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Can India hit net zero by 2050

The Economic Times 24 Jun 2021 4:29 pm

Mostly Welcome Microfinance Norms

The RBI paper now seeks to streamline and update microfinance regulation across all regulated entities, which makes perfect

The Economic Times 23 Jun 2021 11:55 pm

Lessons from resolution of Jet Airways

The company had received claims of nearly Rs 25,000 crore, of which the resolution professional admitted Rs 8,462 crore as

The Economic Times 23 Jun 2021 11:51 pm

View: India needs to broaden Centres vistas, move most ministries out of Delhi

But both GoI and its critics have ignored a more basic question related to the architecture of government rather than of the

The Economic Times 23 Jun 2021 11:40 pm

One big positive to negative thinking

Finding a billion dollars suddenly in your account can be quite horrible

The Economic Times 23 Jun 2021 11:38 pm

Bhakti Rasa in Urdu poetry

Altaf Hussains poetry is all about bhakti rasa akin to that of Hindi poets of Bhaktiwaad

The Economic Times 23 Jun 2021 11:22 pm

Brands learn time value lessons during pandemic

Time was getting to be of essence for online shoppers and covid has accelerated that

Livemint 23 Jun 2021 10:52 pm

The top do-gooder

As the Indian economy emerges, we should see more of our wealth creators take up do-gooder projects and start giving their

Livemint 23 Jun 2021 10:22 pm

The usual tools are unlikely to fix our inflation problem

We need a more comprehensive set of policies to address the peculiar kind of inflation that India is facing

Livemint 23 Jun 2021 9:54 pm

The reason so few graduates want to become bankers now

Stagnancy and regulation have diminished this sectors appeal

Livemint 23 Jun 2021 9:49 pm

Efforts to avert the next disease outbreak must begin right away

We must digitally empower frontline workers and set up an institution for the surveillance and containment of outbreaks

Livemint 23 Jun 2021 9:45 pm

To trace or not to trace: A three-fold test could settle it

Established principles can help us strike a balance on public order versus social media privacy

Livemint 23 Jun 2021 9:39 pm

Journalism and the question of ethics in its professional pursuit

Janet Malcolm (1934-2021) wrote widely but will be remembered most for her journalism classic

Livemint 23 Jun 2021 9:33 pm

Dont let a slot scarcity distort aviation rivalry

Jet Airways revival plan has revived a debate over the way we award airlines the right to use runways. The current system is

Livemint 23 Jun 2021 9:13 pm

View: Covid crisis offers new healthcare opportunities for India

Two distinct areas of advances offer themselves up for Indian companies and state agencies to make their mark. One is the

The Economic Times 23 Jun 2021 12:05 am

Population potential

When America faced down Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union, we were the big dog. We had more people, more wealth, and more

The Economic Times 22 Jun 2021 11:03 pm

Poorer, overall

Most evidence points to millions having been pushed into poverty, even as owners of corporate equity saw their net worth go

Livemint 22 Jun 2021 11:01 pm

Karma and Karma Yog

The Bhagwad Gita is the dialogue between Krishn and Arjun. In the midst of the battlefield, Krishn instructed Arjun about

The Economic Times 22 Jun 2021 10:59 pm

An officer who did the IAS proud in unforgettable ways

Guruprasad Mohapatra (1962-2021): Mover, shaker and martyr to our war against the pandemic

Livemint 22 Jun 2021 10:37 pm

Create a hybrid work model as part of a competitive strategy

Aim for a strategic balance of in-person and remote collaboration

Livemint 22 Jun 2021 10:30 pm

Legalizing same-sex marriages is abysmally overdue

Denying individuals matrimonial and other rights that emanate from matrimony solely for their sexual orientation is unjust

Livemint 22 Jun 2021 10:25 pm

We need a state agency to spur breakthrough research

Long-gestation projects like mRNA research take patience and should be funded by public money

Livemint 22 Jun 2021 10:20 pm

Editorial: Do not choke e-commerce platforms

The Centres proposed rules for e-com platforms may have laudable goals, but would deprive our e-players of the strategic

