Archived Articles (June 2020)

  • Viewpoint: India's complex relationship with China

    MEDC | 29 JUN,2020

      The recent developments at the LAC have raised the spectre of an Indian economic backlash. There is now a possibility of India raising barriers on Chinese imports. How... Read more

  • Unpredictable Monsoons

    MEDC | 29 JUN,2020

      This year the monsoon has covered the country two weeks ahead of time. Thanks to the good rains so far, the sowing of kharif crops has also picked up pace and the area... Read more

  • Restructuring MSMEs

    MEDC | 29 JUN,2020

      In March, the RBI had launched a three-month moratorium on loans, which was extended by another three months. However, once the moratorium on loan repayments is lifted... Read more

  • Education's changing face

    MEDC | 29 JUN,2020

      The pandemic and its accompanying lockdowns have led to a huge decentralization in many industries. Education is no exception. As educational institutions across the w... Read more

  • Viewpoint: Green Shoots

    MEDC | 22 JUN,2020

      The government is cautiously reopening business activity with nuanced measures as India’s Covid-19 count crosses 400,000, and the death tally is well over 13,000... Read more

  • Post-lockdown MSME prospects

    MEDC | 22 JUN,2020

      The MSME sector faces an increasingly uncertain future in the post-lockdown period. Probably the biggest challenge is the lack of adequate signals from ground-level da... Read more

  • Protectionism and Atmanirbhar Bharat

    MEDC | 22 JUN,2020

      Keeping in mind recent global developments, the Prime Minister has launched a national policy of self-reliance, and being vocal about local. However, India’s tra... Read more

  • Revisiting Sino-Indian Trade

    MEDC | 22 JUN,2020

      This week’s unfortunate incident in the Galwan valley in Ladakh has hit Sino-Indian relations. However, economic and border issues need to be separated, and Chin... Read more

  • Viewpoint: Reopening the economy

    MEDC | 15 JUN,2020

      From this week the government is reopening the economy in a calculated manner, thus marking the start of Unlock 1.0 – the first phase of the end of the prolonged... Read more

  • A transport revolution

    MEDC | 15 JUN,2020

      Public transportation across the country is likely to witness a sea change in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak. If social distancing is to be maintained, new transpor... Read more

  • Getting back to business

    MEDC | 15 JUN,2020

      Coronavirus infections are soaring exponentially, with only dim prospects of the curve flattening anytime soon. In the near future at least, we will have to learn to l... Read more

  • Disengaging with China

    MEDC | 15 JUN,2020

      China has made huge inroads into Indian businesses, and there is a need to gradually reduce our dependence on that country. Reducing industrial dependence on China has... Read more

  • Viewpoint: Developing a Health Database

    MEDC | 08 JUN,2020

      The sheer scale and severity of the pandemic has prompted the government to speed up the implementation of the National Digital Health Blueprint (NDHB). This aims to c... Read more

  • Global policy imperatives

    MEDC | 08 JUN,2020

      In much of the world, Covid-19 is causing an unprecedented economic upheaval. On the health front, there was remarkable convergence of global policy – more than ... Read more

  • Reviving the MSME sector

    MEDC | 08 JUN,2020

      A quick revival of the MSME sector is now imperative if Indian industry is to emerge from the post-lockdown stagnation. In this context, the reclassification of MSMEs ... Read more



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