Insights into Editorial: What Brexit means for the EU and its partners

Insights into Editorial: What Brexit means for the EU and its partners Context: On January 31, 2020, the United Kingdom left the European Union. Britain has officially left the European Union (EU) and has become the first country to leave the 28-member bloc. Nevertheless, we have always respected the sovereign decision of 52% of the …

Insights into Editorial: Growing wealth inequality doesn’t bode well for India’s future

Insights into Editorial: Growing wealth inequality doesn’t bode well for India’s future Context: The policy world has witnessed the ripples caused by Oxfam releasing its Annual Inequality Report ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos. Every year, this report captures staggering increases in global wealth inequality over the years. This year, the report established …

Insights into Editorial: Changes in 1971 abortion law, and why India feels it necessary

Insights into Editorial: Changes in 1971 abortion law, and why India feels it necessary Context: The Union Cabinet cleared a long-pending change to the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971 that raises the legally permissible limit for an abortion to 24 weeks from the current 20 weeks. The Union cabinet has done well to approve …

Insights into Editorial: Economic Survey 2020 takes a cue from China for creation of 8 crore jobs

Insights into Editorial: Economic Survey 2020 takes a cue from China for creation of 8 crore jobs Context: Finance Minister tabled the Economic Survey 2019-20 in the Parliament after a joint address by President Ram Nath Kovind to both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. Prepared by Chief Economic Advisor, the Economic Survey gives a review …

Insights into Editorial: Will Budget 2020 work in getting the Indian economy back on track?

Insights into Editorial: Will Budget 2020 work in getting the Indian economy back on track? Context: Union Budget of India is the country’s comprehensive Annual Financial Statement. The Union Budget consists of a detailed account of the government’s finances, its revenues from various sources and expenditures to be incurred on different activities that it will …