Covid-19 vaccines and Indian diplomacy

Covid-19 vaccine diplomacy: India’s chance to deepen its strategic engagements

India, the largest producer of vaccines in the world, exported 64 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines, while administering only 61 million doses within the country. Read more »
RBI monetary policy committee

Monetary policy: RBI stays focused on growth with accommodative policy

RBI’s proposed Rs 1 trillion government securities acquisition programme will provide certainty to bond market participants, reduce term premiums. Read more »
WHO and world health day

World Health Day: WHO calls for fairer post-Covid-19 world

On World Health Day, WHO has urged world leaders to monitor health inequities and ensure that all people can access quality health services. Read more »
covid-19 vaccines facing tough variants

Covid-19 endgame: Vaccines take on coronavirus variants

India's Covid-19 vaccination drive needs to cover a third of the country's population to have some control over the second wave of the pandemic. Read more »
Indian FPOs

Agrarian crisis: FPOs is the way out for Indian farmers

Effective business models, high turnovers, sustainable cash flow, value-added products, and market access key to the success of FPOs. Read more »
an election manifesto for India

Election manifestoes: An 18-point agenda to make India great

Political parties must sit across the table and thrash out a people's election manifesto that will help India claim its rightful position in the comity of nations. Read more »
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 »
world bank gdp growth forecast for indian economy

Record GST collections back World-bank’s 7.5-12.5% growth forecast for Indian economy

Bullish economic growth projections for the Indian economy will depend on financial sector risks, and the success of measures taken to curb the spread of Covid-19. Read more »
Covid-19 vaccines and Indian diplomacy

Blow to naysayers: Covid-19 vaccines just got a CDC booster shot

Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines score well in real-world trials; high hopes ride on India’s Covishield and Covaxin. Read more »
kerala economy and assembly elections

Kerala economy: Time for soul searching on government size, welfare schemes

The new government that will take oath in May needs to put together a nuanced agenda for the Kerala economy based on broad political consensus. Read more »