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Opinion / The Economic Times

True North eyes bio-ethanol investment, acquires Synata Bio in India

This partnership claims to provide much cheaper ethanol production from coal, TNVP's founder Michael Ahearn told ET.

19 Oct 2020 9:38 am
Decades of cinema viewing habit is not going to be changed by 5-6 mos of lockdown: PVRs Ajay Bijli

Revival is when the government gives us permission to open. We have the new SOPs and are ready for that. Consumer confidence is the biggest task ahead of us, says PVR chairman and MD, Ajay Bijli.

24 Aug 2020 9:39 am
Regulating crops doesn't guarantee better profitability for farmers: FSII Director General

Regulating crops is not an end in itself and does not guarantee better profitability for farmers, Federation of Seed Industry of India (FSII) director general Ram Kaundinya told ET in an interview.

2 Jun 2020 11:20 am
Have adequate facilities, but we are ramping up hospital capacity by 40%

CK Mishra, chairman of the empowered group on hospital availability, disease surveillance, testing and critical care, said Indias Covid-19 count will plateau with peoples effort to cut down transmission.

2 Jun 2020 7:00 am
Early signs of recovery are encouraging: Manish Sharma, Panasonic

We anticipate a change in buying behaviour as consumers will be extra cautious and, will shift to online purchase from either e-commerce platforms or short visits to the offline retailers post online research to pick up the product of choice, says Manish Sharma.

31 May 2020 4:37 pm
ET View: Even before Covid, economy was slumping

The government needs to fix the banks and create a functional bond market. This alone can raise the rate of investment. Gross fixed capital formation as a share of GDP was down to 26% in Q4 of 2019-20, and 26.9% for the year as a whole. Without raising it by six percentage points of GDP, India cannot shed its low growth trap.

29 May 2020 7:53 pm
ET View: Welcome steps by RBI; it can surely do more

While the monetary policy measures announced today are certainly necessary, they can hardly be deemed to be sufficient, in the face of severely weakened demand conditions economy-wide, following two entire months of severe economic lockdown.

22 May 2020 7:05 pm
Judiciary must adapt to post-coronavirus scene, says SC

Justice S Ravindra Bhat of the Supreme Court tells ET that if the legal world does not move ahead with the rest of the world, the judiciary could fall behind the times.

21 May 2020 12:06 am
As demand is high, go for targeted testing: Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics Chief Access Officer

Testing without symptoms or history of being exposed is wasteful, so there is the controversial idea of immunity passports where you test to safeguard the travel industry. But if you have a good diagnostic test that gives you assurance that you had been exposed and you are negative, says FIND Chief Access Officer Sergio Carmona.

19 May 2020 11:53 pm
Focus is on new processes and cut in bad costs: Apollo Tyres MD

The world will have to adjust to the new normal of working from home and living with the novel coronavirus, Apollo Tyres managing director Neeraj Kanwar tells Nehal Chaliawala and Satish John.

11 May 2020 12:01 am
Covid-19 will have unprecedented effect on migrant economy: Dilip Ratha, World Bank

Millions of migrant workers toiling in the Gulf countries are facing a crisis due to Covid-19 and the fall in oil prices.

9 May 2020 11:00 pm
I can't risk lives of my policemen to manage crowd at liquor shops: Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava

Police should have welfare systems similar to the ones implemented by the armed forces, says Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava.

9 May 2020 11:00 pm
Rapid tests not 100% accurate, but serve well with 70% sensitivity

While the vaccine discovery is still a long way off, we have started moving on several preventive measures and healthcare interventions. There are 25 projects to study the pathology of virus, 800 startups are mapped for Covid-specific products, says Department of Science & Technology Secretary Ashutosh Sharma.

5 May 2020 11:54 pm
Time to junk captive mining policy

The way forward is to policy design a vibrant market for ore, so that steel and other metal producers face no uncertainty in procuring minerals and other raw materials at competitive rates.

4 May 2020 7:47 pm
Reliance Jio says no preferential access to Facebook, Whatsapp

In Facebook, we have found a partner who is a leading technology company globally, who can help us with a lot of things that we're doing, who can advise us, we can collaborate on areas. Also, you know, Facebook, understands this business, understands the space, so they understand the Jio story better than most others would do, Anshuman Thakur said.

22 Apr 2020 11:52 pm
ET View: Give liquidity directly to companies and state governments, RBI

All the regulatory measures are welcome and will help companies and real estate developers. The liquidity measures have a more mixed import.

17 Apr 2020 5:09 pm
ET View: Focused, forward-looking water policy needed

The way ahead is to step-up recharge of aquifers and groundwater resources, even as we better allocate resources for surface irrigation systems and their maintenance. We are increasingly dependent on groundwater for irrigation, which is clearly unsustainable. But the maintenance and upkeep of surface irrigation systems is also neglected across states.

12 Mar 2020 10:58 pm