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Sun Pharma, Lupin recall products in US market

Sun Pharma is recalling 696 bottles of Pregabalin capsules (50 mg), used for the treatment of epilepsy, anxiety, and nerve pain, in the US market.Lupin, on the other hand, is recalling 50,832 bottles of Gatifloxacin Ophthalmic Solution, an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes

16 Jan 2022 11:20 am
Crash course: What the pandemic has taught us about economics

Our lessons range from the significance of supply and impact of behaviour to the role of the state and problem of inequality

28 Dec 2021 9:52 pm
Banks should not lose human touch in the digital era

India has seen a fintech adoption rate of 87%; the figure is 64% in the rest of the world

21 Dec 2021 1:00 am
Aadhaar for polls?

Today, the Centres zest for Aadhaar linkages with other databases seems aimed less at making our lives easier and more at data consolidation for purposes that havent yet been adequately justified

20 Dec 2021 11:58 pm
New year to set the tone for a digital decade

Innovation has outstripped regulation and govts have always played catch-up

20 Dec 2021 10:54 pm
Five potentially game-changing crypto projects to keep an eye on in 2022

India has close to 15 million crypto investors, which makes us the worlds No. 2 in crypto adoption

20 Dec 2021 10:44 pm
The promise and peril of big data in Indias policy space

Public datasets should be opened to independent scrutiny before theyre used for policymaking

20 Dec 2021 10:33 pm
Delink the good, bad and ugly of online gaming for apt regulation

Imposing rules can be helpful so long as fine distinctions are made on whats okay and whats not

20 Dec 2021 10:24 pm
Amazons CCI setback is partly of its own making

The internet retailers apparent evasion on the aims of its 2019 pact with Future has led to the suspension of that deals approval. This also casts our regulatory processes in poor light

20 Dec 2021 10:17 pm
When how complicates the what of policy decisions

The reversal of farm laws and other cases show why our policies need to be sustainable from the start

20 Dec 2021 10:13 pm
Why bugs should be a bigger part of the human food chain

Insect proteins can shift global food systems toward sustainability

20 Dec 2021 10:11 pm
What constitutes democracy is for actual democracies to define

India has a role no less important than Americas in exposing the falsehood of Chinese claims on representative governance

20 Dec 2021 10:10 pm
Will the gains of tax reform outweigh the plans administrative complexity?

As the world prepares to usher in 2022, the fiscal legacy of covid will not be erased easily

20 Dec 2021 2:01 am
Health will remain high on the agenda

The new year calls for a renewed resolve to build an equitable health system

20 Dec 2021 12:13 am
The battle for dignity in a polarized society

The Lok Sabha worked for only 22% of the stipulated time in the monsoon session

19 Dec 2021 11:24 pm
The tyranny of background music in our public spaces

Its absurd use pervades all aspects of our lives and the day is not far when even an e-book will have it

19 Dec 2021 9:49 pm
Insurgencies are defeated by democratic politics, not force

Structural changes in political power sharing could achieve what the overuse of AFSPA has not

19 Dec 2021 9:49 pm
The realm of ideas must always be free and fair

Freedom of religion is integral to liberty of thought and the success formula of free-market democracy. As Asias chief exponent of this ideal, India should reaffirm its position on this

19 Dec 2021 9:08 pm
The overlooked case for reducing food losses and waste

Lets measure and mitigate this food sector problem as part of the countrys fight against climate change

19 Dec 2021 9:02 pm
Firms that made lots of money must share some with workers

Its been a year of bumper profits but employees face high inflation

19 Dec 2021 8:57 pm
We will spend much of 2022 in a tussle with inflation

Brace for price jitters from multiple sources that will complicate RBIs task of balancing its objectives of growth and stability

19 Dec 2021 8:52 pm
The Feds gear shift

The Fed now intends to end its bond-buying programme by early next year instead of mid-2022, which would set the stage for three successive quarter-point policy rate increases during the rest of the year

17 Dec 2021 1:31 am
Obstacles of being a female entrepreneur in a male-dominated business

Women have been at the receiving end of several atrocities since the beginning of time

16 Dec 2021 10:29 pm
Influencer-led branded content is set to boom

In India, YouTube is influencers social media platform of choice

16 Dec 2021 1:56 am
Harley-Davidson just revved up its stock with an EV spinoff

It will join the bandwagon of firms listing their future bets apart

16 Dec 2021 12:04 am
The liberation of Bangladesh and the arc of its history since then

Its development path has been impressive but it must restrain rising fundamentalism and focus on what the country needs

