Insights into Editorial: An elusive quest to internationalize renminbi + MINDMAPS on Issues

Insights into Editorial: An elusive quest to internationalize renminbi + MINDMAPS on Issues 05 December 2015 China’s Renminbi was recently inducted by the International Monetary Fund into its Special Drawing Rights (SDR) Basket alongside the dollar, euro, pound sterling and yen. This is being seen as a victory for Beijing’s campaign for recognition as a …

Insights into Editorial: Is India actually free of Polio? + MINDMAPS on Current Issues

Insights into Editorial: Is India actually free of Polio? + MINDMAPS on Current Issues 04 December 2015 India has not reported a single case of polio caused by the wild polio virus (WPV) since January 2012. Hence, India was declared polio free in 2014 by the World Health Organization. But, it should be noted here …

Insights into Editorial: Uniqueness of India’s smart cities + MINDMAPS on Current Issues

Insights into Editorial: Uniqueness of India’s smart cities + MINDMAPS on Current Issues 03 December 2015   India is moving to its cities and it is now widely accepted that urban centres will be critical to country’s overall cultural and economic growth. But it is also clear that, because of the absence of proper planning …

Insights into Editorial: Unshackling the states from central schemes + MINDMAPS on Issues

Insights into Editorial: Unshackling the states from central schemes + MINDMAPS on Issues 02 December 2015 Over the years, proliferation of the centrally sponsored schemes (CSS) has greatly curbed the autonomy of the state governments. The greater the devolution through these one-size-fits-all CSS, the lesser is the untied fund available to the state governments. Hence, …

Insights into Editorial: Why government must hire more + MINDMAPS on Current Issues

Insights into Editorial: Why government must hire more + MINDMAPS on Current Issues 01 December 2015 In the midst of the voices being raised against the recommendations made by the seventh pay commission, there are few people who have wholeheartedly welcomed the recommendations made. It’s true that these recommendations will have a fiscal impact, but …