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Modi govt has been quietly following the idea of Aatmanirbharta for the past seven years
While the tagline — Aatmanirbharta — is new, the Centre has been quietly following the idea inherent in it since the first Modi government came to power in 2014. Sample this: the customs duties of 4,200 out of 11,524 tariff lines have been enhanced during the past seven years. Of these, 111 — including in textiles, furniture, machinery, base metals, electronics, auto-parts and mobile phones — were increased in the 2019-20 Budget
No democracy can guarantee investors that there will be zero protest: Rajiv Kumar
NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar says domestic and global investors do realise that protests and disruptions are part and parcel of our democracy, adding that they believe in the India story.
How the new digital regulations threaten media freedom
The new rules to regulate digital content could curb free speech and hinder news organisations from doing their job, say stakeholders.
Why we need to export, not scrap old cars
ities must definitely ban vehicles that cannot pass emission tests, and this has nothing to do with age: many vehicles are serious polluters because of bad maintenance even if relatively new. Indian cities need mandatory vehicular testing every two years, as in the US, by serious institutions.
Evolution of boards: How boardrooms have changed in more than a decade— in size, gender diversity, compensation
Women representation on corporate boards has gone up from 4.6% in 2006-07 to 14% in 2019. But this is largely driven by compliance. Even then, Amit Tandon, founder, Institutional Investor Advisory Services, says it’s a progress India must take cognizance of.
View: Neera Tanden's nomination has kicked up a veritable storm. Will she survive the scrutiny?
There is a record number of Indian Americans in the Biden Administration, but the community is alarmed as the high-profile nomination of Neera Tanden is in trouble.
How domestic and foreign companies are upbeat about PLI scheme to make India a manufacturing powerhouse
The central government scheme also partly addresses the “disability gap” that India has against other manufacturing destinations from where goods are imported, say experts who track manufacturing companies.
Let’s talk sex, India: Young entrepreneurs mix content and commerce to educate and earn
Using a mix of content and commerce, a group of entrepreneurs in India is going where people are timid to tread — sex. They aim to educate and earn.
How much a jab will cost at pvt hospitals
"Rs 250 will be the ceiling -- Rs 150 cost of vaccine plus Rs 100 service charge. This arrangement will remain effective till further orders," a source said.
Here's how much the US owes India in loan
America's national debt was USD5.6 trillion in 2000. During the Obama administration, it actually doubled. In 2020, the US national debt was USD 23.4 trillion, that was USD 72,309 in debt per person.
J&J's 1-dose shot cleared, giving US 3rd COVID-19 vaccine
One dose was 85% protective against the most severe COVID-19 illness, in a massive study that spanned three continents - protection that remained strong even in countries such as South Africa, where the variants of most concern are spreading.
"Bonds are not the place to be." The Oracle of Omaha sounds a grim warning for fixed-income investors
Buffett said US treasury yields have fallen 94 per cent from the 15.8 per cent yield available in September 1981.
The second phase of India's mega vaccination drive starts tomorrow. Here's everything you need to know
“Co-Win as well as other IT applications and platforms will go live from Monday morning around 10 am. People will be required to just fill in a few details and upload the identification proof and publish. It is a matter of a few minutes and can be done on the same day,” a senior official told TOI.
Tide seems to be turning on the ‘Work from Goa’ trend as offices reopen after Covid shutdown
Only 30% of those from the tech circle who moved to Goa during the pandemic may consider staying back for long. It could imply that they were choosing a better quality of life over better career prospects.