Economic Studies
Digital Rupee and Use of Blockchain Technology Unleashing a New Revolution

An Announcement that can Transform Indian Economy
The Indian Finance Minister in her budget speech on 01 February 2022 made a small announcement at Paragraph 111 about introducing digital currency (Central Bank Digital Currency) using bl....

Budget 2022-23 – A huge turning point

There are several firsts about Budget 2022-23. The first of the firsts is that this is the only Budget in recent memory when the finance minister’s speech was not disturbed even once. The usual shoutings for this or that segment, or for states were....

Relevance of Water in India’s Economic Growth: Need for a Diplomatic Outreach

Introduction
Water is essential for the life in more than one ways. Besides the drinking purpose its centrality for the agriculture, in an agrarian society, is highly established. In this connection, it is important to note that water, pa....

Strengthening India through Women-centric Policy Interventions

One day, Sage Durvasa offered Indra a garland of flowers. Indra annoyed by the bees surrounding the garland threw it to the floor which enraged Goddess Lakshmi. The Goddess of wealth upset with Indra left the Devaloka and the gods started losing powe....

SEBI’s Prudence & Finance Ministry’s Concerns on AT-1 bonds

Back in March 2020, the Reserve Bank of India proposed an SBI-led restructuring package for the struggling Yes Bank by exercising a clause in a manner no one expected.1 The proposed restructuring entailed writing down of over Rs.8400 crore....

Rare Earth: Has US Lost the Technology Battle Against China?

“A Chinese company bought Magnequench,” “Not only did the jobs go to China, but so did the intellectual property and the technological know-how to make those magnets…. I’m not comfortable with the fact that we now have to buy magnets for ou....

APEC More of a Talking Shop than a Meaningful Regional Forum

The summit of the 21 members Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation or APEC hosted and chaired by Malaysia this year on 20 November was held in the virtual mode because of the coronavirus pandemic. In response to the growing interdependence of Asia-Pacifi....

Indian Economy may take a Few Years to Stabilize

If social media is of any significance, the public perception of the prospect of recovery of India’s COVID-hit economy moves between two extremes. Some are quick to ‘predict’ doomsday and some others only see the sun shining. The truth is hidde....

Dissecting Macro Focus-areas for India this Decade - World Order, Domestic Economy & Technology

With the age-old Ram Mandir issue resolved Indian civilization took a step ahead in 2020 even when global and Indian economy took several steps back due to pandemic. A great historic wrong has been corrected which was imposed on our ancestors and the....

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