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  • Pregnancy Point of Care Testing Market Size, Share, Growth Survey 2020 to 2027 and Industry Analysis Report 21 Jan 2021 11:31 The MarketWatch News Department was not involved in the creation of this content. Brooklyn, , Thu, 21 Jan 2021 06:27:11 / Comserve Inc. / -- This report covers the current market dynamics, and provides effective competition strategies and market …
  • Kajaria Ceramics gains 7%, hits record high on strong Q3 operating margin 21 Jan 2021 10:58 Shares of Kajaria Ceramics hit a record high of Rs 839, up 7 per cent, on the BSE on Thursday after the company said operating margins have touched a new high of 21.68 per cent in the October-December quarter (Q3FY21). The company said its sales volumes …
  • The Neo-fascist Legacy of Donald Trump 21 Jan 2021 00:16 After the US Capitol was attacked by his supporters, Donald Trump has become the first president of America to be impeached twice. Regardless of how he leaves the White House - the Senate won't act on the impeachment before Joe Biden's inauguration …
  • Day trading guide: 2 stock recommendations for Thursday 20 Jan 2021 23:35 Aditya Agarwala, YES Securities Indian markets extended gains for the second day in a row following a brief period of correction to trade at a fresh all-time high level. Nifty50 index managed to shut shop at the high point of the day, forming back to back …
  • Retail inflation for farm, rural workers eases in Dec on lower food prices 20 Jan 2021 16:57 Retail inflation for farm and rural workers eased to 3.25 per cent and 3.34 per cent, respectively, in December, mainly due to lower prices of certain food items. "Point to point rate of inflation based on the CPI-AL (Consumer Price Index-Agricultural …
  • The Bilgiç effect 20 Jan 2021 13:21 ZEENAT CHAUDHARY: What operational changes has Jazz put in place since Covid-19 struck? SHOAIB AFTAB: Although we were among the first companies to implement WFH, it was a learning process, and the initial days were crazy! We were unsure whether we would …
  • Gold Momentum: It's A Tug-of-War With Yields And The Dollar 20 Jan 2021 11:03 Is the selloff in gold over? I’m inclined to say your guess is as good as mine—although the evidence suggests that this should not be a question, especially now that significant additional fiscal spending is expected under the Biden administration, which …
  • A Butterfly In Brisbane And India's Magic - by Mukul Kesavan 20 Jan 2021 10:48 There was a magic realist moment on the fifth day of the last Test when a butterfly mistook Cheteshwar Pujara in his stance for a tree and tried to settle on him. Josh Hazlewood, had to pull out of his run-up and run in all over again. This inspired an …
  • Liberia: Lofa Senator-elect J. Brownie Samukai Road to the Senate Gets Rocky amid New Complaints to Stop His Certification - Front Page Africa 20 Jan 2021 10:11 Monrovia — The road to the certification and induction of Lofa County Senator-Elect Brownie J. Samukai, Jr., appears to be in limbo. Despite multiple challenges against his nomination prior to the elections, in which he was cleared by the Supreme Court to …
  • ‘Not good for the health of society for an agitation to run too long…both sides must work to find a solution’: BhaIyyaji Joshi 20 Jan 2021 01:08 As the government prepares for another round of talks with protesting farmers Wednesday, RSS No. 2 and General Secretary of the organisation, Suresh (BhaIyyaji) Joshi speaks to The Indian Express. How do you see the ongoing farmers’ protests against the …
  • none>LEADER ARTICLE</FONT><BR>One Man, Two Tasks: Brilliant Diplomacy vs Neglected Security 19 Jan 2021 22:50 It is not often remembered that early in April 1998, the NDA government appointed a three-man task force to examine the setting up of a national security council, and make recommendations accordingly. It was headed by K C Pant, had Jaswant Singh as a …
  • IEA Validates Saudi Output Curbs 19 Jan 2021 20:19 (Bloomberg) -- For Saudi Arabia, bad news in the oil market has rarely been such a vindication. Two weeks ago, the world’s biggest crude exporter stunned energy traders by announcing that -- rather than restore halted production as planned -- it would  …
