May 2021

  • May 20: Prof Avik Sarkar took part in AI Testing Conference organised by StepIn Forum
  • May 21: Dr Aarushi Jain conducted a session on Communication Skills and Career Prospects under the project 'Mentorship for Meritorious School Students' (JSI) for Class 12th students of five meritorious schools.
  • May 24: Prof Avik Sarkar presented the Indian perspective on Artificial Intelligence and AI Ethics at an event organised by United Nations in India and Jindal Global University.
  • May 25: Prof Anjal Prakash joined the Editorial Board of Journal PLOS Climate, an open science journal that aims at empowering urgent action against climate change.

June 2021

  • June 3: Prof Anjal Prakash moderated the 'Business and Policy Dialogue' on ' Climate Change and Glaciers', jointly organised by the Indian School of Business and the British Deputy High Commission in Chandigarh. The session included panellists and speakers from around the world discussing important aspects of climate change, business environments and sustainability.
  • June 7: Prof Ashwini Chhatre, Dr Aarushi Jain and Ms Deepti Soni conducted sessions for online course ‘Better Reporting on Food and Agriculture’, which was launched as part of the collaboration between India Data Portal, IndiaSpend and Gramener. In asynchronous modules, Dr Aarushi Jain apprises participants of the course design and structure, while Prof Ashwini Chhatre and Ms Deepti Soni elaborate upon the state of agriculture and agricultural policies in India, and on India Data Portal datasets and its uses, respectively.
  • June 20: Prof Avik Sarkar spoke at the PikTale Influencers Summit 2021 and was listed among its top global influencers
  • June 22: Prof Avik Sarkar and Dr Aarushi Jain attended the virtual workshop-cum-consultative session on ‘National Programme on Artificial Intelligence’.  Its primary goal was to discuss the insight and way forward for the NPAI, initiated by MeitY.
  • June 25: Prof Avik Sarkar took part in the AI Conclave 2021 as a panellist. The conclave was organised jointly by Dell Technologies, Intel and Microsoft.

July 2021

  • July 3: Prof Avik Sarkar co-chaired ISB's session 'Factfulness: A data-driven approach to Impact' which moderated around the use and role of data in the impact ecosystem.
  • July 6: As a panellist, Senior Research Analyst Sridhar Kundu presented his research study on the ‘Impact of Fiscal Policies on Income Distribution in India’ at World Congress organised by International Economic Association. The Congress aimed to discuss Fiscal Policy, Inequality and Poverty in Southeast Asia.
  • July 16: Sridhar Kundu delivered a keynote address as a resource person at International Conference on Self Reliant India by Indore Institute of Law.

August 2021

  • August 1: Prof Anjal Prakash spoke about the issues of water supply, food security and socio-political stability at ‘Fireside Chats’ organised by Asian Path Finders. The event focussed on various aspects of non-traditional security issues, like the access to food and water to ensure socio-political security.
  • August 19: Prof Avik Sarkar moderated the virtual Roundtable Discussion on 'FDI in E-Commerce and its Implications', wherein valuable insights were given by Anita Kapur, ex-Chairperson, CBDT; Deepak Maheshwari, Public Policy Consultant; Garima Prakash, Public Policy Expert from NASSCOMM and Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, into growth and challenges of e-commerce industry in India.

September 2021

  • September 2: Prof Avik Sarkar participated in a two-day roundtable discussion on cross-border dataflows and data protection laws, organised by Foreign, Commonwealth and Department Office, UK; Gujarat National Law University, Gujarat, and Victoria University, Australia.
  • September 6: Prof Avik Sarkar took part in discussions on business models, omnichannel retail and policy implications for the ecosystem, along with Prof Rajendra Srivastava, Prof Ahmed Timoumi, Prof Abhinav Uppal and Prof Murali Mantrala, in a round-table conference organised by the Indian School of Business.
  • September 6: Prof Ashwini Chhatre introduced India Data Portal (IDP) and IndiaPulse@ISB (High Frequency Indicators) to the Development Monitoring and Evaluation Office, NITI Aayog, in a collaborative virtual meet. Prof Chhatre explained IDP’s existing advanced features such as building of indicators, comparing datasets and future plans of including predictive analytics, for an ambitious collaboration with Niti Aayog.

October 2021

  • October 12: As a panellist in the International Conference on Multidisciplinary Academic Research and Development, Dr Aarushi Jain shared her valuable insights on current issues in multidisciplinary research; trends and advancements in public policy research and ways to enhance research output and quality through diverse collaborations across subjects. The conference was hosted by Himalayan Garhwal University and National Productivity Council, India.
  • October 24: Dr Aarushi Jain’s book on 'Cyber Law and Cyber Crimes' was launched by Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Sports, and Youth Affairs, Shri Anurag Thakur. The book, written by Dr J.N Barowalia, Former Principal Secretary (Law)- cum- Legal Remembrancer, Government of Himachal Pradesh, and Dr Aarushi Jain, Associate Director, Bharti Institute of Public Policy, entails extensive research on cyberlaws in India and their effectiveness in dealing with cybercrimes.
  • October 28-29: As an expert on climate policy, Dr Anjal Prakash talked about adaptation measures and their significance at Uttar Pradesh Climate Change Conclave 2021. He shared his valuable insights on ‘Inference from global goal on adaptation and its relevance for vulnerable sectors in Uttar Pradesh’ at the conclave which was organised by the Government of Uttar Pradesh and German Development Agency.