Friday, 21 January, 2022
TopicMontek Singh Ahluwalia

Topic: Montek Singh Ahluwalia

India should commit to emission cuts at COP26, says Montek Singh Ahluwalia in new paper

Montek Singh Ahluwalia says India doesn’t need to reach net zero by 2050, but it ‘cannot keep emitting without a reduction'.

If we raise duties to make Indian industry competitive, we’ll end up close to 1991: Montek

In an interview to ThePrint, the ex-deputy chairperson of the erstwhile planning commission speaks on a range of issues concerning the economy — reforms, protectionism, trade, growth.

That coronavirus did not come from Wuhan lab is comforting, but search shouldn’t end

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

Even Montek panel wanted to reform Punjab farming like Modi govt. But Amarinder got cold feet

The committee, appointed to recommend post-Covid economic strategy, criticised APMCs’ hold on agriculture and wanted more private players in its marketing.

Economist Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Padma Bhushan awardee, dies at 74

Ahluwalia had, last month, stepped down as chairperson of Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations due to her declining health.

Montek Singh Ahluwalia-led panel to help Punjab economy recover from Covid-19 shock

Punjab has formed an expert panel of 20 members to aid its economic recovery after the lockdown. The committee is expected to submit its first report in July.

India’s best economists living abroad would happily return. But here’s why they don’t

The trend of businesspersons exiting India is recent, but the absence of talented economists like Manmohan Singh & Montek Ahluwalia has been with India much longer.

Why well-to-do Indians are fleeing the country and economists aren’t returning

The economic refugees of old have been replaced by well-placed people leaving (or staying away from) India’s unattractive political economy.

How one big India-US deal gave us six big gains to cheer — including decimation of Left

To think the India-US nuclear deal was about a bilateral relationship or energy is to miss the point. It had much larger implications.

Modi govt does not acknowledge the word ‘slowdown’, says Manmohan Singh

Speaking at the launch of Montek Singh Ahluwalia's book 'Backstage', the former PM said real danger is if problems aren't recognised, then finding answers to take corrective action is unlikely.

On Camera

YourTurn

How Facebook and Amazon rely on an invisible workforce

The market for on-demand, digital tasks is estimated by the World Bank to be worth $25 billion, with Meta Platforms, Amazon, YouTube as some of the biggest buyers.
Representational image of a jewellery store | ANI

India Jewellery Park to be set up in Mumbai, aims to attract Rs 20,000 crore investment

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation have signed a draft agreement granting possession of a plot for setting up the park.

Defence

Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla meets German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach on 20 January. | Twitter | @MEAIndia

New chapter in ties as Indian foreign secy meets Germany navy chief, warship ‘Bayern’ visits

With Germany identifying India as one of the key partners in its Indo-Pacific policy, a German frigate entered Indian waters for a port call in Mumbai, in a major signal to China.
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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