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Amrit Mahotsav inspires us to face new challenges

Indians, in the eyes of the colonial authorities, could neither do nor die

7 Aug 2022 11:21 pm
Isros SSLV urgency

The Indian space sector, recently thrown open to private enterprise, will need its success as a spring-pad

7 Aug 2022 10:49 pm
Winter is coming: And itll test EU unity against Russia

An energy crisis will acquaint Europeans with the costs of imposing such stiff economic sanctions

7 Aug 2022 10:27 pm
Artificial Intelligence is giving drug discovery a great big leap

DeepMinds AlphaFold has shown what AI can do for healthcare

7 Aug 2022 10:20 pm
Its amply clear that the MPC is out on a wing and a prayer now

Will the Monetary Policy Committees sharper-than-expected rate hike help engineer RBIs hoped-for safe and soft landing?

7 Aug 2022 10:11 pm
Free speech warriors need freedom from dud petitions

By denying artists farces like signing petitions, we can get them to do meaningful things instead

7 Aug 2022 10:03 pm
Security of the Indo-Pacific lies in delaying Chinas Taiwan grab

Taiwans commitment and capability to resist a takeover by China matters for New Delhis interests

7 Aug 2022 9:38 pm
Central bank language and its sombre realism

Monetary policy statements have taken a solemn turn globally and in India. This reflects the unprecedented nature of their challenge today. Amid such uncertainty, its best to play safely

7 Aug 2022 9:25 pm
How to see growth, inflation after the latest repo rate hike

Indias CAD is likely to increase to 3.5% of GDP in FY23, or an absolute level of 120 bn

6 Aug 2022 12:20 am
Meet the oldest object ever seen

GLASS-z13 is also the oldest galaxy humans have ever observed; it is 13.4 bn years old

5 Aug 2022 12:27 am
Dial it down

With its displeasure noted, China must back down, and the US should nuance its stance for safety within its backing of liberty. As a QUAD member, India wants a free and open Indo-Pacific. Peace must prevail for that

4 Aug 2022 11:55 pm
The Tiranga will inspire the countrys march forward

The right to display Indias flag within our own country was worth a legal fight over because it symbolizes national ideals and represents the Constitution in a way thats special to us citizens.

4 Aug 2022 11:08 pm
Xi Jinpings massive venture capital thrust has a dark side

It led to corruption, capital misuse and over-indebted companies

4 Aug 2022 11:02 pm
The RBI has no option but to raise rates

A rate hike is necessary to prevent a tanking rupee from raising the countrys fuel import bill and worsening price instability

4 Aug 2022 10:58 pm
A windscreen haze means RBI should drive carefully

Signs of inflation easing ahead may be seen as making space for RBI to slow its policy rate hikes but its premature to declare victory over inflation under the uncertainties that prevail.

4 Aug 2022 10:53 pm
When a car rides into the metaverse

A virtual world has multiple use cases and could even come to aid climate action if used judiciously

4 Aug 2022 10:48 pm
A century back is not as long ago as it may seem

Events of the past that drop away from living memory seem too distant to review or mull. But even 100 years is but yesterday in evolutionary terms. How far have we got since 1922?

4 Aug 2022 10:42 pm
Why Fake in India beats Make in India

Unlike in the James Bond films, Gems cannot be James in the world of copyright and trademarks

4 Aug 2022 2:06 pm
How M&As in SME sector are helping the ecosystem

The SME sector is expected to create 50 million additional jobs by 2024

4 Aug 2022 12:36 am
Services check-up

For the sector to get a boost, we must explore fresh opportunities in using new technologies for a global outreach of services. For this, international trade barriers need to fall

3 Aug 2022 10:27 pm
UDAN spurred development by opening up Indian skies

A scheme to bring air travel within popular reach has shown the benefits of growth through inclusion

3 Aug 2022 10:22 pm
Zawahiris killing was a big US success of an era thats passed

America has shifted its geostrategic attention to China and Russia

3 Aug 2022 10:17 pm
What if IPL cricket match telecast goes free-to-air?

Disney Star is already faced with diminished viewership of the cricket tournament

3 Aug 2022 10:13 pm
The world must junk barriers to trade in services

Dismantle service barriers and leverage technologies to brighten the world economys post-pandemic, post-inflation outlook

3 Aug 2022 10:11 pm
Our surge in exports to the US was just a one-off bonus

Harsh reality has begun to bite and Indian exporters are in need of more policy attention than they get