Livemint 22 Jun 2021 10:07 pm

Is privatisation Indian banking's panacea

The Economic Times 22 Jun 2021 9:10 am

Welcome resumption of dialogue in Kashmir

Apart from domestic reasons, for New Delhi, it is vital to reemphasise its democratic credentials amidst the geopolitical

The Economic Times 22 Jun 2021 7:36 am

Pay that Rs 4 lakh Covid compensation

It would make eminent political sense as well for the government to come forward to help out families in times of need. In

The Economic Times 22 Jun 2021 7:33 am

View: Making sense of India's massive turnaround in FPI flows

So, what drove FPIs to pump in money into India in a year that saw the countrys worst recession post-Independence? Push

The Economic Times 22 Jun 2021 12:33 am

Indias FDI gush

What helped keep money moving across borders were acquisitions in the information and communication technology (ICT) space,

Livemint 21 Jun 2021 11:27 pm

Circle July 5 on your calendars

With almost every day dedicated to something, here's one bereft of 'purpose'. It has been given no responsibility, none

The Economic Times 21 Jun 2021 11:21 pm

India's cold war on cryptocurrencies

A law banning private cryptos could count as a battle win for the state but that wont be the end of it

Livemint 21 Jun 2021 11:11 pm

Carlyles long shadow over its buyout target

PNB Housing Finance has got a SAT go-ahead for a shareholder vote on an equity allotment that would grant Carlyle control of

Livemint 21 Jun 2021 11:09 pm

View: Five reasons for unlocking to be a function of positivity rates, not

With lockdowns being lifted across the country, only 31% (seven-day moving average) of districts in the country now have a

The Economic Times 21 Jun 2021 10:51 pm

India needs to push reforms for an equitable recovery

An impending rebound offers an opportunity to make reform moves in sectors that must not go neglected

Livemint 21 Jun 2021 10:50 pm

The problem with Bidens red line for Putin on cyberattacks

It might set the stage for a new US doctrine but could also backfire

Livemint 21 Jun 2021 10:49 pm

Second wave has sparked a complex interplay of consumer trends

Brand marketers confront new consumer attitudes and preferences that may require some to rethink their market strategies

Livemint 21 Jun 2021 10:48 pm

Do you think India is too lax with its economic data

The Economic Times 21 Jun 2021 4:22 pm

How BharatPe won a rare banking license in India

BharatPe, which allows merchants to accept payments from any of the several apps popular with consumers, is yet to join the

Livemint 21 Jun 2021 9:40 am

Regional parties see a chance to expand footprint

In most of the recent assembly polls, voters chose regional powers over national parties

Livemint 21 Jun 2021 1:00 am

Hire humble tech and domain experts

This is precisely the space where Indian IT companies can and must thrive. Hire not stick-in-themud veterans, but experts

The Economic Times 20 Jun 2021 11:51 pm

View: There are some vexing questions about the global minimum tax

Since the start of the initial discussion on Pillar 1, India voiced its stand on establishing a significant economic presence

The Economic Times 20 Jun 2021 11:41 pm

View: A digital health ID will upgrade India's healthcare in one shot

The health records will also show a physician ID of the treating doctor and facility ID of the healthcare facility visited.

The Economic Times 20 Jun 2021 11:13 pm

Irans non surprise

As of now, Ebrahim Raisis election has neither brightened nor darkened the chance of more Iranian oil reaching global markets

Livemint 20 Jun 2021 10:41 pm

Indias path to the Cornwall Consensus goes via China

Indias inability to wriggle out of Chinas trade chokehold warps its search for a better balance

Livemint 20 Jun 2021 10:02 pm

No, not even bond traders can predict the future of inflation

Past data and current market prices may prove unreliable guides

Livemint 20 Jun 2021 9:56 pm

Dissent, our draconian laws, bail and a step in the right direction

Three Delhi high court rulings offer hope against an over-carceral state but the struggle against harsh laws is far from over

