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Need for reviewing NELP policies
Experts have suggested that there is a need for reviewing the NELP (National Exploration Licensing Policy) to accommodate signals being sent to the energy market on pricing and regulatory aspects.
 
Oil & Gas
 
Dash for Gas: Opportunities & Challenges
January 2012
Fifty years after the first LNG tanker sailed from Mississippi to UK in 1959 natural gas has finally matured into a global commodity. Gas is no longer limited to being a regional resource or a continental resource.
 
Energy subsidies wipe out over Rs 2 lakh crore of India’s GDP, unsustainable: Experts
15 December 2011
Experts have unanimously cautioned the Government that the current levels of subsidy in the energy sector, which wipes out more than Rs 2,00,000 crores of India’s GDP, is not at all sustainable.
 
Renewable Energy
 
Funding solar projects needs Govt. push: Experts
18 January 2012
According to experts, captive power generation offers immense potential for converting into solar based power consumer. However, this change requires a mandatory push from the government through regulations or incentives.
 
Small Hydro: Too Small for a National Mission?
28 November 2011
As India braces itself for an over-ambitious Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission, it also has to deliberate the prospects of developing other renewable energy resources. Of all the non-conventional renewable energy sources, small hydro represents the highest density resource.
 
Water
 
BLUE REVOLUTION: Charting South Asia’s Water Future
September, 2011
Water is a scarce natural resource with multifaceted uses cutting across class, economic and political boundaries. Evaluating and recognizing the importance of water in different spheres of life is where the trouble begins.
 
Water Security in South Asia: Issues and Policy Recommendations
09 February 2011
This brief is largely based on several discussions organised at Observer Research Foundation over a period of time. These discussions were enriched by the presence of some of the well-known experts on water issues in the country.
 
Climate Change
 
The Globalisation and Climate Change Paradox: Implications for South Asian Security
July 11, 2011
The interpretation of security through the prism of Westphalia1 for the past three centuries now stands under scrutiny. Traditional state-centric security narratives are giving way to a more complex discussion on security.
 
Sustainable development and climate change-Sunjoy Joshi and Marlies Linke.
05 January 2011
In this book, the authors explore the persistent dissonances in the climate debate with the aim of identifying the harmonies that can help the world compose a common sympathy that accounts for the concerns, expectations and aspirations of all stakeholders.
 
Coal
 
End monopoly in Coal sector by introducing competition, say experts
24 February 2010
India is the third largest coal producer and the coal industry one of the oldest sectors of commercial involvement
 
 
 
 
 



  

  

 
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"PM Modi's US Visit"
by M Ganapathi, IFS (retd) ex-Secretary (West), MEA, GoI
Saturday, 18 October 2014
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Brainstorming Workshop on

"India's Engagement in the Indo-Pacific: Prospects and Challenges"
Saturday, 18 October 2014
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"United States Foreign Policy in International Perspective"
Monday, 20 October 2014
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ORF-ZEIT Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius (Hamburg)

"4th Asian Forum on Global Governance"
26 October to 4 November 2014
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ORF-CIS Conference

"Security, Governments and Technology: Exploring Policy and Practice"
Tuesday, 4 November 2014
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Talk on

"Deepening Global Higher Education Partnerships: The Role of MOOCs"
by Dr Richard Levin, CEO, Courseera
Friday, 7 November 2014
(3:00 PM To 5:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi Conference Hall

 


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"Bangladesh"
Wednesday, 12 November 2014
(10:00 AM To 6:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall

 


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"The Cost of Precision Strike"
Friday, 14 November 2014
(10:00 AM To 12:30 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall

 


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Roundtable Discussion

"Bangladesh"
Wednesday, 12 November 2014
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Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall

 


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ORF-PRIO Conference on

"Emerging Challenges in an Urbanizing India: Governance, Security and Climate Change"
Tuesday, 18 November 2013
(9:30 AM To 6:00 PM)
Wednesday, 19 November 2013
(10:00 AM To 5:30 PM)
Venue: India Habitat Centre,New Delhi

 


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Interaction with

"The Polish Institute for International Affairs"
Tuesday, 18 November 2013
(11:00 AM To 1:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall

 


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International Conference on

"Regional Integration in the Indo-Pacific: Prospects and Challenges"
Monday, 24 November 2013
(6:00 PM To 8:00 PM)
Tuesday, 25 November 2013
(10:00 AM To 6:00 PM)
Venue: The Oberoi Hotel, New Delhi

 


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ORF-Russkiy Mir Conference
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"New Problems and Trends in Global Geopolitics"
4-5 December 2014
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"Mekong Ganga Dialogue"
Friday, 5 December 2014
(6:00 PM To 10:00 PM)
Venue: Shangrila, New delhi
Saturday, 6 December 2014
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Venue: ORF-Delhi
Sunday, 7 December 2014
(10:00 AM To 6:00 PM)
Venue: ORF Kolkatta

 


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"India-US Strategic Dialogue"
6-8 December 2014
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Energy/Coal/Power
 
Shades of Grey: The Annals of the Indian Coal Industry (part II)
7 Octber 2014
Lydia Powell,

A casual survey of literature on mining labour in the Indian coal industry reveals that it is the result of a complex interplay of factors beginning with caste & class at the local level, colonial interests,

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International
India's climate change strategy: Expanding differentiated responsibility
07 October 2014
Samir Saran and Will Poff-Webster

For Lima and Paris climate change negotiations to succeed in achieving consensus, the issue of equitable response to the climate crisis must be creatively reimagined.

 
Modi and the Middle East: Towards a Link West Policy
07 October 2014
C. Raja Mohan

In the past, India avoided talking to major powers like the US and Europe on the Middle East.

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National
Digital governance: Need for regulating cloud ecosystem
04 October 2014
R. Swaminathan

India will become a digital society. It is also deploying all the right pieces and infrastructure for a digital economy.

 
Modi and Obama's war
01 October 2014
C. Raja Mohan

The real issue is not about double standards on terrorism. Nor is hypocrisy a monopoly of either America or India. The problem is different.

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Japan
Japan and China seeking a limited truce?
09 October 2014
K.V. Kesavan

The forthcoming APEC annual summit, to be held in Beijing in November,

 
Modi's America
24 September 2014
C Raja Mohan

India must improve relations with both Washington and Beijing and not limit ties with one because of the other.

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China
Not so coy
08 October 2014
C. Raja Mohan

What is new is the fact that Delhi under Modi is no longer coy about affirming its position in conjunction with the US.

 
Xi Jinping visit - a wasted opportunity to break new ground
25 September 2014
H.H.S.Viswanathan

The Chinese diplomacy seems to have erred on the side of aggression.

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