January 4, 2022

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Placing Biodiversity At The Centre Of Economic Decision Making

The Biodiversity Act (BDA) of 2002 was a product of India signing the Convention on Biodiversity (CBD). Many industrial and a few research entities have been facing problems related to compliance issues of the access and benefit sharing (ABS) aspect...

Revisiting India’s Semiconductor Manufacturing Incentives

History of Semiconductor Manufacturing Incentives Pre-2019 2019 to 2021 Capital Expenditure   20% financial incentive of total capital expenditure  25% financial incentive of total capital expenditure (includes R&D) Basic Custom Duties (BCDs) Exemption of BCDs for non-covered capital goods Exemption of...

Who’s Stopping An Indian Medical Service?

The need for an Indian Medical Service Cadre has been highlighted and discussed multiple times in recent years. The Covid-19 pandemic has reinforced the urgent importance of the cadre. An Indian Medical Service, comparable to the IAS, IPS and IFS, is...

China At The Border, Hate Inside, National Security Weaponised – India Needs A Reset

Beliefs at the individual and collective levels drive human behaviour. All ideological systems including religion foster belief systems that promise a better future, only if one follows the prescriptions, are hypothetically distilled from human experience and wisdom. The devotees who thronged to Jammu’s Vaishno Devi temple on...

All Things Policy: Interrogating Industrial Policies for Semiconductors

 Mathieu Duchâtel and Pranay Kotasthane discuss the merits and demerits of government subsidies for building domestic semiconductor industries. Mathieu is director of the Asia Program at Institut Montaigne, Paris. His current research is focused on the European Union’s policy...