Opinion

Securities and Exchange Board of India (Photo: Reuters)
Securities and Exchange Board of India (Photo: Reuters)

Karvy crisis is just what the doctor ordered for Sebi

Hopefully, the Karvy fiasco will result in some tough decisions by the markets regulator

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das (PTI)
RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das (PTI)

Opinion | After RBI’s pause, expect further easing next year

The central bank has also clearly stated that there is space for additional easing and the current decision should therefore be interpreted as a 'temporary pause'

If survey reports are to reproduce administrative data, there is no need of independent surveys (Photo: Mint)
If survey reports are to reproduce administrative data, there is no need of independent surveys (Photo: Mint)

Opinion | Survey data and government claims need not always match

Let’s not discredit the findings of statistical surveys that are conducted among real respondents

Any central bank has to walk the fine line of balancing between controlling inflation and promoting growth.
Any central bank has to walk the fine line of balancing between controlling inflation and promoting growth.

RBI will soon re-administer rate cut medicine to cure the slowdown viral

The important takeaway from this review meeting is that the policy stance and the communication tone in the post-policy media conference were clearly accommodative

One of the most critical crises that we face today is access to potable water
One of the most critical crises that we face today is access to potable water

Opinion | Environmental challenges call for a holistic approach

Mankind’s progress has had unintended consequences on the environment. These include climate change, extreme weather events and the reduced availability of potable water

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Why do we need end-to-end encryption?
Why do we need end-to-end encryption?

End-to-end encryption: The heart of data security in today’s digital world

How does end-to-end encryption work in preventing people with malicious intent from using personal information for nefarious means? As the basic building block of data security, end-to-end encryption functions using encryption algorithms and 'keys'

With the World Tourism Organization predicting that 50 million Indians will travel abroad in 2020, up from 23 million in 2017, PM Narendra Modi’s call this year for us to visit 15 tourist destinations within the country by 2022 could not be better timed
With the World Tourism Organization predicting that 50 million Indians will travel abroad in 2020, up from 23 million in 2017, PM Narendra Modi’s call this year for us to visit 15 tourist destinations within the country by 2022 could not be better timed

Opinion | Let’s step on the gas and get domestic tourism booming

Our more adventurous friends who decided to drive from Delhi to Kullu had 18 hours spent on the road to regret their decision as they made their way through serpentine traffic jams

Delays in payments for construction projects, such as those funded by Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services, precipitated the recent shadow banking crisis. (Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
Several such gruesome cases have continued to emerge over the week, even as protesters are holding rallies and expressing outrage on social media. (Reuters )
Several such gruesome cases have continued to emerge over the week, even as protesters are holding rallies and expressing outrage on social media. (Reuters )

Opinion | Another gangrape in Unnao

What adds insult to the national injury here is that this is scarcely the first incident of violence against women this week

PAN is a 10-digit alphanumeric number issued by the government’s income tax department. (Mint)
PAN is a 10-digit alphanumeric number issued by the government’s income tax department. (Mint)

Opinion | Convergence of Pan and Aadhaar: A step in the right direction

  • Successive governments have taken various policy initiatives over the years towards achieving this objective, including steps to increase the taxpayer base
  • PAN is a 10-digit alphanumeric number issued by the government’s income tax department

Former prime minister Manmohan Singh, senior Congress leader Dr. Karan Singh, former vice-president Hamid Ansari, former President Pranab Mukherjee and EAM S Jaishankar pay tributes to former prime minister IK Gujran on his 100th birth anniversary, in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)
Former prime minister Manmohan Singh, senior Congress leader Dr. Karan Singh, former vice-president Hamid Ansari, former President Pranab Mukherjee and EAM S Jaishankar pay tributes to former prime minister IK Gujran on his 100th birth anniversary, in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)

Opinion | The lapse of 1984

Manmohan Singh's words should serve as an occasion for us to reflect on the very notion that citizens’ lives should depend on the response of an individual in a position of power

Mumbai: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das during RBI's bi-monthly monetary policy review meeting, (PTI)
Mumbai: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das during RBI's bi-monthly monetary policy review meeting, (PTI)

Opinion | RBI moves to avert cooperative crashes

The Reserve Bank of India, in its Statement on Development and Regulatory Policies issued on Thursday, has announced steps to tighten the vigil on this neglected part of our banking sector

RBI has scaled the second half’s estimate down to 4.9%-5.5% (Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint)
RBI has scaled the second half’s estimate down to 4.9%-5.5% (Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint)

Opinion | RBI’s dismal forecast

By RBI’s latest estimate, the economy shall expand by just 5% this year, down from the 6.1% expected in October. Has something drastic happened?

RBI’s monetary policy committee has, alongside every reduction in this cycle, been lowering its projection of economic growth for fiscal year 2019-20. Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint
RBI’s monetary policy committee has, alongside every reduction in this cycle, been lowering its projection of economic growth for fiscal year 2019-20. Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint

Opinion | Over to the government

The central bank has so far brought down its repo rate down to 5.15%; adjusted for inflation, this is just half a percentage point

The entertainment channels of Ambani’s television network are housed under Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd. (Photo: Mint)
The entertainment channels of Ambani’s television network are housed under Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd. (Photo: Mint)

Decoding the proposed alliance of Sony, RIL’s TV18

Streaming wars will continue and content will get expensive as more people chase the same content

A file photo of Gauhati High Court Bar Association protesting against citizenship bill
A file photo of Gauhati High Court Bar Association protesting against citizenship bill

Opinion | Rhetoric will not undo suspicion on citizenship bill

Railroading the bill has the potential to severely upset the balance in north-east India

Photo: Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint
Photo: Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint

Opinion | The case for quantitative easing is getting stronger

The growth rate of money supply has collapsed to single-digit levels

Google’s parent Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai (Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
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