January 5, 2021

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Takshashila Blue Paper — A Framework for Governing Human Gene Editing in India

Download the Blue Paper in PDF [430 KB] This Blue Paper was prepared as a result of a roundtable discussion organised by the Takshashila Institution on 15 December 2017, based on the Discussion Document: A Framework for Governing Gene Editing....

Cautious Optimism

The welcome to the new year was wishfully cheerful, riding more hope than evidence. Economic data that is coming out is still mixed, yet hopeful. But to have survived the year 2020 is itself a cause of celebration. Read the...

#8 Entry ban, #Tiananmen 1989, #Decarbonization goals, #Digitization efforts, #Economic pact with U.K.

#8 Entry ban, #Tiananmen 1989, #Decarbonization goals, #Digitization efforts, #Economic pact with U.K. By Divya Suresh HIGHLIGHTS: 15th Dec – 31st Dec. ● Decarbonization recognised as the new area of cooperation in the Japan-U.S. alliance. ● In digitization of government...

DCGI’s Covaxin ‘approval’ is political jumla. It reinforces idea of Modi’s Atmanirbhar Bharat

Other than to the highly credulous, it is pretty obvious that the Drugs Controller General of India’s ‘approval’ for Bharat Biotech’s indigenous vaccine candidate, Covaxin, was announced for extra-scientific reasons. It has neither completed Phase 3 clinical trials, nor has...

All Things Policy: How Britain Spied on the Seas

The Royal Navy has been one of the most formidable forces ever to put to sea in history. Through modern times, the Royal Navy has been served by a well-oiled intelligence machine made of many cogs. Aditya Pareek talks to...

No matter what Bharat Biotech says, Covaxin is just not ready for approvals

Bharat Biotech got an approval for its COVID-19 vaccine and along with it came a lot of flak from critics who believe that the process was rushed for no valid reason. Dr Krishna Ella, the founder and chairman of Bharat Biotech,...