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Environment

April 20, 2016

India will raise the issue of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) ruling against the Indian Domestic Solar Mission. This was announced by India’s Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar, on Tuesday, at a press conference on the eve of his departure...

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Guest Column

Guest Column

April 12, 2016

Last week the newly appointed minister of Religious Affairs Aung Ko told the Voice of America that only Buddhists were considered “full citizens” of Burma, while Muslims and other minorities counted as “associate citizens”. Except a little whisper, unfortunately, this inc...

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EU India Summit

EU India Summit

April 2, 2016

While the much awaited EU India summit in Brussels on March 30th failed to break the deadlock over the Bilateral Trade and Invest Agreement (BTIA) negotiations, it paved a way for the restoration and continuation of the annual EU-India summits. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

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Energy mix

Energy mix

March 3, 2016

Facing huge power needs, the Indian government is planning to set up new nuclear power plants and studying new locations, notably in Bihar, Haryana and Punjab, to triple in the next 10 years its nuclear power generation base. A huge market where international companies, notably U...

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Indian Budget 2016

Indian Budget 2016

February 29, 2016

The 2016 Indian Budget, presented on Monday by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, is first focused on a rural economy that still needs some boosting. It aims also at further reforms to accelerate investments, while keeping the public deficit at 3.5% of the Gross Domestic Product. And...

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Emerging markets

Emerging markets

February 26, 2016

India has just taken up the presidency of the Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) group. It has become the strongest economic performer of this heterogeneous ensemble, with the highest growth and the most readable investment context among these five countries. Sinc...

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Mercer’s quality of living survey

Mercer’s quality of living survey

February 24, 2016

Hyderabad is the best Indian city to live in, according to the world ranking of Mercer on quality of living. The city of the State of Telangana (South) is distinguished for the second year in a row in India by the consultancy survey, which underlines notably its relatively good p...

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Castes and quotas in India

Castes and quotas in India

February 22, 2016

The situation remains tense in northern India after some riots led by the influential Jat community where at least 19 were killed and 200 wounded these last three days and which resulted in water rationing and schools closures in the Indian capital, Delhi. Representatives of the ...

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Vibrant Gujarat International Travel Mart 2016

Vibrant Gujarat International Travel Mart 2016

February 22, 2016

With an aim to promote Gujarat as a tourist destination, the fourth edition of Vibrant Gujarat International Travel Mart was inaugurated on February 19, 2016 in Gandhinagar. Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel inaugurated the fourth edition of Vibrant Gujarat International Tra...

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Leena Nair

Leena Nair

February 15, 2016

Targets USD 10 billion by 2020   Despite obstacles such as aquaculture diseases and numerous trade barriers, export of marine products from India has witnessed a steady rise in the past decade. Though exports to Gulf countries were minuscule, Leena Nair sees immense scope an...

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Netflix finally launched in India

Netflix finally launched in India

January 8, 2016

The world famous video service platform Netflix has now fully buffered in India. On the day of its launch, the Internet saw a gush of updates from the youth about the same. Netflix was finally launched in India and in 129 other countries on 6th January and the people, especially ...

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Climate Change Meet, Paris

Climate Change Meet, Paris

January 6, 2016

Global leaders, businesses and several others have gone to town over the ‘unprecedented’ achievements during the global negotiations in Paris to curb global warming. Yet, not much besides big headlines seems to have been achieved The road to hell is paved with good intentions...

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