Vande Bharat trains hit a hurdle

Vande Bharat trains hit a hurdle Context :  The joint venture (JV) between Indian public sector organisation (PSU) Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd. (RVNL) and Russian transportation firm Transmashholding (TMH) to produce 120 Vande Bharat Express train sets, valued at about $3.63 billion (more than 30,000 […]

Drug Recall Law In India

Drug Recall Law In India Context: A public notice concerning a batch of medication that had been mistakenly distributed to the market was published in newspapers on April 25 by the global pharmaceutical company Abbot. Since 1976, India has debated passing legislation requiring the removal […]

The EU’s Artificial Intelligence Act

The EU’s Artificial Intelligence Act Context: This week, members of the European Parliament reached an early agreement on a new draught of the European Union’s ambitious Artificial Intelligence Act. Many AI tools are essentially black boxes, which means that even those who designed them cannot […]

H5N1 Outbreak Concerns

H5N1 Outbreak Concerns Context: This year, the world has witnessed one of the worst reported outbreaks of highly virulent avian influenza H5N1, which has killed millions of birds. The virus, which is known to cause severe sickness and death in birds, has also been found […]

Safety Concerns Over E-pharma 

Safety Concerns Over E-pharma  Context: The DCGI had issued show-cause notifications to around 20 e-pharmacies for selling medications that were not intended for retail sale. Points to Ponder: Due to consumer safety concerns, the Indian government‘s Union Health Ministry is wary of permitting e-pharmacy platforms […]

Web3’s Role In India

Web3’s Role In India Context: The massive digital public infrastructure push in India, as well as the deployment of Internet of Things in rural development initiatives, provide opportunities for delivering Web 3 in rural areas. Points to Ponder: Experts use several descriptors to refer to […]

India’s Approach To Virtual Assets

India’s Approach To Virtual Assets Context Indeed, the introduction of new technologies frequently prompts Red Flag Acts of its own. Many such rules have existed throughout history, from the Internet to mobile phones, and have frequently stifled innovation. There are currently efforts to outlaw artificial […]

Indo-French Nuclear Talks

Indo-French Nuclear Talks Context  Two years after the French energy company Electricite de France (EDF) submitted its techno-commercial offer for the construction of six nuclear power reactors in Maharashtra’s Jaitapur, talks between Indian and French officials on a variety of issues, including liability, have yielded […]