Narendra Modi's First 100 Days - July 7

The Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government has now been in power for more than 40 days. Expectations of reform remain high and to a large extent the new government has begun to deliver.

Differing views on liberalizing FDI

In the days following the general election, there has been much speculation about whether the new government is likely to loosen the restrictions on foreign direct investment in India.

The BJP’s Rajya Sabha Riddle

The BJP’s sweep in the general elections has led to India’s first majority government in three decades. In the Lok Sabha, the lower house of Parliament, the BJP has a clear mandate with 282 seats.

Modi's style of governance: Faster, leaner and smarter?

With Narendra Modi’s ascension to the Prime Minister’s office, a new phrase has entered the political lexicon: “minimum government, maximum governance,” the idea of a leaner, smarter government focused on faster execution.

No Consensus at NetMundial

The two day NetMundial conference held on April 23-24 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to decide the future of internet governance was attended by over 600 scholars including representatives of 12 nations: Argentina, Brazil, France, Ghana, Germany, India, In

News wrap: Business hopes pinned to the new government

Recent media reports in India have noted the positive mood in the business community around the elections. International investors are also counting on the elections to bring change, though not all are optimistic.

Elections Begin In India

India’s nine-phase elections have begun. The mood in the country is strongly in favor of change, and the majority of opinion polls place the main opposition, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), ahead of the Indian National Congress (INC).

New Licenses in India’s Banking Sector

On April 2, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) granted approval in principle to two of the twenty-five applicants for the first new banking licenses issued in over a decade.

Aadhaar: India’s Identification System

As many as 50 million Indians hold a passport, close to 100 million hold a Permanent Account Number (PAN) tax card, as many as 200 million have a driving license and around 700 million have an Elector Photo Identity