Day: February 13, 2018

भारत-फिलीस्तीन संबंध-संतुलन (प्रभात खबर)

II एम रेयाज II असिस्टेंट प्रोफेसर, आलिया यूनिवर्सिटी, कोलकाता mail@reyaz.in इसी महीने की 10 तारीख को नरेंद्र मोदी का वेस्ट बैंक में रमल्ला जाना किसी भी भारतीय प्रधानमंत्री द्वारा फिलीस्तीन की इस राजधानी का पहला दौरा था. इसके साथ ही इस्राइली प्रधानमंत्री बेंजामिन नेतन्याहू से उनकी प्रगाढ़ मित्रता की पृष्ठभूमि में यह भारत द्वारा फिलीस्तीनी […]

मालदीव : उधेड़बुन और चुनौतियां (प्रभात खबर)

मृणाल पांडे वरिष्ठ पत्रकार mrinal.pande@gmail.com कहने को हिंद महासागर में 1,192 द्वीपों का नन्हा समूह मालदीव एक बहुत छोटा सा देश है. ग्लोबल वार्मिंग के अध्येता कह रहे हैं, अगर गर्मी इसी तरह बढ़ती गयी और समुद्र की सतह ऊंची होती रही, तो इस देश का अस्तित्व सबसे पहले मिट जायेगा, पर इसके बाद भी […]

RBI should be held to higher standards (Livemint)

V. Anantha Nageswaran On 7 February, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) held its sixth bimonthly monetary policy meeting, and the last for the financial year ending March 2018. Coming within a week of the finance minister presenting his budget for 2018-19, it was expected to give us clues about what the RBI thought of […]

The Indian economy’s bond market challenge (Livemint)

The State Bank of India, India’s largest lender by assets, surprised analysts last Friday by reporting a net loss of Rs2,416 crore for the third quarter of the current financial year. Apart from the issue of non-performing assets (NPAs), the big reason for slippage was higher provisioning on account of rising bond yields. Yields on […]

The EU doesn’t want to be more democratic (Livemint)

Leonid Bershidsky The European Union (EU) has had a democratic legitimacy problem for years: Its governing bodies—with the exception of those that consist of national leaders and ministers—are neither particularly responsive nor accountable to ordinary European voters. And, as the latest failed attempt to reform them has shown, they like it this way, for all […]

The great artificial intelligence challenge (Livemint)

Since Robert Solow, economists know that technical change is the most important force to have driven economic growth in advanced economies. One could argue that this should settle the debate about the effects of artificial intelligence (AI)—it should already be crowned the best invention since electricity. Sadly, access to electricity killed millions of jobs and […]

Biofuels: an opportunity for India (Livemint)

Vijay Chibber India is often berated for being late in planning and solving our social, economic and infrastructure issues. This results in the country moving from one crisis to another—we start the summer with water shortage issues, during the monsoon we cannot handle the rains, change in seasons cause a health crisis with a spike […]

पुनर्सतुलन की कोशिश (राष्ट्रीय सहारा)

अरब दुनिया और भारत के बीच इतिहास से वर्तमान तक संबंधों में निरंतरता बनी हुई है। लेकिन बावजूद इसके संबंधों में निकटता व खिंचाव का अक्स देखा जा सकता है। विचार करने की जरूरत है कि खिंचाव हमारी विदेश नीति में मौजूद खामियों का हिस्सा हैं, या नियंतण्र कूटनीति में होने वाले परिवर्तनों के साथ […]

Unending pain: On SBI’s Q3 loss (The Hindu)

If the financial performance of India’s largest lender is anything to go by, an end to the severe bad loans crisis may be much farther beyond the horizon than previously anticipated. For the first time in almost 19 years, the State Bank of India reported a quarterly loss of ₹2,416 crore for the three months […]

BNP in a bind: On Khaleda Zia’s conviction (The Hindu)

The sentencing of former Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia to five years of rigorous imprisonment by a special judge’s court in Dhaka on charges of corruption has upended politics in an election year. Her arrest and possible disqualification from contesting — unless higher courts decide otherwise — has created a political crisis for her Bangladesh […]

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