The Big Picture – Moody’s upgrades India’s Rating

The Big Picture – Moody’s upgrades India’s Rating Global credit rating agency Moody’s investor services has increased for the first time since 2004 India’s sovereign rating, overlooking a haze of economic uncertainties to bet on the nation’s prospects from a set of policy changes by PM Modi.  It cited country’s high growth potentials in the …

The Big Picture – Will Apathy of Rich Nations Derail Climate Action?

The Big Picture – Will Apathy of Rich Nations Derail Climate Action?   16 out of 25 analyzed that major Carbon emitting countries and regions are not on track to achieve the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) targets they have set for themselves on greenhouse gas emissions, as per a new study. The countries had promised …

The Big Picture – India, Iran & Afghanistan: Converging Interests

The Big Picture – India, Iran & Afghanistan: Converging Interests India in October 2017 sent its first shipment of wheat to Afghanistan through Iran’s strategic Chabahar port from its western port of Kandla, Gujrat, thus launching a trade route bypassing Pakistan. It is to be taken further by tracks to Afghanistan. The new trade route …

Rajya Sabha TV: Security Scan – Tackling Hate Speech on Social Media

Rajya Sabha TV: Security Scan – Tackling Hate Speech on Social Media Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Google and many others have revolutionized the way we communicate as a society. These platforms, which are used to chat with friends and families, have a powerful impact on public discourse. Like any other mode of communication, …

Rajya Sabha TV- Policy Watch: Episode – 292| Do Govt’s poverty alleviation programs need a revamp?

Rajya Sabha TV- Policy Watch: Episode – 292| Do Govt’s poverty alleviation programs need a revamp?   India has a serious hunger problem and ranks 100 out of 119 countries on Global Hunger Index behind North Korea, Bangladesh and Iraq but ahead of Pakistan. The country’ s serious hunger level is driven by high child …

The Big Picture – Mumbai floods: The Urban Infrastructure Challenge

The Big Picture – Mumbai floods: The Urban Infrastructure Challenge Flooding occurred in Mumbai on 29th August 2017 as the metro city recorded nearly 300mm of rainfall during that day. This event comparable to the 2005 floods (944mm rainfall on 26th July 2005) in Mumbai resulted in water-logging, halting of all three modes of transport, …