  • Tea prices in 2021: Output shortfall may hold the key 19 Jan 2021 15:37 The year 2020 turned out to be an exceptional year in terms of domestic tea prices providing some respite to the tea industry, which has been plagued by a consistent rise in costs and largely stagnating tea prices since 2014. Prices witnessed a sharp …
  • Analysis: The causes and chaos of Donald Trump 19 Jan 2021 14:47 Donald Trump did not think he was going to win the election against Hillary Clinton back in 2016. Many around him acknowledged his candidacy was a brand-building marketing ploy, further moving up the stock value of his celebrity status, helping him to …
  • Institutionalizing the Quad? 19 Jan 2021 11:57 AdvertisementWhen Japanese former foreign minister Taro Kono announced his vision to revive the security meetings between Japan, Australia, India and the United States (known as the Quad) in October 2017, he proposed to upgrade the meeting from the …
  • Realme, Samsung top consumer choices in Rs 20K-Rs 30K segment: Report 18 Jan 2021 16:50 Brands like Realme and Samsung have topped the consumers preferences in the most competitive Rs 20,000-Rs 30,000 price segment in India, a new report said on Monday. The top three drivers for consumer satisfaction in the above mentioned price segment …
  • Rupee may appreciate this week on the back of dollar inflows 18 Jan 2021 15:52 Last week, the Indian rupee weakened towards 73.50 level because of a rise in US Treasury yields on the back of optimism over larger economic package under President-elect Joe Biden lifted the greenback globally. In the coming days, we may see the rupee …
  • Bet the people who hate me are hiding and listening to me, says Meesha Shafi 18 Jan 2021 13:03 “I’ll bet the people who hate me are hiding and listening to me right now,” Meesha Shafi grins at me from across the digital stratosphere that separates us. She adds, “I’m not saying that in a cocky way. It’s a fact!” At this point in our conversation, …
  • Edelweiss chief Radhika Gupta bullish on Indian stocks unfazed by prices 18 Jan 2021 09:53 A record price-to-earnings valuation for Indian shares shouldn’t act as a deterrent for stock investors, according to Radhika Gupta, the head of Edelweiss Asset Management Ltd. Gupta, the only female chief executive officer of a major asset manager in …
  • Omar Abdullah: DDC polls kickstarted political process from deep freeze… will create new leadership 18 Jan 2021 06:43 After his release, Omar Abdullah played a key role in setting up the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration in J&K. With the former CM as vice-president, the NC bagged 67 seats across Jammu and Kashmir regions in the DDC elections. The former J&K …
  • ‘Hardworking, fearless and frank’ Shardul Thakur 18 Jan 2021 05:15 Sometime last month, Shardul Thakur dialled a friend. The call, the friend remembers, was a cry of frustration. Thakur was coping with being benched for a month, with the tough quarantine life chaining him to his gloomy thoughts in his room and he had one …
  • OPINIONISTA: South Africa at a crossroads: A liberal perspective on how to break the mould 18 Jan 2021 03:30 Apart from those with a vested interest in the ANC – ideological, pecuniary or a twisted mixture of both – many South Africans accept that the post-1994 history, contribution and failure of the ANC has delivered a mixed dispensation that is en route to a …
  • This Day in History (January 18) 18 Jan 2021 02:57 Today is Monday; 29th of the Iranian month of Dey 1399 solar hijri; corresponding to 4th of the Islamic month of Jamadi as-Sani 1442 lunar hijri; and January 18, 2021, of the Christian Gregorian Calendar. 1795 solar years ago, on this day in 226 AD, …
  • A revolt against institutions? 18 Jan 2021 00:18 As the US prepares to swear in its new President, more than half of America and almost all of the rest of the world heaves a sigh of relief. The descent into a dystopian and quite surreal world of hate, criminal malfeasance and self-promotion untethered by …
  • Budget in the time of Covid pandemic 17 Jan 2021 22:43 Battling with Covid-19 and its fallout is not over yet. Three areas where the Budget can take this forward and contribute to sustained economic recovery are explored here. Monetary, fiscal cooperation In India it is still mostly supply-side shocks that …
