The new coronavirus strain, first discovered in the central city of Wuhan, has caused alarm because of its connection to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), which killed nearly 650 people across mainland China and Hong Kong in 2002-2003. More
It’s worthwhile to unpack the strategies that succeeded in Dharavi as they not only reveal much about the settlement, but also hold lessons for rest of Mumbai, and indeed the rest of India
Xi Jinping would not want Li Keqiang, who has experience in tackling the 2009 H1N1 virus outbreak, to garner an image as the hero of the current COVID-19 crisis. This is why Xi’s allies are picking holes in Li’s call to revive the stall economy
Decentralised cold storage has the potential to create more jobs and livelihoods opportunities. It is still at a nascent stage in India and has tremendous growth potential
India was in line for emerging as a strong market for gaming, the COVID-19-induced lockdown just catalysed it
The fiscal deficit in April is already 35.1 percent of the entire year’s budgeted deficit.
Cyclone Amphan could not have been more ill-timed for a state scarred by the outbreak of coronavirus.
The coronavirus crisis will worsen India’s Four Balance Sheet problem.
COVID-19 was a good opportunity for the Centre to repair relations with the states and rebuild trust. Instead, it seemed keener to use the crisis to emphasise its dominance, and show who the boss was
Attributing the accomplishments of women leaders to just their sex detracts from the value of their contribution. It’s furthers the same sexist stereotypes that have historically held women back
Football is not just sport, or a means to keep people entertained during COVID-19. It’s also business, and the focus of the international market will be to better the home viewing experience
Nepalese Prime Minister KP Oli has upped the ante by being undiplomatic at a time when diplomacy should have been the channel between Nepal and India. New Delhi, too, has not managed the episode well
There is great disorder under Heaven, the situation is excellent
It is the right thing to do especially since the PM hinted at the continuation of the lockdown.
Long before the virus struck, loan growth was decelerating, while growth in investment in safe and secure government bonds was rising
The government relies excessively on oil receipts – the petroleum sector contributed as much as Rs 5.8tn to the Central and State exchequers, together, in FY19 – equivalent to 3 percent of GDP
The ban cost states dearly in terms of revenue, depriving them of monetary resources at a time when they needed to increase spending on the social sector
High spreads also point to failure of RBI’s targeted long term repos
Vista deal a ringing endorsement of the opportunity presented by digital India and the execution/tech capability of Reliance Industries to take advantage of said opportunity
Part of the fiscal deficit should be monetized as a one-off measure
Markets are certainly better, but not well. There is no need to get carried away.
PMIs show economic activity in India slumped to its lowest level since the surveys began over 14 years ago
The problems that the real estate sector is facing are its own creation
India has been using three outdated laws to decide its response in the Covid-19 pandemic. This needs to change
Liquidity infusion needed in the short term, reforms for the long term
Such workers send back Rs 1.5 lakh crore annually to their families in villages; these money transfers serve 10 percent of households in rural India and finance over 30 percent of household consumption in remittance-receiving households, buttressing the importance of urban growth for rural families