Fight against pollution: India set to achieve Paris targets Editorial 24th Dec’20 FinancialExpress

India and Paris Agreement: The Paris agreement that India signed in 2015, was India’s inflexion point (moment of dramatic change) in its fight against pollution. Specifically, under the Paris agreement, India committed to meet three targets by 2030: Cut greenhouse gas emissions intensity of its GDP by 33-35% (vs 2005 levels) Increase non-fossil fuel-based powerContinue reading “Fight against pollution: India set to achieve Paris targets Editorial 24th Dec’20 FinancialExpress”

Factory of the world Editorial 28th Nov’20 TimesOfIndia

Global efforts at diversifying supply chains: Global companies have stepped up efforts of diversifying their supply chains in the wake of the Covid-19-induced disruptions and US-China trade tensions. They are looking to implement the ‘China Plus One’ strategy i.e., not depending on China alone for any supplies, and looking for more locations. For example, largeContinue reading “Factory of the world Editorial 28th Nov’20 TimesOfIndia”

How India’s economy can gain from opportunities thrown up after Covid Editorial 1st Jun’20 LiveMint

Covid-19 impacted the economy hard: Given India’s population density and modest health infrastructure, the government had no option but to order a complete lockdown when coronavirus reached India’s shores. As the country stayed indoors, the economy was dealt a crushing blow. Preparing for post-Covid world: While both the central government and the Reserve Bank ofContinue reading “How India’s economy can gain from opportunities thrown up after Covid Editorial 1st Jun’20 LiveMint”

Retributive justice Editorial 6th Dec’19 TheHindu

Headline : Retributive justice Editorial 6th Dec’19 TheHindu Details : Outcry for women’s safety after Hyderabad incident: The heinous rape and murder of a veterinarian in Hyderabad in late November shook the collective conscience of India. It resulted in an outcry for justice for the victim and outrage over the persisting lack of safety for womenContinue reading “Retributive justice Editorial 6th Dec’19 TheHindu”

An independent fiscal watchdog for Parliament Editorial 21st Sep’19 TheHindu

Headline : An independent fiscal watchdog for Parliament Editorial 21st Sep’19 TheHindu Details : Access to all of good quality analysis on economic, fiscal or financial matters is important for democracy: For an effective democracy, it is important for our electorate and the representatives to have an independent, non-partisan source for these hard facts and evidence. This isContinue reading “An independent fiscal watchdog for Parliament Editorial 21st Sep’19 TheHindu”

Price controls can do more harm than good Editorial 3rd Sep’19 Livemint

Headline : Price controls can do more harm than good Editorial 3rd Sep’19 Livemint Details : Logic behind pricing of pharmaceutical products: Many healthcare products such as pharmaceutical drugs require years of research and millions of dollars to develop. Even after that, there is always the risk of a new medicine failing to pass human trials. AsContinue reading “Price controls can do more harm than good Editorial 3rd Sep’19 Livemint”

Automobile industry: Analysis

Headline : Putting the pedal to the metal Editorial 6th Sep’19 TheHindu Details : Automobile industry: The automobile industry is notoriously cyclical (that is, it sees frequent cycles of ups and downs). It is also a lead indicator for economic growth. The industry is also a lead indicator for economic growth. It has been slowing down forContinue reading “Automobile industry: Analysis”

Bank merger announcement is a needless distraction Editorial 5th Sep’19 IndianExpress

Headline : Bank merger announcement is a needless distraction Editorial 5th Sep’19 IndianExpress Details : Public Sector Bank (PSB) merger: In a major reform measure, the Union Finance Ministry has announced the merger of 10 public sector banks (PSBs) into four entities. Seen as a response to slowdown: The announcement comes in the wake of growthContinue reading “Bank merger announcement is a needless distraction Editorial 5th Sep’19 IndianExpress”

Science for disaster management Editorial 31st Aug’19 TimesOfIndia

Headline : Science for disaster management Editorial 31st Aug’19 TimesOfIndia Details : Managing disaster and emergency risks: In an increasingly interconnected world, disaster and emergency risks are becoming more complex and difficult to manage. Therefore, it is critically important to optimise the application of scientific and technological capabilities to understand, reduce and manage disaster and emergencyContinue reading “Science for disaster management Editorial 31st Aug’19 TimesOfIndia”

A road map to transforming India’s energy Editorial 30th Aug’19 HindustanTimes

Headline : A road map to transforming India’s energy Editorial 30th Aug’19 HindustanTimes Details : India progressing: Forty years ago, India barely had a car manufacturer, was way behind in the space race, and had an insignificant IT sector. Today, India is the world’s fourth largest car manufacturer, and is set to become only the fourth countryContinue reading “A road map to transforming India’s energy Editorial 30th Aug’19 HindustanTimes”

