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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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ByHindustan Times

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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ByNiti Aayog

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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ByPublic Health Foundation of India

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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ByNational Council of Applied Economic Research

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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Coal power’s trilemma: Variable cost, efficiency, and financial solvency

  • The study has been authored by Karthik Ganesan and Danwant Narayanaswamy
The timelines for compliance with pollution norms have been repeatedly stretched, with plants being asked to present affidavits of retirement deadlines, if they have any, and benefit from a more lenient treatment.(Reuters file photo)
The timelines for compliance with pollution norms have been repeatedly stretched, with plants being asked to present affidavits of retirement deadlines, if they have any, and benefit from a more lenient treatment.(Reuters file photo)
Published on Oct 21, 2021 02:31 PM IST
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ByCouncil on Energy, Environment and Water

Economic growth, trade, human development and emissions in BRIC countries

  • This study is authored by Sudipta Sen, assistant professor, Jindal School of Banking & Finance; and Avik Sinha, associate professor, Goa Institute of Management
BRIC countries emissions increased for these economies for the period from 2011 to 2015, with Brazil growing at 1.15%, Russia 12.6%, India 1.7% and China 6.7% (World Bank, 2015).
BRIC countries emissions increased for these economies for the period from 2011 to 2015, with Brazil growing at 1.15%, Russia 12.6%, India 1.7% and China 6.7% (World Bank, 2015).
Published on Oct 15, 2021 04:54 PM IST
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ByHindustan Times

Crude oil and sectoral stock market indices

Vaneet Bhatia, assistant professor and assistant dean (research) Jindal School of Banking & Finance, O P Jindal Global University
Results in mean indicate that crude oil has a strong impact on all sectoral stock market returns.(REUTERS)
Results in mean indicate that crude oil has a strong impact on all sectoral stock market returns.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 14, 2021 10:51 AM IST
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ByOP Jindal Global University

India’s path to power: Strategy in a world adrift

The study has been authored by Yamini Aiyar, Shivshankar Menon, Sunil Khilnani, Srinath Raghavan, Ajit Ranade, Shyam Saran and others
The guiding assumption of India’s strategic thinking has been a distinctive conception of power.
The guiding assumption of India’s strategic thinking has been a distinctive conception of power.
Published on Oct 13, 2021 03:24 PM IST
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ByCentre for Policy Research

Playing catch-up: Looming trade questions for India and South Asia

The study has been authored by Sanjay Kathuria, TG Srinivasan, and Prachi Agarwal
India, have been timid in their overall approach to international trade.
India, have been timid in their overall approach to international trade.
Published on Oct 01, 2021 12:28 PM IST
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An implementation roadmap for EV charging infrastructure

The piece has been authored by Randheer Singh is Senior Specialist-Electric Mobility, NITI Aayog; Chaitanya Kanuri is manager, Electric Mobility at the World Resources Institute India. 
India is among a handful of countries that support the global EV30@30 campaign, which targets to have at least 30% new vehicle sales be electric by 2030.
India is among a handful of countries that support the global EV30@30 campaign, which targets to have at least 30% new vehicle sales be electric by 2030.
Published on Sep 27, 2021 03:56 PM IST
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ByNiti Aayog

Understanding the methane economy

The study has been authored by Chaitanya Giri, Fellow for Space and Ocean Studies, Gateway House
Recent scientific advances in chemical and energy engineering technologies are making it possible to crack methane into gaseous hydrogen and solid carbon on a commercial scale. FILE PHOTO(REUTERS)
Recent scientific advances in chemical and energy engineering technologies are making it possible to crack methane into gaseous hydrogen and solid carbon on a commercial scale. FILE PHOTO(REUTERS)
Published on Sep 22, 2021 04:25 PM IST
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ByGateway House

India’s e-commerce regulatory contradictions: P2B regulatory blindspot

The study has been authored by Manjushree RM
In light of the growing importance of e-commerce to the Indian economy, regulatory attention towards such issues and the inherent power imbalances in P2B relationships is the need of the hour.
In light of the growing importance of e-commerce to the Indian economy, regulatory attention towards such issues and the inherent power imbalances in P2B relationships is the need of the hour.
Published on Sep 14, 2021 04:45 PM IST
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ByVidhi Centre for Legal Policy

How fair is India’s non-fuel mine auction process?

