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A Congress strategy and decoding Covid — behind Rahul Gandhi’s video interview series

Indian-origin nurses are next guests in video series, which Congress says aims to showcase Rahul Gandhi as a politician with layers and a working style different that PM Modi's.
A woman walks past closed shops in Old Delhi amid the nationwide lockdown | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

IAS officers, Nobel winners, filmmaker — states gather their best to battle Covid crisis

From Tamil Nadu to Maharashtra and West Bengal, multiple states have engaged high-profile experts to find a way out of the lockdown, revive their battered economy.
Nobel Prize winner Abhijit Banerjee at ThePrint OTC | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Twitter suspends fake accounts impersonating Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee

Economist Abhijit Banerjee had registered a complaint with Twitter against two fake accounts impersonating him Tuesday.
Abhijit Banerjee at OTC

Provide cash to India’s poorest 60% to revive economy: Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee

In conversation with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Abhijit Banerjee advocates larger stimulus package, complete debt cancellations for a quarter, and temporary ration cards.
Abhijit Banerjee at OTC

Nobel winner Abhijit Banerjee to guide Mamata govt on beating lockdown impact on economy 

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee spoke to Abhijeet Banerjee last week about an awareness campaign for coronavirus and he agreed to help. 
Attendees at World Economic Forum meet in Davos | Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Davos 2020 will debate how to deal with ‘Peak Decade’, from globalisation to central banks

Politicians, investors & executives in Davos will debate whether we are witnessing peaks in key drivers of the world economy.
Guidelines in many countries require that those on whom an experiment is conducted should be among those who would benefit from its policy implications

Why India needs ethical guidelines for social science trials after Abhijit Banerjee Nobel

RCTs will get more resources & interest after Banerjee & his partners’ economics Nobel. But the poor, on whom these trials will be conducted, need protection.
Representative image | A shopper walks through an hypermarket aisle | Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Why this MIT student’s paper on Indian liberalisation threatened trade economists

In Good Economics for Hard Times, Nobel laureates Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee write about the link between liberalisation and inequality in India.
Nobel Prize winner Abhijit Banerjee at ThePrint OTC | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Abhijit Banerjee’s advice to Trump: Stop treating the poor like losers

Abhijit Banerjee & Esther Duflo have some advice for global leaders to end deep disillusionment with politics as usual throughout the developed world.
Nobel Prize winner Abhijit Banerjee at ThePrint OTC | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Why it makes sense for economists like Abhijit Banerjee to focus on small changes

Growth doesn’t imply every development economist should spend their careers in pursuit of big transformational growth policies that may not even exist.

On Camera

Kanpur's wanted criminal Vikas Dubey | ThePrint

Brahmin pride and pain flood Facebook after Vikas Dubey’s encounter killing

For many social media users, gangster Vikas Dubey was first and foremost a Brahmin — a ‘tiger’ whose killing is just another ‘atrocity’ on the community under 'Thakur' CM Yogi Adityanath.
File image of SBI chairman Rajnish Kumar | Photo: ANI

Not ‘overworried’ about NPAs, no need for a blanket moratorium extension: SBI chairman

SBI chairman Rajnish Kumar said the extension of the loan moratorium may be needed only for certain specific stressed sectors.

Defence

Representational image of an IAF MiG-29 | Photo: Wikipedia

IAF gets night-flying capability at Leh for MiG-29s, force sees it as a ‘game-changer’

The new capability will allow IAF to conduct full-spectrum operations at the LAC on short notice, given Leh’s proximity to it.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men in Maharashtra | ANI

Read my lips, forget the camera

Say Central forces' angry soldiers. They need reform, committed leaders. And very sensitive handling.