Supreme Court needs to pause before directing RBI to make bank inspection reports public

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

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Why medical devices need their own law

Policymakers need to view devices and drugs differently in order to make them safe and consider regulating devices under the ministry of health.

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Liquidity crunch: How private giants fall in China

China’s smaller cities have a notorious over-supply issue, and sure enough, sales at Yida have been stagnant in the last three years, while those of its larger competitors have rebounded.

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Sri Lanka is banning face-veiling in the aftermath of Easter bombings

The issue at the heart of terrorism and security concerns though is rising marginalisation of Islam and the extremism that emanates from this.

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First malarial vaccine launch could hold promise for India

A vaccine is a far more economic solution in the long-run than drugs, and since it primes the immune system to fight off the pathogen, disease burden falls sharply with the threat of resistance nulli

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Lok Sabha Election: Cows and cane could cost Modi dearly in UP

If Modi’s policies on the cow were bad, those on sugar were a continuation of the past; both can cost him dearly in UP.

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The implications of draft permanent established attribution rules

A subsidiary will be held to a differential benchmark compared to a PE (i.e. a branch office or a project office).

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Explained: RBI’s new data localisation rules and what’s missing

What is perhaps becoming increasingly clear is that the Supreme Court’s judgment has provided the framework for RBI and the DIPP to push hard on data nationalisation.

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Ind AS 109: Does it make life easier for hedgers?

The accounting treatment for option contracts permitted by Ind AS 109 represents a significant enhancement from earlier standards.

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Why the world needs to deal with climate change, now

India and China should help bring all nations on a common platform at COP 26 in 2020

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Cyberspace danger: Can we really prevent internet fraud?

Understanding the dangers of cyberspace

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Farm production: Are we growing enough pulses?

We are moving towards self-sufficiency. The annual pulses production averaged 23.7 million tonnes in the past three years, an 80% increase over the average of the three-year period ending 2003-04. Thi

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Cow and cane: Will they become PM Modi’s pain?

Farmers, who were promised a much better deal in the 2014 BJP manifesto, feel they have been taken for a ride as they are finding it difficult to retain their existing income levels

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Fintech is redefining financial services landscape in unprecedented ways

Whatever the conceptual problems, monetary policy won pride of place, and a Great Moderation prevailed between Keynesians and Monetarists.

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Netflix and video streaming may be lowering subscribers’ sex drive

Netflix and video-streaming may be lowering subscribers’ sex drive

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Q4 earnings: A dismal quarter, and not much hope of a reversal

With such poor results, there is little chance of firms either adding much capacity or hiring in a big way

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Revamping fertiliser-subsidy targeting will build on earlier reforms

Revamping fertiliser-subsidy targeting will build on earlier reforms

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BJP leaders running an outrageous campaign, says P Chidambaram

I suspect that there are several candidates in India who would like to do a Donald Trump and be as successful in the elections to the Lok Sabha that are underway.

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Lok Sabha Election: Five top political developments of the week

Pragya Thakur was nominated as the BJP candidate from Bhopal in the belief that she would be the antithesis of Digvijaya Singh’s pro-minority and anti-majority community image.

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Now or never: 7 losses in 9 games have created a serious crisis at Manchester United

Guardiola’s counterpart, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær had opted for a five-man defence, bringing Matteo Darmian back from oblivion.

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We hoped opposition would put up a credible fight… but see Varanasi drama: Ram Madhav

BJP general secretary Ram Madhav says the polls are all about PM Modi, dismisses charge of Citizenship Bill being biased, says the protests in NE have been handled, defends BJP not talking about templ

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Explained: How Iran sanctions fuelling oil price rise

India was the second-largest buyer of Iranian crude oil after China.

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Five steps that India needs to take to improve learning outcomes

Truly transforming public education and making a quantum leap in student learning in India will require bold measures. We need to take a comprehensive approach at scale, rethink traditional delivery m

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How South-East Asian countries spearheading the global push to end TB

Rather than passively implementing policies that come from above, affected communities should be part of the policy development process, with community recommendations reflected on paper and in on-the

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Apple & Qualcomm are FRANDs again!

Apple settled with Qualcomm as few others had its technology edge; the move also settles the canards about excessive royalty

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How behavioural science bettering the impact of govt policies worldwide

Behavioural science has proven to be extremely effective in bettering the impact of government policies worldwide

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Election promises: Why social schemes like NYAY need to be well thought out

What is striking in the election discourse is the lack of footprint or sound bite regarding the long running and existing social protection programmes

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