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Cattle trade ban Analyses & Assessments

Cattle trade ban

On 29 May 2017, the countrywide protest against the Centre's notification banning the sale of animals for slaughter at livestock markets and animal fairs grew louder, with Chief Minister Mamata…

Small and Medium Enterprises Analyses & Assessments

Small and Medium Enterprises

The Small and Medium Enterprises have contributed to the primary growth of the Indian economy for decades. There are over 3 million enterprises that have catered to 50% of the industrial output and…

New coal linkage policy Analyses & Assessments

New coal linkage policy

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a new coal linkage policy for fuel supply to the power sector. It seeks to lower power tariffs by allocating coal blocks through a reverse auction. The new…

Operation Clean Money Analyses & Assessments

Operation Clean Money

The Operation Clean Money has been designed by the Central Board of Direct Taxes. There were large cash deposits during 9th November to 30th December 2016 and this operation will aim at verifying…

Payment Bank of Paytm Analyses & Assessments

Payment Bank of Paytm

Paytm, India’s leading digital payment company is all set to establish its Payment Bank on the 23rd of May 2017, after receiving approval from the Reserve Bank of India. Paytm is the third company to…

 Roti Bank in Patna Analyses & Assessments

Roti Bank in Patna

A social activist in Patna has launched the first Roti Bank in the State which is scheduled to start on the 15th of June 2017.  The concept of Roti Banks is spreading rapidly and this noble venture…

Dividend transfer from the Railways Analyses & Assessments

Dividend transfer from the Railways

The Railway Ministry has been compelled to transfer the dividend it earns from investment in Public Sector Units to the Finance Ministry post the historic merger of the Railways Budget with the Union…

Indian IT lay off to continue Analyses & Assessments

Indian IT lay off to continue

As digitisation and automation has increased, IT companies like Infosys, Cognizant and Tech Mahindra have witnessed a series of layoffs. Experts say, this is likely to continue for the next 1-2 years…

Fall of the Indian Unicorn: Snapdeal Analyses & Assessments

Fall of the Indian Unicorn: Snapdeal

Homegrown e-commerce site, Snapdeal might be taken over by rival company Flipkart, in the next 2-3 months after being a victim of continuous errors and conflict within the board members. Flipkart has…

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 taxes on mobile phones thereby causing worry among…

Empowering the whole humanity Analyses & Assessments

Empowering the whole humanity

Inclusive growth refers to the pace and distribution of economic growth. It gradually creates opportunities for all segments of the population and assigns the dividend of increased prosperity, both…

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 solve the Non Performing Assets crisis. This was…

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 the tradition of planning left behind. In order 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 its UK businesses, plunging the sector into crisis.…

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 permanent railway line will be constructed to connect..

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 ‘informationization’ of its industrial development..

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 economy and the policies that govern the economy. Over…

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 for all the emerging economies especially..

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 the BJP..

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 injection vials at the Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad have…