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  • MSPs have also incentivised foodgrains over other crops, giving rise to imbalances of water and land resources and shifting land away from crops such as pulses and oilseeds, necessitating costly imports.
    Dec 03, 2020 23:50 IST
    Instituting MSPs through law will lead to inflation and distort markets more
  • After years of flirting with politics and dropping hints about his own political ambitions, Rajinikanth, Tamil cinema’s biggest living icon – he remains that, although he has competition from some of the younger actors -- has finally announced that he will launch his own political party in January.
    Dec 03, 2020 23:40 IST
    There is little doubt that irrespective of whether he succeeds or not, Rajinikanth’s entry will shape the nature of politics in an important state that sends 39 MPs to the Lok more
  • India correctly called Trudeau’s comment “unwarranted”, but it would seem from the formulation used by the ministry of external affairs spokesperson that it was diplomatically engaged with Canada on this issue
    Dec 03, 2020 23:37 IST
    The Canadian PM’s remarks about the farmers’ protest, a domestic issue in India, are inexcusable. That Trudeau made them to pander to his closely-aligned political, sectional opinion neither diminishes their intrusiveness nor provides a veneer of justification. more
    Vivek Katju
    Vivek Katju
  • As electricity markets become more effective, the true value of flexibility, the value of RE, and the need for capacity adequacy will become better known.
    Dec 03, 2020 23:56 IST
    The three issues — retirement, pollution control, and making plants flexible — are inter-related. They need to be addressed in an integrated fashion by distribution companies based on long-term system-level considerations of demand, supply and availability of new more
    Daljit Singh and Rahul Tongia
    Daljit Singh and Rahul Tongia
  • It is the recognition that any kind of farmer revolt can spiral out of control that has forced the government to the dialogue table
    Dec 03, 2020 21:37 IST
    The protests symbolise citizen response to executive overreach. Farmers are politically too important to be brushed aside more
  • RBI must justify its decision with unequivocal logic before it embarks upon this enterprise. Otherwise, it will not only compromise its own dignity, but will also be charged with being a dependent banking regulator
    Dec 02, 2020 20:36 IST
    The conflict of interest is apparent. Find other ways to infuse capital into the system more
    Kapil Sibal
    Kapil Sibal
  • The ministry of education will work to develop an equitable system based on the principles of fairness and inclusion
    Dec 02, 2020 20:34 IST
    Teaching in the mother tongue/ regional language will help in building an equitable education more
    Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank
    Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank