Author : Amit Kapoor


The twin challenges of poverty & hunger 

The twin challenges of poverty & hunger 

Oct 19,2016 , 01:59 AM IST | News Analysis
Goals 1 and 2 of the UNs Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) envision eradicating poverty and ending hunger in an extreme form in the world by 2030.
India needs to get innovative

India needs to get innovative

Oct 02,2016 , 12:55 AM IST | Business
The importance of innovation cannot be overstated at the current juncture. With the world innovating at breakneck speed in several areas, it is time for India to embrace innovation as a paradigm and a long-run principle for making it more competitive.
Productive population key to nation’s growth

Productive population key to nation’s growth

Sep 07,2016 , 01:15 AM IST | News Analysis
Access to healthcare is important in developing countries like India. This is because apart from treatment of ailments and diseases and the well-being of citizens, a productive population is the basis of economic growth. Part IV of the Indian Constitution talks about the Directive Principles of State Policy.

India has neither strength not weakness across various components of basic human needs: SPI

Jul 12,2016 , 12:02 PM IST | Business
Social development and environmental concerns are often not accorded the attention they deserve in public policy discourse. The reason for this is that they are often seen in direct conflict with economic prosperity.
Move in India push critical for Make in India to succeed

Move in India push critical for Make in India to succeed

Jul 07,2016 , 09:52 PM IST | News Analysis
Logistics forms the backbone of domestic and international trade in any economy and is a critical factor for competitiveness. Besides providing employment and movement of goods, an efficient logistical network enables increases in the speed of doing business.
States’s role key to e-NAM success

States’s role key to e-NAM success

Apr 21,2016 , 06:37 AM IST | News Analysis
major concern is that a unified market project of this scale has not been attempted before in India. At best, what India has seen is an operational e-marketing platform in Hubli in Karnataka for e-trading of agricultural produce. Therefore, the need is to tread cautiously and meticulously on how challenges may arise in market functioning.
Present global gloom likely to persist

Present global gloom likely to persist

Apr 13,2016 , 12:18 AM IST | News Analysis
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), on April 5, released its first bi-monthly monetary policy statement and with it, the monetary policy report for April 2016. While the statement detailed some of the decisions, the policy report has an in-depth assessment of the current economic scenario and what to expect in the months ahead.