Updated on Feb 06, 2023 10:11 AM IST
While India’s target remains 6% of its Gross Domestic Product, the budgetary allocation hovers around 3.1%, within which the spending on higher education has been particularly low
Inflation in India is on a downward trajectory, yet RBI must be cautious. Low and stable inflation creates a favourable environment for growth. High, sustained inflation hurts the poorer sections the most
Updated on Feb 06, 2023 03:49 PM IST
According to the NITI Aayog’s Composite Water Management Index, 600 million people are affected by the water problem. In the next eight years, our needs will more than double. How will this demand be met?
Developments on the death penalty expose the inconsistent and judge-centric approaches to capital sentencing that the current state of the fuzzy law allows. This matter of life and death requires urgent prioritisation by the apex court
On studying India in all its, sometimes paradoxical, glory in my books; and French ambassador Emmanuel Lenain's photo exhibition. And a side-bar on the middle class on Budget Day
Serious thought must also be given to imparting skills to women on how best they can deal with disasters to minimise trauma and risk.
What is fixed in my memory are the retreating bands, climbing Raisina Hill. As they reached the crest, the sun would start to set. It made everyone gasp with delight. Alas, much of that is history.
India took on a key position on the world stage by assuming the presidency of the G20. This year, the country will aim to provide leadership to a group of countries that comprises 85% of the world’s GDP and 60% of its population. Doing so will require vision, determination, and courage. Over the next few weeks, top leaders and experts from across sectors will weigh in on how to spark transformative global change. Today, Vivek Wadhwa writes on the strides that research can make in India
The decarbonisation of the real estate sector is key for India to attain its net-zero goals. But India doesn’t have enough workers to design and build climate-resilient buildings. Solar Decathlon India trying to bridge this gap.
India is leading the world in transitioning to a low-carbon economy and is well-poised to take forward PM Modi’s LiFE initiative. India’s presidency will share, collaborate, and build on the sense of trusteeship among the member-countries to build a sustainable future for all
Updated on Feb 03, 2023 09:27 PM IST
Compared to democracies such as Australia, Britain, New Zealand and South Africa?, which had gun massacre incidents of their own but managed to legislate and reduce the supply of weapons, the US is more extreme in terms of corporate power, social fragmentation and ideological schisms
Karnataka had a head-start as one of the earliest states, along with Tamil Nadu and Kerala, to have a public libraries act. In 2019, it decentralised 5,623 rural libraries and handed them over to the panchayats
With work-from-home blurring the boundaries of office hours, countries are stepping in to help workers disconnect from work. But veterans have one piece of advice: Do this only if you can afford it.
The perpetrators of the Gujarat riots have been adequately handled by local police and the crime investigation department, as well as the courts. So, where is the relevance of the BBCdocumentary?
Published on Feb 02, 2023 07:21 PM IST
The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, a philosophical document, is based on the foundational principles of access, equity, quality, affordability, and accountability
Updated on Feb 02, 2023 07:23 PM IST
While driven by mutual strategic convergence, ICET’s net beneficiary is India. But it is not a deal. It is a process that creates opportunities
This year’s Budget is a document with a futuristic vision. The government has listed seven priorities (saptarishi) that will guide policymaking on the road to 2047
Updated on Feb 01, 2023 11:53 PM IST
The finance minister has done well to stick to the path of fiscal consolidation, but whether people will move to new default tax regime will depend on some factors
Updated on Feb 02, 2023 07:37 AM IST
The FM has been audacious to attempt to strike this difficult balance in India’s $3 trillion economy amid such enormous global uncertainty and headwinds
Why has the government not done anything to alleviate the pain of this K-shaped recovery? There can be only two logical answers to this question. Either the government is convinced that there is no such crisis, or it does not see the need to act immediately on these concerns
In re-prioritising expenditure with its big push on capex, the finance minister is taking a bet on the Indian economy, one that, for the moment, has significant risks for the livelihoods of India’s poor and vulnerable. Let’s hope it pays off
Union Budget 2023-24 is a landmark, growth-oriented budget which not only took steps to ensure India’s continued macro stability, but also amply rewarded the consumer for her faith in the Indian growth miracle.
Updated on Feb 01, 2023 11:42 PM IST
The document provides a clear vision for India at 100, with inclusivity and prosperity as central facets. Further, while acknowledging external headwinds, it pushes for domestic growth drivers to spur development.
Updated on Feb 02, 2023 03:09 AM IST
One key issue today is the changing nature of work and terms of employment, particularly the skill gap, which has been aggravated by a few mega-trends such as the advancement of digital technology, demographic changes and green transition
Updated on Jan 31, 2023 07:53 PM IST
A mix of marginalisation, mobilisation and militarisation has helped Delhi take away a key facet of Pakistan’s outreach, allowing India to be more ambitious on the regional and global stage
In context of the second anniversary of Myanmar’s February 2021 coup, it is important to keep this history in mind when making sense of India’s handling of the coup’s after-effects.
Published on Jan 31, 2023 07:31 PM IST
Once this sector gets the industry tag, it can have a different development plan that addresses its demands and requirements
Published on Jan 31, 2023 04:49 PM IST
Some of the joy that has greeted Pathaan’s success comes from some national desire to make up to Shah Rukh for the way in which he and his family have suffered. We know that Shah Rukh has done nothing wrong: He is just collateral damage in a political and ideological battle.
The industry’s positive response to the scheme is likely to upgrade the labour force’s skills, replace old machinery, enhance production volumes and make logistics and operations efficient, giving India a chance to become a key manufacturing player
Published on Jan 30, 2023 08:07 PM IST