath Adhikari, MD, Governance Now


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