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A Rashomon election: How ideology blinds people from seeing plain facts

NSSO should be again made a leader in the provision and quality of statistics, as it was under the chairmanship of the late PC Mahalanobis in the 1950s and1960s.

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Why grant reviewers give proposals from women lower marks than men

How men and women grant-seekers use language undermines blind grant review, a new study shows .

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Andhra Pradesh is experimenting with edu-tech in a big way

Andhra Pradesh is experimenting with edu-tech in a big way.

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Make defaulter list public, but limit action on NPAs

SC rulings on RBI seem contradictory. Also, making bank inspection reports public can trigger a panic, so caution needed.

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Merging commercial and treasury ops in banks would give them greater flexibility

While this diktat may have been a cause of anxiety for some, the move to merge the commercial and treasury divisions in banks can address, to a large extent, these concerns.

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How solar energy can catalyse India’s agricultural energy transition

To put things in perspective, an area that could be irrigated in 24 hours, ends up taking almost 4-5 nights to irrigate completely.

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RBI’s sandbox rules need more clarity

The draft guidelines do not say anything about the evaluation criteria for sandboxes in India.

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Pursuit of happiness: What we want doesn’t always make us happy

Bentham and the original utilitarians would demand no less.

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Caster Semenya case: How to preserve the integrity of female athletics

How to preserve the integrity of female athletics while ensuring DSD athletes like Caster Semenya don’t suffer?

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Namami Gange is still far from its touted goals RBI

Namami Gange is still far from its touted goals.

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NBFCs were too loosely regulated for too long

With `1.3 lakh crore of NBFC borrowings from mutual funds matures over the next 3 months, rolling over won’t be automatic.

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Sexual harassment charges: Probe against CJI Ranjan Gogoi going nowhere

More important, while the SC has divided the inquiry into two parts, the sexual harassment charges and the larger conspiracy—an advocate has added to the mix by alleging he was sought to be bribed

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Sebi lets off NSE, ex-CEOs lightly as it can’t prove fraud

Sebi found evidence of NSE helping certain firms but, with no proof of who ordered it, Sebi stuck to a level-playing-field charge.

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Yeti ‘footprint’: Take Army’s picture with a pinch of salt

However, interest in the snowman, at least among the larger public, had waned in the decades since Yeti-mania left its imprint in even the Tintin universe.

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Moore’s views on Fed interest rate policy are disturbing

Although this suggestion has drawn criticism, a price index based on a variety of commodities would at least make the economy less vulnerable to the volatile gold market.

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Embracing digital tech across industry

Consequently, the deal market is also expected to witness more such investments and acquisitions in the future, where platforms and automation become a key value driver for investments to enable growt

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India’s tale of extended infanticide

India’s infant mortality rate, as of 2017, is 32 for every 1,000 live births, both for males and females. However, the U5MR is starkly different—at 40.4 and 34.4 for girls and boys, respectively.

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Rising unemployment in India: Not the data collection methods, but the outcome is really poor

Not the data collection methods, but the outcome is really poor.

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Google risks losing future market share if it’s not sensitive to needs of users and advertisers

Alphabet risks losing future market share if it’s not sensitive to its users’ and advertisers’ current needs.

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Capex recovery will be slow: Demand slowing as costs of doing business rise

In the future, businessmen—and bankers—will be extremely wary of risking capital in areas which are vulnerable to changes in regulations and difficult labour laws. In short, the cost of doing bus

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US Fed using comics to impart financial awareness

The US Fed has been using comics to impart financial awareness and encourage prudent behaviour.

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America’s false narrative: US’s China bashing an outgrowth of domestic problems

Still, the currency grievances of yesteryear live on, getting prominent attention in the current negotiations.

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New law on differential voting rights required

Differential voting rights (DVR) can help founders/promoters retain control over the company they create and grow and serve as a defence mechanism against any hostile bid for acquisition of a company.

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India’s exports: Are there signs of recovery?

This is driven by steep declines in component indices such as export orders, international air freight, automobile production and sales, electronic components, and agricultural raw materials.

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Google gives reminder rapid growth isn’t guaranteed

Excluding the impact of Alphabet’s latest fine from European regulators, Alphabet’s operating profit was better than expected, and its spending slowed on big capital projects such as computer dat

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The rise of the new middle class: No political party can afford to take them for granted

What is much more likely is that, as in developed countries, with time, they will enter different political parties and begin to influence political agendas as well as electoral outcomes, much more de

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US revocation of GSP benefit to India bad for both

Continuation of GSP benefits could have given a fillip to bilateral trade volumes, albeit businesses remain bullish on commercial opportunities against the backdrop of India’s impressive growth pro

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