India’s economy being run without the aid of economists, says P Chidambaram

The protagonist may be elected as the chief minister of a state and may deliver an impressive account of governing the state.
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The clock is ticking on climate change

With just 12 years of emissions left to exhaust the carbon budget for 1.5°C warming, a planetary climate crisis is looming.

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Not banning outside membership in trade unions reflects little appetite for reform

Not banning outside membership reflects little appetite for reform

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Punjab min’s ‘light-hearted’ comments about procuring opioids good for neither optics nor state’s fight against drugs

Punjab ministers’ ‘light-hearted’ comments about procuring opioids good for neither optics nor the state’s fight against drugs

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Bullet train goes off track, so does investor interest

After the Andhra Pradesh debacle, nervous investors will wait to see if Modi can save the bullet train in Maharashtra

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RCEP: A White Revolution for exports

THE FEAR that signing of RCEP would flood the Indian dairy market with cheaper imports is based on the admission that India is not yet ready for global competition

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RBI policy signals huge govt deficit

RBI should have seen through inflation and cut rates, that it didn’t suggests it is quite worried about FY21 govt borrowings

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Agri reform: From production to profitability

farm business schools can remedy Indian agriculture’s market disconnect by building capacity through re-training, and restructuring extension delivery

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Stopping rape: Systematic solutions needed, from changes in attitudes to beefing up technological aids

Systemic solutions needed, from wholesale change in attitudes towards women to beefing up technological aids to policing

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Data localisation will impact GDP

Data localisation can trigger ‘contagion effect’ on other sectors, affecting costs and operations for such businesses

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Will a separate Medical Devices Authority reinvigorate the sector in India?

Will a separate Medical Devices Authority reinvigorate the medical devices sector in India?

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Foundational learning: Let’s not delay the NEP

We need to focus on foundational learning. Today’s primary school-going students will join India’s workforce by 2030, and to reap the benefits of our demographic dividend, we need to start with bu

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Slowdown in growth likely to be a bigger focus than rise in inflation

In such a scenario, we should be realistic as well as comfortable if the government were to exceed the stated fiscal deficit target of 3.3%.

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Sebi’s new regulations roll out the red carpet for FPIs

Sebi’s new regulations roll out the red carpet for Foreign Portfolio Investors.

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Public interest vs revenue goals: Govt must change definition of AGR with retrospective effect

The respite will also benefit consumers by ensuring continuity of service to subscribers, and will prevent a hike in voice and data tariffs.

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Economic slowdown: Beating the challenges to the job market

Nevertheless, keeping the spotlight on innovation, keeping business competitiveness alive nationally, continuous product expansion and on-going investments in all facets of the business are critical t

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Taxing growth: TDS isn’t tedious, but it is excessive

The effect of the ‘big bang’ corporate tax rate reform is limited to profitable, tax-paying enterprises, which, as per the 2019 Budget papers, are only 46.41% of all corporates.

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Monetary fines good idea for those who fail to do their duty

Monetary fines are a good idea for those who fail to do their duty, but a blanket ban also serves a useful function.

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RBI may cut repo, but bonds may still not yield

With poor loan-demand, repo rate & transmission don’t matter as much; cleaning up NBFC mess is the priority.

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COAI’s collusion capers: Asking Trai to set price floor is a bad idea

COAI has written to the telecom regulator, Trai, asking it to fix a floor price for data, and has said that all three telcos agree to this demand.

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Modi needs to negotiate hard with Uddhav Thackeray to save bullet train

After the Andhra Pradesh debacle, the last thing nervous investors need is another blow.

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Beyond MSP! Protecting farmers’ income through market mechanism

Thirdly, all transaction details and trails can be transparently recorded ensuring efficient utilisation of public resources.

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IBC vs RERA: Should insolvency proceedings be the first option?

The IBC should not be the first resort for a lender for handling a default, given that there are other fora.

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Why using principal status to conclude formal jobs are rising is erroneous

Moreover, a focus on principal status jobs alone leads to the erroneous conclusion of rising formal jobs; while in fact, the number of contract jobs (with less than a year’s contract) is rising in b

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