P. Kumar

What Climate Agenda Should India Pursue?

India should frame its Climate Policies in such a ways that meet diplomatic, developmental and climate interest simultaneously. Pursuing net-zero emission policy is neither feasible nor advisable. A pledge of net-zero emissions by 2050 will be appreciated by the developed western countries; diplomatic advancements, but such policy, especially if bound by a low, will adversely …

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Should India Pursue Net Zero Emission Policy?

Net Zero Emission The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will release its report in 2021. Updated national pledges on emission limits are expected this year. US President Joe Biden has already placed the climate crisis near the top of its foreign policy agenda. There is plenty at stake for India, including diplomatic, economic and …

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Arguments For And Against Big Tech Companies

Facebook, Microsoft, Google and Twitter, Amazon are generally called Big Tech companies. These companies are being seen as becoming too big for their boots. Arguments In Favour of Big Tech Companies We are all ardent users of Big Tech goods and services. Big Tech companies provide citizens powerful platforms to transact, express themselves, seek out …

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India Reaches Out To Indian Ocean Partners

Indian Foreign Minister Dr. S Jaishankar went on a four-day visit to the Maldives and Mauritius February 20-23. The minister held high-level meetings in both countries, including with the defense and foreign ministers. India in recent years has stepped up strategic outreach to its Indian Ocean partners. Both the Maldives and Mauritius have been key in pursuing …

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Stronger China And India’s Foreign Policy Priorities

Many things that started in 2020 could gain strength in 2021. This includes ouster of Trump in America. Trump’s ouster is likely to bring similar regie change in other countries as well. Despite the promise of a Biden presidency to redefine U.S.-Europe relations, Europe has not only turned its back on the U.S., it is …

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Female Labour Force Participation And Economic Recovery

According to ILO, female labour force participation in India was 20.5% in 2019, just before the Covid-19 pandemic. As compared to India, female labour force participation was slightly higher at 23.5% in South Asia during the same period.During the same period, male labour force participation in India and South Asia were 76% and 77% respectively. …

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Role Of Powerful Online Platforms In The Free Speech

Internet giants are cracking down on fringe groups online after the deadly attack on the US Capitol on 6 January 2021.  By 12 January, Twitter had suspended more than 70,000 accounts associated with QAnon, a conspiracy collective built around the notion that Trump is a bulwark against child sex trafficking rings run by satanic pedophiles …

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Digital Divide And E-learning in India

Poor Access To Internet, Digital Divide And E-learning

The full report of the NSO’s survey of ‘Household Social Consumption on Education in India’, for July 2017-June 2018, highlights the poor state of computer and Internet access in several States. E-learning In India: Disparities Are Glaring The disparities are glaring among different economic strata as well. The digital chasm that separates the privileged from …

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