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  • newLooking East for tech regulation
    The Blockchain and Crypto Assets Council (‘BACC’) has recently pointed out that India can learn from Singapore on how to regulate cryptocurrencies. This is because Singapore has struck a delicate balance between discouraging illegal activities...
    - 3 hours ago 19 Oct 21, 6:20pm -
  • newEnsuring nutrition for children and women in India
    Malnutrition is one of society’s most grave development challenges, not only because of its long-term adverse and often irreversible effects, but also due to its huge human and economic costs on the vulnerable sections of...
    - 4 hours ago 19 Oct 21, 5:53pm -
  • newAcceptance: The essence of peace
    What is our first instinct when we hear of change? Reluctance! And next? The next is the feeling of being stuck, the apprehension of adjusting, and then frustration follows. And we find ourselves standing at...
    - 4 hours ago 19 Oct 21, 5:08pm -
  • newGlobalization of investment: How indian entrepreneurs’ approach lured global funds
    The last 18 months have been exceptional: on the one hand, the world went through a black swan event, on the other, technology became the mainstay of human life. Apart from digitisation, the world has...
    - 5 hours ago 19 Oct 21, 4:34pm -
  • newBeyond access: The future of electricity in India
    Discussions about electricity in India are frequently dominated by accessibility. This is quite understandable as access to affordable electricity can dramatically improve the quality of life of India’s historically under-served communities. But, at this point,...
    - 5 hours ago 19 Oct 21, 4:20pm -
  • newOh captain, my captain!
    As another edition of the famed Indian Premier League comes to an end, the usual culprits are making their presence felt. Chennai Super Kings, led by their charismatic skipper MS Dhoni, entered an astonishing 9th...
    - 6 hours ago 19 Oct 21, 3:47pm -
  • newGiving Gyan: Dear Bachi, I am in love with my cousin’s cousin
    There are agony aunts, and then there’s Bachi. She’ll sort you out. Back by popular demand, Giving Gyan Dear Bachi, Do you think there are moral/ ethical/ biological problems if a person falls in love...
    - 6 hours ago 19 Oct 21, 3:42pm -
  • newRewind Arpana Caur at Bikaner house
    Art Alive created a magnum opus of sorts with a set of 72 works by India’s masters. Director Sunaina Anand is known for the perfection of creating a choreography of works with a melange of...
    - 7 hours ago 19 Oct 21, 2:20pm -
  • newGrowing China Taiwan tension: Developments presage a grim picture
    It is reported that the current tension between China and Taiwan is at its highest. China is not only sending a large number of aircraft into the Taiwanese Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) but has...
    - 8 hours ago 19 Oct 21, 1:33pm -
  • newWho will cure our Covaxin blues?
    Indians were disappointed yet again yesterday, as WHO said it was expecting additional information from Bharat Biotech, to be able to recommend Covaxin for emergency use listing. This is not a matter of concern only...
    - 9 hours ago 19 Oct 21, 12:07pm -

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Economic Times Blogs

  • ET View: A bold move to bury the retro tax ghost

    ET View: A bold move to bury the retro tax ghost

    The Bill, introduced in the Lok Sabha, nullifies the tax demand on the indirect transfer of Indian assets on transactions prior to 28 May 2012. The law will apply prospectively: gains from the sale of shares of a foreign company will be taxable in India if such shares, directly or indirectly, derive value from assets located in India. This makes eminent sense.
    - 75 days ago 5 Aug 21, 9:13pm -
  • View: The cost of a rate-cut rollback and how to set it right

    View: The cost of a rate-cut rollback and how to set it right

    ​​Elections are underway in five crucial states, inflation is rising, and the country facing the second wave of the pandemic that has hurt incomes and livelihoods. A crucial policy decision on cutting the administered interest rate on small savings ought to have been thought through well.
    - 1 Apr 21, 10:55am -
  • ET View: In terms of growth contraction, the worst seems over

    ET View: In terms of growth contraction, the worst seems over

    In terms of current prices, GDP for Q3 is estimated to have gone up by a credible 4.3%, over the like period in the previous year. It does reflect higher value addition, read dearer prices, in sectors like agriculture, given rigidities in supply amidst pandemic-imposed restrictions in delivery and logistics.
    - 26 Feb 21, 9:00pm -
  • View: Why doesn't the Supreme Court crack down when lower courts violate its orders with disdain?

    View: Why doesn't the Supreme Court crack down when lower courts violate its orders with disdain?

    The government should stop trying to suppress the voice of dissent through arrests, charges of sedition or causing enmity between communities and arm-twisting of social media platforms. And the Apex Court should pursue contempt charges, not against those who make open criticism of its rulings, but against the lower judiciary that subverts the constitutional order.
    - 11 Feb 21, 5:29pm -
  • ET View: Negative rates as conscious policy

    ET View: Negative rates as conscious policy

    The RBI’s policies on maintaining high liquidity to fuel recovery, keeping a Targeted Long Term Repo window open is most sensible. It is unlikely to be used much, though, considering the oodles of liquidity being created by the RBI’s attempt to keep the exchange rate reasonably stable, even as foreign capital floods in, as confidence returns to mature markets.
    - 4 Dec 20, 12:29pm -
  • ET View: Remembering Jaswant Singh, the team player

    ET View: Remembering Jaswant Singh, the team player

    While valuing his officers’ inputs on reforms to steer the economy, Jaswant Singh had an ear to the ground – be it putting more money in homemakers’ purses or being responsive to industry’s woes. He was quick at decision making.
    - 27 Sep 20, 5:14pm -
  • ET View: Even before Covid, economy was slumping

