Make in India, Digital India, Startup India and the Smart Cities project were all aimed at creating jobs for the country’s youth, but the government has failed to deliver on that promise.
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The ‘Make In India’ campaign aims to make India a global manufacturing hub, but RBI data suggests that both FDI in manufacturing and the percentage of FDI flowing to manufacturing declined in 2015-16.
The amended law does a disservice both to the children who want to study but do not have the means, and to the state that owes its future to them.
Countries such as Malaysia are winning business at India’s expense, resulting in lost revenue, accolades, profits and taxes.
Readers unfamiliar with what happened in Gujarat at the time might be forgiven for believing the Gulberg society convictions are the result of Modi’s ceaseless quest for justice. Nothing could be further from the truth.
It makes little sense today to play catch-up with a Chinese model that may have worked well in its own time and place, but one which the next wave of the digital technology looks set to steam-roll into oblivion.
The agricultural sector has been neglected when in fact it has the potential to reboot the economy. Arun Jaitley’s focus should therefore be on revitalising agriculture. Budget 2016 provides the opportunity to do this.
Public art in Mumbai, never very edifying, has been joined by some colourful and strange installations in different parts of the city.
As the government focuses on transforming India into a global manufacturing hub, the high-cost domestic steel industry could be a spoke in the wheels of such plans
The “Make In India” campaign was launched with the twin objectives of growing the share of manufacturing in India’s GDP and of generating massive employment opportunities for India’s teeming young population. The vision, articulated in September 2014, was timely, following on the success of the Indian Mars Mission. A total of 25 […]
India’s industrial development has gone through three distinct phases. Prime Minister Modi’s ‘Make in India’ is the fourth such initiative. It is in India’s interest that this attempt succeeds in taking manufacturing’s share in GDP to 25% by 2025.
Bilateral cooperation between the two countries, which have civilisational links, can be increased in several areas.
A new report brings out the appalling conditions of migrant workers, mostly female, coming to work in Bangalore’s garment factories.
When the Modi government came into power in May 2014, it found itself inheriting a host of legacy issues resulting from the after-effects of global recession and UPA II’s financial misadventures. There was a deep macroeconomic instability brought about by the high fiscal and current account deficits, raging […]
One year after closure of the Nokia factory in Sriperumbudur, it is not clear that the government has learned any lessons from the failure of that celebrated manufacturing venture.
For Gandhi and his colleagues, khadi represented a swadeshi that was not based on parochial nationalism. It was their answer to the demand for economic justice and dignity for India’s millions.
A shocking new report on the automotive sector questions whether manufacturing in India can ever deliver on its promises without offering a safe environment for workers.
In conversation with the Gabonese foreign minister Pacome Moubelet-Boubeya about Gabon’s economy, its ties with India, Africa and more.
Up to $30 billion in defence deals could be unlocked with the new policy. But the fine print will decide whether it will give a leg up to Indian firms and reduce the country’s dependence on costly imports.
Foreign firms are the growth engine for Vietnam’s high-technology exports, which reached 27% as a percentage of its total manufactured exports in 2014.
The stylish politician will have to fight a formidable array of opponents who have entrenched support bases
The National Security Council Secretariat, headed by top spy Ajit Doval, may have received a staggering 311% increase in funds this year to tackle issues at the intersection of cybersecurity and nuclear weapon delivery systems.
“This seminar is not organised to raise an alternative narrative but to raise the true nationalist narrative in our educational system,” RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said during the proceedings.
While most policy discourse tends to argue for an increase in healthcare spending to improve overall services, little attention is paid to the quality of healthcare facilities.
A delegation of Indian IT industry body Nasscom will be visiting Washington in the last week of February to lobby against changes to visa regulations that could hurt the country’s $150 billion industry.
They have condemned US President Donald Trump’s immigration policies on the grounds that it will tear families apart and is anti-immigrant.
The Shekatkar committee report represents a starting point and makes a valuable suggestion – non-combat organisations must be reviewed and restructured.
Even when several government departments and ministries collect data across institutions and other stakeholders, these are not in line with standard definitions.
Speaking at the external affairs ministry’s mid-term press conference, M.J. Akbar criticised the trilateral meeting on Taliban for excluding Afghanistan.
Arrested under the draconian Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, the musicians of the Kabir Kala Manch say their “spirit is undaunted” and that they will continue to perform.
Universalising pensions and maternity benefits is a rare case of consensus between the government, economists favouring basic income and civil society groups.
Large companies have begun their ground work, but small and medium enterprises don’t seem ready for the new tax regime.
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Sujoy Guha has spent 37 years trying to realise Risug, a long-term use reversible male contraceptive – itself an unusual thing. It should have come to be more than a decade ago.
Before the bill is signed into law by President Barack Obama, it must pass the Senate where it is yet to be tabled.
This comes after India’s recent entry into the MTCR with questions being raised in the US about the policy governing access to Indian launch services.
In the first of a two-part interview, former foreign secretary Shyam Saran discusses India’s bid to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group with Siddharth Varadarajan, founding editor of The Wire.
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