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Competition law in digital space: Exclusionary conduct by tech conglomerates

  • The piece has been authored by Rahul Ray.
The Big Five in tech—Google, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft—operate more than half of the global internet market. The growth of these conglomerates and their acquisition of an increasing number of companies has allowed them to engage in anti-competitive activities, such as deep and pervasive control of markets, abuse of dominance, and signing of horizontal and vertical agreements.(AP)
The Big Five in tech—Google, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft—operate more than half of the global internet market. The growth of these conglomerates and their acquisition of an increasing number of companies has allowed them to engage in anti-competitive activities, such as deep and pervasive control of markets, abuse of dominance, and signing of horizontal and vertical agreements.(AP)
Published on May 17, 2022 02:54 PM IST
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Southeast Asian economies are becoming dynamic again

  • The  article has been authored by the Ananya Raj Kakoti is an associate with Indian-Political Action Committee (I-PAC) and a scholar of international relations, Gunwant Singh is a scholar of international relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University.
The Southeast Asian economies underwent a massive contraction in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic due to nationwide lockdowns and border closures. (BLOOMBERG PHOTO.)(HT_PRINT)
The Southeast Asian economies underwent a massive contraction in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic due to nationwide lockdowns and border closures. (BLOOMBERG PHOTO.)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Apr 28, 2022 01:08 PM IST
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Strengthening implementation of energy-related NDCs to limit global warming

  • Mehdi Hussain, assistant professor, department of political science, Kirori Mal College and doctoral research scholar, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Power sector is the single largest source of energy-related CO2 emissions, as per the International Energy Agency (IEA), contributing about 32% of global Green House Gases.(HT File)
Power sector is the single largest source of energy-related CO2 emissions, as per the International Energy Agency (IEA), contributing about 32% of global Green House Gases.(HT File)
Published on Apr 26, 2022 12:23 PM IST
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 US secondary sanctions and petroleum imports: Safeguard India’s energy security

The study has been authored by Hari Seshasayee
The US has since become India’s fourth-largest supplier of oil, and India is the US’s largest export market globally for crude oil.(REUTERS)
The US has since become India’s fourth-largest supplier of oil, and India is the US’s largest export market globally for crude oil.(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 24, 2022 12:58 PM IST
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Seabed mining gets impetus in IORA Blue Economy initiatives

  • The piece has been authored by Vijay Sakhuja is consultant, Kalinga International Foundation, New Delhi.
It is useful to mention that Blue Economy has been identified as a special focus area of the IORA.(Bloomberg)
It is useful to mention that Blue Economy has been identified as a special focus area of the IORA.(Bloomberg)
Published on Apr 10, 2022 01:21 PM IST
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Business model for scaling up super-efficient appliances

  • Dhruvak Aggarwal, research analyst at The Council on Energy, Environment and Water and Shalu Agrawal, senior programme lead, on residential energy access, demand-side management, and power sector reforms.
India has achieved near-universal access to electricity in recent years, but there remain gaps in power supply reliability and quality (Agrawal, Mani, Jain, et al. 2020).
India has achieved near-universal access to electricity in recent years, but there remain gaps in power supply reliability and quality (Agrawal, Mani, Jain, et al. 2020).
Updated on Apr 02, 2022 03:55 PM IST
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District mineral foundation funds and welfare of the mine-affected communities 

  • The study has been authored by Rajesh Chadha and Ishita Kapoor is a research analyst at the Centre for Social and Economic Progress.
Under PMKKKY, 60 per cent of the DMF fund has been allocated to high priority areas such as drinking water supply, environment preservation and pollution control, health care, education, women and child welfare, the welfare of aged and disabled people, skill development and sanitation.
Under PMKKKY, 60 per cent of the DMF fund has been allocated to high priority areas such as drinking water supply, environment preservation and pollution control, health care, education, women and child welfare, the welfare of aged and disabled people, skill development and sanitation.
Published on Apr 01, 2022 12:54 PM IST
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Reimagining the role of philanthropy in India

