Update on India’s States: January 16, 2019

West Bengal withdraws from Ayushman Bharat program; Maharashtra forces transportation employees back to work after a strike; Tripura suspends mobile data services in the entire state for two days; Sikkim is first state to offer Universal Basic Income; Gujarat and…

Update on India’s States: January 9, 2019

Andhra Pradesh adopts the states Solar Power Policy, 2018, which outlines a goal of installing 18 GW of renewable energy by 2022; New Delhi invokes the Essential Services Maintenance Act for the supply and distribution of electricity ahead of a…

Update on India’s States: January 3, 2019

Maharashtra increases salaries for state government employees; President Kovind bifurcates High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad into separate High Courts for Andhra Pradesh and for Telangana; Uttarakhand becomes first state to offer universal secondary and tertiary health coverage for all…

Update on India’s States: December 28, 2018

Andhra Pradesh cabinet approves a Wind-Solar Hybrid Power Policy; Gujarat waives $89 million in unpaid electricity bills; Gujarat ranks first in a new index ranking the start-up ecosystems of Indian states; Delhi offers compensation for residents who suffer unscheduled power…

Update on India’s States: December 19, 2018

Bihar announces a ban on use of plastic bags and sheets; Delhi approves slum redevelopment policy; Jammu and Kashmir establishes a Real Estate Regulatory Authority to promote regulated and planned growth of the real estate sector; Meghalaya approves draft Meghalaya…

Update on India’s States: December 12, 2018

Tamil Nadu attracts $1.4 billion in investment proposals through its single window clearance since November 2017; Goa amends its 2017 State Energy Policy to include a 50 percent subsidy for small producers and consumers of solar power; Nagaland will set…

Final Test for Modi Before 2019 Polls

By Kartikeya Singh — Two hundred million people, or roughly 16 percent of India’s entire population, is in the process of electing their next representatives to five different state assemblies. In this final round of state assembly elections before the…

Update on India’s States: December 5, 2018

Jammu and Kashmir to install 23 gigawatts of grid-connected solar projects; New Delhi releases draft Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy 2018; Nagaland bans all single-use plastic items; Haryana announces $215 subsidy for solar home systems; Tamil Nadu releases Direct Selling Guidelines…

Trump and Xi: From Ceasefire to Lasting Deal?

By Stephanie Segal & Matthew P. Goodman —  On December 1, President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping met at the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Argentina following months of rising tensions and tit-for-tat tariff retaliation between the United States and…