Opinion

Modi government flagship Saubhagya scheme achieves 95% target; universal electricity access close to reality

On the eve of 2019, the dashboard of Saubhagya scheme reflected 95% achievement of the target, indicating remarkable progress in a relatively short period of time.

power sector, power industry, Saubhagya scheme News

Tech function needs to become ‘digital’

Technology has taken the seat at the table in boardrooms, where it is expected to play the role of a business strategy partner, rather than a back office caretaker.

digital, digital sector, digital industry News

Blockchain, AI providing traction to India’s crowdfunding platforms

Although crowdfunding in India is at a nascent stage, with only 15 notable crowdfunding platforms (CFPs), the concept holds immense potential for the country’s startup ecosystem.

world bank, blockchain News

Costly Policy: Why India’s MSP hike is kosher for WTO?

India has a huge policy space in terms of further hikes in MSP.

agriculture, agriculture sector, agriculture industry News

Jobs on fast lane: Auto sector growth proof of sound jobs growth

The transport sector alone has contributed almost 3.4 million jobs in FY18, with a further 2.8 million jobs created in the 9 months ended December 31, 2018

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University 4.0 will bridge cost barriers

It ends an apartheid and will encourage diverse institutional responses on purpose, structure, financing, delivery, modularity, and governance

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How poor is poor? Congress declared two-thirds of India poor with food bill, the BJP takes it to four-fifths by quota bill

Narendra Modi government decided to implement a 10% jobs and education reservations scheme, what is worse is the income cut-off used.

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Why capping royalty payments by MNCs is not a good idea

MNCs make large investments in research and development (R&D), unlike Indian companies, and there is a cost attached to that.

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Andy Murray’s impending retirement brings with it the end of an era in tennis

Andy Murray, who’s been absent from the tour for the past 18 months due to a troublesome right hip, announced his decision to retire sometime this year.

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President Donald Trump starts America’s overdue Middle East withdrawal

The US has long adhered to a foreign-policy consensus that views military force as the best—and often the only—solution to international crises. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw US

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Voluntary Aadhaar: A lot is needed to further digital financial inclusion

We’ve come to pass where a lot is needed to further digital financial inclusion

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Remembering Meera Sanyal: Never stop dancing, never give up

She taught us that we have to stand up and ‘demand’ quality candidates from every political party

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Fertility lesson: Improving women”s educational attainment is key

Lower fertility, contrary to all the alarms being sounded on depopulation and the communal scare-mongering some politicians have indulged in, could prove a blessing for India.

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Citizenship Bill: Sedition charges against Hiren Gohain, others shows government losing grip in Assam

The Bill gives citizenship to non-Muslims from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan who entered India before December 1, 2014.

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Growth pangs: Deficit, exports projections cloud economic outlook

Overall government spend is projected to decelerate to 7.4% in H2, from 10.5% in H1, while an even sharper deceleration can be expected if the deficit target is to be met

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Rising costs of socially responsible investing

Opimas reckons more than $30 trillion of assets globally are now assigned to environmental, social and governance strategies and is set to increase by a further 17% in the next two years

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Here’s how companies can integrate United Nations SDGs in their corporate strategies

Policymakers in the manufacturing sector need to align their ‘Make in India’ goals with green technologies to stay competitive in global markets

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How can Modi government double agricultural exports by 2022

Extension services need to be revamped to realise the goal of agricultural exports, and investments in cold chain infrastructure need to be ramped up significantly. Also, partnering with the private

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Strong opinions, held loosely, are key for investors

Having strong views is fine, but investors should be flexible enough to change views if facts change

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Across the aisle: Countdown for Modi Government has begun, says P Chidambaram

The criticism against the 124th Amendment was it was rushed through in 48 hours without scrutiny by a parliamentary committee and without public debate.

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Inside track: From movie on Bal Thackeray to new book by Jay Panda

Manmohan Singh’s Rajya Sabha membership from Assam ends on June 14 and Sonia Gandhi is keen that the former PM continues to represent the party in Parliament.

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Why has Justin Rose, top ranked golf player, changed his clubs?

The break-up happened in typical millennial fashion: with a tweet.

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HAL lessons for PM Modi: What other PSUs can learn from govt’s Rafael defence

Given how complicated and sophisticated fighter aircraft manufacture is, the criticism of HAL may be excessive, especially since there is no well-established vendor base in the country to source parts

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Participative democracy: The correct approach for poverty eradication

Participative democracy could make policies more efficient, but only when there is no asymmetry of information

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Modi govt’s 10% quota for economically weaker sections is by far the best policy initiative for the poor, Muslims

The downtrodden, especially those historically so, like Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, did deserve special consideration, and should have been identified and provided with state-defined extra

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PC lesson for smartphone industry: Think harder about innovation

The end of easy growth in PCs forced Microsoft, computer-chip makers, PC hardware vendors and others to think harder about innovation. Consumers got more and better choices

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