  • Samar Verma, programme officer at Ford Foundation for Technology and Society, Future of Workers, and Philanthropy and Urvi Shriram, lead, Centre of Philanthropy for Social Justice at the Indian School of Development Management
The robust civil society in India continues to work tirelessly towards accomplishing transformational change in socioeconomic structures to bring prosperity for all; where the benefits of growth and opportunities are more fairly distributed across communities and regions.
The robust civil society in India continues to work tirelessly towards accomplishing transformational change in socioeconomic structures to bring prosperity for all; where the benefits of growth and opportunities are more fairly distributed across communities and regions.
Published on Mar 25, 2022 12:42 AM IST
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A Blueprint for recovery after pandemic

  • The article has been authored by National Data Innovation Centre, NCAER
A Blueprint for recovery after(Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)
A Blueprint for recovery after(Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 18, 2022 08:16 PM IST
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Empowering India’s women farmers: Bridge the gap

  • Purvi Mehta, head- Asia, agriculture development, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Women’s continued role in agriculture is well marked, well realised, however, it is often underestimated. Close to 75% of the full-time workers on Indian farms are women.(AP)
Women’s continued role in agriculture is well marked, well realised, however, it is often underestimated. Close to 75% of the full-time workers on Indian farms are women.(AP)
Published on Mar 17, 2022 03:43 PM IST
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Agricultural Diagnostics for Bihar

  • The National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) partnered with DFID, the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development in India, to undertake an agricultural sector diagnostic study for the state of Bihar, titled, Water-to-Cloud: Correlating socio-economic indicators with river water quality, to understand the economic, natural, technological, and political constraints that agriculture in the state faces, and what it should do to alleviate these constraints.
During 2008-16, its per capita income was one-fifth of Haryana’s and a just about one-third of India’s. Bihar lost the bulk of its mineral resources in 2000 when the new state of Jharkhand was created, but it retained its fertile agricultural land and water resources.(HT File Photo)
During 2008-16, its per capita income was one-fifth of Haryana’s and a just about one-third of India’s. Bihar lost the bulk of its mineral resources in 2000 when the new state of Jharkhand was created, but it retained its fertile agricultural land and water resources.(HT File Photo)
Published on Mar 04, 2022 03:23 PM IST
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Value the knowledge of the Ganga’s riverine communities for river’s development

  • The National Council of Applied Economic Research recently conducted a study, titled, Livelihood and Health Challenges of Riverine Communities of the River Ganga, in collaboration with the University of Chicago’s Tata Centre for Development to explore the social & economic engagement of the riverine communities on the Ganga in Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also announced the launch of the Namami Gange Clean-up programme with a budget of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>20,000 crore during 2015–2020.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also announced the launch of the Namami Gange Clean-up programme with a budget of 20,000 crore during 2015–2020.(PTI)
Published on Mar 03, 2022 03:09 PM IST
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NCLT can deal with the problem of struck-off companies

  • Karan Gulati is a research fellow with the corporate and financial regulation vertical and Manjushree RM is a research fellow with the competition team at the Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy The views are personal.
Constituted under the Companies Act 2013, NCLT was initially established to adjudicate on corporate disputes under the Act but was later saddled with additional caseload arising from cases of bad debt under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC).
Constituted under the Companies Act 2013, NCLT was initially established to adjudicate on corporate disputes under the Act but was later saddled with additional caseload arising from cases of bad debt under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC).
Published on Mar 02, 2022 03:31 AM IST
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Post-pandemic recovery of the ASEAN economies

  • The study has been authored by Ananya Raj Kakoti, an associate with Indian-Political Action Committee (I-PAC) and a scholar of international relations, and Gunwant Singh, a scholar of international relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Early 2021 saw hints of recovery, however, the recurring waves of new Covid variants slowed down the pace in the third quarter of 2021. With a gradual decrease in the number of cases, the Southeast Asian (SEA) region is once again entering the phase of recovery in sync with the global economy.
Early 2021 saw hints of recovery, however, the recurring waves of new Covid variants slowed down the pace in the third quarter of 2021. With a gradual decrease in the number of cases, the Southeast Asian (SEA) region is once again entering the phase of recovery in sync with the global economy.
Published on Feb 28, 2022 01:38 PM IST
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MSMEs now have to think big for real growth

  • The study has been authored by Radhicka Kapoor
Traditionally, India has supported and encouraged MSMEs as it is believed that these enterprises use labour-intensive methods of production, thereby generating the much needed employment opportunities outside the agriculture sector.
Traditionally, India has supported and encouraged MSMEs as it is believed that these enterprises use labour-intensive methods of production, thereby generating the much needed employment opportunities outside the agriculture sector.
Published on Feb 24, 2022 03:15 PM IST
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Is cricket any match for India’s caste bias?

