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India’s plans on levying import taxes on mobile phones Analyses & Assessments

India’s plans on levying import taxes on mobile phones

The Goods and Services Tax which is to be rolled out on 1st July will not only change the long existing tax system in India but also impose import...

Banking Ordinance on NPA Analyses & Assessments

Banking Ordinance on NPA

An amendment to the Banking Regulation Act (Section 35A) was proposed by the Cabinet to grant the RBI the power to intervene in bad loan cases to...

Tata-ThyssenKrupp Merger Analyses & Assessments

Tata-ThyssenKrupp Merger

Owing to dwindling of demand and years of losses because of cheap imports from China, in March 2016 Tata announced that it was looking to sell all...

Niti Aayog Analyses & Assessments

Niti Aayog

As the five-year plan took its last gasp and the planning commission ended, India is taking the path to become market economy from a mixed one, with...

Coal for Yesterday Analyses & Assessments

Coal for Yesterday

Indian MNC Adani Group is on the verge of securing ownership and mining rights of the Carmichael thermal coal mines in Queensland, Australia. A...

Borrowing China’s CEZ model Analyses & Assessments

Borrowing China’s CEZ model

In 2016, China’s electronic information industry grew rapidly after the liberalization of its economy under the policy of accelerating ‘...

Strong Rupee, Strong Indian Economy? Analyses & Assessments

Strong Rupee, Strong Indian Economy?

Money is organic nature that would keep changing depending on the society and its economic conditions. A country’s currency is linked to their...

The ill effects of globalization Analyses & Assessments

The ill effects of globalization

Increasing economic integration has resulted in higher interdependency resulting in economic and social benefits. However, it hasn’t been beneficial...

Uttar Pradesh Government waives farmer’s debt. Analyses & Assessments

Uttar Pradesh Government waives farmer’s debt.

On the 4th of April 2017, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath made good on one of his promised agendas. Fresh off his appointment by...

Expired Drugs consumed by Children Analyses & Assessments

Expired Drugs consumed by Children

On 27 March 2017, some parents have alleged that their children were given expired injections at the state-run hospital. Photos, allegedly of...

US lays off jobs to India Analyses & Assessments

US lays off jobs to India

On 28 February 2017, the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) laid off 49 Information Technology (IT) employees and outsourced their work...

Air India Op-Eds

Air India

On 28 Feb 17, Bloomberg reported that the PMO and Finance Ministry were discussing a proposal to sell the government’s majority stake in Air India,...

Democratic Index 2016 Op-Eds

Democratic Index 2016

On 22 Feb 17, the Economist’s Intelligence Unit, released data about Democratic Index (DI) 2016. The DI is based on five categories; election process...

Airtel to acquire Telenor Analyses & Assessments

Airtel to acquire Telenor

On 23rd Feb 2017, Bharti Airtel stated intention to fully acquire Norwegian telecom operator Telenor’s local arm, Telenor India. The deal was to...

Fake currency in Malda Analyses & Assessments

Fake currency in Malda

On Monday, February 20, 2017 in West Bengal’s Malda district, the Border Security Force (BSF) confiscated 48 notes of Rs. 2000 and arrested a man...

Choices: by Shivshankar Menon Op-Eds

Choices: by Shivshankar Menon

On 10 Feb 17, Shiv Shankar Menon, former National Security Advisor and former Foreign Secretary interacted with an august gathering at the Bangalore...

Infosys Op-Eds

Infosys

In recent weeks, differences have been reported between Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka and a group of the IT giant’s promoters. The differences are over...

Indian iphones Analyses & Assessments

Indian iphones

On 2nd Feb 2017, the Karnataka government issued a release welcoming Apple's proposal "to commence initial manufacturing operations" in the state....

RBI increases withdrawal limits Analyses & Assessments

RBI increases withdrawal limits

On 30 Jan 17, RBI announced that it would be removing withdrawal restrictions on ATMs, from 01 Feb 17. Also with immediate effect, withdrawal limits...

National budget Analyses & Assessments

National budget

On the 1st of Feb 2017, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley shall present his 4th National Budget, to Parliament.This budget is special because for the 1st...