India abortion laws

Abortion laws take a progressive turn, but challenges remain

The stigma associated with sexual relations and pregnancy before marriage may negate India’s advantage of having progressive abortion laws. Read more »
India's electronics industry needs policy support

Electronics industry: Policy choices for manufacturing success

Sacrificing domestic electronics industry for short-term export gains based on import-dependent assembly is perilous for India’s technological sovereignty. Read more »
India's electronics industry and policy

Indian electronics industry: Learnings from 25 years of globalisation

Policymakers must continue efforts to improve the design and implementation of policies to increase domestic value addition by electronics industry. Read more »
RBI raises repo rate

RBI raises repo rate by 50 bps on global cues, inflation fears

Through the repo rate hike, the RBI monetary policy committee has tried to tackle global headwinds and runaway inflation at home. Read more »
draft telecom bill

Draft telecom Bill: Govt must address privacy, licensing concerns

The draft telecom Bill skirts concerns over the draconian surveillance provisions built over the archaic laws of the British era that threaten the fundamental rights of citizens. Read more »
Chinese economy

Chinese economy: Experts see growth engine cranking up soon

Chinese economy is one of the growth engines of the world and even a temporary decline will have disastrous consequences for the global economy. Read more »
Para 20 of the DPCO 2013

DPCO 2013: Delhi High Court rejects NPPA interpretation on price monitoring

The Court has held that Para 20 of the DPCO 2013 does not envisage a deprivation of the right to increase the MRP of a drug annually in case of an incidence... Read more »
food subsidy

Govt extends free ration scheme despite food subsidy concerns

Analysts had earlier speculated that the government wasn't likely to take the political risk of stopping the free rations in view of the upcoming assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh where... Read more »
malpractices by pharmaceutical industry

Pharmaceutical industry: Tight regulation key to curbing unethical practices

The pharmaceutical industry seems incapable of self-regulation and ethical leadership, given its terrible reputation and failure to abide by the pharma code. Read more »
upi going global

UPI is India’s ticket to fintech power; it should remain free

Global lobbies are at work to make UPI a platform comparable to their paid networks -- RBI must resist the temptation to charge a fee. Read more »