Burgeoning microplastic pollution

Nature Geoscience, a scientific journal, has published a new study according to which microplastics have been discovered in a remote geographical area, in the French Pyrenees mountains. The study posits that these microplastic particles have travelled through the atmosphere and...

/ April 18, 2019

Indian partnerships in Africa

In an attempt to counter the deep inroads made by China in the African continent since 2004-05, India is all set to join hands with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Japan, for the implementation of two projects in Africa....

/ April 16, 2019

Possibilities of a new way forward for Indo-Latino relations

Despite the colonial past and cultural affinity with the West Indies, Indira Gandhi’s hasty visit to eight South American countries in 1969, and political flirtations with Cuba and Mexico during the Cold War, relations between India and Latin America and...

/ April 15, 2019

Recommendations of the 2019 Asia Pacific AI Readiness Index

This article outlines the key recommendations of the Asia Pacific AI Readiness Index. Part 1 of the article provided an overview of the report, in terms of the rankings, the criteria used and overall trends observed. Part 2 detailed the...

/ April 12, 2019

Key findings of the 2019 Asia Pacific AI Readiness Index

Salesforce released an American cloud-based software company, has released an Asia Pacific AI Readiness Index. It ranks eight countries in the Asian-Pacific region i.e. India, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia and Australia, in terms of their adoption and...

/ April 11, 2019

2019 Asia Pacific AI Readiness Index: Overview

Salesforce, an American cloud-based software company, has released an Asia Pacific AI Readiness Index that outlines the benefits and challenges associated with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and evaluates how India, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia and Australia fare, relative...

/ April 10, 2019

Perceived barriers to global digital trade in 2019

The Office of United States Trade Representative has released a fact sheet, titled, 2019 National Trade Estimate: Key Barriers to Digital Trade. The fact sheet highlights the proliferation in fixed broadband connections globally from one million in 1998 to one...

/ April 9, 2019

Decelerating Chinese imports to India

In a press release dated April 6, 2019, the PHD Chamber of Commerce has highlighted that the demand for Chinese products in India is decelerating, despite there being a substantial volume of imports from China lately. India’s import growth from...

/ April 8, 2019

Lancet’s Global Burden of Disease study 2019

The Lancet medical journal released a study on April 3, 2019 titled “ Health effects of dietary risks in 195 countries, 1990–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017” or the Global Burden of Disease study....

/ April 5, 2019

India’s digital economic potential

In February 2019, the Government of India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology released a report titled “India’s Trillion-Dollar Digital Economy”, in an attempt to take stock of the massive digital transition that is underway in India and envision a...

/ April 4, 2019