Business & Politics

India’s unequal development: Economy trumps ecology

India’s unequal development: Economy trumps ecol

August 21, 2018

As world’s fastest growing economy, India continues to enthuse global business leaders. However, business growth has come at a heavy price as India’s ecological parameters plummet to record lows, threatening the livelihood, health and lives of millions.

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Sterlite Copper plant closure hits economy

Sterlite Copper plant closure hits economy

August 18, 2018

Vedanta unit is one of the three primary copper producers in the country. It has a market share of 35 pc. The other two are Hindustan Copper Limited and Hindalco Industries Limited. Public Sector Units (PSU) cater to only 4 pc of the country’s total copper production.

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IKEA adapts to Indian taste, lifestyle and prices

IKEA adapts to Indian taste, lifestyle and prices

August 17, 2018

One of the world’s largest furniture dealers, IKEA finally sets foot in India with its first store in one of India’s major tech cities, Hyderabad. Known for its ready-to-assemble furniture concept, the brand introduces some adaptations to its core idea, for the Indian market.

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Modicare for a healthier India?

Modicare for a healthier India?

August 16, 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the ambitious healthcare scheme, Ayushman Bharat, in his last Independence Day speech ahead of next year's general election. Will the roll-out be smooth? Or is it just another election gimmick to woo voters?

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Interview with Dr Chindi Vasudevappa, Vice Chancellor, NIFTEM

Interview with Dr Chindi Vasudevappa, Vice Chancel

August 14, 2018

With India being one of the largest producers of agricultural products, National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management or NIFTEM has their hands full. Their primary agenda is to overcome the challenges facing the food processing sector. They also promote sk...

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New industrial policy for India soon

New industrial policy for India soon

August 14, 2018

As the General Elections draw near, a new industrial policy is being finalised by the Modi government. This policy is much needed to modernise India's factories, generate millions of jobs, achieve global standards and boost exports. But is it too late in the day?

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The draft e-commerce policy goes India First

The draft e-commerce policy goes India First

August 9, 2018

The new draft e-commerce policy is promoting India first and this move could seriously undermine sale strategies of major e-commerce players and is a matter of concern to foreign companies like Amazon and Walmart who have actively invested in Indian e-commerce sites.

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India’s National Register of Citizens

India’s National Register of Citizens

August 9, 2018

The final draft of National Register of Citizen, prepared in the troubled north-eastern state of Assam, has raised more issues than it solves and left over four million stranded, potentially as stateless persons. Political blame game has already begun, further clouding the fate o...

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Muthuvel Karunanidhi, the colossus of Dravidian politics passes away

Muthuvel Karunanidhi, the colossus of Dravidian po

August 8, 2018

M Karunanidhi, 94 was not just a five-time chief minister of Tamil Nadu, in South India, but much more. Who was this nonagenarian who left an indelible impression in South India, and for whom Tamil Nadu has shut down in mourning?

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BRICS -Missing the mortar for a strong edifice

BRICS -Missing the mortar for a strong edifice

August 8, 2018

The recently concluded 10th BRICS summit in Johannesburg struck all the right notes expected from a gathering of global leaders. But 15 years after it was first talked of as a bloc, has BRICS under-delivered on its promise?

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