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Don’t raise import duties on steel

Don’t raise import duties on steel

A depreciating rupee has already made steel and other imports more expensive. Raising tariffs would further jack up input costs for user industries, especially in the small-scale sector, dampen engineering exports and trigger retaliation by other trading partners.

  • Offsetting defence offsets

    Offsetting defence offsets

    By Thomas Mathew Defence offsets are in bad odour today, due essentially to ignorance. In reality, the policy can help liberate our military...

  • There is a Need to Build Critical Thinking on Bad Assets Problem

    There is a Need to Build Critical Thinking on Bad Assets Problem

    By: B Sambamurthy, Former Director and CEO, IDRBT In a recent speech at Kolkata, YV Reddy, former RBI Governor, referring to the public deba...

  • Growing innovation nation

    Growing innovation nation

    By N Venkatram In recent years, India has witnessed technological advancements that have disrupted traditional business models. The increasi...

  • The law of this land, Bishop Mulakkal

    The law of this land, Bishop Mulakkal

    Franco Mulakkal, bishop of Jalandhar, stepped aside on Monday. He will travel to Kerala, to face police investigation. A group of nuns alleg...

  • Merging weakness into bank strength

    Merging weakness into bank strength

    The government proposes to merge Bank of Baroda, Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank to create the third-largest bank in the country after SBI and ICI...

  • Immunise Against Policy

    Immunise Against Policy

    By Adar Poonawalla Why is India not taking its best shot? According to a recently published National Family Health Survey (NFHS) IV, as many...

  • How Indian Are Our Ads? Clear Hai

    How Indian Are Our Ads? Clear Hai

    By Monojit Lahiri When you talk about Indian cinema to apurist, the names and works of Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen, Ritwik Ghatak, Shyam Benega...

  • Stabilising the Rocking CEO Chair

    Stabilising the Rocking CEO Chair

    By Jeffrey Pfeffer & M Muneer Will Elon Musk remain Tesla CEO or will he have to go? This is the hot topic of discussion among most millenni...


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POKE ME: Rallying to protect our rivers is great. But let’s get the science right

POKE ME: Rallying to protect our rivers is great. But let’s get the science right

Drying trends have been reported in Krishna and Kaveri and the pollution problem in the Ganga is well recognised. The future of our rivers appears bleak.

  • Today my topic or sub are every where go to scientists how can long time run one time charged batteries E Bike or E Car run KM/ H Today my experiment or I can give ideas give that one time charged then non stop running car or 70% or 80% long time running today show e bike or car running. But what''s benefit me or etc. ..??

    Rajiv kumar (India)
  • Hope that poke me section will be restarted

  • On supply chains

    Economic Times, September 19, 2018

    Morris Cohen The US is engaged in trade disputes with China, the EU, Mexico and Canada. We have been told that trade is a zero-sum game with one country’s gain coming at the expense of...

  • Managing Finance

    Economic Times, September 18, 2018

    By MERVYN KING On the one hand, there are those who argue that our economies are facing unusually strong but temporary ‘headwinds’ that will die down in due course, allowing central banks to raise interest rates...

  • Future foretold

    Economic Times, September 17, 2018

    By KAZUO ISHIGURO Miss Lucy was now moving her gaze over the lot of us. “I know you don’t mean any harm. But there’s just too much talk like this. I hear it all the time,...

  • On Global Debt Levels

    Economic Times, September 16, 2018

    By SUSAN LUND The epicentre of the global financial crisis was really the housing market. It started in the US, but it turned out that similar housing bubbles were building in other countries, like the UK,...

  • What does peace mean?

    What does peace mean?

    Any destruction of life, beyond the need for one’s survival, is violence. Religion and quarrelling cannot go together.

  • No Inner Boundaries

    No Inner Boundaries

    By Sakshi Harlalka How we deal with inner obstacles will determine our success and failure. The inner limitations of a person in terms of hi...

  • Log on to inner self

    Log on to inner self

    by Sant Rajinder Singh Technology such as the internet enables us to access a wealth of information from all fields of knowledge with a few ...

  • Triumph of human spirit

    Triumph of human spirit

    By- M P K KUTTY The recent calamity that struck Kerala has shown how important it is to have good neighbours or how important it is to have ...

  • Detoxify with Kapalbhati

    Detoxify with Kapalbhati

    By Anil K Rajvanshi Kapalbhati is a part of Pranayam kriya where one forcefully exhales rapidly and in short bursts. Practitioners claim tha...

  • The Silent Sun in All of Us

    The Silent Sun in All of Us

    We must empower the ‘SilentSun’ in all of us, let the fire of our drive consume us, and avoid injustice to our souls by not striving to be w...

  • The Right Education

    The Right Education

    By SADHGURU JAGGI VASUDEV The focus of education should be not to suppress information but to kindle thirst for knowledge. Then you can’t st...

  • Symbolism of Ganesha

    Symbolism of Ganesha

    By Lakshmi Venkatachalam The figure of Ganesha represents an ideal, a medium for us to get in touch with our spirituality. Ancient Indic see...