Innovation in Farm Relief for Uttar Pradesh

By Sarah Watson — The recently-installed government of Uttar Pradesh (UP) has made a loan waiver for small and marginal farmers a top priority. Loan waivers are a popular solution for Indian governments trying to shore up support among the…

Update on India’s States: March 23, 2017

New governments are sworn in in Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Manipur, and Punjab; the Union Cabinet clears the remaining GST legislation; Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Tamil Nadu present their budgets; West Bengal establishes a watchdog commission to regulate private healthcare…

“China High-Tech Day” in Washington

By Qiu Mingda — With Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visiting Beijing March 18-19 to discuss North Korea and other challenges in the relationship, Washington, D.C. observed a kind of informal “China High-Tech Day” on March 16, 2017. Three different…

Update on India’s States: March 15, 2017

  Election results in five states were announced on March 11. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won landslide victories in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, and will form governments in Manipur and Goa with the support of smaller parties. Congress won…