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Economic Policy


Coal power’s trilemma: Variable cost, efficiency, and financial solvency

The timelines for compliance with pollution norms have been repeatedly stretched, with plants being asked to present affidavits of retirement deadlines, if they have any, and benefit from a more lenient treatment.
Published on Oct 21, 2021 02:31 PM IST

Economic growth, trade, human development and emissions in BRIC countries

BRIC countries emissions increased for these economies for the period from 2011 to 2015, with Brazil growing at 1.15%, Russia 12.6%, India 1.7% and China 6.7% (World Bank, 2015).
Published on Oct 15, 2021 04:54 PM IST

Crude oil and sectoral stock market indices

Results in mean indicate that crude oil has a strong impact on all sectoral stock market returns.
Updated on Oct 14, 2021 10:51 AM IST

India’s path to power: Strategy in a world adrift

The guiding assumption of India’s strategic thinking has been a distinctive conception of power.
Published on Oct 19, 2021 12:17 PM IST

Playing catch-up: Looming trade questions for India and South Asia

India, have been timid in their overall approach to international trade.
Published on Oct 01, 2021 12:28 PM IST

How will

India is among a handful of countries that support the global EV30@30 campaign, which targets to have at least 30% new vehicle sales be electric by 2030.
Published on Sep 27, 2021 05:49 PM IST

Understanding the methane economy

Recent scientific advances in chemical and energy engineering technologies are making it possible to crack methane into gaseous hydrogen and solid carbon on a commercial scale. FILE PHOTO
Published on Sep 22, 2021 04:25 PM IST

India’s e-commerce regulatory contradictions: P2B regulatory blindspot

In light of the growing importance of e-commerce to the Indian economy, regulatory attention towards such issues and the inherent power imbalances in P2B relationships is the need of the hour.
Published on Sep 15, 2021 07:46 AM IST

How fair is India’s non-fuel mine auction process?

According to the ministry of mines, 114 non-fuel mines have been successfully auctioned as of August 2021.
Updated on Sep 14, 2021 02:20 PM IST

East Sikkim best performing district: North-Eastern SDG Index by NITI Aayog 

New Delhi: Vice-Chairman NITI Aayog Rajiv Kumar along with the Union Minister for Culture, Tourism and Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) G. Kishan Reddy launches the �North Eastern Region District SDG Index India & Dashboard, 2021-22�, in New Delhi, Thursday, Aug 26, 2021. (PIB/PTI Photo) (PTI08_26_2021_000185B)
Updated on Sep 10, 2021 06:24 PM IST

How Covid impacted financial well being after retirement

As per the Gallup poll conducted in 2021, more than 60% of respondents mentioned that they did not have enough savings for retirement, and financial reasons caused them the maximum worry.
Published on Sep 07, 2021 10:27 PM IST

Fiscal Federalism and Centrally Sponsored Schemes

According to the budget estimates for 2021-22, up to 23% of the total fiscal transfers to states are set to be through the route of CSSs.
Updated on Sep 06, 2021 12:34 PM IST

How the National Monetisation Pipeline works

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman launches the National Monetisation Pipeline in the presence of Niti Aayog VC Dr Rajiv Kumar (right), CEO Amitabh Kant (left), and secretaries of infrastructure line ministries, in New Delhi
Updated on Aug 31, 2021 03:47 PM IST

Lessons from expenditure and performance on cleanliness in Indian cities

A mural in Nerul conveys the message of cleanliness. (Bachchan Kumar/HT)
Published on Aug 29, 2021 04:59 PM IST

India’s milk revolution needs to become climate-friendly

Milk production is rooted in animal husbandry, and rearing of cattle, buffalos and goats is a major source of one extremely potent greenhouse gas, namely methane.
Published on Aug 29, 2021 04:30 PM IST

India’s cyber security: Approach and preparedness

The onset of Covid-19 pandemic and the consequent rise in the number of people working from home digitally has resulted in the exponential rise in cyber-attacks and criminal activities in cyberspace.
Published on Aug 25, 2021 08:57 PM IST

Can India become rule-maker in the global oil trade?

India needs to push for a bigger role for its exchanges and currency in the oil trade.
Published on Aug 21, 2021 07:00 PM IST

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership

Former US President Donald Trump signs an executive order on US withdrawal from the Trans Pacific Partnership.
Published on Aug 21, 2021 05:22 PM IST

Investment horizon - precious metals and stock markets

Gold is considered as an asset of choice against rising prices.
Published on Aug 16, 2021 02:10 PM IST

Exploring new trends in development finance through private capital

Countries like China, the United States (US), and those in Europe, are strengthening their DFI functions.
Published on Aug 11, 2021 02:35 PM IST

Lessons on expenditure and performance on cleanliness on Indian cities

The urban share of the population is expected to touch 40% by 2030.
Updated on Aug 09, 2021 04:56 PM IST

China's post-Covid-19 path to normalcy: Parallels for India

People wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus talk to each other outside a grocery store at the Wangfujing shopping district in Beijing.
Published on Aug 05, 2021 07:40 AM IST

Strengthening socio-economic rights of women in the informal economy

It is estimated that informal workers make up nearly 90% of India’s labour force, and among women who work, more than 90% work in the informal economy.
Published on Aug 05, 2021 06:40 AM IST

Are India's laws weakening the right of creditors?

India's tryst with creditor rights and information environment has been complex and ever-changing.
Published on Aug 02, 2021 07:25 PM IST

Digitising Indian retail: Looking at challenges and exploring growth models

The logo of India's e-commerce firm Flipkart is seen in this illustration.
Published on Jul 27, 2021 01:49 PM IST

Financial privacy must be recognised in India

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.
Published on Jul 24, 2021 11:31 AM IST

Inflation targeting and the Indian economy

In March 2015, Reserve Bank of India officially adopted inflation targeting as the monetary policy framework for the Indian economy.
Published on Jul 21, 2021 12:48 PM IST

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

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.
Published on Jul 15, 2021 02:45 PM IST

Altering strategic investments

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.
Published on Jul 14, 2021 04:43 PM IST

Challenges for natural gas to become India’s bridge fuel

The real challenge is the overall price-competitiveness of natural gas.
Published on Jul 14, 2021 04:43 PM IST
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