    ET View: Even before Covid, economy was slumping

    The government needs to fix the banks and create a functional bond market. This alone can raise the rate of investment. Gross fixed capital formation as a share of GDP was down to 26% in Q4 of 2019-20, and 26.9% for the year as a whole. Without raising it by six percentage points of GDP, India cannot shed its low growth trap.
    - 29 May 20, 7:53pm -
  • ET View: Welcome steps by RBI; it can surely do more

    ET View: Welcome steps by RBI; it can surely do more

    While the monetary policy measures announced today are certainly necessary, they can hardly be deemed to be sufficient, in the face of severely weakened demand conditions economy-wide, following two entire months of severe economic lockdown.
    - 22 May 20, 7:05pm -
  • ET View: A big bang for small and medium enterprises

    ET View: A big bang for small and medium enterprises

    Liquidity for power utilities, subject to state government guarantees, will ensure that power generation is not shut down. Of course, the power sector cannot be redeemed without a change in the political culture of patronising power theft and open-ended giveaways.
    - 13 May 20, 7:28pm -
  • Time to junk captive mining policy

    Time to junk captive mining policy

    The way forward is to policy design a vibrant market for ore, so that steel and other metal producers face no uncertainty in procuring minerals and other raw materials at competitive rates.
    - 4 May 20, 7:47pm -

Drishtikone Blogs

  • Bollywood and Indian Soft Power – How and why are they linked?

    Bollywood and Indian Soft Power – How and why are they linked?

    Any nation’s power dynamics in global geopolitics is essential to how that nation’s society engages in the world. Movies and the Soft Power of a nation are inextricably linked! If the art of a nation is aligned to the national objectives with respect to international relations, then that art will get an additional push in
    - 3 Sep 20, 8:25am -
  • Was Kamala Harris an Anchor Baby?

    Was Kamala Harris an Anchor Baby?

    Kamala Harris is the new pick of Democratic ticket as the VP nominee.  She is an interesting woman. Her mother was a Tamilian Hindu from India, while her father was a black Christian from Jamaica.  Her father, Donald Harris, did not really raise her.  It was her mother who raised her. She however goes off
    - 14 Aug 20, 8:06pm -
  • Chinese media influence and Subversion of India

    Chinese media influence and Subversion of India

    Richard Gere was one of the top A-list actors in Hollywood in the 1980s and the 1990s.  He starred in all-time classics like Pretty Woman, An Officer, and a Gentleman, Runaway Bride, and Internal Affairs.  As he walked down to present the award for best art direction in the 1993 Oscars, Gere went off his
    - 3 Aug 20, 12:35am -
  • Is democracy dead?

    Is democracy dead?

    In the Annual predictions for 2018, we had said that by the end of that year, credible voices will start asking if “Democracy is really relevant” anymore. Given the spate of books that have come out recently by mainstream voices, the question that needs to asked is – Is Democracy Dead? Or Dying? In March
    - 26 Jul 20, 9:19pm -
  • Insightful newsletter of Drishtikone – Issue #67: Be a Vishnu

    Insightful newsletter of Drishtikone – Issue #67: Be a Vishnu

    Worship is a worthless act. Prayer is the work of a spiritual idiot. The gods we create. Those, who we put on a mental pedestal and weave stories around them – usually “male” (what a dastardly conspiracy) are mere placebos that many cannot do without. Maharishi Vasistha shared the wise words of the enlightened Prahalad
    - 19 Jul 20, 6:35am -
  • Xinjiang capital – Urumqi – goes into ‘War-time’ Mode

    Xinjiang capital – Urumqi – goes into ‘War-time’ Mode

    There is something afoot. One of its Urumqi, the capital of China’s far western region of Xinjiang – the province where the Uighurs were has gone into “wartime mode” and launched an emergency response plan after the city reported 16 new coronavirus cases on Friday.  Just 16 cases and war-time mode? It urged people not
    - 19 Jul 20, 5:24am -
  • Air bubble between India, Germany and France for plane travel

    Air bubble between India, Germany and France for plane travel

    India has announced the creation of travel bubbles with the US, Germany, and France.  Airlines from these countries can bring passengers of certain categories of passengers and fly them out.  Air India announced flights till August end to US, Paris and Frankfurt.  Also, Air India will lower its fares as well. The air bubble is
    - 18 Jul 20, 8:31pm -
  • Rajnath Singh visits soldiers near LoC in Kupwara

    Rajnath Singh visits soldiers near LoC in Kupwara

    Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday visited a forward post near the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir and interacted with the soldiers deployed there. Earlier today, the minister visited the Amarnath temple in the union territory. “Feeling extremely blessed after praying at Shri Amarnathji Holy Cave in Jammu
    - 18 Jul 20, 4:11pm -
  • COVID India cases spike to 35,000 a day, deaths above 26,000

    COVID India cases spike to 35,000 a day, deaths above 26,000

    Showing no signs of a slowdown, India recorded a spike of 34,884 COVID cases in the last 24 hours, according to the Union ministry of health and family welfare. With 671 casualties reported in a day, the death toll due to coronavirus has increased to 26,273. While Tamil Nadu has a tally of 1,60,907 cases and 2,315 deaths due to
    - 18 Jul 20, 4:01pm -
  • Joe Biden warns of Russian Election Meddling

    Joe Biden warns of Russian Election Meddling

    Biden warned that if Russia continued to interfere there would be «a real price to pay» if he wins the November election against Republican President Donald Trump. It is unclear when Biden began receiving the intelligence briefings, which are normal for major-party presidential nominees. Biden said at a June 30 press conference he had not been offered a
    - 18 Jul 20, 3:54pm -