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Negotiations for the regional comprehensive economic partnership (RCEP), which could make India a part of one of the largest proposed free trade blocs in the world, are gaining momentum. But the crucial question is whether New Delhi is comfortable with the direction the talks are now taking.  
 

On the one hand, the government wants the central bank to have the inflation rate only within the permissible level. On the contrary, the government actions are actually building up inflationary pressure in the economy. It is high time the government indulge in a market-based solution to deal with supply side constraints faced by the country. 

 
The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) decision to introduce two more life-cycle funds for private sector subscribers to the National Pension Scheme (NPS) is a good idea since it gives them a far greater ability to have their savings invested in equity markets that deliver a better return  
 

India is steeped in a synthesised controversy created by Monsanto on the first GM crop, supposedly approved for commercialisation. Engaged in litigation on many fronts, Monsanto is trying to subvert our patent laws, Protection of Plant Variety and Farmers Right Act, Essential Commodities Act and Competition Act. 

 
 

In the era of globalization, the word “development” has assumed a larger canvass than the term “growth”. This development can never happen in isolation and needs to be sustainable. Thus it has become every nation’s or as they’re rightly called, the economy’s principle agenda to collaborate and engage with other nations. While the geopolitical angle has played a crucial role in global relations, the key parlance used in the 21st century discourse on international affairs is that of interdependence and cooperation.

 

It is a globally accepted fact that moving to a cashless economy is good for growth. Several studies have indicated that the adoption of alternative methods for money transfer and payments provides benefits to all actors in the ecosystem – the government and central bank, commercial banks, the industry as well as the end consumers.

 
 
Given the grim situation of PSBs and rising NPAs in India, development banking gives banks a chance to earn profit on sustainable basis which can strengthen the system.  
 

Managing risk is widely acknowledged as one of the key aspects of running any business. By definition, risk is something unknown, and managing risk requires a blend of both art—call it a combination of experience, sensitivity to circumstance and events, and, of course, intuition—and science, or experience (again) and hard facts and analysis. The first without the second could lead to disaster; the second without the first usually results in sub-optimal performance.

 

Managing risk is widely acknowledged as one of the key aspects of running any business. By definition, risk is something unknown, and managing risk requires a blend of both art—call it a combination of experience, sensitivity to circumstance and events, and, of course, intuition—and science, or experience (again) and hard facts and analysis. The first without the second could lead to disaster; the second without the first usually results in sub-optimal performance.

 

In a move designed to incentivise intellectual property and its commercial exploitation, the government (DIPP) recently enunciated the National Intellectual Property Rights Policy (IPR Policy).

 
 


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In direct and indirect attacks on Pakistan for its purported role in providing sanctuary to terrorists and their dreaded networks, the Heart of Asia conference concluded in India with a resounding demand for 'strong actions' against terrorism.
 
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Of all the nominations that the US president-elect Donald Trump has announced for his potential cabinet, none has received as broad acclaim—nationally and globally —as his decision to appoint Nikki Haley, the first female governor of South Carolina and the daughter of Sikh immigrants, to the cabinet-rank position of US amba
 
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The Heart Of Asia conference in Amritsar called for immediate elimination of terrorism to help the war-ravaged country in its political and economic transition. Access the full text here...
 
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This is a path-breaking work on India's foreign policy since Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister in May 2014 and surprised everyone by taking virtual charge of the external affairs portfolio. A man who had been denied visa by some count...

 
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