  • Inside Volatility Trading: What's Old Becomes New Again 17 Jan 2021 20:22 “I am thee and thou art me and all of one is the other” -Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls In the middle of the 14th Century, a “Black Death” descended on the world and spread rapidly across modern-day Italy and North Africa and into Austria, …
  • Tractor rallies and laws of traction 17 Jan 2021 14:41 More than 50 days gone, eight almost full working days’ duration of sittings. Government ministers, attorneys with all information required, beyond what was specifically asked by the Apex Court, as a part of its necessary responsibility. Full sympathy for …
  • Mahatma Gandhi's killer venerated as Hindu nationalism resurges in India 17 Jan 2021 05:05 Last Sunday, in a nondescript building in the India city of Gwalior, 200 miles south of Delhi, a large crowd of men gathered. Most wore bright saffron hats and scarves, a colour evoking Hindu nationalism, and many held strands of flowers as devotional …
  • Academic says GARDENING has its roots in racial injustice 16 Jan 2021 10:06 We are living in stressful times: no wonder so many of us have taken refuge in our gardens and in the quiet corners of our potting sheds. Can there be a more harmless, innocent diversion than gardening? We all know it’s good for body and soul and our …
  • Inclusion in USTR report on notorious mkts list is ill-informed: Snapdeal 16 Jan 2021 06:41 E-commerce giant Snapdeal said that its inclusion in the 2020 Review of Notorious Markets for Counterfeiting and Piracy issued by the office of the US Trade Representative is “ill-informed and incorrect.” SoftBank-backed Snapdeal said the USTR report is a …
  • Form own group to discuss laws: Govt to farmer unions 16 Jan 2021 05:31 Failing to make any headway in talks with farmer unions demanding the repeal of the new agriculture laws, the Centre suggested Friday that the unions constitute their own informal group which could list expectations and make a proposal that could be …
  • Expanding Space Arms Control 16 Jan 2021 03:14 The United States is currently experiencing the last days of the tumultuous Donald Trump presidency. We will soon be in the early days of Joe Biden's administration. While the media has concentrated on possible unrest during the inauguration, the world …
  • Rooted in hubris: Maximum government, minimum governance has brought on farmers’ protests 15 Jan 2021 22:50 Women-led protests in Shaheen Bagh in early 2020 and farmers’ protests on the outskirts of Delhi since the end of 2020, with the threat of disruptions to Republic Day celebrations, would not have occurred had their cases been dealt with inside Parliament. …
  • When emotions Trump reason: Indians should pay heed to lessons of US Capitol attack, when unchecked emotions erupted 15 Jan 2021 22:50 The frenzied mob that created a riot at the US Capitol building has a lesson for all of us emotion loving Indians. Don’t let your emotions rule you or take over your ability to reason. Interestingly, this lesson is cited in the Bhagwad Gita, one of our …
  • Rate of Covid transmission remains steady but pockets of hope start to emerge across UK 15 Jan 2021 22:13 The rate of coronavirus transmission remains steady throughout the UK, the latest figures show – though there is early evidence to suggest that some of the hardest-hit regions, including London and southeast England, have begun to turn a corner in …
  • Trump ban by social media companies came after years of accommodation for world leaders who pushed the line 15 Jan 2021 21:34 Silicon Valley companies’ newfound willingness to suspend a president may place them under renewed pressure to take down inflammatory posts or remove the accounts of world leaders who push boundaries the companies themselves have set. Supporters of the …
  • Odisha attracts Rs 1.25 trn investment proposals during COVID-19: Patnaik 15 Jan 2021 20:51 Odisha has received investment proposals worth over Rs 1.25 lakh crore since February 2020 despite the COVID-19 pandemic situation, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said on Friday. Patnaik also urged the young generation to start their own business and …
  • Please Don't Mess Up the Abraham Accords 15 Jan 2021 17:47 In November 2013, I participated in an interview at the Wall Street Journal with Alwaleed bin Talal, a Saudi prince of legendary riches and blunt, if sometimes unsavory, views. To New Yorkers with long memories, Alwaleed was the man who, after September 11 …
