Archived Articles (August 2020)

  • Viewpoint: Nutrition Security

    MEDC | 30 AUG,2020

      Nutrition security is India’s next major challenge given that Covid could leave behind a silent food crisis putting our demographic dividend at risk. Even if Ind... Read more

  • Financial risk-management

    MEDC | 30 AUG,2020

      The RBI Governor has rightly said that among the cause of weaknesses in banks are an inappropriate business model given the current environment, the lack of governance... Read more

  • India's innovation strategy

    MEDC | 30 AUG,2020

      For realizing Atmanirbhar Bharat, a thorough review of our innovation strategy is imperative. The first (and most important) step was taken through the formulation of ... Read more

  • Rethinking trade policy

    MEDC | 30 AUG,2020

      Despite all that has occurred, China continues to remain central to global manufacturing. India’s withdrawal from the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership... Read more

  • Viewpoint: Unleashing India's R&D Potential

    MEDC | 23 AUG,2020

      Covid-19 could be a unique opportunity for India to substantially enhance its innovation potential. Given the country’s innate strengths in information technolog... Read more

  • The welfare conundrum

    MEDC | 23 AUG,2020

      Covid-19 has made an already unequal world even more unequal. In this context, a new meaning of the word welfare needs to be explored. The idea of inclusive and sustai... Read more

  • Financial sector reforms

    MEDC | 23 AUG,2020

      Given the state of our pandemic-battered economy, a key policy priority needs to be financial sector reforms. It is necessary but not sufficient to bring PSBs under th... Read more

  • Road to recovery

    MEDC | 23 AUG,2020

      India’s road to economic recovery is likely to be long and convoluted. There are risks of stagflation i.e. recession combined with rising inflation. Declining oi... Read more

  • Viewpoint: Income Tax Reforms

    MEDC | 16 AUG,2020

      The government is overhauling the income tax (IT) department to implement the faceless assessment scheme launched by the Prime Minister. This will eliminate the physic... Read more

  • Implementing NEP 2020

    MEDC | 16 AUG,2020

      The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 sets out a concrete vision for 2040, with an aim to transform school and higher education across India. Two generations after ... Read more

  • Boosting Agricultural Infrastructure

    MEDC | 16 AUG,2020

      The government has done well by creating a new agri-infrastructure fund of Rs. 1 trillion, to be disbursed over the next four years.  Its primary significance lie... Read more

  • Risky rural revival

    MEDC | 16 AUG,2020

      Banking on a rural revival is unwise as structural problems continue to plague the countryside. Of course, this in no way suggests that it cannot happen. With strong u... Read more

  • Viewpoint: A New Learning Curve

    MEDC | 09 AUG,2020

      India’s National Education Policy (NEP) is a genuine attempt to infuse some fresh thinking into an outdated instruction system. The NEP’s focus on innovati... Read more

  • Covid-19 and common sense

    MEDC | 09 AUG,2020

      The number of Covid-19 infections are rising exponentially. Against this backdrop it is worth asking whether enforceable laws are more effective than social norms. Aft... Read more

  • Boosting Agritech Startups

    MEDC | 09 AUG,2020

       In India’s Covid-19 affected economy, the farm sector remains one of the few bright spots. Naturally, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists are rushing in ... Read more



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