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The logo of India's e-commerce firm Flipkart is seen in this illustration.(REUTERS)

Digitising Indian retail: Looking at challenges and exploring growth models

By Observer Research Foundation
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2021 01:49 PM IST
The study has been authored by Preeti Kapuria and Harish Nalawade.
Electricity generation is one of the most significant drivers of coal demand in India and directly employs close to 5 lakh people (IEA 2020).(Bloomberg)
Electricity generation is one of the most significant drivers of coal demand in India and directly employs close to 5 lakh people (IEA 2020).(Bloomberg)

Mapping costs for early coal decommissioning in India

By Council on Energy, Environment and Water
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2021 01:43 PM IST
The study has been authored by Vaibhav Pratap Singh and Nikhil Sharma.
India has been taking steps, such as creating agencies, developing doctrines and pursuing diplomatic collaborations with like-minded strategic partners, to ensure that deficiencies in the cyber security domain could be addressed.(HT_PRINT)
India has been taking steps, such as creating agencies, developing doctrines and pursuing diplomatic collaborations with like-minded strategic partners, to ensure that deficiencies in the cyber security domain could be addressed.(HT_PRINT)

India’s cyber security: India needs defensive cyber capabilities

By Indian Council for World Affairs
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2021 01:26 PM IST
The study has been authored by Sankalp Gurjar.
The pandemic has highlighted one of the most crucial vulnerabilities of the Indian economy; its large informal sector, the state of the labours engaged and their living conditions.(AP)
The pandemic has highlighted one of the most crucial vulnerabilities of the Indian economy; its large informal sector, the state of the labours engaged and their living conditions.(AP)

Lessons for urban governance futures from the pandemic

By Centre for Policy Research
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2021 01:25 PM IST
The study has been authored by S Dasgupta and others.
India either sold or granted a total of 19,542,000 vaccine doses to neighbouring countries.(REUTERS)
India either sold or granted a total of 19,542,000 vaccine doses to neighbouring countries.(REUTERS)

The dynamics of vaccine diplomacy in India’s neighbourhood

By Observer Research Foundation
PUBLISHED ON JUL 24, 2021 03:48 PM IST
The study has been authored by Sohini Bose.
National Health Mission (NHM) committed to broader expansion of health care services, a singular focus on maternal and child health conditions especially in backward regions of the country.(AFP)
National Health Mission (NHM) committed to broader expansion of health care services, a singular focus on maternal and child health conditions especially in backward regions of the country.(AFP)

Did the poor gain from India’s health policy interventions?

By Public Health Foundation of India
PUBLISHED ON JUL 24, 2021 02:55 PM IST
The study has been authored by Sakthivel Selvaraj and others.
Meteorological conditions in Delhi intensified the impact of local and regional emissions on Delhi’s air quality.(HT_PRINT)
Meteorological conditions in Delhi intensified the impact of local and regional emissions on Delhi’s air quality.(HT_PRINT)

Bending Delhi’s air pollution curve

By Council on Energy, Environment and Water
PUBLISHED ON JUL 24, 2021 11:47 AM IST
The study has been authored by LS Kurinji and others.
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) along with Infosys non-executive chairman Nandan Nilekani in 2019 framed privacy largely as a consumer awareness and financial literacy problem.(REUTERS)
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) along with Infosys non-executive chairman Nandan Nilekani in 2019 framed privacy largely as a consumer awareness and financial literacy problem.(REUTERS)

Financial privacy must be recognised in India

By OP Jindal Global University
PUBLISHED ON JUL 24, 2021 11:22 AM IST
The study has been authored by Shohini Sengupta.
All countries have suffered a sharp deterioration in employment and national income.(Representative Photo)
All countries have suffered a sharp deterioration in employment and national income.(Representative Photo)

World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2021

By International Labour Organization
PUBLISHED ON JUL 21, 2021 01:55 PM IST
The pandemic has brought unprecedented disruption that - absent concerted policy efforts - will scar the social and employment landscape for years to come. The study has been authored by Verónica Escudero and consecutively by Janine Berg.
In March 2015, Reserve Bank of India officially adopted inflation targeting as the monetary policy framework for the Indian economy.(Mint File Photo)
In March 2015, Reserve Bank of India officially adopted inflation targeting as the monetary policy framework for the Indian economy.(Mint File Photo)

