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Reviving growth: Focus on rural India

If panchayat allocations are merged with MGNREGA to aid asset creation, it can trigger infrastructure growth, resulting in extra income and improved conditions.

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Opting out of RCEP has little to do with ‘protectionism’ on the agri front

India’s decision to opt-out of RCEP trade pact could be a well thought-out plan in the context of agricultural (excluding dairy products) trade.

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Turning the tables: Effective utilisation of water for agriculture will act as insurance against water scarcity

Effective and efficient utilisation of water for agriculture will act as an insurance against water scarcity, and will provide assurance of food security.

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If you can’t do RCEP, can’t do US/EU either

The narrative that RCEP-Asean-type of deals are hurting is incorrect & the talk of a US/EU FTA is just wishful thinking.

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Even best-performing states in India in terms of justice delivery score quite low

Even the top-ranking states in the India Justice Report need serious policing and judicial reforms urgently—even the Supreme Court has weighed in on the this.

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From plate to plough: Sowing paddy, reaping smog

To curb NCR air pollution from stubble burning, the govt should incentivise Punjab and Haryana farmers to switch from paddy to corn.

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The last chapter of Brexit

All complications of mature political democracies come together in Brexit, crippling the political system’s ability to make a decision with long-term economic impacts.

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RCEP: India won’t get a sweet deal

Under the prevailing conditions, it would be hard to have our way in most trade agreements as every country would be pushing to leverage the deal which increases their exports and limits imports.

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AI will add $15.7 trillion to the global economy by 2030

Artificial Intelligence will add $15.7tn to the global economy by 2030.

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William Bridges’s Transition Model helps dealing with people-aspect of change management

The model helps dealing with the people-aspect of change management.

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When JNU students arrested for protest managed to escape Tihar

The fact that Nobel prize winner Abhijit Banerjee was imprisoned in 1983 in Tihar for 12 days for participating in a dharna against the then JNU vice-chancellor has evoked interest.

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Day-night Test cricket needs time to become traditional

Ganguly has maintained that, albeit scepticism, day-night Test cricket is the way forward

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India’s RCEP dilemma: To be in, or not to be in

there are clear gains for india in joining rcep, it will mean becoming part of global value chains, improving competitiveness, etc. but its reservations are legitimate, too

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Facebook’s latest breach shows why it needs regulation

Facebook’s latest breach of privacy revelations show why it needs regulation

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Put money to work, no more Moody blues

Credit flows must normalise to get growth back; requires plans that work for fixing NBFCs and real estate quickly

India economy, Moody rating, H1FY18, credit flows, commercial sector, crisis of credit, NBFC, MCLR, personal income tax rates News

Explained: GST shortfall and what govt needs to do

A report by Kotak Institutional Equities Research says that at the current run rate, the government could see a shortfall of around Rs 90,000 crore in CGST and IGST and Rs 1.3 lakh crore in SGST colle

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Hong Kong protests go beyond just democratisation

Hong Kong protests run deep and go beyond just democratisation—a manifestation of the latent social and economic undercurrents

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Burning boundaries over stubble burning

SC’s criticism of state govts’ failure to curb crop-stubble burning veered into judicial adventurism

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Sound law: Defining a right to health

Madhya Pradesh will focus on access to clean water, nutrition, & other factors impacting health, apart from access to healthcare. Other states should emulate it

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RCEP: A missed opportunity for India

RCEP was an opportunity to become part of Global Value Chains (GVCs) by expanding access to cheaper intermediate inputs

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Private sector quotas start, MP sets the ball rolling

What is clear, though, is that this is the thin end of the wedge, and over time, other states could also start implementing such a policy.

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Failing law: Hold Delhi’s lawyers and on-duty policemen to account for neglecting duty

Visuals of lawyers attacking policemen, burnt vehicles near the Tis Hazari court, all undermine the faith of the public in the police, a vital organ of the state, and the lawyer fraternity, one arm of

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Essential for India to develop an innovation ecosystem that can generate multi-million dollar businesses

With India’s sights on reaching $5 trillion by 2025 and $10 trillion by 2030, developing an innovation ecosystem that can generate multiple multi-million dollar businesses is essential

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Climate change: Game theory holds a solution

Countries, business, and investors can find the best strategy using this approach

Climate change, Kutch earthquake, PK Mishra, Paris Agreement, METwallahs, Niti Aayog, Game theory, Global South, Global North News

Out with the old: An attitude of cooperation will help all hospitality stakeholders

Rather than adopting a combative approach, an attitude of cooperation will help all hospitality stakeholders

Today, India’s hospitality industry seems at a similar crossroads, traditional brick-and-mortar entities are unable to keep pace with the changing dynamics being introduced by online and hospitality players. News

RCEP pull-out: India right in sticking to its terms and conditions

India’s right in sticking to its terms and conditions

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