Livemint 20 Jun 2021 9:52 pm

The potential impact of Indias covid crisis on the BJP

The pandemic has created a label that could stick to the ruling party but may not cause much damage

Livemint 20 Jun 2021 9:46 pm

We face a behavioural challenge like no other

Reckless abandon is rife and future covid waves would give our economy the chance of only a jagged recovery at best. We must

Livemint 20 Jun 2021 9:36 pm

Is India rushing to unlock again

The Economic Times 20 Jun 2021 4:45 pm

Green Yoga and the art of living harmoniously with nature

This International Day of Yoga, lets recall how this ancient practice can help us raise environmental consciousness and adopt

Livemint 20 Jun 2021 11:54 am

Look, I can cook, no matter what it took

People who had never laid a hand on a ladle their entire lives, are now using their wrists to not just open beer bottles but

The Economic Times 19 Jun 2021 11:11 pm

Take it off the table! Anti-endorsement, a smart, new protest tool

After CR7 snorted at Coke, dissuasive guerrilla advertising may well be the agitprop rage that could go well beyond F&B

The Economic Times 19 Jun 2021 11:00 pm

Tax, investment and pay in an ESG focussed world

The driving force will be inclusion, equity, diversity and comprehensive availability. World and corporate investments will

The Economic Times 19 Jun 2021 7:27 pm

Get the females and beat the disease

Genetic engineering can held reduce population of disease-carrying mosquitoes

Livemint 18 Jun 2021 12:20 am

External imbalance

Our reserves are sufficient to cover import bills for over a year, meet short-term repayments and stabilize the rupee. But

Livemint 17 Jun 2021 11:00 pm

The Adani Group ought to get a wider base of equity investors

Its juggernaut will roll on but it should expand its capital sources

Livemint 17 Jun 2021 10:16 pm

Reflections on the pandemic and our preparations for a third wave

Niti Aayog could set up a coordination committee for rural healthcare capacity expansion that draws upon urban learnings

Livemint 17 Jun 2021 10:12 pm

The non-consumption barrier to our vaccination drive

Like many CEOs, policymakers also need to recognize that the real challenge of success often lies in addressing various

Livemint 17 Jun 2021 10:05 pm

Spectacular self-goals in this game of eyeballs

Footballer Ronaldos snub of Euro 2020 sponsor Coca-Cola was seen to have cost it $4 billion in market value, but the normalcy

Livemint 17 Jun 2021 9:59 pm

A faulty fertilizer subsidy policy will worsen Indias farm distress

Price-led distortions of demand could damage the environment and also leave farmers worse off

Livemint 17 Jun 2021 9:57 pm

Twitter clipped

Twitter must first comply with the rule book before it can challenge those aspects in court. Standing up for liberty, as it

Livemint 16 Jun 2021 10:56 pm

The role of inefficiency in the Adani stock rout

This weeks shudders reveal a need for information reliability at various levels before our stock markets attain some degree

Livemint 16 Jun 2021 10:41 pm

A chronicle of crises foretold: We must brace for likely covid waves

Its perilous to treat the pandemic as a law-and-order issue rather than a mass-education challenge

Livemint 16 Jun 2021 10:40 pm

The incentive structure we need against the climate change crisis

A carbon tax imposes concentrated costs for diffuse benefits and resolving this could lend such taxation political viability

Livemint 16 Jun 2021 10:38 pm

Chinas nuclear plant leak is no Chernobyl but still worrisome

Chinese reactors need better safety checks as well as transparency

Livemint 16 Jun 2021 10:37 pm

Responses to natural and man-made disasters differ

A mutation in the popular narrative of covids origin could have significant consequences

Livemint 16 Jun 2021 10:36 pm

Is it right for some states to unlock at this stage

The Economic Times 16 Jun 2021 3:47 pm

For Delta defence

Early UK reports hinted at Deltas greater severity than other strains. If so, Delta and Delta Plus could rattle the country

Livemint 15 Jun 2021 10:45 pm

Carbon tariffs neednt impede Indian exports to the EU

Exporters of energy-heavy products must decarbonize production in preparation for such a barrier

