Indian Economy

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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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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Has Home become a battle ground for equal gender relations?

July 29, 2020

Unpaid work is not valued due to its excess supply

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The New Hierarchy of Needs: Food, Water, Shelter…Internet!

July 20, 2020

The escape from COVID and the return to normalcy still remains a contentious issue debated by a plethora of health experts and economists, but what seems clear is that the right to internet is inextricably linked to the right to education and right to health in these trying times

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SBSF Consultancy: A Small initiative Backed by A Great Cause

June 13, 2020

Since its inception in 2018, SBSF Consultancy has been working with seed companies, FPOs, FPCs, Universities and other government and non-government agencies.

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Crippled without Crutches

June 13, 2020

This crisis has bared the picture of workers in the lowest rungs of our economy, who hold up crucial sectors and are all but missing when it comes to focused policies and dedicated social infrastructure. The central and state governments sure have announced migrant labourer registration measures and migration commissions to regulate hiring, recently.

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What Can We Expect Post the Covid-19 Pandemic of 2020?

June 5, 2020

it is very important to understand that the true economic impacts of the lockdown and the pandemic will take time to unfold and reveal itself. But it’s certain that a decline in economic activity will contribute to the after-effects of the pandemic, and directly impact how our economy functions as a whole

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