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No silver lining on economy’s dark clouds

No silver lining on economy’s dark clouds

August 21, 2020

Despite various measures announced by the government, there is no sign of any revival in the Indian economy which has continued its sharp decline since March. Inflation continues to rise, job losses spread across sectors and the economy continues to contract.

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Censorship of OTT platforms in India likely

Censorship of OTT platforms in India likely

August 5, 2020

Over four years after they made their debut and at a time when they have become the default mode of cinema releases, OTT platforms in India come under scrutiny amidst calls for censorship.

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Afghanistan peace talks

Afghanistan peace talks

August 3, 2019

As US-led peace talks with the Afghan Taliban pick up, India squirms uneasily as it is not part of the crucial negotiations about the future of the highly volatile nation.

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World Population Day: Is India ready to be the most populous country by 2027?

World Population Day: Is India ready to be the most populous country by 2027?

July 11, 2019

World Population Day is observed annually on July 11 every year with the objective to spread awareness about population related issues across the world. When the day was first observed 30 years ago, the population was 5.25 billion but today it has nearly crossed the mark of 7.7 b...

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India US trade dispute

India US trade dispute

May 18, 2019

Even while he negotiates a deal with China, the US President Donald Trump has turned his attention to India. New Delhi would do well to stand its ground and rebuff any threats.

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The march of Indian democracy

The march of Indian democracy

April 18, 2019

India has conducted its electoral democracy successfully over the last seven decades.

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Replacing traditional stoves with solar cooking solutions

Replacing traditional stoves with solar cooking solutions

October 17, 2018

In order to encourage the development of solar operated facilities in the country, the Indian government is inviting researchers from academic and research institutions, organisations and industries, to submit designs for solar chulhas (traditional Indian cooking stove) before De...

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India tops the world in internet shutdowns

India tops the world in internet shutdowns

May 28, 2018

According to the UNESCO report, almost half of the numbers of shutdowns in India have been enforced in the Kashmir valley alone for prolonged periods. Five of the six largest shutdowns recorded in the time span occurred in India.

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No-Frills Airports

No-Frills Airports

October 31, 2017

In line with its policy to make flying affordable for more people, the Indian government has developed a policy to promote low-cost or no-frills airports to complement the low-cost carriers. Currently, fewer than three pc of India’s 1.3 billion people fly and the Government of ...

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Supreme Court of India’s ruling on privacy

Supreme Court of India’s ruling on privacy

August 24, 2017

In a historic ruling, perhaps the most significant and far reaching one in decades, the Indian Supreme Court has held that privacy is a fundamental right, delivering a big jolt to the Indian government and its pet scheme of generating biometric ID for all citizens.

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IndiGo craves to fly global with Air India

IndiGo craves to fly global with Air India

July 7, 2017

As the Indian government announced its disinvesting plans for the national carrier, Air India; IndiGo was the only private airline that expressed its interest, however, the intentions were clarified only yesterday.

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India moves up 12 places in Travel & Tourism Competitive Index of the WEF

India moves up 12 places in Travel & Tourism Competitive Index of the WEF

April 13, 2017

India has moved 12 places up in this ranking from 52nd to 40th position in the Travel and Tourism Competitive Index (TTCI) of World Economic Forum. The tourism sector in the country has been on a growth trajectory since the present government came into power.

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