15 Dec 2021 11:58 pm
Damp bulb city

A crystal ball study published by Duke University researchers in Nature Communications warns that Mumbai might need to modify work hours in response to climate change.This is reflective of the less-talked-about ways in which the planets atmospheric entrapment of heat hurts productivity

15 Dec 2021 11:52 pm
What organizations can get from organized religions

Remote work challenges of bonding could be met with cues taken from the way faiths foster bonds

15 Dec 2021 11:36 pm
Surplus liquidity in the system: How it came and how it may go

A complex set of economic conditions would be needed for India to attain normalcy on this count

15 Dec 2021 10:46 pm
IMF cues could help the world align crypto rules

Our chance of governing digital tokens to mitigate risks effectively would depend on how closely countries coordinate their approach. The Fund could play a significant role in this

15 Dec 2021 10:37 pm
The European Unions fiscal rules need a green revision

The EUs fiscal conservatism looks outdated now that high public spending is needed for climate action

15 Dec 2021 10:32 pm
Privacy assurances mustnt result in data value losses

Thankfully, several models are available that could help resolve what seems like a tough trade-off

15 Dec 2021 12:01 am
We need a renewed conversation on inequality in India

Gaps of income and wealth have worsened after liberalization and a response is clearly necessary

15 Dec 2021 12:00 am
A liberalized marijuana policy would do us good

Legal clarity on the casual consumption of a weed wedded to an old Indic tradition would be a relief, but its also time for India to catch up with the world on an emerging market for it

14 Dec 2021 11:58 pm
Our jobs outlook

Headline growth figures show that Indias economy is now close to regaining its pre-pandemic level. But this recovery has been uneven, with many small and medium enterprises yet to stabilize

14 Dec 2021 11:44 pm
Hospitals should rationalize their pandemic protocols

The benefits of letting loved ones visit ICU patients have been found to outweigh infection risks

14 Dec 2021 10:28 pm
Crypto assets are an imperfect hedge against inflation at best

Price-stability risks are too complex for crypto holdings to fend off

14 Dec 2021 10:23 pm
Reform shudders

Of course, some impressive moves have also been made lately on the margin. But its time for the Centre to offer clarity on the extent of its embrace of market logic. Mixed signals are not the stuff of conviction reforms

13 Dec 2021 10:58 pm
A question of well-being: Do politicians do us any good?

Perception survey data and illustrative evidence point to significant failures in their performance

13 Dec 2021 10:24 pm
The US Fed should go beyond just doubling its QE taper rate

Americas central bank should not worsen past errors on inflation

13 Dec 2021 10:18 pm
Workers of the world are in need of a better deal in todays times

Policymakers should boost their earnings by enabling an increase in the supply of good jobs as well as their bargaining power

13 Dec 2021 10:13 pm
A price guarantee doesnt need procurement to enforce

Theres no clear way out of our farm sector bind without using market tools like futures and options

13 Dec 2021 10:09 pm
There is certainty about greater uncertainty as a new year begins

Indias economy seems relatively safe but a global policy unwind would have heavy repercussions

13 Dec 2021 10:04 pm
State declarations must not be made via Twitter

The hacking of our PMs Twitter account reminds us of the havoc that a false message could cause. Leaders should make it clear theyll never use it for news-break policy announcements

13 Dec 2021 9:59 pm
The brave jawans who liberated Bangladesh

India won an unprecedented victory, but did we achieve our objectives after that?

13 Dec 2021 2:00 am
Need of boosters

A tiny sample has tentatively shown that two doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, used in India as Covishield, might shield us at much lower levels than they do from Delta, the most common strain of the Covid virus

12 Dec 2021 11:36 pm
The curious case of Indias rising forex reserves and falling rupee

Any unintended further expansion of RBIs balance sheet without normalizing credit offtake will only raise economic risks

12 Dec 2021 10:41 pm
The pandemic era battle hymn of tiger parents in Singapore

Covid restrictions dont deter those who push their kids to success

12 Dec 2021 10:34 pm
Modis backtracking on farm laws has given the tiger a taste of blood

It can be taken as a sign that hed give in to any protest and this could invite pushbacks of other reforms

12 Dec 2021 10:28 pm
An olde fairy tale of the new world order we must brace for

The pandemic has accelerated a power shift away from nation states towards virtual communities

12 Dec 2021 10:21 pm