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Economic Survey has been reduced to a Ritual

Narasimha Reddy Donthi The Economic Survey is a set of documents that gives information on the status of the Indian economy. Known as the Economic Survey Volume (ESV), it is released every year in the month of February a day…

10 Sutras on World Population Day

10 Sutras on World Population Day

Devender Singh World Population Day is celebrated annually on 11 July to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues, including their relations to the environment and development. The Day was first marked on 11 July 1990 in…


Expanding ministry to expand the political base

TK Arun What signal is sent out by the expansion of the Council of Ministers and the sacking of 12 ministers? That the government has dumped “Minimum Government, Maximum Governance”? Or that it has no place for the feckless while…

The GST Conundrum Over COVID-19 Vaccines

Arun Kumar India’s vaccine policy has seen many twists and turns. Production of vaccines in India may be hobbled by the availability of inputs and vaccine shortage is likely to continue. At the current rate of vaccination, assuming no vaccine hesitancy, the…

The gaping holes in Modi Government’s New draft e­ commerce Rules

If the ecommerce site were to follow this rule, it would kill off any number of small enterprises whose business is to do price comparisons, product reviews and rankings. What is the meaning of the ban on related-party sales on ecommerce platforms? That Reliance Trends cannot sell its wares on JioMart or that Tata Cliq cannot sell Voltas or Starbucks products? Or that Amazon should entrust sales of its Echo line of products or Kindles to Flipkart ?