It will soon be a year since the government introduced price-capping for cardiac-stents, but an industry body argues that there has been no meaningful improvement in access for patients.
The Padma awards have never been free of the taint of being associated with political patronage and indiscreet lobbying.
Under the theme ‘Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World’, 2,500 leaders from businesses, governments, civil society, arts, academia and media assembled in Davos last week to push a collective agenda towards ‘inclusive’ economic growth in a world of strained social contracts.
The NSSO 70th round survey estimates there are 156 million rural households in India, of which 57.8% are agricultural.
They created a minor storm recently when they claimed that 70 lakh new ‘payroll’ jobs will be created in India in the organised sector in 2017-18.
New Congress president Rahul Gandhi has announced that he will visit the party office at 24, Akbar Road, twice a week, preferably on Tuesdays and Fridays.
While this is how things might go down on a handful of holes on most courses, an entire golf course that would follow this script (on all but the par-3s) is like a mythical Valhalla to the slicer—until he tees it up, as your columnist did, at a championship layout in Siem Reap—the Angkor Golf Resort—that is also considered the finest track in Cambodia.
The World Inequality Report, essentially Piketty data, says that income inequality in India has reached historically high levels and, in 2014, the share of national income accruing to India’s top 1% of earners was 22%, while the share of the top 10% was around 56%.
Consortium lending caps, limits on loans by weak banks, separate NPA cell, segregate appraisal & recovery, etc.
Corporate earnings for the three months to December 2017 so far aren’t really much to cheer about even though they come off a very favourable base—Q3FY17 was the demonetisation quarter.
The Madhya Pradesh government’s doggedness over challenging the release of Padmaavat, the movie based on the legend of Rani Padmavati, is deeply disturbing.
As the audits of IGI airport and SC show, often, layouts are designed to address the most obvious accessibility concerns, not the less apparent ones.
Shale, likely reversal in dollar strength and production indiscipline by Opec members like Venezuela may beat down prices again.
I imagine your concern about the simmering tech backlash has grown since we ran into each other in the desert in September.
With farmer incomes continuing to collapse despite a good crop, the government—in the states and at the Centre—is understandably keen to do something to fix this, more so since the central government is in the last year before elections.
The Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) scheme has, no doubt, allowed millions of households to access banking facilities, and it helped that it provided for an overdraft (OD) facility of Rs 5,000.
Liquid biopsies, or blood tests that detect cancer by spotting tumour-associated mutations in DNA sequences found floating freely in the blood, have proved revolutionary.
In the years following the 2008 crisis, the world’s major economies almost begged for a little more inflation. They ran ultra-easy monetary policies to stave off potential threats to a deflationary situation.
It would bridge the gap between what the government wants the farmers to get and what the millers are able to afford as per their revenue realisation.
As per a report by Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation, at 45.2 million passengers a year, the Mumbai airport is handling 94% of its capacity. It is expected to get saturated this year.
There are many firsts at the World Economic Forum this year. It has been snowing like never before in the last two decades, turning Davos into a white canvas for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to paint his vision for “The New India”.
If reserve price fixed scientifically, there will be no talk of favouritism—DoT/Trai can’t be adjusting prices at will
Artificial intelligence and robotics disrupting work is now something of a cliché. While the optimistic scenario for human labour is that automation will create many new jobs even as it makes existing ones redundant, that will need near-continuous upskilling.
Else, it will grow slower, as the current rates are not an equilibrium. With the lack of enough good jobs, conflict will derail present growth
revenue-sharing is a better way to pay cane-farmers right while ensuring mills are not under ruinous arrear-Burdens than Price fixing by the Government
With the statutory corporate tax rate at 34.61%, India is among the high tax countries in the world. India’s corporate tax rate is higher by 10%-plus compared to the worldwide average statutory rate
Rates for 29 goods, 53 services will be amended with effect from Jan 25, 2018