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FTA with EU, potential minefield for beleaguered India

FTA with EU, potential minefield for beleaguered I...

May 10, 2021

The latest EU-India Summit, held over internet on Saturday, had a very unique feature. While in the past the Summit has involved Indian Prime Minister, the head of European Council, the head of government of the country that holds the presidency of the EU at the moment of the sum...

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Time for India to cancel Jaitapur nuclear power project

Time for India to cancel Jaitapur nuclear power pr...

May 2, 2021

On March 3, 2021, Electricité de France, EDF, the sole operator of nuclear power plants in France, informed the country’s nuclear safety body, Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN), of a design anomaly on three nozzles of the main primary system of the European Pressurised R...

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Profiteering in pandemic panic

Profiteering in pandemic panic

April 25, 2021

The gory images and heart rending stories coming from all across India over the past few weeks about the second wave of coronavirus pandemic that is sweeping across the country have perhaps done more to convince even the most sceptical Indians to start looking for Covid-19 vaccin...

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Record high digital payments expose big gaps in backend infrastructure

Record high digital payments expose big gaps in ba...

April 14, 2021

On April 1, 2021, the first day of the new fiscal year, the failure rate of Immediate Payment Services (IMPS) and Unified Payments Interface (UPI) transactions shot up dramatically. While total number of transactions for the day were much lower than usual, the failure rate had sh...

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Automobile sales slowdown as pandemic accelerates again

Automobile sales slowdown as pandemic accelerates ...

April 12, 2021

Automobile dealers raise alarm over the growing strength of the second wave of coronavirus pandemic across the nation as an increasing number of states move towards partial lockdowns and numerous other restrictions. The revival of the pandemic could not have come at a worse time ...

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World Homeopathy Day: Under pressure elsewhere, homeopathy prospers in India

World Homeopathy Day: Under pressure elsewhere, ho...

April 10, 2021

To mark the World Homeopathy Day, Central Council for Research in Homeopathy, the regulator of India’s third most popular treatment system, will issue new guidelines governing quality of homeopathy research in the country. “These guidelines will bring the norms being followed...

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India falls further behind China in poverty-eradication

India falls further behind China in poverty-eradic...

April 2, 2021

The alarm had been sounded long ago, yet the data emerging from Pew Research Centre’s report on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on global poverty is shocking for the depth of the impact and the concentration in two large economies – India and China. But between the two...

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Not just Germany, EU will also badly miss Merkel

Not just Germany, EU will also badly miss Merkel

March 27, 2021

Come September and a huge vacuum risks to dominate the political landscape of Germany as well as the European Union as Chancellor Angela Merkel steps down after 16 years of steering the German and EU ships, often out of troubled waters. Merkel was not just the head of the governm...

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French arms sales rise fastest in 2016-2020: SIPRI global arms trade report

French arms sales rise fastest in 2016-2020: SIPRI...

March 16, 2021

The coronavirus pandemic that has brought the global economy to its knees does not seem to have impacted the defence industries and global arms trade says a report by Stockholm-based research body Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) that tracks the arms indus...

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Gautam Adani zooms ahead in Bloomberg Billionaires Index

Gautam Adani zooms ahead in Bloomberg Billionaires...

March 14, 2021

For over a decade, Ahmedabad-based businessman Gautam Adani lived in the shadow of fellow Gujarati entrepreneur Mukesh Ambani whose Reliance Industries raced ahead to become the largest private company in the country, propelling Ambani to the select list of one of the richest per...

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