Inflation targeting and the Indian economy

By OP Jindal Global University
PUBLISHED ON JUL 21, 2021 12:48 PM IST
The study has been authored by Sudipta Sen.
Indonesia had sent around 3,400 oxygen cylinders and concentrators to India in May.(PTI File Photo)
Indonesia had sent around 3,400 oxygen cylinders and concentrators to India in May.(PTI File Photo)

Friendships, reciprocity, and diplomacy in the time of Covid-19

By Observer Research Foundation
PUBLISHED ON JUL 21, 2021 12:04 PM IST
The study has been authored by Kashish Parpiani.
China is in a dominant position in several critical multilateral bodies, in both personnel and funding and expanding influence in the UN, its related bodies, and influential non-UN multilateral bodies.(REUTERS)
China is in a dominant position in several critical multilateral bodies, in both personnel and funding and expanding influence in the UN, its related bodies, and influential non-UN multilateral bodies.(REUTERS)

China’s expanding influence in the UN system

By Gateway House
PUBLISHED ON JUL 20, 2021 07:26 PM IST
The study has been authored by Kartik Astha and others.
Since the rollout of vaccines against Covid-19—which is regarded as what will lead the way in arresting the pandemic a number of new variants of the virus have emerged.(AFP)
Since the rollout of vaccines against Covid-19—which is regarded as what will lead the way in arresting the pandemic a number of new variants of the virus have emerged.(AFP)

Can pandemics be securitised?

By Observer Research Foundation
PUBLISHED ON JUL 20, 2021 04:32 PM IST
The study has been authored by Rajiv Pathni.
Women and younger workers have been disproportionately affected due to Covid-19 pandemic, the study said.(AP File Photo)
Women and younger workers have been disproportionately affected due to Covid-19 pandemic, the study said.(AP File Photo)

State of working India 2021: The pandemic’s impact on the economy in India

By Azim Premji Foundation
PUBLISHED ON JUL 18, 2021 06:37 PM IST
The study has been authored by Amit Basole and others.
Green Revolution has ensured India’s self-sufficiency for our cereal needs and has touched most Indian farmers, its long-term impacts are now visibly evident.(Swagata Yadavar/Indiaspend)
Green Revolution has ensured India’s self-sufficiency for our cereal needs and has touched most Indian farmers, its long-term impacts are now visibly evident.(Swagata Yadavar/Indiaspend)

Sustainable Agriculture: What we know and how to scale up

By Council on Energy, Environment and Water
PUBLISHED ON JUL 17, 2021 09:12 PM IST
The study has been authored by Niti Gupta and others.
The second wave has also hit the rural areas of Gujarat. The state reported 90 deaths in 20 days from one village alone, Chogath, which has a population of 13,000.(AP)
The second wave has also hit the rural areas of Gujarat. The state reported 90 deaths in 20 days from one village alone, Chogath, which has a population of 13,000.(AP)

Winning the Covid-19 Battle in Rural India: A Blueprint for Action

By Observer Research Foundation
PUBLISHED ON JUL 17, 2021 09:10 PM IST
The study has been Malancha Chakrabarty and Shoba Suri.
India’s 1.38 billion population, only 45.1 million have been fully vaccinated. Globally, India stands second only to the United States (US) in absolute numbers of cases.
India’s 1.38 billion population, only 45.1 million have been fully vaccinated. Globally, India stands second only to the United States (US) in absolute numbers of cases.

India’s Covid-19 vaccination campaign: A marathon, not a sprint

By Observer Research Foundation
PUBLISHED ON JUL 16, 2021 08:37 PM IST
The study has been authored by Haryax Pathak.
The hydrogen production technologies are fast evolving and expected to get cheaper due to a surge in global demand.(REUTERS)
The hydrogen production technologies are fast evolving and expected to get cheaper due to a surge in global demand.(REUTERS)

A Green Hydrogen Economy for India

By Council on Energy, Environment and Water
PUBLISHED ON JUL 16, 2021 08:22 PM IST
The study has been authored by Tirtha Biswas and others.
RBI, in cooperation with the Government of India, has succeeded in achieving its broad objective of keeping financial intermediaries, financial markets and the financial system as a whole sound, liquid, and functioning smoothly.(Mint Archives)
RBI, in cooperation with the Government of India, has succeeded in achieving its broad objective of keeping financial intermediaries, financial markets and the financial system as a whole sound, liquid, and functioning smoothly.(Mint Archives)

