NEW DELHI: The country has imported 3.76 lakh tonnes of wheat from Australia in the first six months of this fiscal taking advantage of low international prices, the government informed Parliament today
India can immediately begin uranium import: Julie Bishop, Australian Foreign Minister PTI Nov 29, 2015, 10.29PM IST MELBOURNE: India can begin import of uranium from Australia immediately, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has said, days after prime ministers of the two nations announced the completion of procedures necessary for a landmark bilateral nuclear deal.Read More
Author: Geethanjali Nataraj and Richa Sekhani, ORF
Land acquisition is becoming risky and uncertain in India. Delays, protests and resistance on the part of the displaced — as have been observed in Bengal and Odisha — have curtailed investment in India’s infrastructure sector. Environmental clearance is also causing delays and cost blowouts in infrastructure projects, which is linked intrinsically to...
Author: Rajiv Kumar, Centre for Policy Research, India
The Foreign Trade Policy of the Modi government, announced by trade minister Nirmala Sitharaman in early April, represents business as usual. It aims at only incremental change rather than the bold new beginning that is needed if India is to ‘assume a position of leadership in the international trade discourse’. Read More
There are some uncanny similarities between Narendra Modi and Barack Obama. Both have risen from humble beginnings, both are charismatic public speakers and consummate communicators on social media, both were relative outsiders to the capitals where they now hold the most powerful office, and neither is dependent on their political party for their electoral success. Each has also shown...