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Does India need an entirely new development model?

Published on Jan 12, 2022 12:55 PM IST

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.
ByCentre for Social and Economic Progress

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)
Published on Jan 06, 2022 08:10 PM IST
ByNational Council of Applied Economic Research

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)
Published on Jan 04, 2022 04:24 PM IST
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)
Published on Jan 02, 2022 06:44 PM IST
ByNiti Aayog

Involvement of people living with non-communicable diseases 

This article is authored by Radhika Shrivastav, Shikha Bhasin,  Jyotsna Govil, Nalini Vemuri, Seema Bali, Nupur Lalvani, Rohan Arora on behalf of Healthy Alliance India

Every year, approximately 100 million people are pushed into poverty as a result of out-of-pocket expenditure for health care, a large proportion due to non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
Published on Dec 31, 2021 06:22 PM IST
ByPublic Health Foundation of India

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)
Published on Dec 23, 2021 03:02 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

The politics of Covid-19 in Southeast Asia

The piece has been authored by Ananya Raj Kakoti, Campaign Associate with Indian-Political Action Committee (I-PAC) and Gunwant Singh, Scholar of International Relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Thailand, Singapore, and Cambodia have come up with laws to crack down on critics of their Covid-19 response by regarding them as imparting misinformation. Philippines has also used cybercrimes laws to target government critics. Similarly, Indonesia and Malaysia are scapegoating certain communities for the spread of Covid-19.(Reuters)
Updated on Dec 21, 2021 03:55 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

The political pathway to health system improvements in India

The piece has been authored by Sandhya Venkateswaran, Senior Fellow at the Centre for Social & Economic Progress, Shruti Slaria Policy Associate, Swaniti Initiative; Nachiket Mor, Visiting Scientist, The Banyan Academy of Leadership in Mental Health, Tamil Nadu.

Despite the progress, healthcare delivery in India remains largely focused on periodic treatment, with inadequate attention to preventive and primary care.(Vijay Bate/HT)
Published on Dec 19, 2021 08:07 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Boosting India's surveillance potential for pandemic preparedness

The piece has been authored by Dr Bruce Gellin, chief of Global Public Health Strategy, Health Initiative, The Rockefeller Foundation and Dr Rakesh Mishra, director, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology

There is an emerging global consensus that continuous pathogen surveillance and robust genomic sequencing is vital to our understanding of the trajectory of this pandemic and will also lay the groundwork for preventing future ones.(Pixabay)
Published on Dec 19, 2021 07:53 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Airing differences: Political narrative on air quality management in India

The study has been authored by Santosh Harish, Mandakini Chandra, Sahithi Uppalapati 

Air pollution exposure is a pan-India, year-round public health crisis estimated to cause the deaths of more than 1.2 million Indians every year.
Published on Dec 18, 2021 08:25 PM IST

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.
Published on Dec 17, 2021 10:32 PM IST

Climate entrepreneurship or green jobs can drive bottom-up climate action

The piece has been authored by Ananth Aravamudan, sector lead, Climate Action, at Villgro Innovations Foundation along with the Council on Energy, Environment and Water- run Powering Livelihoods, a programme that supports the scale-up of renewable energy usage in rural livelihoods.

Solar panels at the site of solar energy projects developer Saurya Urja Company of Rajasthan Limited, at the Bhadla Solar Park in Bhadla, in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan. (AFP)
Updated on Dec 20, 2021 02:44 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

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).
Published on Dec 16, 2021 06:25 PM IST
ByPublic Health Foundation of India

A case to use drones for primary health care in India

The study has been authored by Dr.Suresh Munuswamy, MBBS from Madras University, MPH from Oxford Univrersity, PhD from Tokyo University; Associate Professor,  Indian Institute of Public Health-Hyderabad

SKY BRIDGE is based on heavy payload, long range drone paired to a custom developed modular temperature-controlled box (patent pending) platform that can safely and reliably deliver multiple medical payloads simultaneously and improve access to vaccines, lab samples and possibly on demand medical products to primary health centres and sub-centre’s in rural, remote, and hard to reach areas.
Published on Dec 16, 2021 03:28 PM IST
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.
Updated on Dec 17, 2021 10:43 AM IST
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)
Published on Dec 15, 2021 03:20 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Food fortification is a necessity, not a myth

The piece is authored by Dr Rajan Sankar, senior consultant physician and senior advisor, Tata Trusts

Food fortification is increasingly being recognised as a viable solution to address the widespread vitamin and mineral deficiencies in Indian population.
Published on Dec 14, 2021 04:06 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Need to create new institutions to meet new global challenges

The piece is authored by Sam Pitroda, former advisor to the Prime Minister of India, innovator, policymaker & entrepreneur. He is the author of the book Redesign the World – A Global Call to Action.

