Wednesday, January 29, 2020
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/economy/policy/pre-budget-series-barbarians-at-the-gates-of-education-4824521.html Pre-Budget-series - III Please save education from the wolves RN Bhaskar  --  17 January 2020 Dear Finance Minister: I write this note both as a journalist as well as a person closely involved with the world of academics. And also as a concerned...
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/commodities/gold-needs-some-very-urgently-needed-policy-changes-4820471.html Policy changes for gold urgently required RN Bhaskar  -- January 15, 2020 Successive governments in India have waffled on gold policies for long (http://www.asiaconverge.com/2019/11/urgent-needfor-gold-reforms/). As a result, the entire gold trade was allowed to either go underground, or go to seed. The...
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/economy/budget-2020-to-fix-the-slowing-economy-begin-with-agriculture-4810561.html Pre-Budget #1 Economic revival must begin with agriculture RN Bhaskar  --  13 January 2020 Another Budget season is just round the corner.  The finance minister and even the prime minister are determined to show that they can introduce measures that can revive...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/interviews/nps-is-a-low-cost-high-service-oriented-old-age-security-program Asvin Parekh reiterates that NPS is a low-cost, high service oriented, old age security program By S. Narayanan and RN Bhaslkar  --  Monday, December 23, 2019 That is what Ashvin Parekh, Chairman of the National Pension System (NPS) Trust says. This...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/india/free-farmers Free the farmer from the government and from middlemen RN Bhaskar  -- Monday, December 23, 2019 Agriculture may contribute to just 14 per cent of India’s GDP, even though it engages over 50 per cent of of its working population India is...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/banking-is-becoming-messier-in-india-rn-bhaskar The easiest way to thieve is by focussing on banks RN Bhaskar  --  19 December 2019 In her statement before Parliament on November 19, 2019, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman stated that public sector banks had reported fraud worth Rs 95,760 crore...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/china-has-a-better-version-of-panchayati-raj Want a panchayati raj model? Look to China's social governance RN Bhaskar  -- 12 Dec 2019 China is about to launch a new national programme promoting social governance. On November 17, 2019, the People’s Government of Wuxing District, Houzhou, China, held...
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/ningbos-rise-as-the-worlds-largest-port-has-lessons-for-india-4719711.html Ningbo was India's trading partner even 2,000 years ago; then the Indian government turned myopic about trade RN Bhaskar  --  11 Dec, 2019 Last year, the world-port-ranking underwent a change, when Ningbo-Zhoushan in south east China became the largest port in...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/business/blending-education-and-the-belt-road-initiative How BRI moves towards skill development and education By Jescilia Karayamparambil and RN Bhaskar December 09, 2019 Mumbai: By the end of August 2019, China has been able to strike deals with not just 136 countries but also 30 international organisations to...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/business/walk-through-this-model-village-of-china By Jescilia Karayamparambil and RN Bhaskar The Yu village model has lessons for everyone December 6, 2019 While this is a model village backed by development and flourishing ecology; there is yet another interesting concept that the villagers have embraced. Anji / China:...