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  • India can use Aadhaar model to vaccinate 3-5 million people daily: Nandan Nilekani Aug 26, 2020 10:38 AM IST

    India can use Aadhaar model to vaccinate 3-5 million people daily: Nandan Nilekani

    Nilekani is also confident that a couple of COVID-19 vaccines will be in the market by January 2021.

  • COVID-19 led to revival of technology, expertise, says Infosys co- founder Nandan Nilekani Aug 23, 2020 06:00 PM IST

    COVID-19 led to revival of technology, expertise, says Infosys co- founder Nandan Nilekani

    Nandan Nilekani also expressed happiness over the innovations in the field of vaccination, especially in India, and said by the first half of 2021, vaccine-induced herd immunity could be achieved

  • Online classes only short-term response, need to make schools resilient to turbulence: Infosys Chairman Nandan Nilekani Jun 06, 2020 05:13 PM IST

    Online classes only short-term response, need to make schools resilient to turbulence: Infosys Chairman Nandan Nilekani

    Noting that the COVID-19 pandemic is a crisis that has affected everybody, he said it is an unprecedented disruption and we have to now strive for education excellence in a "seismic era".

  • Coronavirus crisis | Need to guard against contact-tracing apps increasing state power: Nandan Nilekani Jun 02, 2020 09:19 AM IST

    Coronavirus crisis | Need to guard against contact-tracing apps increasing state power: Nandan Nilekani

    Nandan Nilekani has cautioned that contact-tracing applications being used amid the COVID-19 crisis, run the risk of increasing government power and must be rolled back once normalcy returns.

  • Govt asks Nilekani to explain Infosys' failure to fix GSTN glitch: Report Mar 09, 2020 09:45 AM IST

    Govt asks Nilekani to explain Infosys' failure to fix GSTN glitch: Report

    In February, GSTN said it is setting up a consultation committee to provide feedback and recommendations to improve the IT system

  • IntrCity by RailYatri raises over Rs 100cr from Nandan Nilekani, Samsung Venture Investment, others Feb 24, 2020 02:07 PM IST

    IntrCity by RailYatri raises over Rs 100cr from Nandan Nilekani, Samsung Venture Investment, others

    The round saw Samsung Venture Investment coming onboard as a strategic investor. Existing investors Omidyar Network and Blume Ventures also participated, a statement said.

  • AI-based systems to help more SMEs get access to credit: Nandan Nilekani Feb 04, 2020 02:50 PM IST

    AI-based systems to help more SMEs get access to credit: Nandan Nilekani

    "We shouldn't get distracted by the current challenges. Obviously we have an issue with bank non-performing assets (NPAs), non-banking financial company NPAs, but out of this will emerge the next generation of credit which is going to be entirely tech and data-based," Nilekani said at an event here.

  • Tata, Nilekani promoted Avanti Finance to soon raise USD 30-40 mn Dec 22, 2019 03:31 PM IST

    Tata, Nilekani promoted Avanti Finance to soon raise USD 30-40 mn

    The Tata Group patriarch and IT maverick invested Rs 50 crore each, two years ago into the Bengaluru-headquartered company to part help a "population-scale problem with a population-size solution", said Avanti Finance Chief Executive Rahul Gupta, who spent over two decades with GE Capital before taking up this job.

  • Infosys troubles: Mohandas Pai says co should stop resorting to rhetoric Nov 21, 2019 08:34 PM IST

    Infosys troubles: Mohandas Pai says co should stop resorting to rhetoric

    The comments come in the wake of the scrutiny at Infosys following yet another whistleblower allegation on the veracity of the accounts, and chairman Nandan Nilekani's assertions that even god cannot change the accounts at Infy.

  • Exclusive | Infosys looking to beef up whistleblower probe; insider trading not suspected Nov 11, 2019 12:11 AM IST

    Exclusive | Infosys looking to beef up whistleblower probe; insider trading not suspected

    Infosys is talking to two law firms with a view to strengthen the investigation into allegations by whistleblowers.

  • SEBI starts probe against Infosys over whistleblower charges Oct 23, 2019 07:50 PM IST

    SEBI starts probe against Infosys over whistleblower charges

    The regulator will seek clarifications from the company's management on the charges level against its CEO Salil Parekh.

  • India developed digital payment system allows tech firms convenience, financial inclusion: Nandan Nilekani Oct 17, 2019 02:12 PM IST

    India developed digital payment system allows tech firms convenience, financial inclusion: Nandan Nilekani

    Speaking at an event titled "Big Tech and the Future of Finance" organised by the International Monetary Fund here on Wednesday, Nilekani also said that as a result of such digital payment systems, India last month did about 955 million transactions worth about USD 23 billion dollars.

