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Heralding a digital future for India: Aadhaar, Jio, Jan Dhan and GST

The rules for a new digital world will have to be framed carefully to prevent business capture as well as political misuse, and to protect citizens from predatory action, writes T N Ninan

T N Ninan

In an election season that has plumbed the depths in many ways, and is notable also for the pushing of sundry false narratives that are demonstrably divorced from the reality, an unqualified success that the Narendra Modi government can lay claim to is the significant advances made towards what in short can be termed a digitally connected country. This is captured neatly and imaginatively by a report put out by the McKinsey Global Institute, Digital India: Technology to transform a connected nation.   India is now next only to China in the number of its internet subscribers (560 ...