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Patanjali found coronavirus cure? Baba Ramdev's company says it has launched clinical trials to treat COVID-19

BUSINESS

Patanjali found coronavirus cure? Baba Ramdev's company says it has launched clinical trials to treat COVID-19

Consumer products company says it has received regulatory approvals to conduct clinical trials

Bangladesh has a lesson or two for India in schooling

BUSINESS

Bangladesh has a lesson or two for India in schooling

Bangladesh spends less on education as a percentage of GDP than India but the quality of schooling is far superior.

India’s poor spending on higher education is making other countries rich

BUSINESS

India’s poor spending on higher education is making other countries rich

Every year thousands of students spend big money to study in colleges and universities abroad.

How neglect of education and healthcare has put lives of millions of children at risk

BUSINESS

How neglect of education and healthcare has put lives of millions of children at risk

India ranks the poorest among its extended neighbourhood when it comes to spending on education and healthcare, which can come in the way of its ambition to be a global economic powerhouse.

The missing death data that would have helped coronavirus fight

BUSINESS

The missing death data that would have helped coronavirus fight

Data on deaths, certified by doctors, would have given the exact count of people dying from the novel coronavirus.

Milk: The road to perdition is often through subsidies

INDIA

Milk: The road to perdition is often through subsidies

Subsidies threaten an industry that can single-handedly change the fortunes of millions of dairy farmers in the country.

Coronavirus pandemic | An opportunity to overhaul India’s ailing healthcare sector

BUSINESS

Coronavirus pandemic | An opportunity to overhaul India’s ailing healthcare sector

The government needs to step back for the healthcare infrastructure to improve in this country.

Budget 2020: FM Sitharaman proposes doubling milk processing capacity by 2025, but is it feasible?

BUSINESS

Budget 2020: FM Sitharaman proposes doubling milk processing capacity by 2025, but is it feasible?

Less than 30 percent of the milk in India comes from the organised sector. The rest is through the unorganized sector.

Shouldn't India issue a travel advisory against trips to the US?

BUSINESS

Shouldn't India issue a travel advisory against trips to the US?

The coronavirus accounts for the lowest of mortality rates from the virus attacks listed above. So, has the Indian administration overreacted? Has it lost its nerve?

Budget 2020 | What about coastal economic zones, waterways and coastal shipping?

ECONOMY

Budget 2020 | What about coastal economic zones, waterways and coastal shipping?

Budget 2020 talks about only one of the five waterways planned. Why?

Budget 2020: Not new courses or new institutes; make graduates employable

ECONOMY

Budget 2020: Not new courses or new institutes; make graduates employable

The government provides little money for education. Take the numbers in the latest Economic Survey. It should be spending at least 6 percent

Budget 2020: Airconditioned freight for perishable food? Cost will be the critical factor

BUSINESS

Budget 2020: Airconditioned freight for perishable food? Cost will be the critical factor

To make the airconditioned coaches a feasible proposition, the government will first have to set up food processing facilities to value-add the agricultural produce, give it a longer shelf life, and to allow it to pay the higher freight charges applicable

Budget 2020: Warehousing is a great idea, but the linkages need to be fixed to make it work

BUSINESS

Budget 2020: Warehousing is a great idea, but the linkages need to be fixed to make it work

The WDRA was enacted in 2007. Then it was forgotten. It got notified only on October 25, 2010 Since then it has been largely dysfunctional. Is this being resurrected now?

Budget 2020: Don’t cripple the nation with onerous import duties

BUSINESS

Budget 2020: Don’t cripple the nation with onerous import duties

The biggest tax cut the government can offer is reduction of import duties for critical sectors like solar panels, newsprint and gold.

Budget 2020: Govt needs to assure foreign investors with stable laws

BUSINESS

Budget 2020: Govt needs to assure foreign investors with stable laws

In fact, ask RBI’s senior officials. In private, they have said that they had repeatedly asked the government not to switch off mobile telephones, messaging and the internet.

Pre-Budget series | Barbarians at the gates of education

ECONOMY

Pre-Budget series | Barbarians at the gates of education

Unfortunately, successive governments – both at the Centre and the states – allowed primary education to get degraded and debased. As a result, only children of privileged families can now afford good education.

Gold needs some very urgently-needed policy changes

BUSINESS

Gold needs some very urgently-needed policy changes

Smuggling does two nasty things for any economy. First, it erodes the value of the domestic currency faster than most people imagine. Smuggled gold is paid for in US dollars purchased on the black market (or in exchange for opium, which too has a notional dollar tag).

Budget 2020: To fix the slowing economy, begin with agriculture

BUSINESS

Budget 2020: To fix the slowing economy, begin with agriculture

After all, the economy is hurting real bad. And to understand the reasons behind the pain, it is essential to understand why farms matter

Banking sector needs a lot more attention than people imagine

BUSINESS

Banking sector needs a lot more attention than people imagine

Public sector banks account for nearly 90 percent of the frauds in terms of the sum involved.

Ningbo’s rise as the world’s largest port has lessons for India

BUSINESS

Ningbo’s rise as the world’s largest port has lessons for India

What is even more interesting is that seven of the top ten ports are now from China.

Zhili has become the children’s garment centre of the world

BUSINESS

Zhili has become the children’s garment centre of the world

Zhili has managed to free itself from the clutches of some of the crudest forms of industrialization and return to its ancient roots that lay in weaving, knitting and pastoral settings.

Zero to Rs 3,500 crore in 15 years: How Haier became a top consumer durables brand in India

BUSINESS

Zero to Rs 3,500 crore in 15 years: How Haier became a top consumer durables brand in India

Just like its bottom-mounted refrigerators, Haier India has turned the country’s consumer durable market upside down. In 2018, it clocked net sales worth Rs 3,500 crore to become the fourth-largest white goods company in India.

How the government’s gold policies make India’s neighbours richer and this country itself poorer

BUSINESS

How the government’s gold policies make India’s neighbours richer and this country itself poorer

Gold has a special appeal for smugglers because it has a high value despite a low volume

India-China relations: Still at a work in progress stage

INDIA

India-China relations: Still at a work in progress stage

There is no denying that India-China trade has grown substantially over the years. But trade imbalance remains a thorny issue.

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