Livemint 15 Jun 2021 10:05 pm

A scary American proposal to revise the definition of death

We should resist premature pronouncements as grey zones darken

Livemint 15 Jun 2021 9:57 pm

How the UK and India can reach a fruitful free trade agreement

The moves made so far are encouraging and now a business-government dialogue on both sides could guide FTA negotiations

Livemint 15 Jun 2021 9:50 pm

The economic implications of Chinas demographic transition

Policymakers and strategists must keep track of its impact on the global economy and geopolitics

Livemint 15 Jun 2021 9:18 pm

Our influencers should disclose their sponsors

Those who convert their social media sway into earnings by endorsing products and services need to be upfront about such

Livemint 15 Jun 2021 9:05 pm

The mythical notion of evidence-based policymaking

Even decisions that claim the use of scientific models are ultimately political calls of judgement

Livemint 14 Jun 2021 10:34 pm

Covid may have distorted risk judgements on our mortality

Pandemic precautions must not distract us from other life threats

Livemint 14 Jun 2021 10:33 pm

The effect of a states prosperity on disparities between groups

Affirmative-action policies for our disadvantaged groups are unlikely to have much impact without rapid economic growth

Livemint 14 Jun 2021 10:32 pm

Franklin and Carlyle episodes: Blue-chip firms must be above suspicion

They should be above suspicion because trust is the very foundation of economic prosperity

Livemint 14 Jun 2021 10:30 pm

GST: Whose headache is it anyway

Slow collections hurt the Centre as well as states and fixing GST problems should be a joint quest

Livemint 14 Jun 2021 10:29 pm

RBI should not cross the corporate bond Rubicon

While its excess forex reserves could be invested in private debt to make extra money, profits are not its goal and it must

Livemint 14 Jun 2021 10:28 pm

Why fuel holds key to high inflation and why thats bad news

The high excise duty on petroleum products is likely to stay through 2021-22, given that the low collections on the corporate

Livemint 14 Jun 2021 7:14 pm

Capitalism as we know it is ripe for a tectonic shift

The pandemic has ruined the glorious work of lifting millions of Indians out of poverty

Livemint 14 Jun 2021 12:40 am

Drones in covid war

Used at scale, drones could help with the distribution of light packages, and especially in the task of reaching vaccines,

Livemint 13 Jun 2021 11:00 pm

The Emergency stays relevant for the behaviour it bred

The ease with which people fell in line and even turned collaborators remains truly remarkable

Livemint 13 Jun 2021 9:26 pm

Warren Buffetts new embrace of neobanks over old lenders

His $500 million bet on an e-lender may reflect a shift in stance

Livemint 13 Jun 2021 9:18 pm

Healthcare is a national priority that must gain electoral traction

Covid-alarmed voters making public healthcare a priority could alter the incentive structure of Indian politics for the

Livemint 13 Jun 2021 9:13 pm

Why are people talking so much about so many things

Is it possible to be amateurish at being human? Yes, it would seem, and many of us are in the modern world

Livemint 13 Jun 2021 9:07 pm

Dont fall for the validity illusion but heed old investment advice

The future isnt as predictable as experts claim and its always best not to put all eggs in one basket

Livemint 13 Jun 2021 8:50 pm

The science of our vax policy should be clear

If our covid plan of universal vaccination is to be revisited again, as an expert group would have the Centre do, then only

Livemint 13 Jun 2021 8:46 pm

Is your cooking gas destroying the planet

Cooking over a flame is a tiny contributor to climate change, but supplying homes and businesses with natural gas is a big

Livemint 13 Jun 2021 5:49 pm

Luxury and Hunger: Two faces of an unequal Covid-19 pandemic in India

Indias economic gap is widening under Covid, with $400,000 SUVs selling out and the bankrupted selling their

Livemint 13 Jun 2021 10:58 am

Grand slam classic at the French Open

Djokovic and Nadal gave us a match that roused Roland Garros to reckless cheers. High on its 'egalite' score but memorable

Livemint 12 Jun 2021 4:41 pm