European recession

Energy crisis may trigger European recession, unrest

The Russia-Ukraine war may lead to a European recession that threatens to destroy Europe’s industrial prowess and high living standards. Read more »
Human development index

India slips on Human Development Index as Covid-19, Ukraine crisis weigh

India slipped to 132nd position in 2022 on the Human Development Index (HDI) from 130th with the country falling behind the global average on all four indices. Read more »
Russia crude oil exports

Russian crude oil: Will India defy the West to grab Putin’s offer

As the G7 looks to tighten the screws on Russia, Putin will lean on neighbour China and long-time ally India to import more of its crude oil. Read more »
phonepe, google pay UPI duopoly

UPI payments: RBI looks to break PhonePe, GPay duopoly

PhonePe leads in UPI transactions with almost 50% market share, followed by Google Pay (38%) and Paytm Payments Bank (17%). Read more »
Monsoon, agriculture

Deficient monsoon threatens to derail farm output, consumer demand

A fall in the output of paddy, maize, and pulses due to below normal monsoon may fuel inflation and cripple consumer demand during the festive season. Read more »
School education in india

New study reveals sorry state of affairs in school education

The Foundational Learning Study 2022 has found that 37% students in third standard have limited foundational numeracy skills, while 11% lack the most basic knowledge and skills. Read more »
CLIMATE CHANGE

Climate change: World cities need to weatherproof themselves

Policy makers have their task cut out with climate change manifesting as extreme weather events threatening to make many cities unliveable. Read more »
Indian economy

Indian economy not out of the woods yet, despite green shoots

Pickup in GST collections and consumer spending no solace for Indian economy which is suffering from high inflation, lacklustre monsoon rains, and global uncertainties. Read more »
EV, electric vehicles future

EV Push: Carmakers vie for a pie in the nascent electric vehicles market

Policy changes, consumer preferences, and energy prices foretell the coming of an electric vehicles (EV) revolution in India. Read more »
Indian economy

GDP growth: Indian economy faces global headwinds

The GDP growth rate in the April-June quarter was the highest in a year, helped by a revival in domestic demand and a favourable base effect. Read more »