Monday, 20 August, 2018

Topic: Economy

Imran Khan, leader of the Tehrik-e-Insaaf party | Prashanth Vishwanatha/Bloomberg

Imran Khan pleads with overseas Pakistanis to invest to overcome financial crisis

In a televised speech Sunday, Khan mentioned that he 'feels ashamed begging for loans and funds from foreign institutions'. 
Illustration by Peali Dezine

What Modi can learn from French President Macron

President Macron has been called the equivalent of a ‘suit-boot sarkar’ but he has taken concrete steps to fasten France’s economic growth.
People wear the colors of the Indian flag

As India turns 71, what is the rising global power’s vision for the world?

India has the opportunity to put in place a new framework for its own security, growth and development. All it needs is a "New Delhi Consensus"?

Weak rupee makes it difficult for RBI to fight inflation

RBI's plans are in trouble as rupee hits a new low after turmoil in Turkey. Inflation may stay around projections until next year. 
U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi embrace in Washington, DC | Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images

India-US relations survived World War & Cold War. They may not survive Trump

Trump’s policies underscore discontent with globalism of past decades and a turn towards emphasising US’s narrower national interests. The mounting t...
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Centre clears Justice K.M. Joseph’s elevation to SC, and adultery may be decriminalised

Front Page Govt clears Justice K.M. Joseph's elevation to SC: After a months-long deadlock, the government has finally agreed to the SC collegium’s d...
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This is how the decline and fall of the American empire will look like

Driverless cars, unprecedented invasion of privacy, 3 per cent GDP. Just some of what the decline of America will comprise of.
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China’s numbers show why GDP isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

Quarterly GDP isn’t very illuminating about the real-time direction of the economy or its velocity.
Narendra Modi hugs U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington, 2017 | Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Narendra Modi’s charm and grand Republic Day invite won’t fix ties with Donald Trump

If the govt expects Trump to turn solicitous of India’s interests after presiding over a Republic Day parade, it is clearly out to lunch.
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WhatsApp mobs: It’s time to accept Indians may be predisposed towards xenophobia

A study of the behavioural immune system sheds light on India’s problematic attitudes towards migrants.

Should ISRO be launching a new TV channel or focus instead on social media?

In an effort to increase its outreach, ISRO has announced that it will soon launch a TV channel. Meanwhile, the space agency continues to remain largely inactive on social media.