Insights into Editorial: Unprecedented step: On Wuhan lockdown

Insights into Editorial: Unprecedented step: On Wuhan lockdown Context: In a bid to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus that emerged in the city of Wuhan in Hubei Province in early December last year, China took a drastic and unprecedented step to shut down the city, thus preventing its 11 million inhabitants from leaving. …

Insights into Editorial: Think climate change action, act glocal

Insights into Editorial: Think climate change action, act glocal Introduction: Almost everyone agrees that the recent global climate summit, the annual Conference of the Parties (COP25), held in Madrid in December 2019, was a failure and that the multilateral process to address the climate crisis is broken. The intensification of extreme weather events is likely …

Insights into Editorial: Ending inaction: On Speakers and disqualification

Insights into Editorial: Ending inaction: On Speakers and disqualification Context: In an important order aimed at rearming the anti-defection law, the Supreme Court set three months as the outer limit for the Speaker to conclude disqualification proceedings against defectors. The apex court also wanted Parliament to revisit the rationale behind giving exclusive powers to the …

Insights into Editorial: Guaranteeing healthcare, the Brazilian way

Insights into Editorial: Guaranteeing healthcare, the Brazilian way   Context: As Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro visits New Delhi this Republic Day, one interesting field of cooperation to explore in the strategic partnership is healthcare. Both Brazil and India are composed of large States with a reasonable degree of administrative autonomy. This fact implies great challenges …

Insights into Editorial: Redesigning India’s ailing data system

Insights into Editorial: Redesigning India’s ailing data system   Introduction: The new series of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures with 2011-12 as base, released in 2015, has not gone well with analysts; the withholding of employment-unemployment data for some time and consumer expenditure data, which is not released, added to this unease. Bringing the National …