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Need for reviewing NELP policies
Experts have suggested that there is a need for reviewing the NELP (National Exploration Licensing Policy) to accommodate signals being sent to the energy market on pricing and regulatory aspects.
 
Oil & Gas
 
Dash for Gas: Opportunities & Challenges
January 2012
Fifty years after the first LNG tanker sailed from Mississippi to UK in 1959 natural gas has finally matured into a global commodity. Gas is no longer limited to being a regional resource or a continental resource.
 
Energy subsidies wipe out over Rs 2 lakh crore of India’s GDP, unsustainable: Experts
15 December 2011
Experts have unanimously cautioned the Government that the current levels of subsidy in the energy sector, which wipes out more than Rs 2,00,000 crores of India’s GDP, is not at all sustainable.
 
Renewable Energy
 
Funding solar projects needs Govt. push: Experts
18 January 2012
According to experts, captive power generation offers immense potential for converting into solar based power consumer. However, this change requires a mandatory push from the government through regulations or incentives.
 
Small Hydro: Too Small for a National Mission?
28 November 2011
As India braces itself for an over-ambitious Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission, it also has to deliberate the prospects of developing other renewable energy resources. Of all the non-conventional renewable energy sources, small hydro represents the highest density resource.
 
Water
 
BLUE REVOLUTION: Charting South Asia’s Water Future
September, 2011
Water is a scarce natural resource with multifaceted uses cutting across class, economic and political boundaries. Evaluating and recognizing the importance of water in different spheres of life is where the trouble begins.
 
Water Security in South Asia: Issues and Policy Recommendations
09 February 2011
This brief is largely based on several discussions organised at Observer Research Foundation over a period of time. These discussions were enriched by the presence of some of the well-known experts on water issues in the country.
 
Climate Change
 
The Globalisation and Climate Change Paradox: Implications for South Asian Security
July 11, 2011
The interpretation of security through the prism of Westphalia1 for the past three centuries now stands under scrutiny. Traditional state-centric security narratives are giving way to a more complex discussion on security.
 
Sustainable development and climate change-Sunjoy Joshi and Marlies Linke.
05 January 2011
In this book, the authors explore the persistent dissonances in the climate debate with the aim of identifying the harmonies that can help the world compose a common sympathy that accounts for the concerns, expectations and aspirations of all stakeholders.
 
Coal
 
End monopoly in Coal sector by introducing competition, say experts
24 February 2010
India is the third largest coal producer and the coal industry one of the oldest sectors of commercial involvement
 
 
 
 
 



  

  

  
 
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Friday, 26 September 2014
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"Nuclear Disarmament: Prospects and Challenges"
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"Great War's Continuing Impact"
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Tuesday, 7 October 2014
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16-17 October 2014
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Thursday, 16 October 2014
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"Kautilya on Self-Protection, Self-Insurance and Sovereignty."
Friday, 17 October 2014
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"CyFy 2014"
Saturday, 18 October 2014
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Saturday, 18 October 2014
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"United States Foreign Policy in International Perspective"
Tuesday, 21 October 2014
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Wednesday, 12 November 2014
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Tuesday, 18 November 2013
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Wednesday, 19 November 2013
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Monday, 24 November 2013
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4-5 December 2014
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Friday, 5 December 2014
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Energy/Coal/Power
 
The Climate has Not Changed
16 September 2014
Lydia Powell,

Formal and informal conversations over ambitions and commitments to combat climate change are going on in India and other important regions of the world...

 
CIL must change its mindset
16 September 2014
Ashish Gupta,

The Energy Committee which was institutionalised recently under the Former Union Minister of Power Shri Suresh Prabhu was entrusted with the task for advising government on the issues related with the energy sector.

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International
The story beyond uranium
05 September 2014
C Raja Mohan

The real story for strong India-Australia relations lies beyond uranium. With one of the world's strongest mining sectors,

 
Taking India-Singapore partnership to newer heights1
03 September 2014
Richa Sekhani

India and Singapore's efforts and strategic planning have brought the bilateral linkages between them to such a juncture,

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National
Widening communal fault lines pose challenge to Modi govt
21 August 2014
Niranjan Sahoo

Compared to an average 100,000 incidents annually in the 1980s and 1990s, India witnessed only 72,126 communal riots in 2013.

 
Modi's ports
20 August 2014
R. Swaminathan

Modi needs a credible domestic strategy to ramp up India's maritime infrastructure.

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Japan
Modi's Lexicon
03 September 2014
C. Raja Mohan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's fluent Hindi, through which he engages foreign interlocutors,

 
Why relations with Japan are important
03 September 2014
Manoj Joshi

In terms of technology, Japan is way ahead of us and China in many areas. It may be some time before we can expect Japan to export complete weapons systems,

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China
What Modi can learn from Xi
04 September 2014
Manoj Joshi

Modi has been ambivalent about the Lokpal, believing, presumably, that a revitalised administration will make this institution redundant.

 
Making friends with the middle
25 August 2014
C. Raja Mohan and Rory Medcalf

Building a set of flexible Asian coalitions that do not include America or China should become a critical element of India's strategy

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