Archived Articles (January 2021)

  • Viewpoint: A Growth Oriented Budget

    MEDC | 31 JAN,2021

      India has managed to navigate the pandemic in almost a visionary manner. There is much to learn, for many emerging economies, about how we have handled this black swan... Read more

  • Bare Necessities Index

    MEDC | 31 JAN,2021

      The Finance Ministry has introduced a new metric to gauge socioeconomic progress on the basis of bare necessities available such as drinking water, sanitation, shelter... Read more

  • Boost private sector R&D

    MEDC | 31 JAN,2021

      Economic Survey 2020-21 has rightly said that enhancing investment in research and development (R&D) is the key for India to become the world’s third largest... Read more

  • Accelerate digital transformation

    MEDC | 31 JAN,2021

      An unintended consequence of Covid is that the digital transformation of the economy has been speeded up by almost a decade. This fact should be adequately grasped and... Read more

  • Viewpoint: Reducing Socioeconomic Inequality

    MEDC | 24 JAN,2021

      Covid is shining an unsettling spotlight on several socioeconomic inequalities in India, showing how pervasive they are and how they put the nation at risk for other s... Read more

  • Fixing GST glitches

    MEDC | 24 JAN,2021

      The introduction of GST was undoubtedly a well-intentioned reform, but some issues have arisen regarding its implementation that have compromised its revenue-garnering... Read more

  • Taming the fiscal deficit

    MEDC | 24 JAN,2021

      India needs more fiscal space to address the ongoing health crisis and accelerate its movement to a digital and green economy. In this regard, taming the spiralling fi... Read more

  • Focusing on targeted spending

    MEDC | 24 JAN,2021

      The forthcoming Union Budget is being eagerly watched, and focusing on targeted spending is going to be a key factor in the revival of our economy. Until the governmen... Read more

  • Viewpoint: A Challenging Budget

    MEDC | 17 JAN,2021

      The pandemic has upset all equations globally. The forthcoming Union Budget to be presented will need to strike a fine balance in choosing between lives vs. livelihood... Read more

  • Regulating cryptocurrencies

    MEDC | 17 JAN,2021

      Even though perilous for the average investor, there is no doubt that cryptocurrency is a financial innovation that is here to stay. Cryptocurrencies present a plethor... Read more

  • Digital banking

    MEDC | 17 JAN,2021

      In almost all spheres of economic activity, the pandemic has accentuated the shift to digitization. In the financial landscape, digital banking is becoming a game-chan... Read more

  • Tourism's economic potential

    MEDC | 17 JAN,2021

      Tourism-dependent economies have been badly hit by the pandemic. Before Covid, travel and tourism was one of the most important economic activities internationally, ac... Read more

  • Viewpoint: The Future of Work

    MEDC | 10 JAN,2021

      Covid has forced an unexpected automation in the workplace. The rapid adoption of technology by both the public and the private sectors, will transform jobs, tasks, an... Read more

  • Redefining tax policies

    MEDC | 10 JAN,2021

      An unintended consequence of the pandemic could be its effect on redefining taxation policies worldwide. Social distancing will necessitate much more strategic technol... Read more

  • Restructuring the regulatory system

    MEDC | 10 JAN,2021

      Compared to much of the free world, the costs (both in terms of time and money) of doing business in India continue to remain prohibitive. The true spirit of Minimum G... Read more



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