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Indian think tanks are growing in big numbers under Modi. But impact, influence questionable

As of 2020, India had the third highest number of think tanks, their growth led by complicated policy questions and greater democratisation of data.

More visible & vocal — India’s homegrown think tanks are booming, influencing debate & policy

India’s expanding global footprint, and need for specialisation in governance, are among factors that are behind the rise of think tanks in the country over the last decade.

Poonam Gupta, former World Bank economist, joins NCAER as first woman director-general

Poonam Gupta, will succeed current head, Shekhar Shah, who has led the think tank since 2011. She was appointed to the post in April this year.

India’s top economic policy think-tanks and the changes in their leadership

World Bank economist Deepak Mishra was appointed director & chief executive of ICRIER. NIPFP made 2 changes last year, while NCAER is looking for a new chief.

Economic impact of Covid on South Asia greater than healthcare challenges, report says

The report says that in order to ensure a safe return to normal life, 'South Asian governments would benefit from focusing more on the development of human capital'.

India needs new foreign affairs ambassadors — India Inc, think tanks and academicians

Despite PM Modi’s Neighbourhood First policy, China’s BRI holds more economic clout in the region. Does India’s foreign policy need a tweak?

How the Right is tackling Left’s intellectual hegemony in Delhi — one think-tank at a time

BJP & RSS-linked think-tanks challenging left-of-centre ideology, which is said to have always hogged Delhi’s intellectual discourse, even without real academic research.

Jaishankar’s 7 day, 7 think tanks blitz leaves US academics bickering

Despite a tight schedule, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar spoke at seven think tanks during his US trip.

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What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.