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India’s rising population and urbanisation
Development | Urbanisation Jul 11, 2023

India’s rising population and urbanisation

Let World Population Day be a conscious reminder that India must offer a better future for its citizens by investing in decentralised urbanisation

The Agni Prime Missile: Shifts in New Delhi’s ‘missile thought’?
Defence and Security | Nuclear Security | Indian Defence Jul 11, 2023

The Agni Prime Missile: Shifts in New Delhi’s ‘missile thought’?

While India’s missile thought is certainly evolving, it is yet to be seen if its flagship nuclear-oriented ballistic missiles are meant to further its conventional deterrence

Indian militaries theatre command plans: Where does the proposed overhaul stand?
Defence and Security | Indian Defence Jul 10, 2023

Indian militaries theatre command plans: Where does the proposed overhaul stand?

Four years after creating the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) post, the landmark plan of integrated theatre commands still needs to be implemented

Building bridges between forensic science and India’s justice delivery systems
Domestic Politics and Governance | Law and Justice Jul 07, 2023

Building bridges between forensic science and India’s justice delivery systems

NFSU aims to meet India’s expanding need for forensics in criminal investigations and improve the criminal justice delivery system

The abolition of cantonments: What does it entail for urban local bodies?
Domestic Politics and Governance | Defence and Security Jul 06, 2023

The abolition of cantonments: What does it entail for urban local bodies?

There are concerns about how well the newly merged cantonments will be governed under the ULBs

Enhancing urban youth participation in Indian democracy: Significance and pathways
Domestic Politics and Governance | Development | National Politics Jul 04, 2023

Enhancing urban youth participation in Indian democracy: Significance and pathways

India must unleash its youth power to strengthen its core democratic principles by prioritising their enhanced participation in politics and democracy

SDG 4 (Quality Education): Tackling systemic challenges for youth capital
Sustainable Development | Education Jul 01, 2023

SDG 4 (Quality Education): Tackling systemic challenges for youth capital

Comprehensive education reforms are necessary to empower youth to overcome challenges and seize opportunities to advance the SDG 4 targets ...

Deciphering RBI’s monetary policy stance
Indian Economy Jun 20, 2023

Deciphering RBI’s monetary policy stance

A normal monsoon and the consequently softer inflation in food prices could force RBI’s hand on both its policy stance as well as on the policy rate front.

Urban expansion in Northeast India: A case study of Guwahati, Assam
Urbanisation in India | Urbanisation Jun 19, 2023

Urban expansion in Northeast India: A case study of Guwahati, Assam

The expansion of Guwahati, Northeast India’s largest city, has sparked discontent among multiple tribal groups in Assam ...

Green lighting growth
Indian Economy Jun 09, 2023

Green lighting growth

Dialling down the tax and public debt-driven, active industrial policy model could greenlight private demand-led consumption and private investment-led growth

Testing decentralisation: Experiments in settlement using Central Bank money
Economic Reforms Jun 01, 2023

Testing decentralisation: Experiments in settlement using Central Bank money

Through initiatives like Project Meridian, central banks could move towards more efficient, secure, and accessible financial systems that benefit individuals and businesses alike

On the freeway to net zero
Economics and Finance | Energy | Energy Access | Energy Efficiency Jun 01, 2023

On the freeway to net zero

India can achieve net zero only if its renewable electricity capacity reaches 1,000 GW, a proper gigawatt-sized storage is available, and a resilient transmission grid is established

AICTE LITE NEP 2020 EdTech classrooms: Early outcomes highlight the need for mindset change
Development | Skilling | Education May 31, 2023

AICTE LITE NEP 2020 EdTech classrooms: Early outcomes highlight the need for mindset change

Nationwide implementation of LITE in NEP’s letter and spirit cannot be completed without proper and fool-proof preparation

The Kharghar tragedy: Lessons to be learnt
Domestic Politics and Governance | Climate Change May 31, 2023

The Kharghar tragedy: Lessons to be learnt

India must learn from the Kharghar tragedy and adopt several measures to prepare for and tackle the impact of heatwaves.

Is India prepared for a fully convertible capital account?
Indian Economy | International Trade and Investment | Financial Markets May 30, 2023

Is India prepared for a fully convertible capital account?

Internationalising the INR and increasing capital account convertibility should only be implemented incrementally

RBI sets the tone in climate finance thinking with its “Green India” report
Indian Economy May 29, 2023

RBI sets the tone in climate finance thinking with its “Green India” report

This report is a thought leadership push for policymakers, businesses, and civil society to work together to address India's environmental challenges

Integrated rocket force: Imperfect but a step in the right direction
Defence and Security May 27, 2023

Integrated rocket force: Imperfect but a step in the right direction

Although the primary reason for the establishment of India’s Rocket Force is China’s rapidly expanding missile and nuclear forces, the IRF contrasts sharply from its Chinese counterpart

Eight reforms to reimagine policymaking for 21st century India
Domestic Politics and Governance | Indian Economy May 24, 2023

Eight reforms to reimagine policymaking for 21st century India

Three poorly-designed recent policies display a yawning gap between the makers and the takers of economic policy

Interpreting the ethnic strife in Manipur
Domestic Politics and Governance May 17, 2023

Interpreting the ethnic strife in Manipur

The festering age-old ethnic divide amongst the tribes in Manipur has led to the ongoing crisis. All key stakeholders need to be active to ensure this comes to an end.

Regenerative Agriculture: A solution for soil degradation
Water | Agriculture May 11, 2023

Regenerative Agriculture: A solution for soil degradation

Regenerative Agriculture can reduce India’s agricultural carbon footprint while boosting farmers’ income

Understanding the implications and mitigation strategies for heatwaves in India
Climate, Food and Environment | Climate Change May 06, 2023

Understanding the implications and mitigation strategies for heatwaves in India

The current heat wave situation in India is a wake-up call for the need to address the impact of changing climate on public health

India's G20 presidency: Prioritising equitable recovery and a global health agenda
Domestic Politics and Governance | Healthcare Apr 14, 2023

India's G20 presidency: Prioritising equitable recovery and a global health agenda

India's G20 presidency can address global health challenges and help strengthen global governance to prevent future pandemics

Sans a supportive fiscal policy, monetary policy will struggle to manage inflation
Indian Economy Apr 11, 2023

Sans a supportive fiscal policy, monetary policy will struggle to manage inflation

Wrestling inflation below 4 percent is a fit metric for both responsive monetary policy and responsible fiscal policy

A US$ 2-trillion export target by 2030 is within sight
Indian Economy | International Trade and Investment Apr 03, 2023

A US$ 2-trillion export target by 2030 is within sight

India’s Foreign Trade Policy 2023 realigns itself with the country’s rising economic ambitions

Building a case for the creative economies of the Global South
Neighbourhood | Indian Economy Mar 30, 2023

Building a case for the creative economies of the Global South

During its G20 presidency, India should engage with governments and policymakers and address the regulatory constraints faced by this sector to keep it afloat

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