Wednesday, 19 January, 2022
TopicArvind Subramanian

Topic: Arvind Subramanian

Can Ambani & Adani’s corporate dominance last? Look at South Korea & Japan for answers

Both groups are recognised for breakthrough business acumen, but so are others. If they stand apart, it is because of their apparent hunger for dominance.

Economist Arvind Subramanian to join Brown University months after quitting Ashoka University

Arvind Subramanian will join Brown University's Watson Institute as a senior fellow on 1 July.

There have been lapses, says Ashoka University in joint statement with Mehta & Subramanian

Chancellor and the board of trustees chairman write separate letters to students & alumni reiterating Ashoka University’s commitment to academic freedom, insist founders never interfered.

‘Grievous blow to free speech’ — Raghuram Rajan on Pratap Mehta’s exit from Ashoka University

Nearly 180 academics from Yale, Columbia, Oxford universities also voiced support for Pratap Bhanu Mehta, who quit as a professor of Ashoka University earlier this week.

Ashoka students protest Mehta’s exit, faculty seeks clarity on hiring & dismissal protocols

Agitating students demand reinstatement of Pratap Bhanu Mehta. Faculty express 'anguish' in letter to vice-chancellor.

Economist Arvind Subramanian quits Ashoka University 2 days after Pratap Bhanu Mehta exit

In his letter, Arvind Subramanian says Pratap Bhanu Mehta's resignation devastated him, and notes that Ashoka University can no longer provide space for academic expression & freedom.

How relevant is data, experts ask, as India’s GDP forecasts swing wildly under Covid impact

The pandemic will make the task of data collection tougher as many numbers won’t be backed by hard data, and this will lead to difficulties for policymakers, say experts.

India’s best economists living abroad would happily return. But here’s why they don’t

The trend of businesspersons exiting India is recent, but the absence of talented economists like Manmohan Singh & Montek Ahluwalia has been with India much longer.

Why well-to-do Indians are fleeing the country and economists aren’t returning

The economic refugees of old have been replaced by well-placed people leaving (or staying away from) India’s unattractive political economy.

Now, Economic Survey dismisses Arvind Subramanian’s claim that India’s GDP is overestimated

Former CEA Arvind Subramanian argued last year that India’s GDP growth is overestimated by 2.5 percentage points. This was dismissed by Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council.

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How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.

Defence

File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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