Thursday, 6 October, 2022
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Topic: Capital

Brahmins at the top on all indicators in states with schemes that benefit only them, study says

Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana have adopted a set of measures that provide preferential schemes for Brahmins, which only serves to invert caste inequality upside down.

Why IMF evaluators want India-style capital controls to be adopted around the world

While capital controls may be useful in maintaining financial stability, Indian experience suggests IMF should focus on yardsticks of transparency, rule of law.

Modi govt has come to the rescue of MSME financing. It now needs to give one extra push

TReDS platform boosts cash flow financing for small businesses. And yet, only about 10,000 out of more than 6 crore unincorporated MSMEs are registered on the platform.

ICICI Bank raises Rs 15,000 crore capital via institutional placement

The Singapore government’s sovereign wealth fund picked up 11.08 per cent of the placement, while a Morgan Stanley investment fund bought 7.31 per cent, the bank said.

Disaster of communism overshadowed damage done by slavery and colonialism

In Capital and Ideology, Thomas Piketty writes on the ‘naturalisation’ of disparity by the elites and how history proves them wrong.

Enough with ‘gas chamber’ New Delhi. It’s time India got a new capital

As an all-out effort is made to keep Delhi afloat, we need a parallel strategy to find a more congenial capital that will better serve India's interests.

Missing capital: India’s trillions-dollar wealth is chained in slums. Time to unlock it

The slums and shanties represent a huge drain on our wealth for what really requires nothing more than a clear-headed policy towards urban property.

GDP growth of 8.2% surpasses expectations, but agriculture prices a cause of concern

Farm loan waivers may actually dis-incentivise banks from lending to agriculture in the long-term.

On Camera

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Rahul Gandhi addresses a gathering in Mysuru, Karnataka | PTI

Six reasons why Bharat Jodo Yatra isn’t simply a routine political ‘tamasha’

As in football, so in politics: Ball possession matters. So much so that even the troubles in Rajasthan couldn’t derail the positivity of the Bharat Jodo Yatra.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 5G services at 6th Indian Mobile Congress 1 October 2022 | Representational image | The Print

Data vs atta, petrol, LPG: How dirt-cheap mobile internet contrasts with surging food, fuel prices

Analysis of govt data shows that while price of mobile data is one-twentieth of what it was 6 yrs ago, LPG price is up 73%, atta prices up by over 28%.

Defence

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Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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