Impact of Personal Data Protection Bill on the Health Insurance Market

July 10, 2021

While the introduction of this bill is in the right direction, certain provisions are a cause for concern as they seek to provide blanket powers to the state. Additionally, provisions for data localisation, cross border data transfer restrictions and compliances are expected to add a significant financial burden on insurers.

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Save Indian Agriculture From Peril – Do Not Leave It to Die Like Dinosaur

July 5, 2021

Needless to say, it’s a lopsided agricultural policy having no state-wise balanced crop production plan meeting overall requirements of essential commodities, though agriculture is a State Subject

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The Public Economist Gold Mohur

Reparations- The elephant in the room

June 22, 2021

To examine the validity of reparations, we need to analyse the extent of the damage caused. In case of India (a former British colony), India was de- developed under British raj. British policy was designed to destroy India’s domestic industries (like handmade textiles ) by imposing asymmetrical tariffs, by dismantling the institutions that trained up producers, and in some cases even by maiming skilled artisans – all to create captive markets for British goods.

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The Global Struggle Against Vaccine Skepticism

June 20, 2021

At a time when the world is busy addressing logistical and technical hurdles surrounding vaccine development, it should not be the case that something as avoidable as skepticism ends up being another nail in the coffin of mass immunization

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ODISHA LEADING THE WAY IN FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19

June 13, 2021

Odisha with its all-round preparation and fight against COVID has seen positive results. The second Covid-19 wave has been now under control in Odisha with cases declining by 0.5- 1% daily. For every 1 lakh population around 28,500 have been tested. The recovery ratio has reached a high of 92%.

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Tax Cuts, or Deficit Much?

June 10, 2021

Somewhere between the policy’s pro-business intentions to its pro-big businesses approach, the principles of equality has been lost

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Underdog to the Star Performer – Decoding Bangladesh’s Economic Rise

June 6, 2021

Bangladesh has
seen both structural transformation and the rise of sectors capable of generating decent foreign
exchange earnings, which has helped policymakers sustain comfortable macroeconomic
fundamentals

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Status Consumption – Parting from Rationality

May 22, 2021

The consumer no more works on the basic
economic assumption of rationality. Under the influence of psychological and social factors,
the consumer desires to conform to societal norms. The consumer does not only consume the
good for its intrinsic value but also to climb up the virtual social ladder.

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Is unaccountability the salient feature of Education Ministries both at Centre & States?

May 17, 2021

The unfortunate reality is we have to choose between life and education because of unaccountable governance at multiple levels. When the numbers of COVID in our rural demographics were not significant, school remained closed because we do not have decentralized decision making

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WHY WE SHOULD NOT GO BACK TO THE NORMAL

May 16, 2021

It’s time for the nation to apply the lessons from its unexpected achievements in the past to ignite a health revolution for a bright future. It’s time for the nation to sit back and re-evaluate what is lost and what could have been saved. It’s time for the nation to not settle but instead, move on to a better normal.

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