Sunday, 23 January, 2022

Topic: government

Modi govt bans direct selling companies from promoting pyramid, money circulation schemes

Tupperware, Amway and Oriflame are some of the key players in the direct selling industry. The govt Tuesday notified new rules and has given companies 90 days to comply with them.

India can’t afford a hurried resolution on MSP demand. It can cause chaos, long-term damage

A guaranteed MSP can be a procurement scheme, a price deficiency payment option, or a combination of both. What could be the implications for govt and the market?

Off the Cuff with Capt. Amarinder Singh

Our next ThePrint 'Off The Cuff' guest is former Punjab chief minister Capt. Amarinder Singh. In a conversation with Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta, Singh hinted...

India needs cross-sector policy making. PM Modi’s Gati Shakti is good but still ad hoc

In India, where the right hand often doesn’t know what the left hand is doing, Gati Shakti is a major but still partial reform.

Govts can think big and act fast on urgent issues. But it won’t work until they start small

The failure of governments to find multilateral solutions to global problems means that significant challenges are being neglected.

India needs citizens’ commission on Covid mess to seek answers on vaccines, 2nd wave

Citizens’ commissions have no political bias and their reports become available in the shortest possible time— Delhi, Gujarat riot panels are a proof.

A+++ to D – How China rates its citizens. Drunk driving can take you way down

In ‘How Should A Government Be’, Jaideep Prabhu writes China's ominous Social Credit system is a vision of what’s in store for us. Whether you are Left or Right, it matters whether your government does.

If political decentralisation is good for Jammu and Kashmir, why not for the rest of India

China’s single-party model enables inner party control, as an additional instrument, to ensure governance effectiveness across long implementation chains.

Govt bans 42 groups including LeT, JeM for involvement in terrorist activities

In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha Tuesday, Union Minister of State G Kishan Reddy said that terrorism in India has largely been sponsored from across the border.

Modi govt’s heavy-handed counter to protests wrong. Disha Ravi’s frantic arrest unwise

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File photo of students protesting against the reservation in Bandra | Representational image | ANI Photo

Indian drawing room talk on ‘merit’ stands demolished by Supreme Court NEET ruling

Supreme Court's explanation on the constitutional validity of OBC quota in NEET rejects commonly held views of dominant castes who are blind to India's social realities.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.


German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach | Twitter: @chiefdeunavy

China ‘not that nice country’, giving money to dictators & killers: German Navy chief in India

Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach later issued a clarification, saying comments were his 'personal view' and not German defence ministry's, and expressing them was a 'mistake'.

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.