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Drones: Guidelines, regulations, and policy gaps in India
Mar 05, 2018

Drones: Guidelines, regulations, and policy gaps in India

Technology affects us in positive ways yet can also be disruptive; such is the case with Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA or more commonly known as drones). While drones are proving to be useful for military, commercial, civilian, and even humanitarian activities, their unregulated use carries serious consequences that need to be addressed. This paper examines drone operations in India and analyses the major policy gaps in the country’s evolving

Space, cyber-security  to be included in US-Japan defence guidelines
Oct 17, 2013

Space, cyber-security to be included in US-Japan defence guidelines

The defence and foreign ministers of Japan and the US, meeting under the bilateral consultative committee, have decided to revise the 1997 Guidelines for US-Japan Defence Cooperation to make sure that the alliance continues to maintain its credibility and effectiveness in deterring conflict in Asia-Pacific.

#CyberSpace: सायबर विश्व महिलांसाठी सुरक्षित कसे बनवायचे?
Mar 14, 2024

#CyberSpace: सायबर विश्व महिलांसाठी सुरक्षित कसे बनवायचे?

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A matter of choice: Determining public transport systems for urban India
Feb 12, 2024

A matter of choice: Determining public transport systems for urban India

The attainment of sustainable urban public transportation in Indian cities will be crucial for its aspiration to rank among the top three economies

Access to clean cooking fuels in India: The visible hand of policy
Mar 13, 2024

Access to clean cooking fuels in India: The visible hand of policy

By 2030, only 77 percent are expected to have clean cooking fuel, leaving 1.9 billion with traditional sources of fuels

Beefing up cybersecurity for India’s energy transition
Oct 07, 2023

Beefing up cybersecurity for India’s energy transition

To create a world-class clean energy ecosystem in India that is safe, all stakeholders must work collectively to develop all critical components and a

Beyond speculation: Shaping realistic practices in generative AI
Dec 11, 2023

Beyond speculation: Shaping realistic practices in generative AI

AI will lead to an age of radical abundance; the development of increasingly capable AI should be monitored to due to the risk they pose for societies

Can maid fracture plateau with US?
Dec 18, 2013

Can maid fracture plateau with US?

When tempers have cooled down, and the plateau regained, we should rethink IBDH, enforce strict set of "Devyani Guidelines," and derisk an entire gamut of ties - sadly, the US one being the only legacy Manmohan Singh might have had!

Digital health in the G20
Apr 05, 2024

Digital health in the G20

The G20 has over the years influenced the growth trajectory of global digital health by ensuring international cooperation between different stakehold

Embodied surveillance during Covid-19 in India: A feminist perspective
Oct 08, 2020

Embodied surveillance during Covid-19 in India: A feminist perspective

Guidelines on public mobility may be needed to control community transmission. However, when this is carried out in a manner that evokes fear without

Ethics of A.I.: Principles, Rules, and the Way Forward
Aug 17, 2023

Ethics of A.I.: Principles, Rules, and the Way Forward

In recent years, different research institutions, government bodies, and private entities across countries have issued principles and guidelines for the ethical use of Artificial Intelligence (AI). There is little consensus, however, over universal ethical principles and how to implement them. What are the similarities and differences in AI ethics discussions across geographies, and what are the existing gaps? Crucially, if the larger goa

Examining Pakistan Army's new doctrine
Jan 04, 2013

Examining Pakistan Army's new doctrine

Pakistan Army recently declared adopting a new doctrine of war fighting, termed sub-conventional warfare, in its policy document, the Green Book. The book, published at regular intervals, is a manual of new doctrines and guidelines which the GHQ distributes among senior military officials.