US President addressed “Summit for Democracy” with a focus on renewing democracy in the US and around the world. (Bloomberg)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Dec 13, 2021 09:52 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Keeping children safe online needs a holistic approach

The study has been authored by Dr Manjeer Mukherjee, senior director at Arpan

The study identifies three key online safety concerns that arise are, “hacking or creating of fake profiles, trolling and cyberbullying on gaming platforms and sharing of sexually explicit images and pictures”.(Pixabay)
Published on Dec 10, 2021 03:02 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

What is keeping women from going to work?

This paper has been authored by Neelanjana Gupta who works at IWWAGE. It is a part of an initiative for What Works to Advance Women and Girls in the Economy (IWWAGE) at LEAD

Women workers wearing masks pluck tea leaves at Kondoli Tea Estate, on the first day of Unlock 1 in Nagaon district of Assam on Monday.(PTI)
Published on Dec 10, 2021 02:24 PM IST

Southeast Asia reopening borders and living with Covid-19

The piece has been authored by Mehdi Hussain, assistant professor, University of Delhi & PhD research scholar, Jawaharlal Nehru University

The World Travel and Tourism Council’s estimated that travel and tourism contributed to Southeast Asia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for about $380 million in 2019 or 12% and over 42 million jobs or over 13%. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)(Photo by Capturing the human heart. on Unsplash)
Updated on Dec 10, 2021 04:44 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Decoding the Myanmar crisis: domestic factors  or external players?

The study has been conducted by Jelvin Jose, Researcher, Institute of Chinese Studies

Decoding the Myanmar crisis(Reuters)
Published on Dec 07, 2021 10:56 PM IST
ByInstitute of Chinese Studies

Need to implement Covid-19 learnings to strengthen routine immunisation

The piece has been authored by Dr Rakesh Kumar, Former Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Dr Yonette Thomas, Social Epidemiologist and Founder & CEO, UrbanHealth360, US.

India’s Covid-19 vaccination achievement has been a result of meticulous planning and joint efforts by the Centre and state government (s) on production, procurement, and supply of vaccines complemented by technological advances.
Updated on Dec 08, 2021 01:51 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Investing in adolescent development: A case for India

The study was commissioned by the Population Foundation of India and conducted by the Institute for Competitiveness.

The group suggests a sharp decline in India’s adolescent population—aged between 10 and 19 years—who comprise roughly 20% of the country’s population at the moment.
Published on Dec 04, 2021 01:26 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Goal-setting and planning for decarbonising India's power sector

The study has been authored by Daljit Singh, fellow at the Centre for Social and Economic Progress. He works on India's power sector.

Since 2010, when the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) was launched, there have been unprecedented technological and other changes in the energy sector, particularly dramatic reductions in the cost of renewable energy (RE)- based power.
Updated on Dec 13, 2021 07:35 PM IST
ByCentre for Social and Economic Progress

Citizen’s engagement is the backbone of Universal Health Coverage

Poonam Muttreja, executive director, Population Foundation of India

To achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC) goals, it is imperative to include the voices of communities, across sociocultural contexts, recognising the differential healthcare needs of people.(AP FILE)
Published on Dec 01, 2021 10:33 AM IST
ByHindustan Times

The Chinese Communist Party’s ambitious agenda

M V Rappai, Honorary Fellow, Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi

China’s online technology companies reported a huge business turnover in the domestic market for ‘singles day’ sales.
Published on Nov 29, 2021 03:21 PM IST
ByInstitute of Chinese Studies

The ASEAN agreements are not as straightforward as we imagine them to be

Harsh Mahaseth is a lecturer and PhD candidate, Jindal Global Law School, and a senior research analyst, Nehginpao Kipgen Center for Southeast Asian Studies, O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, India. Karthik Subramaniam is an undergraduate student at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, India.

The initial declaration signed between the founding members was a simply worded document containing merely five articles, affirming the establishment of the organisation while stating its names and purposes.
Updated on Nov 29, 2021 12:56 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

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.
Published on Nov 27, 2021 06:48 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

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.
Published on Nov 26, 2021 02:37 PM IST
ByHindustan Times
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