Monthly Archives: July 2017

From the Editor

Radhakishan Damani is the 17th wealthiest entrepreneur of India. As per media reports, the market capitalisation of his company, Indian Avenue Supermarts Ltd is almost Rs. 40,000 crore (over $6 billion). Nobody would question Radhakishan Damani if his companies were … Continue reading

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MERGER OF OIL COMPANIES : Caught on the wrong foot

Investments depend on risk-taking abilities, especially for spending money on overseas ventures, and autonomy. The State-owned oil companies possess neitherhttp. Vertically-integrated oil majors make sense if these too are handed over to the managements. http://www.gfilesindia.com/merger-of-oil-companies-caught-on-the-wrong-foot/

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NITI Ayog : Where is the transformation?

AT The Economic Times’s Global Business Summit in mid-January 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi clearly laid out his Transformation Agenda. After presenting a provocative poser-“India is a $2-trillion economy today. Can we not dream of an India with a $20-trillion … Continue reading

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IAS Exams : What are we testing?

Agreat number of educated youths in the country aspire to join the Indian civil services and work for the country. For being successful in their efforts, they have to pass through three gateways, namely (i) preliminary examination; (ii) main examination … Continue reading

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RERA: An Elixir for Real Estate Sector

ON December 8, 2014, home buyers in the NCR (National Capital Region) staged a massive rally at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi against majority of builders operating in the NCR region. Since then there have been multiple protests, petitions and pleas … Continue reading

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Demonetisation hits human trafficking

Demonetisation scheme announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in November 2016 was aimed, among other things, to hit out at black money, parallel economy and criminal activities. As we cross the six-month threshold, Abhishek Narain analyses whether the decision has … Continue reading

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IATA AGM : Business of Freedom

While revenues are increasing, earnings are being squeezed by rising fuel, labour and maintenance expenses. Finding alternative means to keep flying secure without the inconvenience of the current laptop ban, combating human trafficking, implementing the Carbon Offset and Reduction Scheme … Continue reading

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IATA AGM : An Engine of Commerce

CANCUN meeting is to promote safe, reliable and affordable air transport. We do that for the benefit of the people of the world and to foster commerce through collaboration and cooperation. This year more than four billion passengers will rely … Continue reading

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FARMERS’ STIR IN MADHYA PRADESH : Self delusional edifice crumbles

THE farmer stir that claimed six lives in police firing in Mandsaur on June 5 may have petered out, but its aftereffects are still being felt in Madhya Pradesh politics and the government. Aftermath of the stir is manifest at … Continue reading

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Paresh Baruah rings alarm bells

With the demise of SS Khaplang, the legendary Naga rebel who abrogated truce with India in 2015, Indian security agencies have reasons to be worried. Now it will be Paresh Baruah, the reckless ULFA (Independent) boss who will call shots … Continue reading

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