  • Recalibrate Bangla Ties: Hosting Bangladeshi soldiers at Republic Day parade is a welcome move 15 Jan 2021 17:39 In a big decision for India-Bangladesh relations, a contingent of 122 Bangladeshi soldiers will participate in the upcoming Republic Day parade to mark Bangladesh’s 50th year of the Liberation War. It will be recalled that Bangladesh was born in 1971 after …
  • Platinum Prices Still 'Rocking', Now More With Hydrogen In The Tank 15 Jan 2021 14:27 For a long time, it was the less lustrous member of the Platinum Group Metals (PGMs), despite leading the group by name. Now, platinum is coming out on its own, rallying for a third straight month to outperform palladium, the dominant metal in PGMs. …
  • India’s ‘love jihad’ laws: Another attempt to subjugate Muslims 15 Jan 2021 10:56 On January 6, the Supreme Court of India declined to stay controversial laws recently enacted in several states to tackle “love jihad” – a baseless conspiracy theory accusing Muslim men of luring Hindu women into marriage with the aim of forcefully …
  • What is the objective of the envisaged ‘grand national dialogue’? 15 Jan 2021 06:31 OVER the last few weeks, calls from influential members of civil society have been growing for a ‘grand national dialogue’. This appears to be a result of the growing political polarisation in the country, and a shrillness in the public discourse …
  • Why should US ‘waive sanctions’ against India for buying S-400 ‘Triumf’ air defence system from Russia? (Part-2) 14 Jan 2021 23:37 Geopolitical Factor The geopolitical factor has always been the key enabler in making a nation great. Historically, alliances between nations at war invariably become the dominant factor in dictating the outcome. (The Second World War was won by a by a …
  • Random harvest: George Orwell’s Animal Farm is being replayed in India with an agricultural twist 14 Jan 2021 23:37 In his Animal Farm, George Orwell succinctly summed up the basis of social and political injustice: All animals are equal – but some animals are more equal than others. In the context of our ongoing farmers’ agitation, Orwell’s quote could be amended to ‘ …
  • Seal GST with a KISS: ‘Keep It Simple, Stupid’ should be the watchword for GST reform 14 Jan 2021 23:37 Late finance minister Arun Jaitley had announced in December 2018 that the sun would soon set on the 28% GST slab, except for luxury items. The country could look forward eventually to only two slabs, 5% and a standard rate between 12% and 18% (apart from …
  • This $100 million student block has a pool hall, cinema and rooftop city views. But it's empty 14 Jan 2021 18:52 On Melbourne's Swanston Street, the final touches are being put on a $100 million tower for as many as 750 university students. Key points: Figures show 30 per cent of Australia's 542,106 student visa holders were out of the country on January 10 …
  • Mesenchymal Stem Cells Market Analysis, Revenue, Price, Market Share, Growth Rate, Forecast to 2026 14 Jan 2021 17:45 The MarketWatch News Department was not involved in the creation of this content. Jan 14, 2021 (Market Insight Reports) -- This report added by Market Study Report, LLC, focuses on factors influencing the present scenario of the 'Mesenchymal Stem Cells …
  • Protesting farmers must participate in proceedings of SC-appointed panel: MoS Agri 14 Jan 2021 08:05 NEW DELHI: The government on Wednesday asked protesting farmer unions to take part in the proceedings of the panel appointed by Supreme Court on the new agri laws, even as uncertainly prevails over the fate of the ninth-round of talks between the Centre …
  • Keira Knightley: Sexual objectification of women still exists 13 Jan 2021 19:04 Los Angeles, Jan. 13 (IANS): Actress Keira Knightley, whose new film Misbehaviour celebrates inclusivity, feminism and beauty of all kinds, said sexual objectification of women still takes place. Misbehaviour tells the true story of feminists who disrupted …
  • Budget 2021: Dear FM, forget the deficit. Spending is the only way out of this crisis 13 Jan 2021 18:38 After hesitating for nearly six months, GoI now appears to have decided to speed up spending. Government spending, which had remained flat till September, surged 50% y-o-y in November and is expected to grow strongly in December too. On the back of this …
