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Competition in retail electricity: Power of choice
Feb 12, 2024

Competition in retail electricity: Power of choice

Behavioural changes expected in electricity use by the consumer may not play out as anticipated without the intervention of technological inputs

Competition Law in the Digital Space: A Study of Exclusionary Conduct by Tech Conglomerates
Aug 14, 2023

Competition Law in the Digital Space: A Study of Exclusionary Conduct by Tech Conglomerates

The last few decades have witnessed a rise in the use and accumulation of data, often called ‘the oil of the 21st century’. Meanwhile, existing laws and regulations are inadequate in dealing with these changing data consumption patterns; this is true for India. Wrongdoings by tech companies can often go unpunished, including predatory pricing, abuse of dominance, and exclusionary conduct. This brief discusses India’s antitrust laws and regu

Competition with China not antagonism: S M Krishna
Jul 01, 2010

Competition with China not antagonism: S M Krishna

The foreign minister said the boundary issue between the two countries has not prevented mutually beneficial and functional cooperation in a number of areas

Balancing IP and Competition Concerns in India’s Audio-Visual Content Sector
Aug 16, 2023

Balancing IP and Competition Concerns in India’s Audio-Visual Content Sector

India has become the largest and fastest-growing producer of audio-visual (AV) content in the world, with the highest number of hours of content every day. This brief discusses issues of intellectual property (IP) and competition in the AV content sector. Under India’s Copyright Act 1957, the owner of AV content is accorded exclusive copyright over their work, which includes the right to monetise. Effective copyright protection incentiv

Can competition tools fix social media?
Oct 13, 2021

Can competition tools fix social media?

Replacing tech authoritarianism with state overreach will only exacerbate problems plaguing social media platforms

Cooperation between Japan and India from the perspective of geoeconomics in the intensifying US-China hegemony competition
Mar 20, 2021

Cooperation between Japan and India from the perspective of geoeconomics in the intensifying US-China hegemony competition

Japan wants to assist India to improve the investment climate to attract more FDI so that New Delhi can be linked more closely with Japan–ASEAN-based supply chains.

Cooperation, not competition
Aug 20, 2012

Cooperation, not competition

On a proposal by Vietnam recently, ONGC Videsh Limited (OVL), the overseas investment arm of ONGC, has decided to stay invested in Block 128. The decision was taken after Hanoi offered to provide additional data to make future exploration economically feasible and discovering hydrocarbons commercially viable.

End monopoly in Coal sector by introducing competition, say experts
Feb 23, 2010

End monopoly in Coal sector by introducing competition, say experts

India is the third largest coal producer and the coal industry one of the oldest sectors of commercial involvement

GCC and Central Asia Summit amidst great power competition
Aug 03, 2023

GCC and Central Asia Summit amidst great power competition

Amidst the fragile world order and great power competition, the recent GCC-CAR summit aims to strengthen political and strategic relations

Great power competition raises concerns within the ASEAN
Aug 16, 2023

Great power competition raises concerns within the ASEAN

The growing Chinese and US presence near the South China Sea raises concerns in the minds of the ASEAN countries as it might be signalling a potential

How the current great-power competition helps the Taliban in Afghanistan
Mar 18, 2023

How the current great-power competition helps the Taliban in Afghanistan

The conflict in Europe helped the Taliban in cementing itself more firmly as a legitimate political entity

Influence of strategic competition on Human Spaceflight
Dec 14, 2015

Influence of strategic competition on Human Spaceflight

The moon and Mars initially will be mined for generating fuel and water, but permanent mines to extract helium-3 and other materials cannot be ruled out in the future. The costs are high and technology is still in the nascent stage, but these problems do not appear giant in the face of environmental degradation on Earth.

Sino-Indian competition in Myanmar in the spotlight with Indian Navy chief visit
Feb 24, 2020

Sino-Indian competition in Myanmar in the spotlight with Indian Navy chief visit

Myanmar remains hugely important for India. The naval visit last week again focused attention on the role of India and China in the Southeast Asian state, even though New Delhi’s weakness lies more in non-security realms.

