Wednesday, 26 January, 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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Badhaai Do poster | Zee Studios

Badhaai Do shows a lavender marriage. It hurts LGBT+ fight in post-377 India

‘Badhaai Do’ starring Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar shows a gay man marrying a lesbian woman to get their families off their backs.
A foreign currency dealer speaks on a telephone in a dealing room of Hana Bank in Seoul | Representational image | Bloomberg

Foreigners cash out of key Asian emerging markets ahead of Federal Reserve meet

Overseas funds have sold a net $3.1 billion worth of shares in Taiwan, South Korea and India this week. That follows $4.9 billion of withdrawals last week, highest since August.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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