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Democratic, innovative and secure: How India can shape the future of the internet

SAMIR SARAN GCCS GCCS 2017 India is fast becoming the indispensable nation of cyberspace. The Indian market could decide the future of many technology giants. As such, she can be seen as a policy pioneer. In November, Ajit Pai, Chairman...

Why have we failed to create institutes of excellence, like in West?

ANTARA SENGUPTA There is reluctance in offering absolute autonomy to institutes in something as basic as issuing degrees. When it comes to financial autonomy, it is assumed that the institutes are incapable of funding themselves and are tied...

India’s low carbon transition

ISSUE BRIEFS AND SPECIAL REPORTS APARAJIT PANDEY CLIMATE ACTION CLIMATE FINANCE FINANCING GREEN TRANSITIONS LOW CARBON This report is part of the Observer Research Foundation’s “Financing Green Transitions” series which aims to find potential linkages between private capital, in...

US public more divided today than any time, Dr. Bruce Stokes

EVENT REPORTS US public more divided today than any time, Dr. Bruce Stokes PreviousNext Photolabs@ORF 2017 Nov 27 DEMOCRATS REPUBLICAN TRUMP ERA The American public is more divided today than any time in modern history, as per the findings of a survey conducted by the...

Zimbabwe and the end of Mugabe’s reign: the bloodless coup and China’s role

PINAK RANJAN CHAKRAVARTY MUGABE ZIMBABWE Robert Mugabe, the 93-year-old president of the East African country of Zimbabwe, has finally quit under pressure from the military and his own ZANU-PF Party. A BLOODLESS COUP Mugabe led Zimbabwe's fight for independence in the...

China’s rise and Trumpmerica’s tryst with the Thucydides trap

KASHISH PARPIANI Thucydides’ assertion of the fifth century war being “inevitable” owing to the “rise of Athens” and the fear it “instilled” in the “ruling” power of Sparta — holds key relevance in the 21st century. DONALD TRUMP THUCIDIDES...

India needs to invest much more on human capital: Bill Gates

EVENT REPORTS PreviousNext Photolabs@ORF 2017 Nov 23 HUMAN CAPITAL As part of the health project Observer Research Foundation is doing with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), a panel discussion on ‘Human Capital, Growth and Public Policy’ was organised in New Delhi on...

Energy News Monitor | Volume XIV; Issue 23

ENERGY NEWS MONITOR NOV 23 2017 Source: Daniel Parks ENERGY MONITOR ENM NOVEMBER Coal News Commentary: October - November 2017 India A mid complaints from thermal power plants over inadequate supply of fuel, CIL reported that it has produced 278.01 mt during the...

Combating corporate corruption in India through Deferred prosecution agreements

ISSUE BRIEFS AND SPECIAL REPORTS NOV 23 2017 PERCIVAL BILLIMORIA VIVAN MARWAHA JHOOMAR MEHTA CORRUPTION Corruption has plagued India’s political and corporate landscape since Independence. In the United Kingdom (UK), Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs) have proved to be an...

Himalayan upgrade

RAKESH SOOD The elections in Nepal will complete the democratic transition. India must play an enabling role MADHESI NEPAL Elections on November 26 and December 7 in Nepal mark a historic moment in its tumultuous transition from a 240-year-old monarchy...

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Aadhaar breach is serious, but bigger challenge is a data and...

GAUTAM CHIKERMANE Shrill debates will tighten Aadhaar. But finally it would need to situate itself within a larger framework, as part of wider rights. Flickr...

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