Russian Crude, crude oil

Russian crude: India may disregard US ire for cheap oil

The state-run oil refiners are keeping their options open on Russian crude as they apprehend the possibility of most of West Asian crude going to meet European demand. Read more »
tourism industry

Tourism industry stages recovery, but challenges persist

The government must support the tourism industry that contributes 7% of the GDP through policies and incentives to businesses and consumers. Read more »

G20, regional blocks reinvent multilateralism

As it prepares to assume G20 leadership, India can learn from its Asian peers a lesson or two on leveraging soft power to promote national interest. Read more »

Ease of doing business: World Bank’s revamped index will also put onus on govts

The Business Enabling Environment report that will replace the ease of doing business report needs to be less political, and may have to do away with ranking of nations. Read more »
public health budget 2023

COP27: Urgent need to focus on health impact of climate change

The world leaders assembled in Egypt for COP27 must take notice of the 7 million deaths every year caused by air pollution and climate change and the mental trauma of about 25... Read more »
agriculture, budget 2023

Stubble burning: Lessons abound, but awareness, will to act absent

Farmers who engage in stubble burning have become the fall guys in the blame game, but Delhi air quality cannot improve without solving issues such as vehicular pollution and garbage dumps. Read more »
cop27 climate change summit

COP27: Little optimism around UN climate change talks

The Ukraine conflict may be a larger factor in climate change mitigation efforts than the slow and complex COP27 summit. Read more »

Wheat exports: Uncertainty looms despite Russia’s re-entry into deal

Russia’s participation in the wheat exports deal is essential for keeping a global food shortage from getting worse. Read more »
cop27 un climate change summit

COP27: Reparations, energy crisis to dominate climate change conference agenda

Fault lines have begun to appear as world leaders prepare to discuss climate action at COP27 UN climate change conference in Egypt’s Sharm el-Sheik. Read more »
Fertiliser, one nation one fertilizer policy. gm crops

Fertiliser subsidies need deeper reforms, better targeting

India must cut fertiliser subsidies by targeting them better, while also making efforts to reduce the use of chemical fertilisers to facilitate climate change mitigation. Read more »