Fiscal restructuring and its impact on nutrition financing in India
Aug 24, 2017

Fiscal restructuring and its impact on nutrition financing in India

In 2015, the United Nations agreed to end hunger in all forms by 2030. While India has committed itself as a stakeholder in the 2030 agenda for development, its own record in reducing hunger has been less than satisfactory. Latest data from the National Family Health Survey-4 show an improvement in nutritional indicators of children under-five. However, there are huge differences across states and social groups. Nutrition should thus remain high

Foreign Universities in India: Lessons and Learnings from Global Experiences
Oct 20, 2023

Foreign Universities in India: Lessons and Learnings from Global Experiences

In May 2023, India’s University Grants Commission announced draft guidelines to allow foreign universities to establish operations in the country. This paper explores the potential outcomes of the decision by assessing the experiences of foreign institutions in China, the United Arab Emirates, South Korea, and Malaysia. The case studies highlight that only a few world-class universities are keen to establish campuses in foreign countries. As su

G-20 कडून डिजिटल आरोग्य सेवांना प्रोत्साहन
Apr 10, 2024

G-20 कडून डिजिटल आरोग्य सेवांना प्रोत्साहन

G-20 गटाने जागतिक स्तरावरील विविध सहभागी राष्ट्रांमधील आं�

Japan's New Defence Policy: A Shift from the Past?
Dec 28, 2010

Japan's New Defence Policy: A Shift from the Past?

Japan has announced its new military policy changes, amidst escalating tensions, particularly in Northeast Asia. In a major military policy shift, its new National Defense Programme Guidelines has called for shifting of forces from the northern islands of Hokkaido towards the southern islands,

Laboratory Biosafety in India: In Search of a Sound Regulatory Framework
Apr 09, 2024

Laboratory Biosafety in India: In Search of a Sound Regulatory Framework

In the biomedical field, laboratories must ensure biosafety while managing pathogens and microorganisms in order to protect personnel and the broader community against potential leaks and lab-acquired infections. Global standards provide a roadmap for the biosafety of laboratories, underscoring the importance of their design and equipment, personnel training, waste management, and communication in preventing potential biohazards from breaching co

Overcoming inconsistencies in comprehensive mobility plans of Indian cities
Feb 27, 2024

Overcoming inconsistencies in comprehensive mobility plans of Indian cities

Amidst urban growth, equipping cities with the most optimal, cost-efficient, and effective mass rapid transport systems is imperative

Panic room? Towards a safer cyberspace for women
Mar 07, 2024

Panic room? Towards a safer cyberspace for women

Online threats to women in India have increased since the pandemic, but a combination of law enforcement, industry cooperation, and strategic partners

Regulating online gaming: Economic pursuit over civic responsibility
May 29, 2023

Regulating online gaming: Economic pursuit over civic responsibility

The new regulations introduced by MeITy need to expand beyond gambling games and include guidelines on ethical gameplay and consumer protection

Regulatory Sandboxes: Decoding India’s attempt to Regulate Fintech Disruption
May 24, 2023

Regulatory Sandboxes: Decoding India’s attempt to Regulate Fintech Disruption

In August 2019, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) released its final guidelines for a regulatory sandbox for fintech firms.[1] Technology innovations are disrupting the traditional financial sector, and the RBI’s regulatory sandbox exercise is an attempt to be more agile and absorb some of this disruption. ‘Sandboxes’ give regulators a chance to work with fintech innovators, mitigate potential risks and develop evidence-based policy, while fi

Return of ASATs and counterspace technologies: A slippery slope to weaponisation?
Oct 19, 2021

Return of ASATs and counterspace technologies: A slippery slope to weaponisation?

The recent sharing of views on space security, prompted by a UN resolution, has highlighted that legally binding treaties and non-binding norms are no

Setting the guardrails for AI in weapons
Jan 30, 2024

Setting the guardrails for AI in weapons

Any governance of Artificial Intelligence (AI) needs to consider the deadliest applications of AI

Strengthening the Online Education Ecosystem in India
Nov 18, 2020

Strengthening the Online Education Ecosystem in India

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the formal schooling system in India, as it has across the globe, causing massive pressure on the online education sector. This paper analyses the state of digitalised education in India. It outlines current government guidelines on digital-mode schooling, and uses the case of Maharashtra’s five-year-old efforts at digitalising government schools to gauge preparedness for implementing the guidelines. It highl

