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Abhijit Kumar Dutta

Associate Editor

Wind power assets — Battling the headwinds 

BUSINESS

Wind power assets — Battling the headwinds 

Wind energy has hit a rough patch with installation and performance both slowing; quick steps are needed to help the sector gather some tailwinds 

Will transportation now move at the speed of a cheetah?

BUSINESS

Will transportation now move at the speed of a cheetah?

National Logistics Policy is a commendable initiative that needs coordinated follow-up action from public and private players to ensure its success

Are we spending enough to rejuvenate healthcare? 

BUSINESS

Are we spending enough to rejuvenate healthcare? 

Latest published data on national health accounts show that we have a long catch-up game to play to reach global standards 

IPEF — Will India go the RCEP way again?

BUSINESS

IPEF — Will India go the RCEP way again?

New Delhi’s decision not to join the trade pillar of the US-led initiative once again underlines India’s edginess about plurilateral cooperation

Tips to pursue an equitable growth agenda

BUSINESS

Tips to pursue an equitable growth agenda

A report released recently by EAC-PM can be a helpful manual for the Centre to pursue a development path that benefits all

Semiconductor push — Speed is the need of the hour 

BUSINESS

Semiconductor push — Speed is the need of the hour 

Chip-making aspirants shouldn’t be kept waiting; the government should decide fast how to build on its policy initiative to make India a key player in the semiconductor ecosystem  

Ports Bill puts Centre’s navigation skills to test

BUSINESS

Ports Bill puts Centre’s navigation skills to test

While globally port management is being decentralised, the Union government can hardly swim against the tide as this will hurt the sector’s growth

Can Centre’s shock therapy cure long-term power ills?

BUSINESS

Can Centre’s shock therapy cure long-term power ills?

States must treat Posoco’s sudden punitive action as a wake-up call and urgently take steps to reform electricity distribution

Will duty sop withdrawal put India-EU FTA talks on fast track? 

BUSINESS

Will duty sop withdrawal put India-EU FTA talks on fast track? 

EU move to scrap GSP benefits for several sectors should prompt New Delhi to pursue an exclusive trade pact with Brussels in right earnest   

This 'Panchamrit' can heal India's power distribution wounds  

BUSINESS

This 'Panchamrit' can heal India's power distribution wounds  

Electricity Amendment Bill can plug leaks in power distribution but, above all, states must stop using electricity as a political tool and take steps to nurse discoms back to health 

The Green Pivot | Solar power capacity — Numbers mask the reality 

BUSINESS

The Green Pivot | Solar power capacity — Numbers mask the reality 

Sans hydropower, India’s renewable energy target looks a bit wobbly now; hurdles to solar and wind projects must be removed to meaningfully chase the clean power dream

New RE off-take order can put Centre-state ties on a short fuse 

BUSINESS

New RE off-take order can put Centre-state ties on a short fuse 

Alongside enforcing states to comply with RPO targets, the power ministry must focus on structural reforms to meaningfully chase the clean power dream 

Does it make sense to swoon over Sunak?

BUSINESS

Does it make sense to swoon over Sunak?

Politicians with Indian roots in foreign governments do not automatically guarantee a closer relationship with New Delhi

How much does India stand to gain from I2U2?

BUSINESS

How much does India stand to gain from I2U2?

Participating in multiple regional blocs can help New Delhi pursue sustainable development provided it can balance its interests across such initiatives

How far will the RBI move help India’s foreign trade?

BUSINESS

How far will the RBI move help India’s foreign trade?

Beyond smoothening trade with Russia and a few other countries in the near term, the long-term impact of trade settlement in rupee is hazy for now

Will BoJo’s exit take the mojo out of India-UK trade talks?

BUSINESS

Will BoJo’s exit take the mojo out of India-UK trade talks?

Negotiators on both sides should ensure that political turmoil in Britain does not derail India-UK FTA negotiations as a deal is a win-win for both the countries 

The scary prospect of pauperisation of small savers 

BUSINESS

The scary prospect of pauperisation of small savers 

If economic compulsions demand a status quo on small savings rates, the government should think of other measures to shield senior citizens and retirees from the price punch   

Revenue buoyancy masks GST fault lines

BUSINESS

Revenue buoyancy masks GST fault lines

The Centre and states should shed their dilly-dallying attitudes and make good use of the GST Council meetings to provide a directional path for the country’s indirect tax system 

How far can India leverage the G7 invite?

BUSINESS

How far can India leverage the G7 invite?

Plurilateral interactions can help India forge closer ties with developed nations, but New Delhi has to be aware of the riders that accompany their support   

We need to shield climate target from energy shock 

BUSINESS

We need to shield climate target from energy shock 

Countries, including India, should ensure that near-term reliance on coal does not come in the way of reducing global carbon footprint  

Can Geneva meet launch WTO 2.0 for a post-COVID world?  

BUSINESS

Can Geneva meet launch WTO 2.0 for a post-COVID world?  

India should take a major initiative at MC12 next week as it has a lot at stake on issues that are going to be discussed

Go West — India’s trade winds change course 

TRADE-2

Go West — India’s trade winds change course 

US emerging as the biggest trading partner underscores India’s conscious effort to align with Western nations to establish its position in the Asia-Pacific region 

Costlier solar modules — Can RE target survive the shock?

ENVIRONMENT

Costlier solar modules — Can RE target survive the shock?

A contingency plan must be ready to ensure that solar power developers do not get stuck because of higher project costs

Modi’s three Ts in Tokyo — Can New Delhi fit its needs to a T? 

BUSINESS

Modi’s three Ts in Tokyo — Can New Delhi fit its needs to a T? 

Prime Minister’s statements at the IPEF launch and the QUAD summit in Japan raise the bar for India’s commitment to global standards   

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