rbi monetary policy

RBI policy: A 25 basis point cut in policy rates feasible, desirable

A sharper cut in the policy rates by RBI would have been possible in August review, but for high inflation rate in the first three months of the current year. Read more »
covid pregnancy

Covid-19: Pregnancy and childbirth in the times of coronavirus pandemic

Current evidence suggests that pregnant women are at no greater risk of becoming seriously ill than other healthy adults if they develop coronavirus infection. Read more »
Labour laws in india

Lax labour laws will harm industry, economy

The argument that tough labour laws are responsible for the sorry state of the Indian economy and the industry falls flat in the face of the government data. Read more »
using data to combat Covid-19

COVID-19: Need guidelines for using data to combat pandemic

Technology can play a key role in combating COVID-19, but there is a need to get the policies right. Read more »
doctors, nurses migration from india

India must prepare for a bout of migration by doctors, medical staff

The central and state governments should incentivise and enhance medical education in public sector with a stipulation of mandatory service of a few years. Read more »
Kerala online education

The digital divide: Why Kerala is not ready for the online education plunge

The government must ensure that its policies do not help widen the already existing digital divide, denying a level playing field for the marginalised sections. Read more »
India-China trade

WTO using Covid-19 pandemic to push expansionist free trade agenda

WTO’s attempt to liberalise medical equipment trade to favour developed countries highlights the need to reform the organisation. Read more »
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Indebtedness, hunger may push Bengal’s tribes into bonded labour

Denotified tribes across the country are engaged in the informal economy, and the lockdown has hit them severely. Read more »
India not ready to work from home

Great lockdown: Online classes, remote working widen India’s digital divide

Technical limitations and financial deprivation limit the country’s drive to make its citizens work, learn from home. Read more »