India’s water crisis: All stakeholders must come together Editorial 29th Aug’19 HindustanTimes

Headline : India’s water crisis: All stakeholders must come together Editorial 29th Aug’19 HindustanTimes Details : Water stress in India: India is home to 17% of world’s population, but has only 4% of the world’s fresh water resources. At present, 75% of Indian households do not have access to drinking water, and close to 90% of ruralContinue reading “India’s water crisis: All stakeholders must come together Editorial 29th Aug’19 HindustanTimes”

Appointment of CDS will fill a void in India’s defence system Editorial 16th Aug’19 IndianExpress

Headline : Appointment of CDS will fill a void in India’s defence system Editorial 16th Aug’19 IndianExpress Details : PM announcing the creation of CDS: One of the most significant announcements made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Independence Day in 2019 is the creation of a Chief of Defence Staff (CDS). The CDS is expectedContinue reading “Appointment of CDS will fill a void in India’s defence system Editorial 16th Aug’19 IndianExpress”

August 2019- Week 2: Q&A, Editorial Analysis

1) Incisive interventions that blunt the RTI’s edge Editorial 10th Aug’19 TheHindu https://upscexpress.com/2019/08/10/incisive-interventions-that-blunt-the-rtis-edge-editorial-10th-aug19-thehindu/ 2) While the frequency of forest fire appears to have increased in the country, India’s approach towards forest fire management has significant gaps. Elucidate. (10 marks) https://upscexpress.com/2019/08/10/while-the-frequency-of-forest-fire-appears-to-have-increased-in-the-country-indias-approach-towards-forest-fire-management-has-significant-gaps-elucidate-10-marks-2/ 3) What is the significance of the UN Security Council? Discuss the need for reformsContinue reading “August 2019- Week 2: Q&A, Editorial Analysis”

Economy: RBI has done its bit, now over to the government Editorial 9th Aug’19 HindustanTimes

Headline : RBI has done its bit, now over to the government Editorial 9th Aug’19 HindustanTimes Details : Rate cut by RBI: Inflation is within control. The economy is slowing down.  RBI has lowered its growth projections for the first half of the year sharply. The RBI’s projections indicate that it expects growth to improve in theContinue reading “Economy: RBI has done its bit, now over to the government Editorial 9th Aug’19 HindustanTimes”

Five actions to turbocharge India’s public healthcare Editorial 7th Apr’19 IndianExpress

Headline : Five actions to turbocharge India’s public healthcare Editorial 7th Apr’19 IndianExpress  Details :  India’s rising population has great health services need: India has the world’s second largest population which went from 760 million in 1985 and doubled in size by 2015. This rapid rise in population has not seen an appropriate increase in health servicesContinue reading “Five actions to turbocharge India’s public healthcare Editorial 7th Apr’19 IndianExpress”

Languages and civilisation Editorial 5th Apr’19 IndianExpress

Headline : Languages and civilisation Editorial 5th Apr’19 IndianExpress  Details :  Importance of language: Language is a tool for intellectual and emotional expression. Language is a vehicle for the transmission of culture, scientific knowledge and a worldview across generations. It is the vital, unseen thread that links the past with the present. The great Indian poet AcharyaContinue reading “Languages and civilisation Editorial 5th Apr’19 IndianExpress”

Editorial : Agriculture sector

Headline : Time for India to relook the agricultural sector Editorial 30th Mar’19 FinancialExpress Details : India’s progress in agriculture: India has made significant strides in agriculture and food security since independence. It has transformed from a food deficit nation to ensuring its food security despite an almost four-fold increase in population. But time has come toContinue reading “Editorial : Agriculture sector”

A-SAT tech gives India diplomatic bargaining power Editorial 28th Mar’19 LiveMint

Headline : A-SAT tech gives India diplomatic bargaining power Editorial 28th Mar’19 LiveMint Details :  Anti-Satellite (ASAT) missile test: India has successfully conducted an Anti-Satellite (ASAT) missile test. Conducting the test under Mission Shakti, India demonstrated the capability to destroy a satellite in the low earth orbit (LEO) at about 300 km above the earth’s surface, using anContinue reading “A-SAT tech gives India diplomatic bargaining power Editorial 28th Mar’19 LiveMint”

China slowdown presents India an opportunity to shine Editorial 20th Feb’19 LiveMint

China slowdown presents India an opportunity to shine Editorial 20th Feb’19 LiveMint Details : Middle income trap: Many countries that have succeeded in moving out of mass poverty (through rapid economic growth) have struggled in their effort to move to mass prosperity. Research by economists showed that the most common point when inertia sets inContinue reading “China slowdown presents India an opportunity to shine Editorial 20th Feb’19 LiveMint”