Insurance 2:0: The Role of InsurTech is transforming the industry landscape

March 4, 2021

With new InsurTech players in the market like Acko, Digit and PolicyBazaar disrupting the insurance industry, traditional insurers must prioritize digital transformation to keep pace.

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Understanding Cyclicality of Fiscal Policy, High Fiscal Deficit in Union Budget 2021-22: Implications on Inflation

February 7, 2021

In sum, revenue contraction, expenditure-side stimulus measures, and low denominator GDP – these three factors have collectively contributed to the high fiscal deficit in 2020-21 RE.

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Towards a Gender Equal Society: Rethinking the Onus of Care on Women

January 20, 2021

Excluding half of the world’s population (World Bank, 2019) from equal opportunities not only violates a fundamental human right but is a form of widespread injustice.

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Will IPRs restrict access to Covid Vaccine?

November 23, 2020

The IPR waiver would allow all countries to choose to neither grant nor enforce patents and other IPRs related to COVID-19 drugs, vaccines, diagnostics and other technologies for the duration of the pandemic until global herd immunity is achieved. This move harkens back 20 years to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, when affordable generic HIV drugs, made in countries where patents did not block production, began saving millions of people’s lives.

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Oscillating Migrant Workers: The unceasing hardships of Migrant Labourers

September 21, 2020

As our country is at crossroads today, more than the pandemic it is an unequal socio-economic structure which has accelerated the problems of the pandemic

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Why Indian Voting System Needs to Change

September 11, 2020

Democracies need to evolve both to cater to the needs of citizens and meet demands of the new generations. In this regard, India has been debating over the issue of Proportional Representation (PR) versus First – Past – The – Post (FPTP) for decades.

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Plummeting GDP: Decoding Sombre

September 8, 2020

Though I am sceptic regarding the path of recovery, whether it would be V, W or K-shaped, but if this way of dealing the situation continues, my vote goes for the letter O

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National policy on education 2020 : Is the teaching of ‘basic’ foundational literacy and numeracy skills so basic?

August 31, 2020

‘basic’ should be interpreted as those significant cognitive and psycho-social skills that are necessary to interact with and interpret the world.

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Can the patient have a say in the cost of treatment?

August 30, 2020

The challenge in India is to deliver a high volume of quality medical services at affordable low costs requiring breakthrough in healthcare delivery.

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Imperialism in the Asian Century-Lessons for Indian Economic Policies

July 31, 2020

India’s institutional policy has to complement its industrial policy and not the other way round

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