Sino-Indian Competition in South Asia: Another Round
Dec 03, 2021

Sino-Indian Competition in South Asia: Another Round

In the ongoing contest between China and India for influence, New Delhi has made some gains in the Maldives and Sri Lanka.

Sino-Indian Competition in the Indian Ocean Region intensifies
Oct 16, 2020

Sino-Indian Competition in the Indian Ocean Region intensifies

As competition intensifies in the Indian Ocean Region, India loses touch with Sri Lanka and solidifies relations with the Maldives.

Sri Lanka: A centre for Sino-Indian strategic competition
Jul 12, 2019

Sri Lanka: A centre for Sino-Indian strategic competition

The delivery of a Chinese frigate to Sri Lanka reinforces China’s role within competition between the two Asian giants.

Sri Lanka’s role in Sino-Indian competition in South Asia
Jan 28, 2020

Sri Lanka’s role in Sino-Indian competition in South Asia

The country continues to be a prime area of competition for both Asian powers in the South Asia region.

The US-China Tech Competition Takes Centre Stage
Aug 19, 2023

The US-China Tech Competition Takes Centre Stage

The US slipped from producing nearly 40% of the world's chips to just over 10% in the last three decades. By allocating $53 billion towards the enhancement of US semiconductor manufacturing, R&D and the augmentation of its skilled workforce in the domain, the Act sought to change China's comparative advantage

US and China: Engagement, strategic competition and beyond
Mar 21, 2020

US and China: Engagement, strategic competition and beyond

A general political and technological decoupling of the US and China is now appearing inevitable. The bitterness in their public discourse is all too

US protectionist strategy to affect Indian labour markets and competition?
Mar 22, 2019

US protectionist strategy to affect Indian labour markets and competition?

India must be prepared to tackle the uncertainty surrounding international politics and economics, especially the Trump Administration by creating a s

US-China competition: Impact on multilateral aid to Gaza
Nov 22, 2023

US-China competition: Impact on multilateral aid to Gaza

The competition between the US and China has severely impacted the delivery of humanitarian aid to Gaza. This is a wake-up call to reform multilateral

US-China technology competition through the prism of the reflexive games framework
Sep 07, 2021

US-China technology competition through the prism of the reflexive games framework

This century’s superpower rivalry is being played out in the digital domain and the rules are different and fast-evolving

Will China’s Tall Space Goals Spur Further Competition?
Feb 07, 2022

Will China’s Tall Space Goals Spur Further Competition?

While China’s white paper on space is a good transparency move, the goals enshrined in the document may also make space more competitive.

70 Policies — Food Corporation of India, 1965
Aug 04, 2018

70 Policies — Food Corporation of India, 1965

The new FCI should be a market-friendly agency for food management, with a primary focus on creating competition in every segment of foodgrain supply

70 Policies — Nationalisation of General Insurance, 1972
Aug 07, 2018

70 Policies — Nationalisation of General Insurance, 1972

From 1972 to 2002, the journey of GIC — from nationalisation to a general insurance monopoly to opening up to private competition and finally to bec

70 Policies — Nationalisation of Life Insurance, 1956
Aug 04, 2018

70 Policies — Nationalisation of Life Insurance, 1956

While the ostensible reason for nationalisation and the obliteration of all competition was unfair practices of the companies and the protection of po

A new US policy on Africa: Genuine reset or same old rhetoric?
Nov 26, 2021

A new US policy on Africa: Genuine reset or same old rhetoric?

In an attempt to move beyond great power competition for influence in Africa, the United States is revamping its policy by ensuring a mutually benefic

Agenda for economic reform: Joint statement by P.N. Dhar, M. Narasimham, I.G. Patel and R.N. Malhotra
Jul 24, 2021

Agenda for economic reform: Joint statement by P.N. Dhar, M. Narasimham, I.G. Patel and R.N. Malhotra

As India commemorates the 30th anniversary of the 1991 Reforms, ORF looks back at its very first publication.