Agnipath good for modernisation but needs relook

Agnipath good for modernisation but needs relook

Wednesday, 29 June 2022 | PK Vasudeva

The scheme is advantageous for youth and national defence but it should be changed with inputs from armed forces The Government announced on June 14 that all soldiers below the officer ranks of the three wings of the military would be recruited through the Agnipath Scheme. The Government has taken this decision...

We should celebrate Independence Month

We should celebrate Independence Month

Monday, 27 June 2022 | Balakrishnan Satyam

Individuals celebrate birthdays, but a nation ought to celebrate its Independence for a month, not in a single day To understand a certain concept better, we expect that a paragraph about it will help us better than a single sentence. Likewise, we say that to achieve greater skill development, our practice...

US-Pakistan partnership: Always at India’s cost

Saturday, 25 June 2022 | Nishtha Kaushiki

Pakistan, which played an important role in containing the spread of communism, continues to be of help to the US US State Department spokesperson Ned Price recently commented in favour of advancing the “US-Pakistan partnership” in a manner that serves their “mutual interests.” Elsewhere, at the CNN News18 Town Hall, S....

CUSTOMS DUTY IS MUST ON E-TRANSMISSIONS

CUSTOMS DUTY IS MUST ON E-TRANSMISSIONS

Saturday, 25 June 2022 | Ashwani Mahajan

It will provide a level playing field to the domestic industry Moratorium on customs duties on electronic transmissions has got another lease of life at the World Trade Organisation’s 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12). Some say this has happened due to pressure exerted by the United States, others think that India has bargained...

Despite its low share price, LIC is valuable

Despite its low share price, LIC is valuable

Saturday, 25 June 2022 | Nirjhar Majumdar

The IPO was a failure but LIC policyholders and investors will get their money’s worth in course of time The insurance industry is now at a crossroads. The regulator is busy changing the rules of the game. Insurers are changing business models, disrupting the traditional value chain. Foreign insurers and reinsurers...

India emerges as leader at WTO ministerial meet

Friday, 24 June 2022 | PK Vasudeva

India defended its right to extend subsidies to Indian fishermen, with contentious clauses removed For the first time in a decade, members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), a 164-nation body, have finalised a historic deal at the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12). The four-day MC12 was extended by two days as...

COVID crisis led to  distress employment

COVID crisis led to distress employment

Friday, 24 June 2022 | Balwant Singh mehta

There is an urgent need to generate more decent and productive employment for the increasing labour force in the country The National Statistical Office (NSO) released the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS), 2020-21 report on June 14. At a first glance, the annual survey report shows an improvement in the employment...

INDIA AT BRICS AND G7: TOUGH BALANCING ACT

INDIA AT BRICS AND G7: TOUGH BALANCING ACT

Friday, 24 June 2022 | Kumardeep Banerjee

Navigating through China’s assertiveness, Putin’s Ukraine war India’s diplomatic and foreign policy calendar has been swinging between a diverse bunch of power blocks. India had a tough challenge to attend the 14th BRICS summit held virtually under the chairmanship of Chinese President Xi Jinping. It was a tough call, given India’s frosty relationship...

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Indo-Pacific Eco Framework: Concept to strategy

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