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Budget 2019: Govt must address poverty and quality education as binaries

Union Budget 2019 India: Modi 2.0’s first Budget must address poverty & quality education as binaries.

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What business leaders should do to succeed in innovation economy

Business leaders have to continuously stare into the future.

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GST, Ujjwala, Swachh Bharat — right policies, bad implementation: P Chidambaram

Swachh Bharat is good policy, but the false statistics fed on ODF status of states and villages is the deceit of small-g government. Ujjwala is good policy, but the replacement cylinder rate of three

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Inside track: Is Modi silently changing the guard in Rajasthan BJP?

Modi does not go by the traditional logic of job suitability. More than language skills and parliamentary experience, Birla was rewarded for outstanding social work and public service in his constitue

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Why Solskjær needs a dressing room free of Pogba

Solskjær needs a dressing room free of Pogba as it will reduce the player-power factor and bad vibes.

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Budget 2019: Need for balancing act to revive investment, drive consumption & keep fiscal deficit in control

Union Budget 2019 India: The Budget will have to do a balancing act to revive investment, increase farm productivity, drive consumption and keep the fiscal deficit under control.

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Double farm incomes by investments, not subsidies

WTO scrutiny will prevent a big hike in farm subsidies by govt, but fixing markets is a far more efficient solution anyway.

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Higher education regulations still anchored to outdated norms

As Modi 2.0 looks at NEP to inspire its higher education regulation vision, it must also be careful to avoid the risk inherent in some recommendations.

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Job creation: World Bank report shows rural roads helped non-farm employment rise

A World Bank report on PMGSY shows rural roads have helped non-farm employment rise in three states.

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Arvind Subramanian’s method suggests Germany overestimates GDP the most

Arvind Subramanian’s method of estimating GDP suggests that Germany overestimates the most; brazil underestimates GDP the most—India only a mild outlier.

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The case for a financial transaction tax

It would favour longer-term investors over speculators and put a little useful resistance into the financial system.

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Why did China back down in Hong Kong?

One of the key factors behind China withdrawing is Taiwan, what with China still hopeful and dangling the reunification carrot.

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Lateral hires a great idea, need a Nandan Nilekani now

Between sacking officials and importing talent, big moves on bureaucratic reform; need a Nilekani-type thinker too.

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IL&FS thrived due to its bureaucratic cover, go after them

IL&FS thrived due to its bureaucratic cover, time to go after them.

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GDP by state: Will the North and the South ever meet?

The centralised planning strategy applied all these years did not work. One strategy across India cannot address the inherent differences between states.

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Bitcoin lessons for Facebook’s Libra

Mark Zuckerberg faces plenty of competition in the race toward a cashless society, with other corporate and government rivals already well advanced in their plans.

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India wants to be an arbitration hub, but it needs to learn from Singapore

A superstructure on a solid base is essential to make India an ‘arbitration hub’ and promote ease of doing business. This will ensure durability and longevity, and who knows it may just open doors

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AI for public health: How does it work, and what is it good for?

As patient data and data collected through research is digitised, these algorithms can use it to detect patterns, and then assist health workers with early detection of warning signs as well as clinic

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Construction cost to come down? Here’s how Orissa HC ruling can help realtors

The recent Orissa HC ruling can pave way for realtors to claim construction-related input tax credits.

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Nal se Jal needs getting jal right

Else, the “piped water for every household” vision could end up a pipe dream.

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Encephalitis menace: How Bihar failed its children

Blame state apathy for the rise in encephalitis toll this year.

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What carries the greatest degree of threat to scribe’s life

Environment reporting—second only to conflict reporting—carries the greatest degree of threat to the scribe's life.

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GDP revisions and what has been said on growth numbers

Revising GDP series isn't unusual. Nor should one ascribe a malignant motive to a continuous and evolving process.

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Healthy life can’t prevent cancer

Recognising the role of randomness—or "bad luck"—in cancer could help save lives by making individuals more vigilant.

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Explained: India’s labour market and PLFS data

There are no easy answers on how to create quality jobs for India’s population. The recent PLFS data provide an opportunity to understand the nuances of India’s labour market, identify constraints

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Air pollution: The time to act is now

We cannot have a laid-back approach to the public health emergency caused by poor air quality.

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Budget 2019: Aluminium or steel— what will benefit India in the long run

Budget 2019-20: India’s aluminium consumption is expected to double to over 7 million tonnes in five years.

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