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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 to a company based in India. This marks the end a…

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, the country’s national carrier. By bringing in a…

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 & pluralization, civil liberties, functioning…

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 acting as a courier. In the last three weeks totally…

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 include its subscribers, infrastructure and spectrum.

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 International Centre. He was hosted by eminent…

Infosys Op-Eds


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 the increase in compensation to the CEO, handsome…

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. The release, signed by state IT Minister Priyank…

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 on current accounts, cash credit and overdraft…

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 time, the presentation of the budget has been…

Apple in India Analyses & Assessments

Apple in India

In May 16, Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, met PM Narendra Modi to look into the possibility of ‘make in India’ – Apple products. Apple struck a deal in October 16 with Reliance Jio. As part of the deal,…

Risk Taking For Economic Revival Analyses & Assessments

Risk Taking For Economic Revival

'Countries have to be brave enough to take bold decisions on a fiscal policy for the future'

Change of Guard Op-Eds

Change of Guard

Urjit Patel: India replaces 'rock star' Rajan with 'low-key' banker

Revival Policies Should Be Country-Specific Analyses & Assessments

Revival Policies Should Be Country-Specific

World economies differ vastly, so a 'one-size-fits-all approach' will not work