  • The study has been conducted by Matt Lowe, assistant professor of Economics, University of British Columbia
Members of the Dalit community, the 300 million people at the bottom of India’s caste ladder, have to put up with the worst of the consequences.(PTI)
Members of the Dalit community, the 300 million people at the bottom of India’s caste ladder, have to put up with the worst of the consequences.(PTI)
Published on Feb 16, 2022 12:35 PM IST
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How PM’s EAC brings the focus back on the ECCE

  • The study has been authored by Ashish Jhalani, co-author of the State of Foundational Literacy and Numeracy (FLN) in India’ report released by the PM's Economic Advisory Council.
The report points out that effective implementation of FLN can potentially grow our Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 7.39%, when the benefits are calculated over 20 years.
The report points out that effective implementation of FLN can potentially grow our Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 7.39%, when the benefits are calculated over 20 years.
Published on Jan 19, 2022 11:32 AM IST
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Does India need an entirely new development model?

  • Nachiket Mor, visiting scientist, The Banyan Academy of Leadership in Mental Health, Tamil Nadu and Sandhya Venkateswaran, senior fellow at the Centre for Social & Economic Progress
A pre-Covid-19 estimate by Price Waterhouse Cooper had suggested that, based on current trends, even by 2050, India’s per-capita income will only be at half the current levels for developed countries.
A pre-Covid-19 estimate by Price Waterhouse Cooper had suggested that, based on current trends, even by 2050, India’s per-capita income will only be at half the current levels for developed countries.
Published on Jan 12, 2022 12:55 PM IST
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State of Education, Health & Tourism In Uttarakhand

  • The ESA of Uttarakhand prepared by NCAER establishes the financial flows in the education domain across the key dimensions of financing units, producing units, levels of education, activities and economic transactions. 
It estimates the total education expenditure of the State at Rs. 14,758 crore, of which expenditure by households and government expenditure accounts for 20.0 per cent and 57.6 per cent, respectively, while the remaining is spent by private entities.(HT File Photo)
It estimates the total education expenditure of the State at Rs. 14,758 crore, of which expenditure by households and government expenditure accounts for 20.0 per cent and 57.6 per cent, respectively, while the remaining is spent by private entities.(HT File Photo)
Published on Jan 06, 2022 08:10 PM IST
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Regulating crypto assets in India

  • The study has been authored by Megha Bal, Shweta Venkatesan and Varun Ramdas
The size of first-generation internet technology companies today is testament to the enabling power of safe harbours as a tool to promote innovation. If the crypto asset space presents the future of the internet, as many experts propound, it is imperative that the crypto industry be afforded the same legal succour that allowed big technology companies to reach where they are today.(iStock)
The size of first-generation internet technology companies today is testament to the enabling power of safe harbours as a tool to promote innovation. If the crypto asset space presents the future of the internet, as many experts propound, it is imperative that the crypto industry be afforded the same legal succour that allowed big technology companies to reach where they are today.(iStock)
Published on Jan 04, 2022 04:24 PM IST
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Applying the insolvency code to the power distribution sector

  • Prasanth Regy, Consultant, NITI Aayog & Srikant Nagulapalli secretary, energy department, the government of Andhra Pradesh
The discom can be seen a combination of two businesses: the network operator business (operating and maintaining the distribution network) and the supply business (buying power from generators and selling it to retail customers). The network business is a largely risk-free regulated business, and as such, it is not a loss making business.(Bloomberg)
The discom can be seen a combination of two businesses: the network operator business (operating and maintaining the distribution network) and the supply business (buying power from generators and selling it to retail customers). The network business is a largely risk-free regulated business, and as such, it is not a loss making business.(Bloomberg)
Published on Jan 02, 2022 06:44 PM IST
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Post-pandemic economy of Southeast Asia: A slow-paced recovery

