Saturday, 20 August, 2022
TopicProtectionism

Topic: Protectionism

Nirmala Sitharaman is proving to be a pleasant surprise as finance minister

While tax has proved Nirmala Sitharaman’s strong suit, there have been policy negatives as well, including under-performance on privatisation and failure to fix banking mess.

Not swadeshi, samarthya is the answer to India’s economic nationalism

Swadeshi has found a new wind in Indian politics as a form of popular resistance to China. But raising barriers to Chinese imports only affects those lower down the income pyramid.

Why Modi govt’s FTA policy for India must turn to ‘natural allies’ US, UK and Europe now

Share of Indian export to Asian countries has dropped in the past decade despite forging major free trade alliances but it has gone up in traditional markets like US and Europe.

India blames external forces for exports mess but problem is internal. Budget 2020 can help

To boost exports, India must accept its challenge is internal, even though it keeps raising fingers at unfavourable external factors like trade protectionism.

The era of data-globalism is over. Where does this leave India?

India is the world’s largest open data market. Yet, Indian organisations figure nowhere among the top data-based technology companies in the world.

China may soon no longer entertain Trump’s escalating trade-war on their country

China has not ruled out tariffs on automobiles, semiconductors and Boeing airplanes to retaliate against Trump.

On Camera

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Ex-Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa (file photo) | Twitter | @BSYBJP

Yediyurappa just keeps proving why he is indispensable to BJP

The inclusion of BS Yediyurappa in the BJP parliamentary board comes after his removal as Karnataka CM and denial of MLC ticket to his son. So what makes BSY so important?
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.

Remember a convicted ‘non-guilty’ IAS officer, HC Gupta, when fretting over stalled economic reforms

The 2010-13 season of scandal-mongering still casts a shadow on Indian politics, and the victims are those at the lowest end of the decision-making chain.
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