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State of Indian economy: Q2 GDP could be worse

In which case, even a 6% FY20 growth could be at risk

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Education 2.0: Over-regulation is choking online learning potential

De-regulating online education will enable employers, universities, and students to combine apprenticeships, degrees, and learning in ways that are currently banned

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Railways model of Twitter governance can help DGCA tackle errant airlines

While the DGCA started the Airsewa portal, it has not been as successful as awareness regarding the platform has been limited.

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L-1 has hurt govt and PSUs, so good if CVC is reviewing it

In the case of PSUs, abolish L-1 where the market is a competitive one; make it more flexible for govt tenders

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What’s on the table in Brexit talks

Even though the two sides haven’t yet entered the famed negotiating “tunnel,” at least they appear to be struggling toward the light

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Innovative collaboration: India, Netherlands can together contribute towards sufficient food, energy and health for billions

Together, India and Netherlands can contribute towards sufficient energy, water, food and health for billions of people, and further schemes like Ayushman Bharat

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PMC crisis: Commercial banks subject to greater regulatory rigors of RBI

There have been several Committees, which have attempted to streamline the functions and working of cooperative banks in India

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Fighting poverty: Abhijit Banerjee’s Nobel should remind India the importance of scientific fostering

With Abhijit having studied at Kolkata’s South Point School, Presidency College and then at JNU in Delhi, India should be proud of his achievement and remind itself of the importance of science and

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India slipping on global competitiveness index is worrisome

India slipping on the global competitiveness index is worrisome, structural reforms are now urgent

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PMC scam: Insure all bank deposits; Deepak Parekh right to flag this issue

Given most politicians in the country are focused on only the poor, they think the amount of insurance is sufficient; after all, over 61% of deposits in banks are of less than `1 lakh.

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Tax on Google, Facebook: Global progress on taxing tech MNCs is a good start

Finalising exact parameters of the OECD proposals will take time, but there is an agreement on how to tax them

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Govt must nudge farmers towards non-farm jobs for higher growth

The govt must nudge small farmers towards better-paying, non-farm jobs, and junk the thinking that prized state-ownership

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How govt can control sudden spike in prices of onion and tomato

Improving processing and direct buying from fpos could help check large price volatility of vegetable like tomato, onion, potato that export bans and stocking limit

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Firms are turning to people analytics to achieve better efficiencies

Firms are increasingly turning to people analytics to achieve better efficiencies from employees

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What Delhi needs to do to combat air pollution

The recent RFID system (introduced by the School of Planning and Architecture) for commercial vehicles entering Delhi is an example of congestion pricing which has worked.

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Digital platforms need to be robust for compelling people to give up cash

Now that smarter, faster, more secure, cost-effective and transparent channels of digital payments are in place, and the pace of economic formalisation has picked up owing to GST, RBI can confidently

Digital platforms need to be robust, scalable and self-reconciling, for people to be compelled to give up cash. Moreover, grievances need to be handled promptly News

Congress leaders are speaking out of turn, where is discipline panel?

The average age of the committee, chaired by A K Antony is 82. The three-member panel consists of Antony,78, Motilal Vora, 90, and Sushil Kumar Shinde, 78.

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Stats don’t lie: Ravi Ashwin probably experiments a little too much

Ashwin probably experiments a little too much, but he has had a career to be proud of

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Corporates get responsible about plastic

Rushing into announcing a ban, to coincide with Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th anniversary or some such other landmark, is a bad idea.

Govt must announce bans only after a roadmap for transitioning to alternatives is laid down. News

Chem Nobel honours work that led to the Li-ion battery

With prices falling, lithium has found resonance with large-scale utilities and electric vehicles.

The theme of this year’s Chemistry Nobel was set as ‘A Rechargeable World’. News

WHO report shows how big the problem of blindness that could have been prevented is

The WHO’s first-ever World Vision Report highlights that 2.2 billion people across the globe suffer from vision impairment—of these, nearly a billion cases could have been prevented, if they were

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Swachh Bharat shows how to nudge the right way

Setting up a ‘behaviour insight team’ in the govt, to help different ministries incorporate psychological and cognitive dimensions in public policy, may be useful.

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Explained: Why India slips 10 positions in Global Competitiveness Rankings

While India is finding it difficult to compete with a Vietnam in wooing manufacturing firms moving out of China, the latest slip in rankings in the Global Competitive Index will cause further heartbur

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Modi-Xi Meet: How India-China ties are underscored by economic asymmetry

President Xi Jinping and Prime minister Narendra Modi have much in common—pragmatism, nationalism and marked shifts in foreign policy, but Sino-Indian relations are underscored by economic asymmetry

The present meet is a testament to the “Wuhan spirit” deemed to help manage, if not resolve, the differences that underlie Sino-Indian relations. News

Smart move by Reliance Jio, others should have emulated it

It benefits if its customers can pressure Trai to scrap IUC; if that doesn’t happen, it benefits from higher revenues.

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RBI right on Indiabulls-LVB; it needs to push mergers of weak banks quickly

It is really not much of a surprise that RBI has turned down the proposal to amalgamate Lakshmi Vilas Bank and Indiabulls Housing Finance.

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A new survey highlights acute lack of awareness about mental health in the country

Although the government launched the National Mental Health Programme in 1982, little has been done to address the problem.

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