  • Everything Pundits Are Getting Wrong About This Current Moment In Content Moderation 13 Jan 2021 07:47 from the pay-attention dept Since Twitter and Facebook banned Donald Trump and began “purging” QAnon conspiracists, a segment of the chattering class has been making all sorts of wild proclamations about this “precedent-setting” event. As such, I thought I …
  • Reinventing Goa, India's hedonistic beach hideaway 13 Jan 2021 01:34 Editor's Note — Editor's Note — CNN's series often carry sponsorship originating from the countries and regions we profile. However, CNN retains full editorial control over all of its reports. Our sponsorship policy. Goa, India (CNN) — In July, …
  • FSS and India Post Payments Bank join hands to promote financial inclusion 12 Jan 2021 22:09 FSS (Financial Software and Systems), a leading payment processor and provider of integrated payment products, has partnered with India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) to promote financial inclusion among underserved and unbanked segments. As part of the …
  • Wall Street visionaries provide chilling views on next big risk 12 Jan 2021 19:53 By Sonali Basak Few predicted—and most were unprepared for—the enormous challenges that have kicked off this decade: pandemic, economic collapse, social unrest, and political divisions around the world. Yet it’s the job of a Wall Street executive to factor …
  • India’s BJP Members Voice Concern After Trump is ‘Deplatformed’ 12 Jan 2021 00:08 AdvertisementThe decision of key U.S. social media platforms to ban outgoing President Donald Trump has caused much consternation among the Indian right-wing and supporters of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Following Facebook’s decision to …
  • Icra sees GDP up by 10.1% YoY in FY22, but value just a tad ahead of FY20 11 Jan 2021 15:43 Icra has projected the economy to grow by double digits year-on-year, at 10.1 per cent in the next financial year, but cautions that the value of gross domestic product (GDP) will only mildly surpass the 2019-20 level. India's economy is expected to …
  • Ramaphosa seeks buy-in from religious leaders for Covid-19 vaccine roll out 11 Jan 2021 15:18 President Cyril Ramaphosa leads a candle lighting ceremony at the Khayelitsha District Hospital in honour of frontline healthcare workers and those who died of Covid-19. President Cyril Ramaphosa has had consultative meetings with interfaith leaders on the …
  • "The pain in my soles felt like someone was peeling my skin" 11 Jan 2021 13:34 61-year-old retired government official Madan Singh Yadav was taking all the possible precautions to keep the virus away, yet the virus found a way into his life. Having gone through days of staying away from his loved ones, he is on his road to recovery. …
  • Volkswagen Finance acquires majority stake in KUWY Tech for undisclosed sum 11 Jan 2021 10:03 Volkswagen Finance Pvt. Ltd. (VWFPL)India, part of Volkswagen Financial Services, has increased its shareholding in Chennai-based KUWY Technology Service Pvt Ltd. (KWY) by picking up a majority stake in the latter. The company did not disclose the value of …
  • Commodities Week Ahead: Gold In Dire Straits, China Lockdown Crimps Oil   11 Jan 2021 09:39 Gold longs who loaded up at above $1,900 an ounce might be between a rock and a hard place this week. Just as perilous could be the case of oil bulls, with crude’s rally above $50 per barrel facing a serious threat from China’s first COVID-19 lockdown in …
  • Listed commercial banks may post 5.5% rise in third quarter net profit 11 Jan 2021 01:27 Still in the shadow of the Covid-19 pandemic, listed commercial banks may report a 5.5 per cent increase (year-on-year or YoY basis) in net profit for the third quarter ended December 2020 (Q3 of FY21). Their net revenues could expand by just about 1.8 per …
  • The pandemic has deepened the challenges of adopting through the foster care system. 10 Jan 2021 18:52 Last Updated Jan. 10, 2021, 9:33 a.m. ET Jan. 10, 2021, 9:33 a.m. ET The United States reported more than 300,000 cases in a day for the first time. President-elect Biden plans to release nearly all vaccine doses to states, rather than hold back supply to …
