Publish and perish?

• In June 2017, the Medical Council of India (MCI) made publishing original research in indexed journals a prerequisite for appointments and promotions of teaching faculty in medical colleges. Recruitment, tenure and promotions are often linked to research publications in…

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…