Greening of Planet Earth: A Striking Phenomenon

In a world that is otherwise facing a plethora of severe environmental crises, there is a glimmer of optimism provided by a study published in the journal, Nature Sustainability, based on data from the NASA Earth Conservatory. In the last...

/ February 14, 2019

Spearheading Digital Dictatorship in China

China will launch a controversial lifelong points program by 2021, across multiple cities including Beijing, to monitor its 22 billion citizens, using personalized ratings that will be assigned to each resident, based on their social behaviours. This “personal integrity” project...

/ February 13, 2019

Asia’s dynamic geopolitical balance

India is a rising Asian and global power, however, its transformation is tempered by the China’s rapid ascension as a formidable source of political and economic clout. Within this context of power dynamics, India must secure and promote its national...

/ February 12, 2019

Indian-Peruvian negotiations over FTA

India and Peru established bilateral diplomatic relations in March 1963. These have traditionally been cordial and since the 1990s, have focused on increasing business, economic and trade ties. Both countries cooperate on multiple multilateral issues. For Peru, India is significant...

/ February 11, 2019

The 2019 U.S. Chamber International IP Index

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Centre champions intellectual property rights around the world, as crucial for jobs creation, saving lives, advancing global economic growth and generating breakthrough solutions to global challenges. It annually releases the International IP...

/ February 8, 2019

Joint partnership to tackle the contradictory challenge of hunger and food waste

Zomato and Feeding India are on a mission to collaboratively solve the challenges of malnutrition, hunger and food wastage. They aim to target each source of food wastage in the country i.e. farms, supermarkets, hotels, restaurants, events and corporates. The...

/ February 7, 2019

UNCTAD: The Pain and Gain in the American-Chinese trade war

In a new report, by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), titled Key Statistics and Trends in Trade Policy 2018: Trade tensions, implications for Developing Countries, it has been stated that India is one of the countries...

/ February 6, 2019

Anti-dumping duties: China and India

As of January 28, 2019, India has imposed an anti-dumping duty on 99 Chinese products to protect its domestic players from a glut of cheap imports in the local markets. These products include petrochemicals, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, machinery, yarn, fibres, steel...

/ February 5, 2019

The State of Renewable Energy in India: CSE

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has released a report titled The State of Renewable Energy in India 2019. Chandra Bhushan, the deputy director general of CSE states that the report, “takes a close look at where we stand...

/ February 4, 2019

Specificities of tackling the obesity menace in India

A burgeoning burden   Obesity refers to abnormal or excessive fat accumulation in the body that impairs health. It is fundamentally caused by the imbalance between the consumption and expenditure of calories (WHO). Several factors can be attributed to rising...

/ February 1, 2019