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A Crucial Headcount, Delayed Census 2021

The Indian Census has been delayed. While some sources claim that it is now to be conducted in 2023, it appears on the whole that the planning and preparation that is a prerequisite for the initiative has been put off indefinitely. While the Government of India posted in its notices that the reason for the delay was the Covid-19 pandemic, this article explores why such a reason might be a purely ostensible one. The article argues for immediate course correction, for reasons more than just having a “headcount”. 

Taiwan’s Porcupine Strategy 

The Asian Century, with China’s emergence as a great power, has raised concern, excitement, and debates. Not only does China seek to have greater influence in the first chain islands but also develops the capability to push the US Navy beyond it. Time and again China has shown its willingness to use force, the Chinese Foreign Ministry for instance has stated that options other than peaceful negotiations were on the table. In this climate, recent developments have drawn the world’s attention to Taiwan and its deterrence strategy. 

The Why, What, and How of the PM Gati Shakti: National Master Plan for Multi-Modal Connectivity 2021

“Gati Shakti” envisions a digital platform that will bring sixteen ministries together for integrated planning and coordinated implementation of infrastructure connectivity projects for industrial clusters and economic nodes. Creating a common platform for ministries whose work often overlaps makes way for faster, seamless and meticulous construction of infrastructure.

Digitising MSME – Policy Update 2022

Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) are one of the main forces behind India’s economy’s growth story. The MSME sector, which includes the service industry, manufacturing, packaging, infrastructure, food processing, IT, and chemicals, has emerged in the past few decades as the Indian economy’s most dynamic source of growth. 

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.