Monday, 24 January, 2022
TopicIndia

Topic: India

India’s climate policies misplaced. Carbon inequality must be addressed within country too

Despite the bottom half facing the unequal impact of climate change, India’s policies continue to favour the top 10 percent.

‘Wish India joined RCEP, would like to see it back’, says South Korea trade minister Yeo Han-koo

Yeo was speaking at an ORF webinar, a day after discussing upgrade of India and South Korea’s CEPA with Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal.

India must consolidate its gains in Kashmir. Jihadist groups eyeing expansion opportunity

There are signs that the Pakistan army may no longer be willing—or able, in the face of a resurgent Taliban—to take on its jihadist proxies.

Seven debates India is looking forward to in 2022

From elections to a new President, Covid to principles-based debates, the year ahead will be tentative, even frustrating.

Musharraf back on Twitter, Pakistanis say ‘Insha’Allah, you will return, fight treason case’

Some Pakistanis also called the former army chief, who had carried out a coup against his Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the real traitor of Pakistan.

With RCEP now in force, India must strengthen trade & engage with other blocs, say experts

The world’s largest trade agreement, including China and 14 other Asia-Pacific nations, came into effect on 1 January. India had quit it in 2019, fearing a glut of cheap imports.

Here’s why the P5 joint statement on ‘Preventing Nuclear War’ makes all the right noises

While we can’t trust nuclear weapons to maintain peace, believing in human rationality is the greater danger.

Citi, ICICI lower India’s growth projections due to surge in Covid cases

New Delhi: A sharp rise in coronavirus cases in India is seen hurting the economy’s growth prospects, albeit milder than during the previous waves. Economists,...

If you want to defend India’s republic, don’t just focus on Modi-baiting

We, who wish to reclaim the republic, must begin the new year by realising the power of positive politics.

In 2022, India-China glass is both half-full and half-empty. Russia can be tipping factor

A US-Russia face-off is on the cards again over Ukraine. It explains Putin’s visits, calls, and upcoming India summit.

On Camera

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Demonstrators attempt to enter the US Capitol building during a protest in Washington, D.C., U.S., on 6 January 2021 | Eric Lee | Bloomberg

Texas attack shows a long, violent struggle for America’s soul is inevitable

The shock of Covid 19—both economic and cultural—has strengthened the maniacal conspiracy culture with which the American Right is suffused.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.

Defence

Chinese army has found missing 17-year-old boy from Arunachal, Defence Ministry PRO says

Indian Army had sought assistance from China's People Liberation Army to locate and return Miram Taron, who had gone missing on 18 January and was reportedly captured by PLA.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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