What can India teach us about start-ups?

Context: Empirical evidence has shown that there is a very strong link between start-ups, especially small enterprises, and job growth in India. There is a strong upward relationship between employment growth and the number of start-ups. The rate of new start-ups in India is too low: Evidence also suggests that Read More …

India and EU

Context: The European Union released its strategy on India after 14 years. India is on the top of the agenda of the EU in the field of external relations… this strategy paper reflects that EU has taken India’s priorities very seriously.  Transformative shift The new strategy underscores a transformative shift in Brussels Read More …

The need for reforms in the education sector

Context: When we think about the future of work—and all the jobs that will have to be created for India’s expanding youth population—we should hold one thought above all in mind: most children who are currently in primary school will be earning their living in employment that don’t yet exist. Read More …

Inclusive Green Growth Index

Context: When it comes to pollution, and specifically air quality, not nearly enough attention has been paid to data collection and analysis, especially in emerging economies like India and China, where air quality deterioration is obvious and severe. Though broad figures are being collected, there is not enough granular data Read More …

Emergency Response Support System (ERSS)

Context: The Union Home Minister launched Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) for the State of Nagaland at Kohima, coinciding with the Formation Day of Nagaland and the inaugural day of Hornbill Festival 2018. About the system: Residents in Nagaland do not require to remember multiple helpline numbers now. They can Read More …

Hornbill Festival and Nagaland

Context: The Union Home Minister inaugurated the hugely popular Hornbill Festival 2018 in Kohima, coinciding with the Formation Day of Nagaland.  Synopsis from PIB: Nearly 50% of Nagaland population is below 25 years. Nagaland is geographically located at a vantage point.  It is the gateway to the South-East Asia. North-East Read More …

The Indian Delegation At COP-24

Context: The 24th meeting of Conference of Parties (COP-24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will be held at Katowice, Poland from 2nd December 2018 to 14th December 2018. COP-24 is very significant as it is expected to finalise guidelines for implementation of the Paris Agreement adopted in Read More …

Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems (RPAS)

Context: Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems (RPAS), popularly referred to as drones, are a technology platform with wide-ranging applications. Civil Aviation Regulations (CAR): In August 2018, India had announced the release of its Civil Aviation Regulations (CAR) to enable safe flying of RPAS in India. The CAR detailed the obligations of Read More …

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