Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicFinancial debt

Topic: Financial debt

A payment before end of contract can boost poor worker’s productivity by 13%, study shows

Researchers from UC Berkeley, MIT, Chicago Booth and France conducted a field experiment in Odisha to find that workers carry their mental burdens to work.

Financial bailouts must be for struggling businesses to preserve jobs, not repay old debts

The Indian govt & the RBI launched many schemes to ensure availability of credit during Covid, but financial institutions are still cautious about new lending.

Pivot of China’s new silk road, Gwadar port has hit a bump in slow internet

In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court has recognised and given sanction to passive euthanasia and "living will"

On Camera

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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra of Congress, a forerunner of women's question in India | PTI

Be it Congress, BJP, AAP—women’s question in India is a partisan issue. And that’s not so bad

India's woman question tests party imagination. Congress's focus on Nirbhaya, Unnao rape victim, and BJP's Uniform Civil Code show how.
President Xi Jingping addressing a meeting

Nations must secure global supply chains, prevent inflation shocks: Xi Jinping at WEF

In his 3rd address to World Economic Forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping said 'we need to resolve various risks and promote the steady recovery of the world economy'.

Defence

HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
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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