Investigating India’s Trade Policies
The 2014 DefExpo, which took place February 6-9 in New Delhi, gave foreign vendors the opportunity to showcase new technology for the Indian market, but observers were quick to note the lack of major deals announced at the event.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)’s rise to power in December 2013 marked a dramatic change for India’s political scene.
On January 30, the Aam Aadmi Party announced it would contest over 350 Lok Sabha seats in the upcoming general elections, making clear its national ambitions.
Bifurcation of the state of Andhra Pradesh into Telangana and Seemandhra has been a long-standing demand of several constituents in Telangana, the largest of the three regions in Andhra Pradesh.
Last Thursday, the Congress Party formally announced that Rahul Gandhi would not be named its prime ministerial candidate heading into the general elections slated for April-May.
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In a speech in New Delhi this week, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh predicted five percent growth for India in 2014.
The 2013 Coal Regulatory Authority (CRA) Bill, which seeks to set up an independent coal regulator, was tabled during the recently concluded Winter Session of Parliament.
Recently-concluded state elections – and the losses suffered by the Congress Party in four of the five states that went to the polls – have shaken the status quo in India ahead of the general elections next year.
In a surprise move on Wednesday, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) elected to leave its policy interest rate unchanged, defying broad expectations that the bank would raise rates for the third time in a row in response to rising inflation.
Source: PRS Legislative Research
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