The arrival of air taxis: A need for a new drone policy
Jan 05, 2024

The arrival of air taxis: A need for a new drone policy

With commercial drone operation just around the corner, relevant guidelines need to be introduced to ensure the smooth and safe functioning

The Digital Personal Data Protection Act, 2023: Recommendations for Inclusion in the Digital India Act
Oct 30, 2023

The Digital Personal Data Protection Act, 2023: Recommendations for Inclusion in the Digital India Act

The new Digital Personal Data Protection Act (DPDPA) is market-friendly but is lacking in attention to privacy requirements for sensitive personal data. This report highlights three types of sensitive personal data—i.e., biometric, financial, and health—and emphasises the need for transparent consent mechanisms that will safeguard an individual’s data. It underscores the role of data fiduciaries, urging the formulation of clear operational

The expanding universe of biosafety and space
Feb 26, 2024

The expanding universe of biosafety and space

The year 2023 has witnessed significant advancements in space exploration. With these remarkable achievements come evolving guidelines to safeguard Ea

To delete, or not to #deleteFacebook, that is the question
Mar 26, 2018

To delete, or not to #deleteFacebook, that is the question

Given the massive breach of faith by Facebook, it's unclear how long it will take to re-establish trust in their motives even if companies pledge to improve their data security systems and guidelines.

Why is India's West Asia policy ineffective?
Jul 23, 2014

Why is India's West Asia policy ineffective?

Does Indian Foreign Policy towards West Asia have to be as fragmented as the region? Probably not. One could start by enunciating a few guidelines that are minimalist; that we are against religious extremism, toppling established states and condemning disproportionate use of force by Israel.

चीन आणि उत्तर कोरिया संबंधांची दिशा
Feb 25, 2019

चीन आणि उत्तर कोरिया संबंधांची दिशा

सर्वात जवळचा असा साथी असलेल्या उत्तर कोरियासोबत चीनचे संबंध गेल्या काही वर्षांत संबंध ताणले गेल्याचे दिसून येते आहे. याची कारणमीमांसा आणि पडसाद यांची चर्चा करणारा लेख.

जैविक युद्धात आणि निःशस्त्रीकरणात लिंग-आधारित शारीरिक व सामाजिक वैशिष्ट्यांनुसार होणारे परिणाम
Oct 27, 2023

जैविक युद्धात आणि निःशस्त्रीकरणात लिंग-आधारित शारीरिक व सामाजिक वैशिष्ट्यांनुसार होणारे परिणाम

पुरुष आणि स्त्रियांसाठी योग्य मानल्या जाणार्‍या सामाजिक आणि सांस्कृतिक भूमिकांच्या संबंधात जैविक युद्धाचा असुरक्षित लिंगांवर होणारा परिणाम लक्षात घेणे आवश्यक आहे, क�

भारतात स्वच्छ स्वयंपाक इंधनाचा प्रवेश: धोरणांची अशी होत आहे मदत
Mar 22, 2024

भारतात स्वच्छ स्वयंपाक इंधनाचा प्रवेश: धोरणांची अशी होत आहे मदत

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भारतीय शहरांमधील सर्वसमावेशक गतिशीलता योजनांमधील त्रुटी दूर करणे
Mar 19, 2024

भारतीय शहरांमधील सर्वसमावेशक गतिशीलता योजनांमधील त्रुटी दूर करणे

शहरांच्या वाढीच्या पार्श्वभूमीवर शहरांसाठी सर्वाधिक अ�

शस्त्रास्त्र प्रणालींमध्ये एआयची सुरक्षा कशी ठरवायची?
Feb 21, 2024

शस्त्रास्त्र प्रणालींमध्ये एआयची सुरक्षा कशी ठरवायची?

आर्टिफिशियल इंटेलिजन्स (एआय) वर कोणतेही नियम बनवताना, एआ�

शहरी भारतासाठी सार्वजनिक वाहतूक व्यवस्था निश्चित करणे
Feb 23, 2024

शहरी भारतासाठी सार्वजनिक वाहतूक व्यवस्था निश्चित करणे

भारतातील शहरी सार्वजनिक वाहतूक व्यवस्था शाश्वत मार्गान