India needs its domestic legal frameworks in place before it can compete in the Second Space Age and reap its benefits. The country should look at introducing or amending legal frameworks to provide certainty to domestic entrepreneurs and foreign investors about the scope of permissible space activities and how they will be treated under Indian law.
Based on preliminary research and stakeholder discussions, this article features four areas of biosafety and biosecurity that could potentially become concrete agenda items for collaboration between the United States and India under the iCET.
The article highlights critical takeaways from the unofficial discussions led by Carnegie India on the iCET with officials from both the countries, industry leaders, technologists, fund managers, entrepreneurs, and academics.
Rudra Chaudhuri highlights the urgent need for change, inclusivity, and innovation in technology diplomacy in India.
Suyash Rai uses an analogy on government-taxpayer relations from the 2019 budget speech to argue that India's direct tax administration seems mired in infructuous disputes and lists factors that may be leading to this situation.
On January 2, 2023, the Supreme Court upheld the Union Government's 2016 decision to demonetise 500- and 1000-rupee currency notes. Anirudh Burman analyzes the verdict in this op-ed.
Since its founding, the People’s Republic of China has treated its relations with India as subordinate to its relations with great powers such as the United States and Russia. Ebbs and flows in this strategic triangle have had knock-on effects on the India-China relationship.
The year-end roundup of the newsletter from Carnegie India's Political Economy team features seven analytical essays and reviews each to highlight the best of the year.
The recently proposed data privacy bill has significant improvements over its predecessor, the chief among them being a better balance between enshrining data privacy requirements and allowing the economic use of personal data.
Vijay Gokhale explains the two choices Xi Jinping has regarding the protests in China over its zero-Covid policy.
Anirudh Burman lists the pros and cons of the draft Digital Personal Data Protection Act 2022. It's refreshingly pragmatic & recognizes the tension between individual privacy & data for economic growth but still exempts government agencies.
RK Misra and Shatakratu Sahu write about the opportunities and potential in India's EV sector, especially in light of the growing gig economy and India's upcoming G20 presidency.
Shibani Mehta explains how artificial intelligence can aid policymakers in surfacing meaning from a deluge of data, allowing them to coordinate shared objectives and prevent crises.
The voluntary nature of participation in the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) has led to a significant portion of private healthcare providers opting to not participate in the universal programme nor integrate into the Unified Health Interface (UHI).
Anirudh Suri highlights how it's crucial for the Indian government to deploy its startup ecosystem for the flow and development of India’s climate tech research and innovation.
Shatakratu Sahu and co-author Nikhil Pratap highlight the need for the government to establish co-regulation for online speech and devolve content moderation powers to platforms within a wider supervisory legal framework.
Konark Bhandari and Tejas Bhardwaj write on whether India's space program can serve the international community's needs as well as realize India's geopolitical aims.
If implemented well, the new Initiative on Critical and Emerging Technologies can help the two countries coordinate on science and tech research, civilian space, quantum technology, and semiconductor supply chains.
Priyadarshini D. explains what the new eRupee concept note released by the Reserve Bank of India entail and what are its implications?
Suyash Rai writes about the role of UPI in the growth of India's digital economy and how the government can boost innovation.