Given the recent reassurance on the political front, govt should pick low-hanging fruits such as railway services privatisation and disinvestment of CPSEs.
More curbs on visas for Indians won’t help as US has a shortage of STEM graduates, move will also hurt US firms.
Given how companies are yet to come to grips with GST, the planned launch of the e-way bill for inter-state shipments from February 1 is premature.
For the Hyderabad Metro, it may take no more than a simple PIL writ in the Andhra High Court to send the metro fare southwards, besides mandating a refund of the excess fare.
Chocolate faces a dark future, thanks to climate change. A 2013 study predicted that, by 2050, world cacao acreage could shrink to just 10% of the area under the crop in 2011.
With crude oil prices rising again, the immediate task before the govt is to rationalise the skewed tax structure for domestic oil producers, which will cut down dependence on imports.
During FY14 to FY17, passenger traffic shot up by 57%; craft traffic went up by 33%. India needs to treble airports capacity.
If India aspires to be a global player, it has to reduce its employability gap, which is getting wider by the day.
Weakness in prices and demand in Q3FY18, sand shortage and threat of further hike in fuel cost a risk to FY18/19 earnings
The time is opportune for creating a fiscal council to monitor the calibration of rule-based policy, that is appointed by, and reports to, Parliament.
There will be higher rupee volatility than what prevailed in 2017—it will be valued within the range of 61.5-70 to the dollar.
The Delhi urban local bodies proposal to charge households and commercial establishments for lifting garbage from doorstep is something that should be given serious thought.
The NITI Aayog must carry out a detailed study on what will be required to shift from the incumbent fossil fuel energy system to a clean energy system based on ‘horizon’ technologies.
Price cap on intra-ocular lenses will be a short-sighted move, limiting the choices patients and doctors have today.
The price of the Indian basket crude is hovering around $62/barrel and could go up further. This means it could take several years for the subsidy to be wiped out, if prices are raised at the current pace.
With the first notices out under the anti-profiteering clause, this will play havoc with the industry
Indian golf has finally arrived with six victories in the Asian and European Tours in 2017.
The BJP can take this comfort from its narrow win in the Gujarat Assembly elections: that its vote share paints a far more optimistic picture for the parliamentary polls.
The year 2017, to which we bid goodbye today, was replete with instances that were bizarre. Here are some examples that were so bizarre they made me despondent or ashamed or angry, but in the end I laughed them away.
China used a sophisticated supply-chain through Hong Kong to dominate global trade. It shifted over 400 million people from the farm in villages to the city, into factories.
Renouncing violence would go a long way toward reviving negotiations with Israel
The singeing observations in the CAG report on the Rejuvenation of River Ganga (Namami Gange) programme should shake both the Union government and governments of the states through which the river flows out of their lethargy.
Though it was during the UPA tenure—early 2011—that the government got into a spat with UTI’s board over trying to appoint its nominee as the head despite him having no financial background, the BJP government has not made any major headway in resolving the tangle.
The triple talaq Bill bolsters the SC ban, but for true reforms, the govt must relook Muslim family laws.
The overall deposits in banks grew 11% year-on-year (y-o-y) in FY17, driven largely by current account and savings deposits after demonetisation.
There are differing views of Artificial Intelligence (AI), with Elon Musk asserting that “AI is the biggest risk we face as a civilisation” on one end, and Bill Gates stating that such threats are not quite true, on the other extreme of the spectrum.
A calm rupee has been the cornerstone of India’s macroeconomic stability in the past three years.