The response of Reserve Bank of India to Covid-19: Do whatever it takes

By Centre for Social and Economic Progress
PUBLISHED ON JUL 15, 2021 02:45 PM IST
The study has been authored by Rakesh Mohan, Ex-Dy Governor of RBI; former Chief Economic Adviser, & President, CSEP.
A country like India which imports most of its crude oil needs from other countries ends up paying more money if crude oil prices increase in the international market.(Reuters File Photo)
A country like India which imports most of its crude oil needs from other countries ends up paying more money if crude oil prices increase in the international market.(Reuters File Photo)

Altering strategic investments

By OP Jindal Global University
PUBLISHED ON JUL 14, 2021 04:43 PM IST
Altering strategic investments. This study has been authored by Vaneet Bhatia.
The real challenge is the overall price-competitiveness of natural gas.(HT Archives)
The real challenge is the overall price-competitiveness of natural gas.(HT Archives)

Challenges for natural gas to become India’s bridge fuel

By Centre for Social and Economic Progress
PUBLISHED ON JUL 14, 2021 04:43 PM IST
The study has been authored by Rahul Tongia.
The trade landscape has dramatically shifted, and executives should be nimble and agile in navigating the new environment.(ANI Photo)
The trade landscape has dramatically shifted, and executives should be nimble and agile in navigating the new environment.(ANI Photo)

The global trade map after Covid-19

By Observer Research Foundation
PUBLISHED ON JUL 14, 2021 04:34 PM IST
What next for global companies, investors and policymakers? The article has been authored by Alexis A Crow and Samir Saran.
Rakesh Mohan argues that the Indian economy is in trouble once again and it is time to usher in a third generation of economic reforms.(REUTERS)
Rakesh Mohan argues that the Indian economy is in trouble once again and it is time to usher in a third generation of economic reforms.(REUTERS)

A third-generation strategy for accelerated growth and development

By Centre for Social and Economic Progress
PUBLISHED ON JUL 14, 2021 03:04 PM IST
The study has been authored by Rakesh Mohan, Ex-Dy Governor of RBI; former Chief Economic Adviser, & President, CSEP.
Healthcare workers administer Covid-19 vaccine to beneficiaries during a special drive, in Beawar, Rajasthan, on July 8.(PTI Photo)
Healthcare workers administer Covid-19 vaccine to beneficiaries during a special drive, in Beawar, Rajasthan, on July 8.(PTI Photo)

Experiences of Rajasthan and HP frontline workers during pandemic

By Centre for Policy Research
PUBLISHED ON JUL 10, 2021 03:37 PM IST
  • The study has been authored by Anavi Kapur and others.
Most of India’s centrally-run power stations have shown progress in their efforts to meet the norms.(Harikrishna Katragadda/MINT)
Most of India’s centrally-run power stations have shown progress in their efforts to meet the norms.(Harikrishna Katragadda/MINT)

A proposed plan to encourage ‘clean’ power plants

By Centre for Science and Environment
PUBLISHED ON JUL 10, 2021 02:51 PM IST
The article has been authored by Nivit Kumar Yadav, Programme Director, Industrial Pollution Unit, Centre for Science and Environment.
Improved transparency from discoms and improved consumer feedback through grievance redressal can help build trust between both parties.(HT File Photo)
Improved transparency from discoms and improved consumer feedback through grievance redressal can help build trust between both parties.(HT File Photo)

Making electricity bills consumer-friendly

By Council on Energy, Environment and Water
PUBLISHED ON JUL 08, 2021 01:44 PM IST
  • The study has been authored Kanika Balani, Pavithra Ramesh, and Prateek Aggarwal
Health workers carrying oxygen cylinders from a store in a hospital in Shimla. (Deepak Sansta/HT File Photo)
Health workers carrying oxygen cylinders from a store in a hospital in Shimla. (Deepak Sansta/HT File Photo)

Preventing a repeat of the Covid-19 second wave oxygen crisis in India

By Observer Research Foundation
PUBLISHED ON JUL 08, 2021 12:50 PM IST
  • The study has been authored by Amit Thadhani.
A worker delivers an LPG cylinder to a village home in Greater Noida.(Bloomberg Photo)
A worker delivers an LPG cylinder to a village home in Greater Noida.(Bloomberg Photo)

Are India’s urban poor using clean cooking fuel?

By Council on Energy, Environment and Water
PUBLISHED ON JUL 06, 2021 01:06 PM IST
Study has been authored by Shaily Jha, Sasmita Patnaik, and Rithima Warrier.
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