While streamlining of procedures and digitization of paperwork improve India’s ranking, the India growth story depends on a more stable policy and regulatory framework, writes N Chandra Mohan for South Asia Monitor.
Strengthening the strategic partnership that India and South Africa share will be the focus of South African President Cyril Ramaphosa's visit to India on January 25-26 during which he will be the chief guest at the Republic Day parade.
Three international organisations have endorsed India's growth story recognising it as the world's fastest growing major economy for this and the next three years and in two reports raised some of their earlier projections.
Sikkim's unique mountain architecture in need of protection
The Government of Sikkim realized something needs to be done and the newly-adopted Sikkim Tourism Policy is crystal clear about this. It states in Chapter 4: Application of appropriate designs for tourism infrastructure that considers the landscape, disaster risks, local architecture and materials needs to be addressed, writes Anne Fee