  • Ananya Raj Kakoti is a field campaign associate with Indian-Political Action Committee (I-PAC) and a scholar of international relations, Gunwant Singh is a scholar of international relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University.
After a strong economic rebound in the first two quarters of the financial year 2021, the third quarter saw a contraction in growth caused by the recurring of Covid-19 in the form of the new Delta variant.(AP Photo/representative image)
After a strong economic rebound in the first two quarters of the financial year 2021, the third quarter saw a contraction in growth caused by the recurring of Covid-19 in the form of the new Delta variant.(AP Photo/representative image)
Published on Dec 23, 2021 03:02 PM IST
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The long road to finding an end to Afghanistan’s humanitarian crisis

The study has been authored by M Ashraf Haidari
Today, 97% of all Afghans live below poverty line, and one in every three Afghans (or 14 million) face severe hunger.
Today, 97% of all Afghans live below poverty line, and one in every three Afghans (or 14 million) face severe hunger.
Published on Dec 17, 2021 10:32 PM IST
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Impact of crop diversity on dietary diversity among farmers amidst Covid-19

  • The study has been authored by Aditi Roy, PHFI
Dietary diversity was measured using a modified version of the FAO Minimum Dietary Diversity score for women, which has been used in representative samples of the Indian population in both men and women. Eight food groups were included: (1) starchy staples (rice, wheat, and potatoes), (2) pulses, (3) nuts, (4) vegetables, (5) fruits, (6) dairy, (7) eggs, and (8) fleshy foods (meat, poultry, and fish).
Dietary diversity was measured using a modified version of the FAO Minimum Dietary Diversity score for women, which has been used in representative samples of the Indian population in both men and women. Eight food groups were included: (1) starchy staples (rice, wheat, and potatoes), (2) pulses, (3) nuts, (4) vegetables, (5) fruits, (6) dairy, (7) eggs, and (8) fleshy foods (meat, poultry, and fish).
Published on Dec 16, 2021 06:25 PM IST
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NCAER Study: State of education, health & tourism in Himachal Pradesh

  • The state ESA estimates its total education expenditure at Rs. 12,500 crore, of which expenditure by households and government expenditure account for 29.8 per cent and 51.4 per cent, respectively, while the remaining is spent by private entities. 
The total education expenditure amounts to be 9.03% of the state GDP and 18.4 per cent of the total state government exchequer.
The total education expenditure amounts to be 9.03% of the state GDP and 18.4 per cent of the total state government exchequer.
Updated on Dec 17, 2021 10:43 AM IST
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Rebuild more sustainable tourism in mountains

  • By QU Dongyu, director-general, Food and Agriculture Organization, United Nations, and Zurab Pololikashvili, secretary-general, United Nations World Tourism Organization
Covid-19 has hit the tourism industry like a seismic shock. Before the pandemic, mountain tourism accounted for up to a fifth of tourism worldwide.(Unsplash)
Covid-19 has hit the tourism industry like a seismic shock. Before the pandemic, mountain tourism accounted for up to a fifth of tourism worldwide.(Unsplash)
Published on Dec 15, 2021 03:20 PM IST
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Snail’s pace of Southeast Asia’s Economic Recovery 

  • Shrabana Barua is assistant professor, department of political science, Hindu College, University of Delhi
By mid-year 2021, it was noted that the economic recovery stories were more optimistic than reality depicted.
By mid-year 2021, it was noted that the economic recovery stories were more optimistic than reality depicted.
Published on Nov 27, 2021 06:48 PM IST
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Is there really a tech boom in Southeast Asia?

Ananya Raj Kakoti is a field campaign associate with Indian Political Action Committee and a scholar of international relations, Gunwant Singh is a scholar of international relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University 
The merging of ride-hailing giant Gojek with the online marketplace Tokopedia in a deal valued at $7.6 billion was another significant investment in the SEA tech space.
The merging of ride-hailing giant Gojek with the online marketplace Tokopedia in a deal valued at $7.6 billion was another significant investment in the SEA tech space.
Published on Nov 26, 2021 02:37 PM IST
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India’s coal transition: A market case for decarbonisation

  • The study has been authored by Vivan Sharan and Samir Saran, ORF
In August 2020, UN Secretary-General António Guterres urged India to give up coal immediately.(HT File)
In August 2020, UN Secretary-General António Guterres urged India to give up coal immediately.(HT File)
Published on Nov 19, 2021 07:50 PM IST
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