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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

 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...

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...

 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...

China’s tunnel vision Analyses & Assessments

China’s tunnel vision

China is testing techniques that could be used to build a 1,000km tunnel to carry water from Tibet to Xinjiang. If completed, it will become the...

Banking on Indian economy Analyses & Assessments

Banking on Indian economy

In October 2017, Indian government announced a capital infusion plan of $32.43 billion into public sector banks over the next two years. Will this be...

Bad loans record high Analyses & Assessments

Bad loans record high

The bad loans incurred by Indian banks have hit an all-time high by the end of June 2017. The bad loans now amount to $145.56 billion. Reuters...