Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
TopicWelfare state

Topic: Welfare state

More jobs can shock-proof the Indian economy. Unemployment allowance can be cushion for now

Firms must build buffers, concerted indigenisation needed in strategic sectors like defence. At individual level, partial social safety net now exists, but more funding required.

Rule of law urgent challenge for Pakistan, India has ‘apartheid rule of law’, writes Imran Khan

In op-ed for ‘The Express Tribune’, Imran Khan says Pakistan must embody 5 guiding principles of state of Madina (Islamic version of welfare state) built by Prophet Muhammad.

India is becoming welfare state before developed state. But even welfare it does badly

In ‘Unshackling India’, Ajay Chhibber and Salman Anees Soz write that India needs to free the economic system from State controls, reduce the footprint of the State.

Socialists vs conservatives harmed Indian education. Bahujans need market forces

Bahujans will benefit greatly from access to contestable markets in education, though it may not meet egalitarian fancies of well-meaning comrades.

Amartya Sen & Jean Drèze are Left heroes but it would be wrong to call them simple statists

Amartya Sen’s emphatic plea for liberating Indian entrepreneurship has not received attention. Neither has Jean Drèze’s concerns over a hostile state.

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Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.

Defence

By special arrangement

Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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