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Why epidemiologists and economists keep arguing over health vs economy

When epidemiologists say there’s no trade-off between health & economy, lots of economists just shake their heads in disagreement.
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Yashovardhan Azad on challenges facing police in 2020 & R Jaganathan on ‘Modieconomics’

Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from Srinivas Yerramsetti, Yashorvardhan Azad, Arvind Panagariya, R Jaganathan & many more
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Seven ways Economics can change in the 2020s

From reforming education to making the culture around it less aggressive, the public image of Economics as a discipline needs some significant improvement.
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How the world changed economics, and vice versa, in the past decade

The field of economics wasn't immune to the social upheavals of the decade, and also marked a slow shift to a more scientific method of looking at the numbers.
Nobel laureates Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo | Photo: @NobelPrize | Twitter

Nobel winner Abhijit Banerjee offers cure to India’s ideology-driven public policy ailment

Indians’ tendency to use ready-made frames, both by Left and Right, makes policy prescriptions utterly predictable and not so useful.
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Hegde’s dig at ‘NYAY proponent’, Kapil Sibal’s advice to Modi and Khattar on his hobby

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman during a press conference in New Delhi

Arvind Panagariya has suggestions for $5 tn economy & Himanshu on economics for poor

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.
Nobel Prize for Economics winner Esther Duflo

Esther Duflo, second woman to win Economics Nobel, says profession must respect women more

Esther Duflo shared the Nobel for Economics with Abhijit Banerjee and Michael Kremer for their "experimental approach" to fighting global poverty.
Former president Pranab Mukherjee speaks during the closing ceremony of Tritiya Varsha Sangh Shiksha Varg, an RSS event in Nagpur, Thursday

Economy last priority for politicians — Pranab Mukherjee agrees with Yashwant Sinha

Former President Pranab Mukherjee was speaking at the launch of ex-finance minister Yashwant Sinha’s book Relentless. 
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Subramanian Swamy wins salary battle with IIT-Delhi, to get Rs 40 lakh in dues

Saket court orders IIT-Delhi to pay Swamy his salary for the period between 1972 and 1991. BJP leader had taught economics in the institute in the late 1960s.

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Scuba divers are turning plastic waste in the oceans into Covid face masks

Diving organisation PADI has teamed up with a watersports clothing company to recycle bottles recovered from the ocean to make a range of face coverings.

Refining industry enters ‘age of consolidation’ with ‘catastrophic’ margins

A refinery thrives on the price difference between crude oil and fuels like gasoline, earning a profit that’s known in the industry as a cracking margin.

Defence

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No de-escalation in Ladakh yet, but some forward movement could be expected this week

India and China have agreed on an initial de-escalation plan and a 72-hour observation window to make sure steps agreed upon have been taken on the ground.
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It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.