January 28, 2020

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Takshashila hosts roundtable on ‘Governing Tech Platforms in India’

The Takshashila Institution, organised a roundtable on ‘Governing Tech Platforms in India’, at its office, on Friday, January 24. A platform uses technology to connect two or more economic agents and facilitates exchanges that create value to both parties. Regulators...

Takshashila Policy Proposal: The New Space Policy 2020

Download the proposal in PDF. Executive Summary The New Space Policy 2020 proposes a clear policy and regulatory structure that paves the way for growth of the nascent private space sector in India, thus contributing towards national development and advancing...

Analysis of whitelisted URLs in Jammu and Kashmir

This post was originally published on Medianama By Rohini Lakshané and Prateek Waghre The Supreme Court gave a judgement on January 10, 2020 directing the Central government to review the total suspension of Internet services in Jammu and Kashmir imposed...

China gives us hope why coronavirus won’t be as deadly as SARS in 2003

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus infection emanating from the wildlife and seafood markets in China’s Wuhan city reminds me of the severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS, epidemic that hit the world 17 years ago. I lived in Singapore...

All Things Policy: The Rise and Fall of West Asia

West Asia is notorious today for its geopolitical instability – but has that always been the case? What do the premodern states of the region tell us about today’s shifting dynamics? Aditya Ramanathan, Anirudh Kanisetti and Manoj Kewalramani trace out...

The Takshashila PLA Insight: Issue 39: CMC Outlines; Military Supervision; India’s Indigenisation; DF-26; Cognitive Science; China’s New Killer Robot Ship, and more

I. The Big Story: CMC’s Outlines to Strengthen Primary-level Units China’s Central Military Commission (CMC) released a set of outlines to strengthen the military at the primary level. The outlines, approved by President Xi Jinping, will take effect from February 1. The newly...