The Indian Tricolor.

Siliconeer wishes all readers of Indian descent, a very happy 15th. August!

Before the majority of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government was put to test on the floor of the Lower House of Parliament, by a no-confidence motion led against it by the opposition parties, Modi announced on Twitter, “Today is an important day in our Parliamentary democracy. I am sure my fellow MP colleagues will rise to the occasion and ensure a constructive, comprehensive & disruption free debate. We owe this to the people & the makers of our Constitution. India will be watching us closely.” Modi won the challenge again, writes Priyanka Bhardwaj.

Terming cryptocurrency as “junk,” Mastercard President and CEO Ajay Banga has said an “anonymized” currency that can fluctuate “wildly” does not deserve to be considered as a medium of exchange, writes Yoshita Singh.

Pakistan, the Western neighbor of India and home to not less than 207 million citizens and 106 million voters, just completed its 11th General Elections. With a new leader, let’s look at all that matters to India, writes Priyanka Bhardwaj.

The government expressed concern, July 26, over the tightening of the visa regime in the United States following President Donald Trump’s ‘Buy American, Hire American’ policy and said it would effectively raise the issue at the ‘2+2 dialogue’ to be held in New Delhi, in September.

As Rajya Sabha members expressed concerns over social media platforms being used to spread fake news, the government said, July 26, it has asked them to provide solutions so that verified fake news can be filtered.

Jai Hind!