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Abhijit Suresh

Abhijit Suresh is an aspiring diplomat, who has a passion for international affairs, Indian governance, and Public policy. He worked in technical domain for three years at Infosys before deciding on a career change. His focus, through his career, would be on solving real-world problems as he sees himself as a strategist with a macro-vision of the world. He is the co-founder of a writing and research platform.

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Did India hit the $4 trillion GDP mark?

Did the Indian economy hit the $4 trillion mark already? In the absence of any official confirmation, experts and commentators have been pitching in their opinions. Here is our take on the subject. The widely shared screenshot claims we did, while multiple people have pointed out how the information hasn’t been verified by any official …

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4 levels of analysis of International Political Economy

Understanding International Political Economy

The study of International Political Economy is an attempt to utilise all major sources of academic discipline to break down, analyse, explain and predict complex real-world problems that transcend geopolitical and geographical borders. This comes from the realisation that the complexity of contemporary issues render it difficult to evaluate them solely on the basis of …

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Sudan – an analysis

Sudan, located in northeastern Africa, is a country with a diverse geography and a rich political history. The mighty Nile River, one of the world’s longest rivers, passes through Sudan, shaping its landscape and providing a lifeline for its people. Geography The Nile is formed by the confluence of the White Nile and the Blue …

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Broadening the reach and scope of the EPA

Government has plans to rework environment related acts including Environment Protection Act, Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution Act), 1981 and The Water Act, 1974. The mode of governance is taking a turn towards market based approaches from a purely regulatory one. The government is also contemplating a new task force dedicated towards Environmental protection. …

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Environmental Offenses: A brief history and Analysis

Prior to 1974, the penalties on crimes against the environment (apart from that for Wildlife, which was protected under the Wildlife (Protection) Act of 1972) were encapsulated under the IPC. This changed with the enactment of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act of 1974, which was in accordance with the historic declaration of …

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Unemployment data in India and its analysis 

By Abhijit Suresh and Richa Thakur Unemployment statistics need to be demystified so that policy commentators, lawmakers and the general populace can be informed about definitions concerning unemployment rates across different sections of populations in Indian villages and cities. This analysis uses the data from the Economic Survey of India 2022-23 to understand the variations …

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Current total fertility rate a description of the current trend in India's population

India’s Population: What The Future Holds

Total Fertility Rate in various states in India in 1992-93 Total Fertility Rate in various states in India in 2019-20 Contrary to popular belief, India’s population is not booming at an alarming rate. While there are strains on resources that need to be addressed, implementing coercive measures to unnaturally curtail population growth would not be …

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A Brief Sketch of Punjab Kesari

“The correct thing for us to do is to strive for a democratic Raj in which the Hindus, the Muslims and the other communities may participate as Indians and not as followers of any particular religion.”                                                                                                                         – Lala Lajpat Rai Punjab Kesari, as he was referred to, Lala Lajpat Rai is synonymous with India’s struggle …

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Millets and Nutrition in India

The Government of India, in 2021, embarked on the ‘Millet Mission’ as part of its association with the United Nations World Food Program. The UNGA’s resolution recognizing 2023 as the International Year of Millets has catapulted the grain family into the limelight. The grains are being recognized globally as a viable solution to Global malnutrition. …

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