Category: Economics

No Major Breakthrough Expected from WTO MC13

The biennial WTO 13th Ministerial Conference is scheduled to be held at Abu Dhabi from 26-29th February 2024. While hectic consultations are on and DG WTO making passionate appeal to all member nations, the overall scenario doesn’t look very promising with regards to the expected outcomes of this important Ministerial...

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B20 Recommendations to G20 for Digital Economy & Industry 4.0

The G20 countries have the opportunity to embrace innovation and transformative technologies, recognizing different digitalization maturity levels among members, that will promote fair and sustainable development across all G20 countries and around the world. A revolution underpinned by artificial intelligence and other technologies is already underway and will redefine the...

India – World’s Most Open Economic Behemoth

This year, India is expected to become the fifth largest economy in the world. It is also optimistic that it will hit the throne of the world’s third largest economy in 10 years, only after the United States and China. This vision attracts global businessmen to compete for business opportunities....

Transforming Indian Railways – From Chugging To Shinkansen –

India is amongst the fastest growing nations in the world today. However, the nation’s potential is not unleashed to the fullest given several challenges of education, job creation, and weak infrastructure amongst others. Our Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has launched several initiatives such as Make in India, Skill...

Rebooting Higher Education -Building India as a Knowledge Economy-

In my last Essay I shared my thoughts on what ails India’s Primary Education system and had suggested some possible actions. Primary education undeniably forms the foundation of a strong and progressive nation. But the criticality of Higher Education, especially for an economy such as India can not be undermined....

The ILLS of Urbanization!” Is Smart Cities the Answer

Today, India is amongst the fastest growing large economies of the world, bringing with it unprecedented rates of urbanization. India’s expected urbanization of half its population, an astounding 750 million people, by 2030 is not much different from the global trend. Prompted by people’s desires to improve their quality of...