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Cellphone industry: A case for holistic self-reliance

Cellphone industry: A case for holistic self-reliance

While ramp up in FDI is critical to the Indian cellphone industry, it must not come without a corresponing improvement...
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Cellphone sector: PLI, SPECS, EMC 2.0 have laid the foundation for something big

Cellphone sector: PLI, SPECS, EMC 2.0 have laid the foundation for something big

Pankaj Mohindroo, Chairman, India Cellular & Electronics Association (ICEA), elaborates on how Indian cellphone industry catapulted itself to being the...
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Post-COVID economy: It’s not about shampoo and linen consumption anymore

Post-COVID economy: It’s not about shampoo and linen consumption anymore

Prof Ramnath Narayanswamy, IIM Bangalore, argues that consumption in India has been rather mindless, and savings need to be encouraged...
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‘Un’made in China: Achievable in good time?

‘Un’made in China: Achievable in good time?

• Many products imported by India from China can be categorized as high value-added products, which are technologically oriented, labour...
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Agri-exports: A window of opportunity for India?

Agri-exports: A window of opportunity for India?

Despite the drop in agri-exports, India may be well placed to benefit from emerging opportunities amid supply chain disruptions in...
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NEWS BUZZ

1
World Bank lends US$ 750 mn for Indian MSMEs

Coming to the rescue of MSMEs in India, which have been severely impacted by the covid-19 crisis, the World Bank approved US$ 750-million loan to India.


2
PMI, GST collections indicate recovery

Industry estimates indicate manufacturing activity in India appeared to stabilize from record lows and indirect tax collections perked up in June, suggesting resurgence from dipping demand. 


3
US production activity hits record high

With index of national factory activity jumping to a reading of 52.6, for the first time in 14 months, U.S. manufacturing activity rebounded in June.

ECONOMY

Labour

Trajectory of employment in post-COVID-19 India

COVID-19 is expected to have a deep impact on rural and...

Jeevant Rampal

“A faster economic recovery will also ensure fiscal health”

Prof Jeevant Rampal, IIM Ahmedabad, supports the argume...

Economy

Reviving the economy requires a balanced policy approach

To revive the Indian economy, the government and RBI sh...

TRADE

China

‘Un’made in China: Achievable in good time?

CATR's analysis shows that India's economic dependence ...

US-China trade war

US-China trade war: Who should blink first?

China is expected to lose more from escalation of tarif...

Exports_TPCI

Global Value Chains post-COVID: Paving the road to revival

The disruption of global value chains due to COVID-19 m...

Data Mining

Services Trade

Services sector: In the eye of the COVID-19 storm

After a positive growth performance in 2019, global services trade is expected to be directly hit by the economic fallout of COVID-19. India’s services activity showed unpreceden...

CHOPPER VIEW

Pankaj Mohindroo

Cellphone sector: PLI, SPECS, EMC 2.0 have laid the foundation for something big

Pankaj Mohindroo, Chairman, India Cellular & Electronic...

“Urban Company has developed a full stack services platform”

Varun Khaitan, Co-founder, Urban Company, is confident ...

“Digital marketing of tea can be game-changing”

Kausshal Dugarr, Founder of Teabox, feels the tea indus...

Cross selling opportunities for services will remain a key focus area

Pranay Chulet, Founder & CEO, Quikr, elaborates on how ...

PERSPECTIVES

Prof Ramnath

Post-COVID economy: It’s not about shampoo and linen consumption anymore

Prof Ramnath Narayanswamy, IIM Bangalore, argues that c...

H-1B visa ban: IT firms will find it tough to pass on extra costs

Indian IT has adapted well to US protectionism in the p...

India & US should resolve the H-1B issue bilaterally

Prof. Arpita Mukherjee, ICRIER, feels that in the after...

Deep state intervention is a must to revive the economy

Prof D. Tripati Rao, IIM Lucknow, strongly supports the...

AGRICULTURE

Dr. B K Sahu

“Agri-product storage is part of marketing strategy, not just infrastructure”

Dr. Basanta K. Sahu, Associate Professor, IIFT, argues ...

Agri-exports: A window of opportunity for India?

Despite the drop in agri-exports, India may be well pla...

Foodgrain storage losses in India: Waste not, want not

India needs to properly assess and resolve the issue of...

Post-crisis rejuvenation for Indian tea

COVID-19 has made the going tougher for the tea industr...

INDUSTRY

Cellphone_manufacturing_TPCI

Cellphone industry: A case for holistic self-reliance

While the ramp up of FDI is critical for the technology...

Solar sector: Cutting China dependence neither easy nor impossible

Gaurav Aggarwal, Vice Chairman, M/s. Sainik Industries ...

Designing Import Substitution policy for Developing Furniture Cluster in India

India should promote setting up of clusters, boosting i...

Accelerating progress towards self-sufficiency in pharma

COVID-19 crisis has amplified is the need for self-suff...

SERVICES

H1B Visa

H-1B: A self-defeating misjudgement

Despite the Trump administration's assertions to the co...

Making the most of a calamity: Case of the Indian IT industry

As it struggles with demand & supply side issues, India...

Covid-19: The fertile ground for the blossoming of neobanking in India

Neobanking offers accessibility, suitability and cost-e...

Post-Lockdown: An opportunity to regain Aatma nirbharta in Yoga

The COVID-19 lockdowns have boosted demand for yoga in...

STARTUPS & TECH

Home services

On-demand home services: Rich dividends, tough terrain

The opportunity for on-demand home services in India is...

Digital makeover of kiranas: Just a tap away?

E-commerce companies and local kirana stores can derive...

COVID-19: Assessing our enhanced digital footprint

COVID-19 has further enhanced the role of digital techn...

Startups post COVID-19: Plans perish, DNA thrives

COVID-19 has impacted strategic outlook and investor se...

PRODUCT

Saffron

Meeting India’s growing demand for saffron

India is facing serious challenges with falling saffron...

Black gold conundrum: India’s rising pepper imports

India needs to enhance adoption of scientific methods f...

Why India’s turmeric industry needs a healing touch

India is witnessing a sharp surge in turmeric imports o...

Product Profile – PPE Kit (Personal Protective Equipment)

India has ramped up its PPE supplies in a fairly short ...

MARKET

New Zealand

New Zealand: COVID-free, but economically ill

Overdependence on the external sector puts New Zealand ...

Post-lockdown Italy: Adjusting to a new normal

With other major supplying countries badly hit by COVID...

US economy: Does COVID-19 signal the end of Pax Americana?

Besides being the world's largest economy, US is also t...

Africa: Food immunity in the shadow of Covid-19

Africa must relax its import restrictions to allow coun...

WORLDVIEW

China vs World

China vs the world: Where should India stand?

As more countries rally against China on trade as well ...

Exiting the lockdown: Journey from life to livelihood

As the country looks forward to partial opening of the ...

Remote working: A double-edged sword!

Organisations need to carefully calibrate their approac...

Lessons from Chanakya Niti To Fight Covid-19

India's efforts to control the Covid-19 pandemic and pr...

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