The coronavirus pandemic has re-emphasized the need for evidence-backed research in tackling health, economic, and socio-political issues in India, and across the world. In an increasingly saturated information space, how can we ensure that cogent steps are taken during times of crises?
Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi recently announced that India must become Atmanirbhar (self-reliant).
An overwhelming majority of labor in India works in the informal sector without adequate social security. Simultaneously, the inflexibility of labor regulation prevents Indian firms from growing through labor expansion, incentivizing investments in capital instead.
Although India holds strategic reserves of crude oil and food, it entered the coronavirus pandemic with severe shortages of essential medical equipment.
As an early adopter of new payment networks, China could set standards for a transformative change in the global financial system.
While the rest of the world is all hands on deck tackling the coronavirus pandemic, China has made a powerful move that might significantly strengthen its geopolitical influence in the global financial space.
The coronavirus pandemic has forced countries to close their borders to contain the spread of the virus. This has restricted the flow of goods and people, thereby exerting debilitating pressures on global supply chains.
What can we expect from consumers after the COVID-19 pandemic?
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech on May 12 had two central messages: India will have to learn to live with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), and India must pivot towards economic recovery.
The coronavirus crisis has had a detrimental impact on India's Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector, which employs over 100 million people and contributes to almost 30 percent of India’s GDP.