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An Overview of the National Logistics Policy 2022

A much needed unified policy which binds the procedures and processes in the field of logistics together. The policy sets measurable goals in reducing transportation costs, improving international rankings and incorporates effective implementation. Riding on the tide of digitisation, the policy works towards ease of transportation for India Inc. In tandem with the PM Gati Shakti – National Master Plan, the logistics policy seeks to improve India’s trade competitiveness, create jobs and lay out the vision for India to become a logistics hub. 

SCO 2022: What worries Xi?

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s first foreign visit since the outbreak of the Covid pandemic – to Samarkand for the SCO summit – seems to have proved largely counter-productive.

Fault Lines Within The SCO

For all the pomp and ceremony at last week’s Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, its defining image is likely to be Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging Russian President Vladimir Putin to seek peace in Ukraine, telling the Russian leader that “today’s era is not one for war.”

Contours of Caste-Class in Bengaluru Floods

When I was a kid, I remember my home in Bengaluru flooding repeatedly, especially during the monsoons.

This was strange as we were in Chamarajpet, a well-planned neighbourhood developed by the visionary Dewan Sheshadri Iyer, along with Malleshwarm and Basavanagudi neighbourhoods, to settle those who lived in the petes (trading and living zones combined) of the old fort town that Bengaluru was then as the bubonic plague had ravaged and decimated the population as the 19th century rolled into the 20th.