  • India plays: Time to realise domestic potential of boardgames 10 Jan 2021 12:43 Remya Lakshmanan & Aarushi Aggarwal Netflix’s recent hit show The Queen’s Gambit has reportedly driven up the sales of chess sets across the world. Chess is also not the only game to have seen an uptick in popularity. Board games, and tabletop games ( …
  • How mutual funds offer flexibility of playing investment themes 10 Jan 2021 08:46 The USP of thematic funds is that if a sector or theme looks promising, or is in vogue, and the fund manager has a proven track record, the chances of making outsized gains are rather high. At the same time, it is also about the investor's conviction …
  • Production on Gujarat plant's third line may start in 2-3 years: HMSI 10 Jan 2021 08:32 Japanese auto major Honda's Indian two-wheeler arm could take around two-three years to start production on the third line of its Gujarat plant, as demand has shrunk in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, according to a senior company official. Honda …
  • India: Manufactured Images and Modi!  10 Jan 2021 05:58 by Nilofar Suhrawardy    9 January 2021 Of late, Prime Minister Narendra Modi isn’t giving much importance to political rhetoric he played upon, not too long ago, that is his “56-inch” chest. Clearly, he is well aware that this may not help turn the …
  • India Considers Lease Options to Upgrade Army as Military Budget Set to be Cut in 2021 10 Jan 2021 04:41 Opinion 04:15 GMT 10.01.2021Get short URL India's Defence Ministry changed its procurement policy last year, paving way for leasing of military equipment. In the last few months, New Delhi has rented drones and naval guns from Washington. India will …
  • Trump’s and Hawley’s free-speech rights are perfectly intact. But the senator has half a point. 09 Jan 2021 22:25 Twitter is a private company, and it has no obligation to distribute Trump’s lies or provocations. If anything, Twitter, like Facebook and YouTube, allowed his lies about a stolen election to circulate too widely and for too long. Only after those lies led …
  • ‘Wakeup Call’: India’s BJP Roots for Social Media Regulation as Twitter Suspends Trump's Account 09 Jan 2021 08:24 World 07:39 GMT 09.01.2021Get short URL A number of Indian lawmakers have been regularly calling out Facebook, Twitter and Amazon over their alleged breach of data privacy rules and their political biases. Last year, a parliamentary panel had summoned …
  • The Jammu & Kashmir experiment in direct democracy: Why the mood has swung to cautious optimism 09 Jan 2021 08:17 The recently concluded district level election in Jammu & Kashmir could potentially trigger a tantalising role reversal: the state handing power back to the people rather than the people being forced to cede liberties to the state. There is immense …
  • Officials Say Reports of New U.S. Virus Variant Are Inaccurate 09 Jan 2021 01:50 LiveUpdated  Jan. 8, 2021, 8:43 p.m. ET Jan. 8, 2021, 8:43 p.m. ET Here’s what you need to know: Reports of a highly contagious new variant in the United States, published on Friday by multiple news outlets, are based on speculative statements made by Dr. …
  • 'The death of American exceptionalism’: Views from abroad on US Capitol attack  09 Jan 2021 01:37 American democracy had a very bad day on Wednesday.  As images of rioters ransacking Capitol Hill shot across the globe, foreign leaders were quick to comment. “A ground rule of democracy is that after elections there are winners and losers. Both have …
  • Cricket Australia seeks clarity from India over reports of boycott of Gabba test in Brisbane 07 Jan 2021 03:44 Cricket Australia (CA) will ask the BCCI for its official stance on the Gabba test as confusion continues over the series finale in Brisbane. Reports surfaced again on Thursday morning that India would push to move the test away from Queensland, as their …
  • CA seeks clarity from India on Gabba Test 07 Jan 2021 02:05 Cricket Australia will ask the BCCI for its official stance on the Gabba Test as confusion continues over the series finale in Brisbane. Reports surfaced again on Thursday morning that India would push to move the Test away from Queensland, as their …
  • Court in Pakistan Bans ‘Virginity Tests’ in Sexual Violence Cases 06 Jan 2021 19:00 KARACHI, Pakistan — A court in the northern city of Lahore in Pakistan has abolished so-called virginity tests, which women are subjected to in sexual assault cases, setting a precedent for the practice to be potentially outlawed nationwide. The practice — …
