domestic steel prices jacked up by a cartel

Cartel at work? Steel prices skyrocket amid economic crisis

Earlier this year, MSME minister Nitin Gadkari had flagged the issue of cartelisation, saying producers are jacking up cement and steel prices despite static input costs. Read more »
indian railways to get 4G spectrum

4G spectrum will help Indian Railways step up safety, security

Indian Railways will use 4G spectrum to implement ATP system to prevent accidents and upgrade its communication network, bringing a paradigm shift in its operations. Read more »
covid-19 second wave

Hard lessons: Layers of government must work in tandem to beat Covid-19

The government must channelise all its management and financial resources to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic before the third wave strikes India. Read more »
elder abuse, ageing population

Elder abuse cases on the rise as ageing population lack access to justice

Prevention of elder abuse is possible as many strategies have been identified to prevent abuse, take action against it and mitigate its consequences. Read more »
India's foreign exchange reserves cross $600 billion

Foreign exchange reserves surpass $600 bn; What does it mean to Indian economy

India’s foreign exchange reserves may not be built on a strong foundation as 61% of its external debt is of short-term nature and will mature in a year. Read more »
g7 summit's green belt and road initiative

G7 to launch ‘green belt and road’ plan to counter China

The green belt and road initiative by the G7 summit is seen as an effort by the Western powers to retain world leadership in an era of increasing Chinese influence. Read more »
Global minimum tax is a big step towards international tax reforms

Will global minimum tax disrupt India’s tax regime?

Global minimum tax is a commendable step towards international tax reforms, but its success depends on whether countries like India would agree to revoke their digital levies. Read more »
The global minimum tax will make multinational corporations pay tax

Global minimum tax explained: Abuse of tax havens to end, big tech to come under tax net

The proposed global minimum tax will make multinational corporations pay a minimum 15% tax on their profits, ending misuse of double tax avoidance treaties. Read more »
India's agriculture exports rise

India’s agriculture exports rise 17.34% to $41.25 billion

In rupee terms, the country's agriculture exports rose 22.62% in 2020-21 to Rs 3.05 lakh crore. Read more »
Bihar ahead in covid-19 testing

‘Bihar’s Covid-19 testing, caseload numbers compare well with developed states’

Shortage of doctors, poor healthcare infrastructure affecting Bihar’s war on pandemic, despite better Covid-19 testing says health minister Mangal Pandey. Read more »