At home and in exile

• With climate change, its worsening slow onset effects such as droughts, effects from sea level rise and water shortages will cause many to leave their homes and move to safer places. • Such migration may be a choice in…

Towards a regional reset?

• The government’s foreign policy moves over the past few months represent an unannounced but profound shift in its thinking about the neighbourhood. This could change the course of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s foreign policy before the general election next…

UN launches road safety trust fund

• UN has launched road safety trust fund aimed at spurring action to help save lives in road accidents. => About the Fund • The United Nations Road Safety Trust Fund aims to accelerate progress in improving global road safety…

Mandate and allocations

• Concerns over the directive to use population data in the Terms of Reference (ToR) from the 2011 Census, and not the 1971 Census that was used earlier, is an exaggeration. => POPULATION DATA • Conceptually, general purpose transfers to…

Reimagining governance

• Getting the Centre, States and district administrations to work in tandem is crucial • The 115 Aspirational Districts Programme (ADP) conceived by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is radical not because this is the first time that a government in…

From Plate to Plough: Freeing the farm

• Raising agricultural exports requires the government to unburden policy of consumer bias. A balance should be struck between meeting the needs of food-insecure consumers and income-insecure farmers. • The Government has resolved to increase the value of the country’s…

India, U.K. in talks over education

• India and the United Kingdom (U.K.) were holding talks to seal an agreement on mutual recognition of educational qualifications. • Education was a major area of bilateral cooperation between the two sides which was likely to feature in official…