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Former Niti Aayog vice-chairman Arvind Panagariya



Economic costs for India may be huge if COVID-19 fallout lasts 6 months: Arvind Panagariya

In an interview to ThePrint, former Niti Aayog vice-chairman Arvind Panagariya welcomes rupee depreciation as it will make Indian exports more competitive.

‘Recycling industry like a baby without parents’ — representatives want separate ministry

Members of Material Recycling Association of India say a comprehensive policy on scrap materials can help Modi govt achieve $5 trillion economy target.
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Ex-Delhi CP K K Paul backs crowd control, Suresh Babu on why Make in India failed

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.
Employees test mobile phones on an assembly line in the mobile phone plant of Rising Stars Mobile India Pvt., a unit of Foxconn Technology Co., in Tamil Nadu | Karen Dias/Bloomberg

Modi govt proposes incentives to woo Apple, Samsung suppliers to make in India

Proposals include interest subsidy on local borrowing, setting up of industrial zones equipped with taxation & customs clearance, along with infrastructure.

Make in India’s identity crisis, beating up ‘Vikas’ and the ‘impossible’ JNU case

The best cartoons of the week, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
Maharashtra farmers

Maharashtra farmers are asserting their freedom by celebrating HTBt cotton crop harvest 

‘Skill India', 'Make in India' and 'Ease of doing business' have nothing to offer farmers. Every aspect of agriculture in India is tied up in regulations.
US President Donald Trump, right, and PM Narendra Modi at the Oval Office of the White House | File photo: Win McNamee/Pool via Bloomberg

India was not in Trump’s hit list of countries over trade but still had tariffs imposed

India’s trade surplus with US was minor compared to China, Japan and Mexico. But Trump slapped steel, aluminium tariffs & withdrew GSP benefits.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Mamallapuram on 11 October 2019 | Photo: PIB| PTI

China is intelligently feeding PM Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ dream

From the automobile industry to solar power, China is making its presence felt in India. And it shows on its FDI records.
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‘Make in India has failed in defence sector’ — experts highlight importance of self-reliance

Experts at the Military Literature Festival in Chandigarh list why Modi govt's flagship Make in India programme has failed to take off in the defence sector.
Bamboo trade

​Modi govt wants more bamboo trade but it must end ​control of China, Vietnam first

Modi government’s efforts to revitalise bamboo trade do not address the issue of bamboo waste and its commercial utilisation, which is the key to ​its success.

On Camera

A pedestrian crosses a nearly empty street in the Times Square neighborhood of New York, US | Bloomberg

We must not return to work for now. Covid’s not over yet, says a virologist in letter to son

If everyone goes back to work as soon as the ‘curve bends downwards’, it's guaranteed you'll get a second wave of infections in Europe.

Is forcing private labs to make Covid-19 tests free the only way to stop spread of infection?

The Supreme Court directed the central government to make Covid-19 testing by private laboratories free of charge Wednesday.

Defence

Col Navjot Singh Bal | special arrangement

Col Navjot Singh Bal, Shaurya Chakra awardee and icon for many, loses battle with cancer

Despite losing an arm to cancer, Col Navjot Singh Bal continued to serve in 2 Para as the commanding officer and even learnt to fire with his left hand.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.