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Droupadi Murmu: A worthy occupant of Rashtrapati Bhavan

The new President can play a notable role in promoting an equitable and socially inclusive India. In Smt. Droupadi Murmu,...

Mahila Congress supporters protest against hike in GST and inflation

The way forward for the still evolving GST set-up

For reaping its fuller benefits, the Union and State governments must work together. At 5 years of age, the Indian...

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5 years on, it is time for GST reforms 2.0

Electricity, petrol, diesel, specified petroleum products, natural gas, aviation turbine fuel and real estate are all worthy candidates for inclusion...

A shipment of 11,000 MT of rice from India arrived  in Sri Lanka

Bailing out Sri Lanka not an easy task

Urgent external aid may provide immediate relief, but more fundamental economic and political changes are needed. At the current juncture,...

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The Sri Lanka crisis: What caused it all?

Usually a well governed nation, Sri Lanka is rapidly descending into a political and economic crisis. The last few weeks...

An employee is seen at an oil platform operated by Lukoil company at the Kravtsovskoye oilfield in the Baltic Sea

Tread carefully in new trade arrangements with Russia

Convenient payment options may be helpful in clinching a few deals. Prima facie, there exist several complementarities at this juncture...

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An opportune time to build trade with Russia

The emerging complementarities need to be actioned. No war can ever be justified. This was true in the past, and...

Director-General WTO, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala meeting the Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Building multilateralism in trade is key

A failure to do so will be like throwing the baby out with the bathwater. Undoubtedly, the prevalent state of...

Union Minister Piyush Goyal meets Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General, WTO

The fairness in ‘fair’ trade today

A rule-based system may have increased trade volume, but it hasn’t been just for all. The growing and diversified trade...

Nirmala Sitharaman holds a pre-budget consultation with stakeholders

Priorities for Budget 2022-23

Pandemic mitigation, job creation and climate change considerations need better provisioning. With over 80% of the annual budgeted expenditure usually...

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Revisiting RCEP, world’s largest trade pact

With China facing noticeable international isolation, India must review its stand. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) officially came into...

Children having mid day meal at Anganwadi school

Widespread malnutrition warrants urgent measures

Zero budgeting of all ongoing central and state schemes needed. The Union government’s recent National Family and Health Survey, as...

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Hunger, malnutrition and poverty in India

Though correlated, these are not necessarily synonymous and each needs specific ameliorative action. Doubts have been raised by Indian authorities...

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Love’s labour lost at Glasgow

COP26 failed to raise ambitions or finalise the path to curb emissions. After all the devastating climate related events recently...

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India in a conundrum at COP 26: To be or not to be?

India comes to the table at COP26 in pole position. While continuing to be upfront in making its case as...

Environmental activists hold climate change protest in Washington

When it comes to the climate, old habits die hard

Changing lifestyles is hard. A transformation will be difficult, time consuming and expensive. It was way back in 1967 that...

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Common issues across nations on path to carbon neutrality

While they will put up symbolic resistance, richer countries, including China, can afford to altogether cease burning coal by 2045....

Young activists attend the Youth4Climate pre-COP26 conference in Milan

Countdown begins to world’s most consequential summit

COP26 must address the existential climate threat now facing the planet. Perhaps no one has expressed greater concern recently about...

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How to attract greater FDI in an increasingly competitive world

India has a unique window to get a larger slice of global FDI. Creating an FDI friendly environment is a...

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How to boost FDI inflows into India

Doing away with retrospective taxation is a good start. Last fortnight’s move to do away with the statutory taxation clauses...

Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman addresses the US India Business Council (USIBC) Roundtable

Get ready for a sustained economic recovery

Measures initiated now must fit into a longer-term strategy. To provide immediate succour to those affected by Covid-19 after the...

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Get the Indian economy going

Major nations are well on the road to post pandemic recovery. Last week, the Reserve Bank of India, the country’s...

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How to boost Indian manufacturing

Can the Production Linked Incentive scheme be a game changer? One of the grander schemes launched in India during the...

Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman along with Rajya Sabha MP Dr. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe interacts with representatives from the Jute Industry,

Rely upon direct taxes to mobilise resources

Make corporate and capital gains taxes more progressive and double their ceilings. The ongoing Covid-19 crisis has catalysed broad public...