Category Policy Update

India Semiconductor Mission

Semiconductors are the intermediary component of electrical conductivity between an insulator and a conductor which are widely utilized for all kinds of electronic and mechanical devices. Diodes, transistors, and integrated circuits are merely a few of the electrical devices that use semiconductors in their manufacturing process. Due to their portability, dependability, energy efficiency, and affordability, these gadgets are widely used in today’s world.


Intensive human activities toward development have harmed the earth 's ecosystem. India’s international commitment to Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) aims at the protection of our mother Earth. New innovative technologies are being adopted towards advancement and it is spread across different sectors that include agriculture, as per the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation 2021 the share of agriculture and allied sectors in g ross value added reached 20.2% and India is the 2nd largest producer of agricultural products.

Welfare and Development in a Neo-Liberal World

In this essay, the author looks at the dynamics of development in an ever-changing global context. The global context here is the proliferation of global capital flows, which has led to increased economic integration among nations, indirectly resulting in increased inequality across nations, across social groups, and among individuals. While keeping in mind that correlation does not imply causation, the author recognizes the fact that the free market is not the only factor that has aided inequality. Within this understanding of rising inequality, the author addresses the need for government intervention in correcting market failures, by drawing heavily on existing literature on development and public economics. The author traces existing literature on the relationship between inequality and capital income while showing how an increase in the skill premium is also related to higher levels of inequality. Finally, the article outlines a few niche areas which require active policy interventions to better direct the flow of capital in order to aid long-term and sustained development practices.

Pink Tax-Rising Gender Disparity

In history, the color pink was commonly worn by men and the ornamentation of masculine attire with embroidered flowers was not unusual as a result color pink didn't always symbolize femininity. Pink wasn’t a ‘girly’ color until World War- II (Stamberg, 2014).

The Withdrawal of Rupees 2000 Notes: A New Mini-Demonetisation in India Soon

In a sudden though not unexpected move, currency notes of the denomination Rs 2,000 are being withdrawn from circulation. This is announced via a notification released by the Reserve Bank of India and not the government (as at the time of demonetisation). These notes are not being withdrawn from circulation, but actually, they will stop circulating right away given that they will have to be deposited in a bank or exchanged for lower denomination notes.