  • Sale of over Rs 50L homes account for 57% of total home sales in H2 2020 06 Jan 2021 15:06 Sales of residnetial units in the over Rs 50 lakh category accounted for 57 per cent of all sales in H2 2020, says a new report. The affordable category with 43 per cent sales indicates that buyers of this category were far more impacted by the pandemic …
  • BharatPe to raise over Rs 5,000 crore in debt funding in next 2 years 06 Jan 2021 09:17 Financial Technology firm BharatPe on Wednesday said it plans to raise over Rs 5,000 crore in debt funding in next 2 years to build its lending business. The company further announced that it has received Rs 60 crore from Innoven Capital, a venture debt …
  • Best of BS Opinion: GST's high point, clarity on bitcoin, and more 06 Jan 2021 03:00 The goods and services tax (GST) collection reached a record Rs 1.15 trillion in December, the third consecutive month of collections in excess of Rs 1 trillion. The government is inclined to project this performance as a potent sign of economic recovery. …
  • GDP contraction in FY21 is inevitable, the only question is by how much 05 Jan 2021 22:36 The government will release the Advance Estimates for gross domestic product (GDP) during 2020-21 on Thursday. It is a foregone conclusion that the economy will contract in FY21. The GDP contracted an unprecedented 23.9 per cent in the first quarter and …
  • India Releases Draft Arctic Policy 05 Jan 2021 17:05 AdvertisementIndia has recently released a draft Arctic Policy document in order to solicit public comments. An accompanying note to the document states: “India seeks to play a constructive role in the Arctic by leveraging its vast scientific pool and …
  • Thailand's 'make or break' jobs in 2021 05 Jan 2021 14:30 Thailand's future is now at the edge of a precipice due to the recent virus outbreak in Samut Sakhon that has now spread to over 50 out of 77 provinces. The unexpected upsurge has dramatically diminished public confidence that the government will be …
  • The Perils of Vaccine Nationalism 04 Jan 2021 22:19 Summary: While the world is finally seeing the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, vaccine nationalism relating to the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines is emerging as a major worry. Vaccine hoarding is likely to prolong the COVID-19 pandemic, and …
  • As the US tries to wind down two decades of war in Afghanistan, the conflict has already left lasting marks on Spokane 04 Jan 2021 21:30 SPOKANE, Wash. (Tribune News Service) — It was getting close to Christmas 2001 when 33-year-old Air Force Capt. Brian Newberry got a call at Joint Base Charleston in South Carolina. At first it seemed like a normal call. The United States and its allies …
  • The socialist movement's long-term advantage is that there can't be capitalism in one country 04 Jan 2021 21:15 The great fear of the imperialist bourgeoisie-and even of the bourgeoisie within the capitalist countries that stand against U.S./NATO hegemony-is that one day the forces of proletarian revolution will control too many of the world's productive …
  • India's manufacturing sector ends 2020 on brighter note; Dec PMI up at 56.4 04 Jan 2021 19:17 India’s factory sector ended a rough 2020 on a stronger note as manufacturers boosted production to meet rising demand, a private survey showed on Monday, although the employment situation worsened as firms continued to reduce headcounts. Manufacturing has …
  • Has a ‘fifth generation war’ started between India and Pakistan? 04 Jan 2021 12:32 Earlier this month, the Brussels-based organisation EU DisinfoLab published an investigative report titled Indian Chronicles, which revealed a staggering network of misinformation and propaganda against Pakistan. The report exposed an operation that took …
  • Tractor to Twitter: How farmers developed their social media plan to convey their views 02 Jan 2021 19:20 On December 30, just ahead of another round of talks between the farmers and the Centre over three contentious draft laws, a representative of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Dakaunda), Jagmohan Singh, took to Facebook Live to give Kisan Ekta Morcha’s followers …
