flash flood in Rishiganga and Dhauliganga rivers of Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand flash flood: Study identifies causes, issues stern warning

A study says better monitoring and an early warning system could have reduced human losses in the flash flood in Rishiganga and Dhauliganga rivers of Uttarakhand. Read more »
India's four labour codes

Labour reforms: What do the four labour codes mean to businesses, workers

The four labour codes expanded the ambit of some laws, removed some obsolete provisions, and made compliance easier, tilting the scale in favour of employers with some anti-worker provisions. Read more »
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Consultations, regulation key to the success of banking reforms unveiled in Budget 2021

The government must be wary of pushing through the much-needed banking reforms without a proper cost-benefit analysis and a clear regulatory framework. Read more »
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Indian economy: Focus on fiscal consolidation will hurt fragile recovery

The spending-to-GDP ratio will be lower than the projected nominal GDP growth for next year, which means the government is going in for aggressive fiscal consolidation when the Indian economy is facing... Read more »
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Economic Survey predicts V-shaped recovery, 11% GDP growth

The Economic Survey sees robust growth in investment and consumption as well as a major recovery in services sector that contributes more than half of India's GDP. Read more »
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RCEP: Asia Pacific trade pact will amplify Chinese power

The agreement means the US and the EU will have little say in deciding the direction of the booming Asian economy. Read more »
Budget 2021 smacks of fiscal conservatism

RBI will resume rate cut spree sooner than later

Economists have warned a repeat of 2010 when the RBI's targeting of CPI inflation led to an industrial slowdown. They say WPI is more relevant for the industry. Read more »
India’s newspapers are facing an existential crisis

Reform or perish: Indian newspapers stare at a crisis of their own making

Print publications need to diversify their editorial leadership by hiring journalists who can lead the digital transformation and set up newsrooms that could handle print, online, audio and video content. Read more »
BUDGET 2021 by nirmala sitharaman

How India lost out to China, rest of Asia in economic development race

Santosh Mehrotra interview Part II: A series of policy mishaps ensured that India’s small scale industries did not scale up to face influx of Chinese goods. Read more »
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Government must enlist experts, NGOs in fight against recession

The Covid-19 pandemic and the economic crisis will challenge the competence and capability of India's political and administrative leadership as never before. Read more »