September 13, 2019

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All Things Policy: India’s Podcasting Adventures

What is it like to be a podcaster in India? Our own podcasters – Anirudh Kanisetti and Aditya Ramanathan – sit down with Amit Doshi and Kavita Rajwade, co-founders of IVM Podcasts, to find out. Subscribe and listen to the...

Eye on China: Delhi-Beijing Frictions – Net Rules & Inspections – Af-Pak Trilateral – Merkel’s Visit – Xi’s Reform Meeting – Trade Thaw with US

Eye on China is a weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom from an Indian interests perspective. This week we cover the frictions in the Sino-Indian relationship ahead of the second informal summit; German Chancellor Angela...

Not Enough Reasons for Cryptocurrency Ban

An inter-ministerial committee led by Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg has proposed that holding cryptocurrency in India be made illegal. Directly or indirectly investing, trading, or exchanging foreign cryptocurrencies could lead to a prison sentence for up to 10...

The Takshashila PLA Insight: Issue no 20: China-India Faceoff: Pangong Tso; Military Big Data (军事大数据); US Targets Companies with Chinese Military Ties; Dawn of Expeditionary Force; China-Pakistan Air Exercises

The Big Story: China-India Faceoff: Pangong Tso   Border tensions between China and India flared-up once again. A face-off between the Indian and Chinese soldiers began on the northern bank of the 134-km long Pangong Tso. The lake extends from Tibet to Ladakh with...

An Ecosystem of Smart Payments for Mobility

The Nandan Nilekani-led committee on digital payments made its recommendations to the government recently. The report talks about a multitude of issues, including international expansion of RuPay cards, increasing digital payment acceptance at scale, and a revised outlook towards KYCs....

The Compound Eye – ART, Gay Gene and Science Fraud: It is All Controversial

Assisted Reproductive Technologies News of a 74 year old woman giving birth to twins has elicited mixed responses. A few years ago, a couple in their 70s also resorted to ART to conceive and obtain a child. The debate has brought into discussion...