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A US$ 2-trillion export target by 2030 is within sight
Indian Economy | International Trade and Investment Apr 03, 2023

A US$ 2-trillion export target by 2030 is within sight

India’s Foreign Trade Policy 2023 realigns itself with the country’s rising economic ambitions

Building a case for the creative economies of the Global South
Neighbourhood | Indian Economy Mar 30, 2023

Building a case for the creative economies of the Global South

During its G20 presidency, India should engage with governments and policymakers and address the regulatory constraints faced by this sector to keep it afloat

Can flying geese‚Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu—power India’s growth with stability?
Indian Economy Mar 28, 2023

Can flying geese‚Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu—power India’s growth with stability?

These three states can develop templates for growth under fiscal stress and become guides for other states

Bridging integration: Infrastructure projects in Kashmir
Development | Developing and Emerging Economies | Urbanisation | Connectivity Mar 27, 2023

Bridging integration: Infrastructure projects in Kashmir

The completion of infrastructure projects in the Kashmir Valley will boost economic development, social integration, and security advantage

Integrated water resource management: Where are the critics going wrong?
Water Mar 22, 2023

Integrated water resource management: Where are the critics going wrong?

Critics of IWRM need to note that as a paradigm, it only marks the broad contours of the emerging discipline of water governance that is subject to change with time

Flawed education system in Kashmir
Domestic Politics and Governance | Education Mar 20, 2023

Flawed education system in Kashmir

The declining education system needs to be tackled with targeted measures to economically and ideologically transform the Valley

Hinduphobia infects economics—again
Indian Economy Mar 11, 2023

Hinduphobia infects economics—again

The Hindu rate of growth, like Sanatan Dharma, has evolved—Raghuram Rajan and other narrative economists are stuck in the past

The Great Gender Glitch: Women and Online Violence
Gender Mar 08, 2023

The Great Gender Glitch: Women and Online Violence

There is a growing need to end online violence against women and thus reverse the trend of leaving women behind in the digital economy.

G20 India: Orchestrating a concerted recovery and its global transmission
Indian Economy Mar 02, 2023

G20 India: Orchestrating a concerted recovery and its global transmission

Global economic cooperation and recovery will be key to India’s G20 agenda ...

Using AI to improve maternal and child health in India
Healthcare Feb 13, 2023

Using AI to improve maternal and child health in India

The integration of AI with the already existing healthcare systems could help bring about a substantial difference in maternal and child health in India ...

India’s Gender Budget 2023-24: Moving towards women-Led Development
Indian Economy | Gender Feb 11, 2023

India’s Gender Budget 2023-24: Moving towards women-Led Development

Budget 2023 moves from the paradigm of women’s development to women-led development ...

Defence Budget 2023-24: Optimising with limited funds
Defence and Security | Indian Economy Feb 10, 2023

Defence Budget 2023-24: Optimising with limited funds

India’s armed forces must be prepared to secure India with the resources available, as well as to prioritise local defence acquisitions over their costlier Western substitutes

Budget 2023: Assessing the social welfare dimensions
Indian Economy Feb 10, 2023

Budget 2023: Assessing the social welfare dimensions

The budget has prioritised capital expenditure for addressing the needs of public infrastructure along with some focussed welfare initiatives in crucial sectors

Budget 2023: Inside infrastructure spending
Indian Economy Feb 10, 2023

Budget 2023: Inside infrastructure spending

Increased spending on infrastructure boost is expected to boost employment generation and increase aggregate demand, thereby, accelerating growth ...

Defence Budget 2023-24: Better than before, but less than ideal
Indian Economy | Indian Defence Feb 04, 2023

Defence Budget 2023-24: Better than before, but less than ideal

The Budget continues to emphasise indigenisation, but the defence allocation is but a small increase from the previous fiscal

Budget 2023: Amrit Kaal for development diplomacy?
Indian Economy Feb 03, 2023

Budget 2023: Amrit Kaal for development diplomacy?

With G20 ruling 2023, New Delhi is bound to utilise its development cooperation allocations for forging new alliances and establishing sustainable partnerships

Budget 2023: Whither India's digital golden age?
Indian Economy Feb 03, 2023

Budget 2023: Whither India's digital golden age?

Digital India has made significant progress in transforming India into a digitally empowered society and Budget 2023 is making wider strides in the same direction ...

Budget 2023: A mixed bag for climate action
Indian Economy | Climate Change Feb 03, 2023

Budget 2023: A mixed bag for climate action

The Union Budget provides a boost to the energy transition but fails to address the critical need to synergise climate adaptation with India’s development goals.

Budget 2023: Food for thought when it comes to women, children, and nutrition
Indian Economy | Healthcare Feb 03, 2023

Budget 2023: Food for thought when it comes to women, children, and nutrition

There is scope to do more for the vital constituencies of women and children

The Budget to usher in the Amrit Kaal
Indian Economy | Economics and Finance Feb 02, 2023

The Budget to usher in the Amrit Kaal

Tax rationalisation, higher capex, the idea of green growth, and agricultural markets — highlights of Budget 2023 

Budget 2023 pushes the pedal on growth and reforms
Indian Economy Feb 02, 2023

Budget 2023 pushes the pedal on growth and reforms

The underlying philosophy behind this budget is to help India transition from entitlements to empowerment

National budget 2023-24 and municipal reforms
Indian Economy Feb 02, 2023

National budget 2023-24 and municipal reforms

It is abundantly plain that the salubrity of cities will increasingly determine ‘India’s global profile’

Budget 2023, aspirations and India’s vision for the G20: Do they converge?
Indian Economy Feb 02, 2023

Budget 2023, aspirations and India’s vision for the G20: Do they converge?

G20 India aims to provide a global approach to realising common aspirations like a just green transition, renewed forms of multilateralism, digital and financial inclusion, and the vision of sustainable lifestyles

India’s Defence Budget gets a small hike
Indian Economy | Indian Defence Feb 02, 2023

India’s Defence Budget gets a small hike

Research and development in augmenting the capacities of the armed forced and border infrastructure have been given a focus in Budget 2023 by FM Nirmala Sitharaman

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