Insights into Editorial: Key steps to kick-starting the economy

Insights into Editorial: Key steps to kick-starting the economy   Current status of the Economy: From the level of 8.1% in the fourth quarter of 2017-18, quarterly GDP growth fell to 4.5% in the second quarter of 2019-20, a fall of 3.6 percentage points. This steady decline must have had an adverse impact on employment …

Insights into Editorial: What connects the NPR, NRIC and Census?

Insights into Editorial: What connects the NPR, NRIC and Census? In News: As protests spread all across the country against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), 2019 and the proposed National Register of Indian Citizens (NRIC), West Bengal and Kerala suspended work related to the preparation and update of the National Population Register (NPR) in their …

Insights into Editorial: Making capital out of political rivalry

Insights into Editorial: Making capital out of political rivalry Context: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy hinted that the South African model of three capitals was best suited in his State and that his government would work towards this. In South Africa, the administrative capital is in Pretoria, its national legislature in Cape …

Insights Into Editorial: Why is it taking so long to label fast food?

Insights into Editorial: Why is it taking so long to label fast food?   In News: The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) unveiled a new study which showed that salt and fat in an array of “junk food” was well above proposed regulatory thresholds. The packaged and fast foods analysed were chips, savouries, pizzas …

Insights Into Editorial: Unfulfilled promise: On Personal Data Protection Bill

Insights Into Editorial: Unfulfilled promise: On Personal Data Protection Bill Context: India’s Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 starts encouragingly, seeking to protect “the privacy of individuals relating to their personal data”. But by the end, it is clear it is not designed to deliver on the promise. It rightly requires handlers of data to abide …