Sunday, May 22, 2022
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-us-could-bankrupt-the-entire-world-in-a-years-time The world will burn in the US-Russia-Ukraine oil fires RN Bhaskar For people who think that the Ukraine-Russia war will soon get over, and life could go back to normal, there could be a big shock coming. Within six months or...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-us-russia-ukraine-will-cause-inflation-to-soar-and-currencies-to-tumble The US gambit with Ukraine and Russia will scorch the entire world RN Bhaskar Almost two months have transpired since the Ukraine-Russia-NATO-USA spat began.  As mentioned in these columns, this was a war that the US wanted, and got (https://asiaconverge.com/2022/02/ukraine-the-war-that-usa-wants/).  It...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-demographics-and-weaponsising-unemployables Policy watch Short-tenure recruitment of unemployables in the army will weaponise them RN Bhaskar Last fortnight, the government let it be known it was contemplating introducing short term recruitment – of three year tenures – into the Indian army (https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/armed-forces-may-soon-recruit-soldiers-on-short-term-contracts/articleshow/90671646.cms?from=mdr). According to...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-focus-on-dignity-and-employment-not-distribution-of-doles Wealth generation and dignity more important than distribution of doles RN Bhaskar The finance minister has been singing praises (https://www.freepressjournal.in/india/india-kept-extreme-poverty-at-bay-in-pandemic-years-imf-working-paper) for the Prime Minister’s Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY). Under this scheme, free foodgrain was given away to needy...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-unintended-consequences-of-the-ban-on-cow-slaughter Uttar Pradesh and its cow problem RN Bhaskar Yogi Adityanath should be a worried man  He has a problem born of his own creation. His state has been one of the most belligerent in its enforcement of the ban on cow...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-fresh-evidence-confirms-agreement-on-limiting-nato-in-russia-ukraine-crisis Ukraine - The US rings the death knell for global banking and business RN Bhaskar This is the way the world ends not with a bang but a whimper -- TS. Eliot, ‘The Hollow Men’   Ever since the Ukraine Russia US conflict...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/ukraine-the-war-that-usa-wants The Ukraine war may revive the Pearl Harbour bombing of 1941 RN Bhaskar The war will end.  The leaders will shake hands. The old woman will keep waiting for her martyred son. The girl will wait for her beloved husband.  And those...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-can-sebi-pick-up-the-broken-pieces-in-the-nse-chitra-ramakrishnan-case Can SEBI pick up the broken pieces in the NSE-Chitra case? By RN Bhaskar On 11 February 2022, SEBI comes out with an order (No. WTM/AB/MRD/DSA/21/2021-22), authored by which Ananta Barua, Whole Time Member of the Securities and Exchange Board of...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-is-this-all-that-a-double-engine-growth-can-achieve-in-uttar-pradesh Uttar Pradesh: A double engine policy means little if the tracks are poorly aligned RN Bhaskar The government is fond of talking about a double engine growth in Uttar Pradesh (UP).  In the recently tabled Union Budget, it talked about a...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-hydrogen-could-be-the-next-big-energy-source Hydrogen could become the most attractive fuel worldwide RN Bhaskar On 3 February 2022, Japan’s energy agency NEDO, decided to hold a webinar on Hydrogen and the Fuel Cell perspective in Japan.  It was one of the first attempts by any...