3 Aug 2022 10:00 pm
A quest for sustainability that is leading the social sector astray

Self-sustaining social interventions are elusive but too many aid agencies remain sold on this idea

3 Aug 2022 9:55 pm
Letting jobless growth worsen is way too risky

We have been seeing fewer jobs created by Indias economic expansion as we go along because of our peculiar pattern of emergence. We must fix this before inequality results in social strifeInfdia

3 Aug 2022 9:41 pm
Outsmarting the tax system is getting difficult

No system can be foolproof but tax dodgers can't continue to game it when the government means business

3 Aug 2022 2:21 pm
India should ask Beijing and Washington DC to exercise restraint

Armed brinkmanship always carries risk, even when carried out by consummate masters of the art

3 Aug 2022 12:14 am
The end of Al Qaeda?

This is a big win for America. Al-Zawahiri was believed to be a key mastermind of the 9/11 attacks

2 Aug 2022 10:46 pm
We must bridge our social deficit in ESG investments

Stakeholders should urge a focus on worker welfare for firms in India to meet well-rounded ESG goals

2 Aug 2022 10:30 pm
Digital India is well positioned to make the most of globalization

A global transformation is underway whose opportunities we can harness thanks to a base laid by Digital India initiatives

2 Aug 2022 10:19 pm
Its time to chuck old copyright rules

We should adapt our laws to new realities so that they can serve their intended purpose better

2 Aug 2022 10:14 pm
Small savings & the hit on fiscal health

Small saving scheme redemptions in the years to come could cramp resources for useful spending

2 Aug 2022 10:05 pm
Time for a global treaty on uber-deadly weapons

Non-state actors mustnt get access to nukes and other mass killers. India has amended its law on WMDs accordingly. For a safer world, we also need nuclear powers to pledge no first use

2 Aug 2022 10:00 pm
How the world can bare Chinese debt-traps

42 poor or developing countries owe China debt worth 10% of GDP. The world doesn't know how much of their infrastructure and strategic minerals are in hock to China

2 Aug 2022 1:47 pm
RBI does not need to really hit the panic button now

Markets are unlikely to react negatively if rate hike by RBI goes up to 50 basis points

1 Aug 2022 11:33 pm
On a firm footing

Real policy rates are still negative, inflationary expectations need to cool, and the logic of treating inflation primarily as a problem of excessive money supply was why a target was adopted in the first place. We need to rein it in

1 Aug 2022 11:12 pm
Why the mayhem in metal prices doesnt foretell much

The scare over global metal prices rising was a case of sound and fury rather than a trend of any significance

1 Aug 2022 10:20 pm
Russia is unlikely to let Opec help lower global prices of oil

Americas output request will run into a wall of Russian interests

1 Aug 2022 10:16 pm
Key lessons from public-private efforts will help us eliminate TB

We must absorb learnings on training, tendering and financing for PPP programme implementation to achieve that goal

1 Aug 2022 10:11 pm
The greatest Indian statistical debate

The formers qualms about making NSS the fulcrum of Indias statistical set-up still have relevance today

1 Aug 2022 10:00 pm
Dont get caught in a chakravyuh over access to transition minerals

A new mineral security partnership may leave other economies short of key inputs for climate action

1 Aug 2022 9:56 pm
Two minds on antitrust cases are better than one

Letting single members of the Competition Commission judge cases may be expedient but will likely prove short-sighted as assessing market dominance and its abuse grows in complexity

1 Aug 2022 9:50 pm
Recent good streak means time for Titan to run faster

Indias largest watchmaker clocked 200% jump in sales this quarter. It is well-positioned to aim for the moon.

1 Aug 2022 5:18 pm
Salaries will ebb when the tide is out for tech firms

India's technology services firms took the simplest way to retain employeesbunging more money at them

1 Aug 2022 4:24 pm
MPC to temper rate hike quantum in August 2022

Indias CPI inflation may fall within MPCs tolerance band of 2-6% by middle of Sep quarter

1 Aug 2022 12:46 am
Cops as critics

You could simply not read their work. But an increasingly narrow prudishness is being used to police art and artists in the name of religion, which goes against the traditions of good-natured irreverence and intimacy that Indian cultures have long been cozy with

31 Jul 2022 11:10 pm
Heres how to do business coaching in the right way

It involves building specific skills, capabilities to achieve defined business goals

31 Jul 2022 10:52 pm
Jokers in the pack: Supply snarls and climate change

Economies across the world will now stay in disequilibrium for a while on account of two big unsettlers

31 Jul 2022 10:24 pm