Month: July 2020

U.S.-India Strategic Energy Partnership (SEP)

A virtual ministerial meeting of the U.S.-India Strategic Energy Partnership (SEP) was held to review progress, highlight major accomplishments, and prioritise new areas for cooperation. Background: It was established …

Right to vote for migrants

Though India moved from a restrictive 15 percent (pre-independence) of Indians having voting rights to universal adult franchise (post-independence), a majority of migrants are still excluded from this basic …

Delimitation in the Northeast

The Election Commission’s (EC) former legal advisor has red-flagged the Union government’s order setting up a Delimitation Commission for Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Assam and Nagaland, calling it unconstitutional and …

India’s equalization levy

The USTR (United States Trade Representative) is initiating a probe into the imposition of digital taxes on firms like Facebook, Netflix and Google in the EU and nine countries, …