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Disinvestment - Going Private Analyses & Assessments

Disinvestment - Going Private

Public sector undertakings (PSUs), including profitable ones, are up for sale to generate revenue. Is this visionary prudence or short-term juggling?

ZBNF and Resilient Food Systems Analyses & Assessments

ZBNF and Resilient Food Systems

Will Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) provide a holistic alternative to chemical-based agriculture and create resilient food systems.

Defence Budget-Dwindling Share of Pie Analyses & Assessments

Defence Budget-Dwindling Share of Pie

Defence Budget 2020-21 with a 9.4% growth, translates into an increase of Rs. 40,367 crores. How would this affect India’s defence preparedness?

One Nation One Ration Card-Digitalising PDS Analyses & Assessments

One Nation One Ration Card-Digitalising PDS

One Nation One Ration Card (ONRC) is set to digitalise the Public Distribution System (PDS). Can it stem the systematic leakages and corruption?

Bodo Accord-Dawn of a New Start  Analyses & Assessments

Bodo Accord-Dawn of a New Start

The Tripartite Bodo Agreement endeavors to fulfill political, social and economic aspirations. Will it be the new norm for bringing peace in NE India...

RCEP & India- Dodging Competition Analyses & Assessments

RCEP & India- Dodging Competition

In a surprise move, Indian ‘Act East’ policy did a volte-face when India opted out of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) raising...

Run on the Banks? Analyses & Assessments

Run on the Banks?

The run on Punjab & Maharashtra Cooperative Bank (PMC) has gripped the attention of Indians who trust the Indian banking system with their life...

Corp. Tax Concessions-Stemming the Tide Analyses & Assessments

Corp. Tax Concessions-Stemming the Tide

From the financial year 2012, the Indian economy has been witnessing a slowdown in both savings and investments. To arrest this downtrend the...

An Antidote to Economic Slowdown Op-Eds

An Antidote to Economic Slowdown

In the last quarter of FY 18-19, India logged 5.8% growth. Some economists expect the GDP for the first quarter of FY 19-20 to be lower than 5.8%,...

US Sanctions impacts Chabahar funding Analyses & Assessments

US Sanctions impacts Chabahar funding

The government of India has reduced the previously allocated amount for Chabahar port from INR 150 Cr to INR 45 Cr in the Budget 2019-2020. What...

India’s electric two-wheeler market Analyses & Assessments

India’s electric two-wheeler market

India proposes a policy that electrifies most of its two-wheelers over a 6-8 year period. Considering the failure to incentivise the car industry...

Indian exports and the US-China trade war Analyses & Assessments

Indian exports and the US-China trade war

The US-China trade war is expected to have repercussions for markets around the world. A report by the Finch Group says that India's exports are...

Japan’s legal proceedings against India in WTO Analyses & Assessments

Japan’s legal proceedings against India in WTO

India and Japan have a close economic and strategic partnership, with India being the largest recipient of Japanese aid. Japan recently made a formal...

Maruti Suzuki’s electric drive Analyses & Assessments

Maruti Suzuki’s electric drive

Maruti Suzuki has announced that it will cease all production of diesel cars by 2020. Why has the company abandoned diesel engines? Maruti Suzuki is...

Reliance circumvents US sanctions Analyses & Assessments

Reliance circumvents US sanctions

Reliance’s circumvention of US sanctions meets legal requirements and is likely geared towards a weaning period in light of further sanctions against...

New Afghan-India trade route Analyses & Assessments

New Afghan-India trade route

Afghanistan began exports to India through Chabahar port in Iran as the landlocked, war-torn nation turns to overseas markets to improve its economy...

Indian citizenship amendment bill dropped Analyses & Assessments

Indian citizenship amendment bill dropped

Indian government has put aside a controversial amendment to its citizenship law after violent protests in its north eastern states. The Citizenship...

RBI cuts interest rate Analyses & Assessments

RBI cuts interest rate

The Reserve Bank of India cut its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points, a move likely to please Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he makes a...

Budget sops before Elections Analyses & Assessments

Budget sops before Elections

The Narendra Modi-led government unveiled a budget tailored for an election year with tax breaks, relief for small business and unorganised sectors...

India’s unemployment rate highest in 45 years Analyses & Assessments

India’s unemployment rate highest in 45 years

An official survey that has been withheld by the government shows India’s unemployment rate rose to a 45-year high during 2017-2018, delivering a...