e-pharmacies india

e-pharmacies: Need to remove policy vacuum

e-pharmacies give consumers access to quality drugs while offering marketplace sellers additional reach and streams of revenue. Read more »
Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson

Economics Nobel to auction theory an acknowledgement for bridging theory and practice

The contributions of Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson have helped evolve professional and transparent approaches for price discovery and efficient allocation. Read more »
SDGs, biological and chemical weapons.

SDG agenda a pipe dream without sustainable peace, disarmament

Pressure on UN and governments is key to eliminating biological and chemical weapons. Linking SDGs to disarmament and an expanded Security Council can help. Read more »
mental health and suicide

India needs state-specific policies for suicide prevention

States will have to undertake research into the socioeconomic and cultural reasons for suicides and tailor health and social sector interventions. Read more »

Irula tribe rehabilitation sets benchmark for community habitat

Most Irula people do not have the legal right to occupy land -- their huts do not have electricity and they continue to live in fear of being evicted. Read more »
India mobile phone industry

India’s mobile manufacturing sector charts a success story

There is an urgent need to reduce the dependence of the mobile manufacturing sector on foreign parts and technology to help it grow further. Read more »

NBFCs need a lender of last resort; SIDBI and NABARD can do the job

NBFC offer loans to MSMEs and individuals for 24-48 months. They need funds for a similar period in order to maintain a healthy asset-liability match. Read more »

Why RBI cannot ignore the food price dynamics while fixing rates

Tweaking of weights in inflation indices makes sense, given the policy objectives of RBI policy – price stability and economic growth. Read more »
GST council meeting

How the Centre-state row over GST compensation will play out

In case of a dispute between Centre and the states on the recommendations of the GST Council, a dispute resolution mechanism can be established. Read more »

RBI must pause rate cuts to anchor inflation expectations

Emerging markets need some kind of market-based capital flow management and macro-prudential measures as well as more exchange rate flexibility. Read more »