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A long-term macro plan for India’s economy

The impetus which can spur the economy towards real and sustainable growth has to be a mammoth injection into infrastructure projects, in line with the ‘Keynesian theory’
The finance minister, in five tranches, announced the details of the package, subsequently amounting to Rs 20.97 lakh crore, thereby exceeding the target set by the PM.

Rubber Board sets Northeast-specific hybrid clone to prop up natural rubber output fall

Rubber Board executive director Dr KN Raghavan cautioned growers not to be too dazzled by the slight NR price surge in the end of the peak season of latex tapping.

The real steel: Curb aluminum scrap imports, provide a level-playing field to manufacturers

Advanced countries recycle and utilise some of their domestic scrap and then dump the rest in emerging economies like India and China.

What states can learn from Tamil Nadu to curb cheating

States must take a cue from the second cheating scandal in Tamil Nadu and use more technology to curb cheating.

Budget 2020: Financial services sector key area to boost economy, investor confidence

Union Budget 2020 India: Section 43D of I-T Act, 1961, recognises the principle of taxing income on sticky advances only in the year in which they are received or credited to P&L, whichever is earlier

Draft genome-editing guidelines are restrictive

In Argentina, which is a large food exporter, if the final plant variety has transgenic material, it is regulated as a genetically-modified organism.

Guiding nutrition through thick and thin

Those who studied ‘undernutrition’ saw underweight, wasted or stunted children, or thin and anaemic adults as deficient in calories and essential nutrients.

Electric vehicles: The future of mass commute?

The Economic Survey 2019 points out the limited availability of charging infrastructure coupled with lack of fast-charging facilities are major impediments to increased adoption of EVs in India.

Shiv Sena’s Mumbai episode exposes intolerance hypocrisy of political class

If earlier attacks targeted people hurting or insulting religious sentiments, the rise in violent responses to expression of dissent shows political leaders themselves being granted god-like status.

Shiv Sena, civic bypoll, Mumbai, mumbai civic polls, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation , BMC polls, Vithhal lokare

Imports must be a vital part of any fertiliser strategy

Huge subsidies are hurting both the soil and farm profits. Use cheaper imports, give subsidies in cash to farmers.

China influencing global growth trend in industry, services

The domestic steel market of China has been growing by 4.1% in 2017, 7.9% in 2018 and is likely to grow by 6.8% in 2019.

coal, india, china

Revenue growth for EPC highway projects may get halved in FY20, FY21

“In the current fiscal and the next, awarding is expected to be around 4,000 km a year. The delay in declaring appointed dates for the projects awarded, on the other hand, is primarily due to issues

Revenue growth, EPC highway projects, NHAI, Crisil, EPC players, EPC companies

RERA officials to approach housing ministry for clarity vis-a-vis IBC

As of June this year, 421 realtors were under the corporate insolvency resolution process (CIRP), of which 164 cases have been closed while 257 are continuing.

rera, real estate sector, real estate industry

Government borrowing abroad is too risky, drop the idea

A better way to keep local interest rates low is to raise FPI-limits in India, attract more FDI, or for the govt to simply spend less

Budget 2019, Startups, GST, Angel Tax,

Cost of doing business trumps ease of doing business

The 100-Day plan of big ideas for decisive action is important. But, so is a longer term plan to overcome the systemic and structural challenges to making industry globally competitive.

Lavasa’s right, the EC has hurt its own credibility

His dissent should have been recorded, and made public; that said, some part of the Model Code of Conduct must be revisited.

India shines in Tokyo: FlyBase start-up wins NTT Data global innovation contest

Globally 401 start-ups from 18 countries had participated in Open Innovation Contest this year to put their best of qualities to test and pitch before NTT and other Japanese companies.

drones, start up sector, start up industry, india, japan

Decoding the macroeconomic impact of uncertainty

During 2012-18, did uncertainty play any role in influencing the movement of the multiple economic variables?

india, indian economy, macroeconomy

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

Explained: Ban of BS-IV vehicles to raise air quality

In the whole brouhaha over fireworks, the Supreme Court’s order completely banning the sale and registration of Bharat Stage IV vehicles from April 1, 2020 has slipped under the public radar. 

Artificial rain in Delhi

India in the firing line of antimicrobial resistance

World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) was observed across the globe during November 12-18 2018.

antibiotics, union budget, budget 2018, AMR

Pro-GM journalist, not lobbyist – CSE gets it wrong on many fronts on GM content in food

Centre for Science and Environment deputy director-general Chandra Bhushan has, in his September 26 response (bit.ly/2OQwuLp) to my article of September 10 (bit.ly/2Me04bJ), said that I have “cast a

Pro-GM, Pro-GM journalist, Centre for Science and Environment, Chandra Bhushan, genetically-modified

Why rulings by tax tribunals must be tempered

The Delhi AAR, for instance, had ruled that goods sold in a duty-free shop had to pay GST even though, historically, the shops don’t pay taxes on sales as they are considered to be an export.

tax tribunal, gst, Authority on Advance Rulings, AAR, Columbia Asia Hospital, Delhi AAR

Should women be punished for adultery too? Modi government opposes in SC – What the law says

The Union government on Wednesday opposed a plea seeking action against women for adultery.

adultery case
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