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Digital Divide: How internet exacerbating wage inequalities

For a country like India that has big gaps in education and health outcomes, the internet offers great potential to increase salaries and wages across the board.

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Govt needs to increase spending to control TB

While India has had reasonable success, a Lancet Commission report recommends a four-fold increase in govt spending on the disease

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China’s Boeing threat has more bite than bark

The immediate risk for Boeing is not that some arguably fictitious orders promised in trade talks won’t materialise, it is that China walks away from some of its existing orders

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Cheaper loans? RBI may effect 25 basis point cuts in April, June/August

Liquidity infusion along with RBI rate cuts will contain yields to create room for lending rate cuts.

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Higher Education Bill: Unshackling education from power games

The Indian higher education system is not yet prepared to develop leading professionals, innovators and entrepreneurs for this world. It needs a major upheaval. Ultimately, the market and the principl

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Manufacturing in decline: An industrial note from the hinterland

For India’s manufacturing aspirations to come true, we should consider not just how much we must ‘add’ to our SME base, but also how much of it will die and will need to be replaced.

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Lokpal platform could be used for forum shopping, harassment

Interestingly, while AAP joined other Opposition leaders in pillorying the government for delaying the appointment of the Lokpal, when Kejriwal came up with his Lokpal Bill, members of his party felt

And now, the Lokpal wand of justice News

If RBI can’t force banks to provision then lenders can’t be safe

In its last hearing, the NCLAT said RBI was making “it a prestige issue”. As a regulator, it is RBI’s job to ensure the banking system is safe; if it is not, crores of households are in danger o

NCLAT has got it wrong News

Chopped Chapters: Erasing the history of social reforms in India

The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has decided to remove almost 70 pages from its Class 9 history textbook, titled “India and the Contemporary World – I”.

The syllabus rationalisation exercise shouldn't become one of obliterating significant chapters in the history of Indian social reform (Representational image) News

Why we’re asking wrong questions of facebook after New Zealand

The platforms are not directly to blame for an act of mass terror, but the shooter’s online presence is a chilling reminder of the power of their influence

We’re asking the wrong questions of Facebook after New Zealand News

5G: A cautionary note on spectrum auctions

The regulators and policymakers need to be aware that the short-term gain for the treasury might turn out to be welfare depleting in the long-run

A cautionary note on spectrum auctions News

Why internet access is an enabler for high returns on skills

A majority of ICT users (40%) are in regular salaried employment followed by self-employment in non-agriculture (26%). ICT non-users are mostly engaged in labour (42%).

Role of ICT in return on skills (Illustration: Rohnit phore) News

How labour reform benefited the workforce

There are certain labour laws that have truly benefited the workforce, such as the fixed-term contract, where the contractual relationship between an employee and an employer is regulated.

How labour reforms ease doing business (Representational image) News

Lokpal Act ushers in a new era of justice

Lokpal can bring in an era of active citizen engagement, transparency and accountability, as well as justice and fairness

Former Supreme Court judge Justice Ghose is the first Lokpal of India News

Information about tainted MPs/MLAs good, but implementation of EC rule important

If a third of MPs and MLAs have criminal cases, it is no longer enough to disclose this, they have to be debarred

Information about tainted MPs/MLAs good, but implementation of EC rule important News

Card-less ATMs: SBI takes lead in cash withdrawal without cards

India’s largest bank, State Bank of India, coming up with card-less ATMs that allow customers to withdraw money from SBI ATMs without using debit or credit cards; while the facility will initially b

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Right to City: Only few cities shouldn’t bear the burden

The judgment was passed in relation to pleas seeking relief on the issue of forced eviction of around 5,000 dwellers of the jhuggi jhopri (JJ) basti near the Madipur Metro Station in Delhi in December

The Delhi High Court (HC) has said that “forced” and “unannounced” eviction of slum dwellers without following proper guidelines is contrary to the law. News

Curbing black money, GDP growth don’t solve problems of common man

In this context, the economic indicators that prevailed just prior to the elections can be examined in the last five elections to deduce whether macro indicators matter or not. Hence, for the 1996 ele

Curbing black money, GDP growth don't solve problems of common man (Representative image) News

Ericsson-RCom row: Lesson for India’s bankruptcy system

In recovering $80 million from tycoon Anil Ambani, the Swedish company’s lawyers played the nascent bankruptcy system expertly

Anil Ambani is not going to jail after all, and Ericsson AB got its money. News

Return on skill: The widening earnings gap

A substantial share of the population is still at skill Levels 1 and 2 (86%), and is therefore earning comparatively much lower than those with skill Levels 3 and 4. This is a huge concern for policym

Return on skill: The widening earnings gap (Illustration: rohnit phore) News

What businesses can learn from sports about digital transformations

Just like in sport, businesses must ensure their digital strategy focuses on areas that provide the best RoI

What businesses can learn from sports about digital transformations News

Explained: Is sugar the real cause of tooth decay?

Since sugar is not acidic, it doesn’t directly harm our teeth, cannot cause tooth decays on its own

Is sugar the real cause of tooth decay? Myths debunked News

Boycotting Chinese goods is pie-in-the-sky for now; there is no alternative to imports

Ever since the Pulwama attack that killed CRPF jawans and the continued Chinese cover for Pakistan—China, once again, thwarted India’s efforts to have Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar declared

Boycotting Chinese goods in pie-in-the-sky for now News

Right move: How data on pollution source will help take concerted action

The Supreme Court asking the Centre for a comparative study of pollution from firecrackers and that from vehicles is the approach that has been lacking in India’s fight against pollution. Government

How data on pollution source will help in taking action News

#MainBhiChowkidar backfires after an automated tag

On Twitter, faithfuls and loyals were surprised to see the prime minister’s personal Twitter account not only tag known critics of the NDA-2 government and parody accounts such as @AmbaniKaChela @Ne

To return Rahul Gandhi’s verbal volley “chowkidar chor hai”—the prime minister has often called himself a “chowkidar at the service of India”—the BJP launched the “Main bhi Chowkidar” online campaign. News

Fact vs fiction — ASI data sheds light on job growth

On March 15, 2018, 108 economists and scientists released a letter titled, Economic Statistics in Shambles, published in the prestigious Economic and Political Weekly, that accused the Modi government

Fact vs fiction — ASI data sheds light on job growth News

What will the rupee do now

After every sharp decline, there is a reaction; and, after the reaction runs its course, the rupee continues back down—usually below the previous all-time low but, at the very least, back to that le

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