One liners 19th February

• Cairn Energy has filed a case in the USA District Court under the New York Convention to enforce a US$1.2 billion arbitration award won in a tax dispute with India. The Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign…

3rd India-Australia-Japan-USA Quad Ministerial Meeting

• Minister of External Affairs participated in the 3rd India-Australia-Japan-USA Quad Ministerial Meeting. Key highlights of the meet: • Highlighted the shared attributes as political democracies, market economies and pluralistic societies. • Expressed Commitment to cooperate in enhancing access to…

One liners 18th February

• The Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan, unveiled the first route and terminal of the Kochi Water Metro. The project uses advanced ships to connect the islands throughout the city. The subway route goes from Vitila to Kakinada. Vyttila…

[Editorial Analysis] The poor state of the Indian state

Mains Paper 2: Governance Prelims level: Not much Mains level: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency and accountability and institutional and other measures. Context: • Two new books reveal…