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Crony capitalism a result of insecurity: Anantha Nageswaran

Crony capitalism a result of insecurity: Anantha Nageswaran

The license-permit-quota raj or ‘crony capitalism’ for for two decades has been the cause of corruption. It is a challenge for the Government to tackle. Ideological labels like crony capitalism are likely to mislead by taking the debate into philosophical-ideological issues. Economic analyst Anantha…


Israel rightly denounces UNHRC as kangaroo court: MD Nalapat

After the United Nations Human Rights Council, in a special Emergency Session in Geneva passed…


India and Middle-East: Complex Diplomatic Relations

During the recent political developments in the Middle-East, India has maintained its neutral…


India’s WTO talks and Food Security – A Primer

Current standoff between India and Developed Nations at the World Trade Organization over India’s Food Security Programmes and the proposed Trade Facilitation Agreement has its roots in how WTO rules are framed. India's position from the very…





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Global Innovation Index: Can India arrest its slide?

The data released by Global Innovation Index (GII) shows India at 76th position, sliding 10 places from last year. India was at 62nd rank in 2011, 64th in 2012, and 66th in 2013. India is the worst performer among BRICS nations. China is best among …

BRICS Summit 2014: Promise of the New Development Bank

The weekend after the sixth BRICS Summit, global media focused primarily on the New Development Bank that the forum finalised and also a successful multilateral engagement described as an early victory for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The new bank …

G20 Ministerial meet: Narendra Modi’s decisive TFA consent can junk Subsidy-Raj

India must give clearance to TFA before July 31 to stand with international community. Food Subsidy and stockholding of food grain is a major hurdle. It is time, Prime minister Narendra Modi uses this as an opportunity to dump Nehruvian economics …

Kerry-Hagel strategic dialogue in India ahead of Modi-Obama talks

Secretary of State John Kerry will represent the United States in an annual session of Strategic Dialogue with India, scheduled for July 31, and his visit will be followed by the Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel in early August to revitalise a …

Weekly round-up: BRICS Summit gets extensive global media coverage

The formation of BRICS Bank, bilateral talks between fellow nations, and domestic skepticism by Indian media over BRICS remained the highlights of the third day of the Summit. …

Narendra Modi’s positive impact at BRICS summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is back after the successful completion of sixth BRICS Summit, where it was decided that the New Development Bank would be set up. The purpose of the bank is to provide financial assistance for infrastructure and …

BRICS Summit 2014 concludes, global media makes Modi focus

With the conclusion of the sixth BRICS Summit, Team Niti Central brings you the round-up of all major developments on the last day of the summit and how international media reported on it. In contrast with the navel gazing by Indian media, …

Narendra Modi invites Putin, sends signal to Obama

Narendra Modi's meeting with Russian President, Vladimir Putin has set the right chord. While India-Russia plans to further strategic relationship, the Prime Minister has sent some clear signals to America ahead of his US visit, scheduled in …

India leading BRICS Bank bodes well for future says Samir Saran

BRICS Summit’s decision to establish a development bank gives a sense of achievement for India as well as fellow nations. India has invested the most in the Bank after much deliberation during the last years. Author and commentator Samir Saran …

We should not play US card with China: R Vaidyanathan

By engaging with China and Japan, Narendra Modi has changed the game in order to make sure that India emerges stronger. But there are certain powers who may not be pleased with this rise. Listen to R Vaidyanathan, Professor at IIM-Bangalore, who …

Narendra Modi addresses BRICS – Quick Take

Prime Minister Narendra Modi made his debut on the global stage of diplomacy at the BRICS Summit being held in Brazil by congratulating President Dilma Rousseff, the people, and the Government of Brazil for successfully hosting the Football World …

Global Media on #NaMoinBrics

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s scheduled BRICS visit, global media got frenzied over the coming India-China encounter along with many parallels drawn between Modi’s political rise and Brazil’s domestic political …

BRICS Bank: India keen on headquarters, China promoting personal agenda

The annual BRICS Summit in the Brazilian cities of Brasilia and Fortaleza will witness the launch of BRICS Development Bank which will strengthen these fast-emerging economies in coming years. …

Budget 2014 is promising and will deliver

With a bold steps for economic revival and a ‘directional’ roadmap, Modi Government’s maiden Budget was presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Ravi Gururaj, current chair of NASSCOM Product Council speaks to Niti Central …

Budget 2014: Job creating, balanced and aspirational

Narendra Modi, in his campaign, had promised to take India to the next level. This Budget clearly shows the intent to fulfill that promise. The Budget has dealt with job creation, boosting the manufacturing sector, girl child education, …

Narendra Modi’s pragmatism reminds of Jean Monnet

Europe had the fortune to have Jean Monnet who, with sheer will, vision and obstinacy, worked towards making Europe a concrete reality with common institutions which helped reduce to nil the possibility of conflict between the …

Budget 2014: Education in India needs revisit and reform

Amid high expectations from the upcoming Union Budget 2014, writer and advisor for education, Meeta Sengupta speaks to Niti Central explaining how accountability along with upgrades in education sector should be Modi Government’s top priority. …








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