South Korea Skates on Thin Ice with 5G-based IoT

By Heeu Millie Kim — In 2013, an external malware linked to North Korea, “DarkSeoul,” crippled South Korean banks, media stations, and cellular networks by damaging more than 32,000 computers and servers. Among the targeted companies was LG Uplus, a…

Update on India’s States: August 21, 2019

JERC issues draft generic tariff order for solar, wind and small hydro projects in Goa; EESL installs 500,000 smart meters in the country; Delhi-NCR to get additional 300 EV charging stations; Sembcorp commissions 200 MW wind power project in Gujarat;…

Update on India’s States: August 14, 2019

Center sanctions electric buses under second phase of FAME while Uttar Pradesh announces new EV Policy; Gujarat’s solar capacity crosses 2.6 GW mark; Rajasthan releases Biofuel Policy; Odisha releases draft Agriculture Policy; breakthrough achieved in diffusing conflict with separatists in…

Japan’s Security Role in the Indo-Pacific

By Joshua Chang — Recent discourse on U.S. policy in Asia has focused on Japan’s contributions to Indo-Pacific security amid calls for U.S. allies to increase their role in regional defense. Japan supports the Indo-Pacific security architecture through its Self-Defense…

Update on India’s States: August 8, 2019

The central government requests states to ensure the “must-run” status of renewable energy plants; Wind energy companies in Andhra Pradesh face curtailment in wind energy production; DERC reduces the rates at charging stations for EV’s; Maharashtra invites bids for solar…

The Deficit War between India & China

By Naimisha Pradhan — India and China have had an eventful trade history. Termed the “Factory of the Modern World,” China’s economic model has industrialized into a manufacturing and trading powerhouse. India’s trade deficit with China has expanded over past…

Update on India’s States: July 31, 2019

Andhra Pradesh stops production of wind power; BJP’s Yediyurappa sworn in as the new chief minister of Karnataka; Uttar Pradesh and Uttrakhand make announcements for rooftop solar projects; Electric vehicles get a boost in Noida; Assam approves a new industrial…

Update on India’s States: July 24, 2019

Gujarat emerges as top state for funding MSMEs; Andhra Pradesh discoms face disputes on solar power tariffs; Karnataka speaker struggles to hold a vote of no confidence against the incumbent government; Tamil Nadu announces the creation of two new districts;…

Update on India’s States: July 16, 2019

Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan present budgets for FY 2019-20; Karnataka rebel lawmakers request protection from Mumbai police; Uttar Pradesh electricity regulator instructs discoms not to sign any new PPAs for three years; Meghalaya becomes first state amid country-wide crisis to…