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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. 
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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

Retiring early can be bad for the brain

Retiring early and working less has many benefits, such as reduced stress, better diets and more sleep. But as we found, it also has adverse effects.
File photo | RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani | Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

Reliance Retail gets $1 billion from Silver Lake for 1.75% stake

Reliance announced on 9 Sept that the California-based private equity firm with stakes in technology-related companies will pay the amount as part of the deal.

Defence

Representational image | Indian soldiers at the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | PTI

No ‘major’ build-up at LoC but Pakistan pushing new Chinese-made assault rifles into Kashmir

Security forces have recovered EMEI Type 97 NSR rifles, manufactured by Chinese firm Norinco, which they believe were dropped into J&K through drones.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.