  • New Year, New Vision: In a world ravaged by the coronavirus, there is no other option but to build back better 02 Jan 2021 10:59 As the coronavirus pandemic brought the world to its knees with relentless ferocity in 2020, a collective cry of anguish arose about this annus horribilis. We all desperately wanted the ill-fated year to end and turn a page in the calendar, hoping for …
  • Theory of relativity in politics 02 Jan 2021 10:59 Though the theory of relativity is known as a theory in science it can be applied to politics. When I say relativity, it implies that in politics there is a tendency to consider certain ways absolute, but they are not so. What is the rationale behind this …
  • Key events from Bangladeshs art scene in 2020 02 Jan 2021 06:55 For most of 2020, the coronavirus outbreak halted the activities of art galleries and event spaces. Although galleries across the world quickly turned to digital avenues, the artist community in Bangladesh picked up pace slowly. After several  months of …
  • Hindutva’s Realism in Modi’s Foreign Policy 01 Jan 2021 14:24 AdvertisementA spate of inquiries into the nature of rising India, specifically under the tenure of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, have attempted to examine the role of Hindutva as the guiding philosophical framework for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s …
  • India’s Digital Lending Landscape 01 Jan 2021 14:03 The Indian Lending landscape has undergone a dramatic shift over the past few years. The legacy systems and practices that were prominent in this space are disappearing and getting replaced with digital processes that are powered by data and AI. This …
  • Our Favorite Global TikToks Of 2020: From A Handwashing Dance To A Literal Ice Box 01 Jan 2021 12:33 When lockdown went into effect earlier this year, many people turned to TikTok to pass the time. Like, a lot of people: the short-video platform has now hit over 2.6 billion downloads globally and was the most downloaded app of 2020, according to mobile …
  • Making sense of Australia’s climate exceptionalism 01 Jan 2021 10:42 2020 has had no shortage of images of catastrophe and suffering, but the ones that haunt me the most are from the inferno that engulfed my home country, Australia, at the very beginning of the year. For us Australians, the year started with images of giant …
  • The most extraordinary new hotels opening in 2021 01 Jan 2021 08:27 We can all agree that 2020 has been an awful year that we can't wait to see the back of. For travel, it meant millions of holidays cancelled and hotels closing with each and every new tier restriction. But with vaccines being rolled out around the …
  • MBA Professor Of The Year: Harvard’s Deepak Malhotra 31 Dec 2020 15:57 Deepak Malhotra, a negotiations professor at Harvard Business School Harvard Business School‘s Deepak Malhotra is known all over the world for his expertise in negotiations. He has written two books on the topic, his video on “How to Negotiate Your Job …
  • Can India enter the global club of jewellery making? 31 Dec 2020 12:26 India is recognised as the world’s biggest and best diamond and gem-cutting centre. The country’s prowess is unsurpassed not just in gem-cutting, but also in creating exceptional jewellery – be it handmade or machine made. Indian manufacturers have some of …
  • The Importance Of Being Shubman Gill - by Mukul Kesavan 31 Dec 2020 10:37 Is Shubman Gill for real? After his cameos in the Melbourne Test, I called clued-up cricketing friends for a reality check. Was he, in fact, the best desi prospect since Tendulkar? Or even, touch wood, the most highly finished debutant in whites since …
  • Top 10 fiction books of 2020 31 Dec 2020 06:23 Here is our list of the 10 books of fiction that stood out in 2020, arranged in no particular order. Novels that hit out at the establishment, stories that wore their sexual identity on their sleeve, tales that took on age-old hatreds headlong — our list …
  • 2020 List of Honour: 10 Anti-CAA-NPR-NRC protesters vilified in Delhi 31 Dec 2020 00:21 One after another, those who publicly said NO to CAA-NPR-NRC, have been trolled, abused, attacked, summoned, and some even arrested The massive citizen-led protests denouncing the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register for Citizens (NRC) and …