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Judiciary crisis not resolved Analyses & Assessments

Judiciary crisis not resolved

The Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra has met with the four dissenting judges who had openly and publicly criticized the Indian judiciary and alleged mismanagement. Justice J..

India-Israel to solidify ties Analyses & Assessments

India-Israel to solidify ties

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to arrive in India next week for a four-day visit. This is only the second time since 1992 when an Israeli Prime Minister has visited India.

The state of Indian democracy Analyses & Assessments

The state of Indian democracy

For the first time in history, four sitting Supreme Court judges in India have openly spoken against the administration of the nation’s highest court. In an unprecedented move..

The problems of Aadhaar Analyses & Assessments

The problems of Aadhaar

India’s Supreme Court raised concerns over how the Aadhaar number will benefit the poor of the nation. It asked the government how the initiative will help the 1.77 million..

Forecast for Indian growth reduced Analyses & Assessments

Forecast for Indian growth reduced

Indian government has lowered the economic growth forecast for the country and noted that the nation is estimated to grow at 6.5% for the period between 2017-18. This is a four year..

Clashes over caste system Analyses & Assessments

Clashes over caste system

The 200th anniversary of a British military victory in India has resulted in violent clashes across the state of Maharashtra, particularly in the city of Mumbai. The clashes have once..

BJP set to hold Gujarat, take Himachal Analyses & Assessments

BJP set to hold Gujarat, take Himachal

State elections in India’s states of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh have resulted in a double victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), retaining its control of Gujarat..

Deadline extended for Aadhaar card Analyses & Assessments

Deadline extended for Aadhaar card

The Supreme Court of India has provided temporary relief to Indians who are yet to link their Aadhaar cards to their bank accounts and mobile numbers. The deadline is now March 31st, 2018.

Synergia Conclave : definitely the best – MK Narayanan Analyses & Assessments

Synergia Conclave : definitely the best – MK Narayanan

The Synergia Conclave – Security 360 was conducted from 17th to 19th November, 2017 in Bangalore, Karnataka. It was based on the theme ‘Reimagining Security – 360’..

RBI’s warning on Bitcoins Analyses & Assessments

RBI’s warning on Bitcoins

For the third time, the Reserve Bank of India sounded a warning against Bitcoins. It is the central bank’s second warning in 2017 alone. Cryptocurrency is a digital asset..

Another India-China stand off? Analyses & Assessments

Another India-China stand off?

China has registered “strong dissatisfaction” with India after an Indian drone crashed in Chinese territory. The Indian Army has responded by noting that Indian soldiers..

Nissan sues India Analyses & Assessments

Nissan sues India

According to a report in the Reuters, Nissan, the Japanese carmaker has begun formal international arbitration against India. The company is seeking more than..

World’s strongest net neutrality rules Analyses & Assessments

World’s strongest net neutrality rules

India’s telecom regulatory body TRAI, has now published a fresh set of recommendations that strongly backing net neutrality. With these new regulations, India could quite possibly introduce..

Amnesty for Kashmiri offenders Analyses & Assessments

Amnesty for Kashmiri offenders

In November 2017, India’s central government revealed that it would be offering amnesty to all “first time offenders” who were booked for pelting stones. This could essentially..

Moody’s upgrades India Analyses & Assessments

Moody’s upgrades India

Global rating agency Moody’s Investors Services has upgraded India’s sovereign local and foreign currency issuer ratings to Baa2 from Baa3. This is the first upgrade for..

GST: Relief for small businesses Analyses & Assessments

GST: Relief for small businesses

The GST Council announced that it will be keeping only 50 items, mostly demerit, sin and luxury goods in top 28 per cent tax bracket. Prime Minister Modi has been..

Qatar divests from Bharti Airtel Analyses & Assessments

Qatar divests from Bharti Airtel

A Qatari investor has decided to sell 5% of Indian telecoms company, Bharti Airtel. The sale will be around $1.46 billion. Bharti Airtel Limited is an Indian global telecommunications..

 Dangerous air in Delhi Analyses & Assessments

Dangerous air in Delhi

On November 7th, 2017, Delhi was covered in smog. The air quality in the capital city of India and the world's most polluted capital has reached hazardous levels. Pollution is..

Another border dispute? Analyses & Assessments

Another border dispute?

China has forcefully condemned Indian Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s visit to the Line of Actual Control in Arunachal Pradesh. Only a few months earlier..

 The gender gap widens Analyses & Assessments

The gender gap widens

India has slipped 21 spots in the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap and is now ranked 108 out of 144. It is the lowest the nation has ranked since the body began..