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Potentiality of India’s Services Sector: Current State of Play

The contribution of services sector[1] to the Indian economy is well-recognized. With a significant share of over 50% in gross domestic product (GDP) (Economic Survey, 2021-22, Ministry of Finance), and accounting for 36% of total exports (UNCTAD (...

Neighborhood News Digest – 11 January 2023

Afghanistan World Clerics' Delegation Seeks Education for Every Muslim: Tolo News A delegation of Muslim clerics, which has visited Afghanistan, on Tuesday called for ensuring the right to education for every Muslim and emphasized the need for girls...

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - December 22, 2022

Afghanistan Suspension of Women’s Higher Education Sparks Widespread Reactions: Tolo News The Islamic Emirate’s decision to suspend higher education for women has sparked widespread reactions at national and international levels. The Ministry of...

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - October 21, 2022

Afghanistan Iran and Pakistan Officials Pledge to Act for Peace in Afghanistan: Tolo News Pakistan's special envoy for Afghanistan on a trip to Iran talked about the current situation in Afghanistan with Iranian officials. Iran’s Foreign Ministry...

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - October 20, 2022

Afghanistan Iran and Pakistan Officials Pledge to Act for Peace in Afghanistan: Tolo News Pakistan's special envoy for Afghanistan on a trip to Iran talked about the current situation in Afghanistan with Iranian officials. Iran’s Foreign Ministry...

Future of Hydropower Cooperation with Bhutan

‘Hydropower today is an important source of our wealth. With rapid advancements in harnessing nuclear, hydrogen, fusion, solar, thermal and wind energy, hydropower may soon lose its competitive edge. We may soon become a net energy importer’....

Brainstorming Session on Strategic & Economic Outlook for 2022

The Vivekananda International Foundation organized an online brainstorming session on Strategic and Economic Outlook for 2022 on 10 January 2022. It saw participation from Dr. Arvind Gupta, Dr. Anantha Nageswaran, Dr. C Rajamohan, Lt Gen Ravi...

Boosting electronics manufacturing in India

By 2025, India aims to achieve a GDP of $5 trillion and a digital economy of $1 trillion. Since electronics underpin manufacturing, the demand for electronic products will rise to $400 billion by 2025. To meet the growing demand for electronic...

Leadership Transition in Japan and its Implications

Japan swore in a new Prime Minister, Mr. Yoshihide Suga, on September 16, 2020. The leadership change came about due to the unexpected decision of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to step down a year before time citing ill health, ending a consecutive 8-...

Indian Economy may take a Few Years to Stabilize

If social media is of any significance, the public perception of the prospect of recovery of India’s COVID-hit economy moves between two extremes. Some are quick to ‘predict’ doomsday and some others only see the sun shining. The truth is hidden...

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