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Editorials

To read and reflect upon party manifestos as a voter amid the theatrics of the electoral competition may seem like a dull activity. Moreover, do principles and manifestos appeal to the voters in an....

The gross collections of the goods and services tax (GST) rose to a new high in April 2024 with the numbers touching ₹2.1 lakh crore. This is yet another landmark achievement after the introduction of....

The fundamental expectation from the Election Commission involves ensuring the adherence to the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) in letter and spirit and, thereby, the free and fairness of the electoral....

The World Economic Outlook, a flagship publication of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), provides interesting insights into the pace and structure of the global recovery. The report notes that the....

The Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject for 2024 were released earlier in April. Partnering with the global academic publishing giant, Elsevier, the QS rankings feature 55....

Is the deliberative exercise of elections in a functioning demo­cracy meant to acquire legitimacy for an agenda of foregrounding the values of equality and fraternity or to strengthen the sanction for....

The Lancet forecasts on the expected trends in the global fertility rates and live births over the course of the 21st century provide very interesting insights on the demographic changes unfurling in....

The fiscal year ended on a positive note with the country’s foreign exchange reserves (FERs) touching a new all-time high of $642.6 billion on 22 March 2024. This surge was facilitated by a sharp....

The University Grants Commission (UGC) announced a new set of guidelines for PhD admissions via a public notice on 27 March 2024. These guidelines were approved following an expert committee’s....

The India Employment Report 2024 provides interesting insights into the evolution of the labour market in recent decades and the emerging challenges. The report, brought out by the International....

India’s place in the global human development index (HDI) rankings crept up a notch to 134 in 2022, one rung above that in the previous year. The country which is in the medium human development....

In a historic decision in the case of Association for Democratic Reforms and Anr v Union of India and Ors, the Supreme Court has declared the electoral bonds scheme “unconstitutional and manifestly....

Following numerous reports of human–wildlife confrontations throughout Kerala, the state cabinet has resolved to categorise it as a “state-specific disaster” in March 2024. The activities of the State....

The First Revised Estimates of National Income, Consumption Expenditure, Saving and Capital Formation, 2022–23 brought out by the National Statistical Office indicate some disturbing trends. The major....

T he issue of reservation for the Maratha community has been simmering in Maharashtra over the last four decades with a varying degree of intensity. The last 10 years have seen a persistent churn over....