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You can flood the world with money but it’s losing its meaning

It’s been some time since people thought about the concept of money and its purpose. The broad idea is that money has value, but that value is not arbitrary.
A hawker wears mask as prevention against coronavirus while selling Holi colours, at Chandni Chowk on 5 March

Interest rate cut to counter coronavirus could backfire for economies like India

Interest rate cuts could push emerging economies such as India into a quagmire of runaway inflation and currency weakness.
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RBI’s very own ‘Operation Twist’ and the implications of the move

RBI Thursday announced it will sell short-term securities worth Rs 10,000 crore maturing next year and purchase long-term securities maturing in 2029.

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Why coronavirus treatments shouldn’t take back seat to vaccines

Everything would have to go right to get a vaccine this year, but several types of treatments may be able to help patients in a matter of months.

Can schools & students be trusted with Covid norms or should classes begin as curve flattens?

Over two lakh parents across India have opposed the Ministry of Home Affairs’ plan to reopen schools in July.

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Chinese troops present in sizeable numbers at LAC, India has done what’s needed: Rajnath

Defence Minister says India and China perceive LAC differently, leading to regular jostling; Beijing ‘should seriously deliberate’ and resolve the issue amicably.

The Chinese are so predictable, Modi & Shah should’ve seen them coming on 5 August 2019

India should’ve anticipated the Chinese appearance in Ladakh, even the timing of it, when the status of Jammu & Kashmir was changed.