Saturday, July 2, 2022
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...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-budget-2022-is-high-on-big-plans-short-on-a-reality-check Budget-22: Sightless and derelict RN Bhaskar Everybody was aware that the three critical problems confronting India are unemployment, health, and education. One expected Budget-22 to address them. To some extent, the employment issue may have been addressed (not entirely though).  But health...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-is-google-using-its-power-and-popularity-responsibly Google brush with the regulators in India But many answers are not forthcoming RN Bhaskar Google is expected to do the unusual all the time.  It has many firsts to its credit. It changed the search engine ecosystem.  The music video environment....
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-maharashtra-wants-to-raise-money-through-an-unequal-na-tax-even-while-waiving-other-taxes Maharashtra's new, unfair and controversial, real estate tax laws RN Bhaskar In December 2021, the government of Maharashtra began sending non-agricultural tax (NA Tax) demand notices to residents in some parts of Mumbai. This was based on legislations that the state...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-wrong-diagnosis-and-refusal-to-accept-warning-signals-were-responsible-for-indias-slippage India's economy - the clock is invariably slow Ah! the clock is always slow.// It is later than you think – Robert W Service (https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/46651/it-is-later-than-you-think) RN Bhaskar There was a time when most people had the confidence that the economy would be pulled...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-treatment-meted-out-to-edible-oil-reflects-the-concern-for-farmer-welfare Edible oil and agriculture in India RN Bhaskar The government works hard to project itself as being farmer-friendly.  It likes to maintain that it is committed to a self-reliant India (atma nirbhar Bharat).  But if one looks at the government’s policies...