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How India can cope with climate change effects

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BusinessLine Whether we realise it or not, the drinking water scarcity problem that we see in many parts of India today is a direct consequence of climate change. India is very vulnerable to climate change — melting Himalayan glaciers will produce floods in no... More »

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India cannot afford a trade tiff with the US

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BusinessLine As India readies retaliatory duties on 29 goods of US origin worth $200 million (BusinessLine, June 14) in response to the US imposing tariffs on Indian steel and aluminium products, concerns are emerging whether the country is really ready for a ... More »

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Trump keeps India on tenterhooks

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BusinessLine The G20 Summit, to be held in Osaka, Japan on June 28-29, brings together leaders from the world’s developed and rising economies. The Summit will be an important occasion for Prime Minister Modi to meet Presidents Trump, Xi Jinping and Putin, aft... More »

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Will India become a big importer of food?

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BusinessLine India is, today, a country of about 1.35 billion people. United Nations’ population projections of 2017 say that India is likely to surpass China’s population by 2024 and reach 1.5 billion by 2030, making it the most populous nation on the planet.... More »

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Advantage India, after Balakot air strike

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BusinessLine After the precision air strikes by the Indian Air Force on the small town of Balakot in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, public attention in India is now focused on bringing the leaders of the Jaish-e- Mohammed, including Jaish Supremo Maul... More »

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Why India needs a Vanguard

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BusinessLine There’s only one investment that Warren Buffett, the world’s most celebrated stock picker, plugs at every opportunity. That is a low-cost S&P 500 index fund. But unfortunately, this is one product that Indian investors, despite 1,800 funds on thei... More »

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Transforming urban mobility in India — II

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BusinessLine After almost four decades of dealing with regulations governing fuel efficiency and exhaust emissions, auto-makers seem to be running out of options to gain further improvements from conventional engines. A modern petrol or diesel car emits less t... More »

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Why India @ 71 still lacks economic freedom

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BusinessLine Now, why would you spoil the party? I’m not saying we don’t have any cause for cheer on our Independence Day. I only meant that as a nation, we have underperformed relative to our potential owing to inadequate economic freedom. What is this econom... More »

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Student visa row: India seeks factual approach by UK

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BusinessLine India has questioned Britain’s assessment of the number of Indians overstaying their visa in the UK and called for policies based on statistics, amid an ongoing controversy over Britain’s failure to include Indian students in the relaxation of vis... More »

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Deschooling India – Business Line

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BusinessLine It is clear that the Centre does not want government bodies such as the Railways to directly run schools and hospitals. The Chairman of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister Bibek Debroy has repeatedly argued along these lines. Minis... More »

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National income in India: What’s really growing?

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BusinessLine In India, we tend to obsess a lot about the growth rate of national income, worrying if it drops even a tenth of a percentage point below market expectations, and checking fiscal and monetary indicators with respect to the value of the national pr... More »