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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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"Peshawar Attacks: Pakistan's Counter-Terrorism Efforts"
Tuesday, 3 February 2015
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"The Changong Face of National Security Work - The Threat and opportunity of Data"
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"Increasing Coal Production to 1 Billion Tonnes by 2020: Policy Pathways"
Wednesday, 18 February 2015
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Monday 16 March 2015
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Energy/Coal/Power
 
Auctioning Coal: Will it Clean the Stable?
23 January 2015
Lydia Powell,

In a recent interview on coal block auctions, the Minister of State for Coal has said that he had 'inherited a mess' and that his mission was to 'clean the stable'.

 
Over-Supply in Global Coal Market is an Opportunity for India
23 January 2015
Ashish Gupta,

Rising import of coal is a cause for concern especially on account of increasing current account deficit.

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International
Global nation
08 January 2015
C. Raja Mohan

PM Narendra Modi's interest in the diaspora is about recognising India's possibilities as a "global nation" that is not defined in narrow territorial terms.

 
Sushma Swaraj's visit to South Korea and the way ahead
08 January 2015
K.V. Kesavan

For both India and South Korea, cooperation in the civilian nuclear sphere is a subject of great importance.

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National
Powershift in Colombo is Delhi's opportunity
12 January 2015
C. Raja Mohan

As a new government led by Maithripala Sirisena takes charge in Colombo,

 
Curtains down for Planning Commission, but challenges remain
05 January 2015
Manoj Kumar

The history of the Planning Commission suggests that it was always an extension of the government's attitude towards the economy.

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Sri Lanka
Powershift in Colombo is Delhi's opportunity
12 January 2015
C. Raja Mohan

As a new government led by Maithripala Sirisena takes charge in Colombo, New Delhi has a valuable opportunity to arrest the drift in bilateral relations over the last few years.

 
Sri Lanka's new Govt, and India and China
09 January 2015
N Sathiya Moorthy

Sri Lanka's poll results have shown that President-elect Sirisena's victory was made possible by the overwhelming vote of the minorities, particularly the Sri Lankan Tamils.

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Terrorism
Pak boat operation: Was there any other option with Coast Guard?
08 January 2015
Vikram Sood

No one really knew what had happened on the high seas off Porbunder on the New Year Eve, yet everyone had an answer within hours.

 
Pak boat operation exposes intel gaps again
06 January 2015
Manoj Joshi

There are several problems with the story as it has been put out and many of these have been listed in the internet or in newspapers.

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