The study has been authored by Rajesh Chadha and Ganesh Sivamani
According to the ministry of mines, 114 non-fuel mines have been successfully auctioned as of August 2021.(Representational Image / REUTERS)
According to the ministry of mines, 114 non-fuel mines have been successfully auctioned as of August 2021.(Representational Image / REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 14, 2021 02:20 PM IST
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ByCentre for Social and Economic Progress

East Sikkim best performing district: North-Eastern SDG Index by NITI Aayog 

The study has been authored by Sanyuka Samaddar
New Delhi: Vice-Chairman NITI Aayog Rajiv Kumar along with the Union Minister for Culture, Tourism and Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) G. Kishan Reddy launches the �North Eastern Region District SDG Index India & Dashboard, 2021-22�, in New Delhi, Thursday, Aug 26, 2021. (PIB/PTI Photo) (PTI08_26_2021_000185B)(PTI)
New Delhi: Vice-Chairman NITI Aayog Rajiv Kumar along with the Union Minister for Culture, Tourism and Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) G. Kishan Reddy launches the �North Eastern Region District SDG Index India & Dashboard, 2021-22�, in New Delhi, Thursday, Aug 26, 2021. (PIB/PTI Photo) (PTI08_26_2021_000185B)(PTI)
Updated on Sep 10, 2021 06:24 PM IST
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ByNiti Aayog

How Covid impacted financial well being after retirement

The study has been authored by Dr Malvika Chhatwani, Assistant Professor, Jindal School of Banking & Finance, OP Jindal Global University.
As per the Gallup poll conducted in 2021, more than 60% of respondents mentioned that they did not have enough savings for retirement, and financial reasons caused them the maximum worry.
As per the Gallup poll conducted in 2021, more than 60% of respondents mentioned that they did not have enough savings for retirement, and financial reasons caused them the maximum worry.
Published on Sep 07, 2021 07:56 PM IST
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ByHindustan Times

Fiscal Federalism and Centrally Sponsored Schemes

The study report has been authored by Ritwika Sharma, Mayuri Gupta and Kevin James
According to the budget estimates for 2021-22, up to 23% of the total fiscal transfers to states are set to be through the route of CSSs.(iStock/HT Archive)
According to the budget estimates for 2021-22, up to 23% of the total fiscal transfers to states are set to be through the route of CSSs.(iStock/HT Archive)
Updated on Sep 06, 2021 12:33 PM IST
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ByVidhi Centre for Legal Policy

How the National Monetisation Pipeline works

The research has been conducted by NITI Aayog and shared exclusively with Hindustan Times as part of a non-commercial content-sharing agreement.
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman launches the National Monetisation Pipeline in the presence of Niti Aayog VC Dr Rajiv Kumar (right), CEO Amitabh Kant (left), and secretaries of infrastructure line ministries, in New Delhi(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman launches the National Monetisation Pipeline in the presence of Niti Aayog VC Dr Rajiv Kumar (right), CEO Amitabh Kant (left), and secretaries of infrastructure line ministries, in New Delhi(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 31, 2021 03:47 PM IST
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ByNiti Aayog

Lessons from expenditure and performance on cleanliness in Indian cities

The study has been authored Shishir Gupta.
A mural in Nerul conveys the message of cleanliness. (Bachchan Kumar/HT)
A mural in Nerul conveys the message of cleanliness. (Bachchan Kumar/HT)
Published on Aug 29, 2021 04:59 PM IST
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ByCentre for Social and Economic Progress

India’s cyber security: Approach and preparedness

The study has been authored by Sankalp Gurjar.
The onset of Covid-19 pandemic and the consequent rise in the number of people working from home digitally has resulted in the exponential rise in cyber-attacks and criminal activities in cyberspace.
The onset of Covid-19 pandemic and the consequent rise in the number of people working from home digitally has resulted in the exponential rise in cyber-attacks and criminal activities in cyberspace.
Published on Aug 25, 2021 08:57 PM IST
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ByIndian Council for World Affairs

Can India become rule-maker in the global oil trade?

The study has been authored by Amit Bhandari.
India needs to push for a bigger role for its exchanges and currency in the oil trade.(AFP File Photo)
India needs to push for a bigger role for its exchanges and currency in the oil trade.(AFP File Photo)
Published on Aug 21, 2021 05:46 PM IST
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ByGateway House

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership

The study has been authored by Manmohan Agarwal.
Former US President Donald Trump signs an executive order on US withdrawal from the Trans Pacific Partnership.(Reuters File Photo)
Former US President Donald Trump signs an executive order on US withdrawal from the Trans Pacific Partnership.(Reuters File Photo)
Published on Aug 21, 2021 05:22 PM IST
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ByInstitute of Chinese Studies

Investment horizon - precious metals and stock markets

The study has been authored by Vaneet Bhatia, PhD, Assistant Professor Assistant Dean, O P Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana, India. The study has been published under a non-commercial content agreement.
Gold is considered as an asset of choice against rising prices.
Gold is considered as an asset of choice against rising prices.
Published on Aug 16, 2021 02:10 PM IST
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ByHindustan Times

Exploring new trends in development finance through private capital

The study has been authored by Hiroyuki Suzuki.
Countries like China, the United States (US), and those in Europe, are strengthening their DFI functions.(Bloomberg (Image for representation purpose))
Countries like China, the United States (US), and those in Europe, are strengthening their DFI functions.(Bloomberg (Image for representation purpose))
Published on Aug 11, 2021 02:35 PM IST
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ByObserver Research Foundation
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