  • Reporter's Take | Nandan Nilekani committee recommendations on digital payments Jun 04, 2019 05:49 PM IST

    Reporter's Take | Nandan Nilekani committee recommendations on digital payments

    In this episode, Aakriti Handa joins Jerome Anthony to discuss how the Nilekani committee's recommendations, if approved, would affect the customers.

  • Nandan Nilekani panel suggests measures to boost digital transactions Jun 03, 2019 10:04 PM IST

    Nandan Nilekani panel suggests measures to boost digital transactions

    Among other things, the panel has suggested that there should ber no convenience fee on payments made to government agencies by customers and recommended that payment systems use machine driven, online dispute resolution systems to handle complaints.

  • Aadhaar just an ID, says Nandan Nilekani Apr 22, 2019 06:12 PM IST

    Aadhaar just an ID, says Nandan Nilekani

    Defending Aadhaar, the Infosys co-founder said it never collected data on individual.

  • India far away from being less-cash economy, must address digital payments security issues: Nandan Nilekani Mar 13, 2019 09:28 PM IST

    India far away from being less-cash economy, must address digital payments security issues: Nandan Nilekani

    He was addressing the '2019 India Forum of the PCI Security Standards Council' through video conferencing here.

  • India uniquely positioned to polevault in age of technological disruption: Nandan Nilekani Feb 21, 2019 09:57 PM IST

    India uniquely positioned to polevault in age of technological disruption: Nandan Nilekani

    "Technology as barrier has come down...it's more about the talent that you have to take that technology and apply it to a particularly situation, say, where you have data," Nilekani said while addressing an event organised by the All India Management Association (AIMA).

  • Our entrepreneurs can beat the best from the world: Nandan Nilekani Jan 25, 2019 09:26 PM IST

    Our entrepreneurs can beat the best from the world: Nandan Nilekani

    Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani on Friday said we are the only nation where the local entrepreneurs have to compete with the offerings from the best around the world, particularly those from the US and China.

  • Avanti Finance appoints CEO; operations to start next year Oct 25, 2018 03:12 PM IST

    Avanti Finance appoints CEO; operations to start next year

    The company targets to begin full-scale operations in the first half of 2019, with a goal to serve 100 million households in the next five years, the company said in a statement.

  • Book review | The Aadhaar Effect: An innovation misunderstood, a victim of circumstance Oct 24, 2018 01:09 PM IST

    Book review | The Aadhaar Effect: An innovation misunderstood, a victim of circumstance

    If one wants to know ‘how-it-all-began’, the book carries meticulous details on the building blocks of the UIDAI and the people behind the scenes who made it happen.

  • Aadhaar architect Nandan Nilekani hails SC order, says it's critical Sep 26, 2018 08:36 PM IST

    Aadhaar architect Nandan Nilekani hails SC order, says it's critical

    Nilekani, the co-founder and non-executive chairman of information technology giant Infosys, said the court had "unequivocally validated" the founding principles of Aadhaar.

  • Whistleblower writes to Sebi against Infosys May 24, 2018 09:34 AM IST

    Whistleblower writes to Sebi against Infosys

    In a letter to the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi), the whistleblower said Infosys had "quietly revealed", in its annual report, that it had signed agreements for mutual release of claims with three directors, including former Chairman R Seshasayee and Jeff Lehman (ex-head of nominations and remuneration committee).

  • TravelTriangle raises Rs 78 cr from Nilekani-backed firm, others Apr 10, 2018 06:25 PM IST

    TravelTriangle raises Rs 78 cr from Nilekani-backed firm, others

    Fundamentum - founded by Nilekani and Sanjeev Aggarwal (founder of Helion Venture Partners) - invests in mid-stage consumer technology businesses.

  • Nandan Nilekani bats for PSB privatisation in taxpayers interest Mar 20, 2018 09:25 PM IST

    Nandan Nilekani bats for PSB privatisation in taxpayers interest

    Nilekani, who contested the last Lok Sabha polls on a Congress ticket, said banks were nationalised over five decades ago because they were focusing only on big industries and ignoring smaller ones. The 21 state-run banks had suffered reverses because of lending to large companies.

  • Indians will get loans based on data, not collateral: Nandan Nilekani Feb 21, 2018 09:23 PM IST

    Indians will get loans based on data, not collateral: Nandan Nilekani

    For the first time the data available in the Goods and Services Tax system can be the basis of credit, Nilekani said.

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