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May 19, 2020

സാമ്പത്തിക പാക്കേജ്: അഞ്ചാം ഘട്ടവും ആശക്കൊത്തു ഉയർന്നില്ല | Economic Package: Fifth stage not upto standard

CPPR Chief Economist Dr Martin Patrick writes in Manorama online (Malayalam News portal) on the fifth stage of govt’s Economic Package focuses announced by Finance Minister. ഇന്ത്യന്‍ സമ്പദ് വ്യവസ്ഥ സമീപകാലത്തെ ഏറ്റവുമധികം വെല്ലുവിളി നേരിടുന്ന സമയമാണിത്. വൻപ്രത്യാഘാതങ്ങളുണ്ടാകുമെന്ന തിരിച്ചറിവാണല്ലോ 20 ലക്ഷം കോടി രൂപയുടെ […]
May 18, 2020

Is Privacy an Illusion for the Netizens of the 21st Century?

Despite privacy being recognised as a fundamental right by the Constitution of India, the existing legal provisions give several outlets to override the privacy concerns of the public. Should governments have access to sensitive data of citizens which they can […]
May 18, 2020

What the Kerala government can do to revive inter-state bus service sector

Aiswarya Krishnan For many people, bus travel is the go-to option for last minute inter-state travel. But with the spread of coronavirus resulting in the national lockdown, the inter-state bus service sector is caught between a rock and hard place. […]
May 15, 2020

രണ്ടാം ഘട്ട സാമ്പത്തിക പാക്കേജ് : നിങ്ങളുടെ കൈയിൽ പണമെത്തുമോ ? | Second Phase Financial Package: Will you get more money?

The second stage of govt’s Economic Package focuses on migrant labourers. But it does hardly enough to address their immediate woes. CPPR Chief Economist Dr Martin Patrick writes in Manorama online. This article was published in Manorama online on May […]
May 15, 2020

Is “Silver Line” a Pipe Dream or Silver Lining for Kerala?

Praseeda Mukundan and Aiswarya Krishnan One of the most ambitious projects of the State of Kerala, the Thiruvananthapuram-Kasargod Semi High Speed Rail, also known as the Silver Line project, is likely to be considered and approved by the Cabinet in […]
May 14, 2020

Prioritising Healthcare over Privacy during a Pandemic: Is it Healthy?

The current pandemic has resulted in unwonted bureaucratic manoeuvres across the world. Among the many state actions that we have seen in the past few months, the increasing reliance on surveillance technology to tackle the virus stands out. From contact […]
May 14, 2020

How can India Survive on a Low Defence Budget in COVID times?

Introduction The defence budget of India has seen a hike of 6 per cent, from Rs 3.18 lakh crore from the year 2019 to Rs 3.37 lakh crore in 2020. Armed forces are less enthusiastic as always since the major […]
May 13, 2020

Economic Package: A Welcome Relief

Keeping in line with a global trend of offering an economic relief package with value close to 10-20% of GDP, Prime Minister announced a 20 lakh crore economic relief package for India. Dr Martin Patrick, Chief Economist, CPPR analyses the […]
May 13, 2020

Remonetise gold to tide over the economic crisis

Nissy Solomon and Dr D Dhanuraj As the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed global economy into an unprecedented scale of low growth and massive employment loss, the resource mobilisation to revive economic activities is reaching a frantic scale and dimension. In […]
May 12, 2020

Solid Waste Management in Kochi: No Solution to the Age-old Problem?

Lt Col Anil Raj On March 7, 2020, The Hindu newspaper reported that the State Government had issued an order entrusting the Local Self Government Department with the responsibility of handling the legacy waste at Brahmapuram because it felt that […]
May 11, 2020

Environmental Sustainability in a Post-COVID World

Sukanya Nambiar A rainbow was sighted on a rainy evening in Delhi last week, seemingly a sign that better days are round the corner. The beautiful view, complemented by clear skies and fresh air, is a rare sight in a […]
May 11, 2020

Kochi – Kozhikode in One and a half hours: Is Kerala ready for semi-high speed rail project?

One of the most ambitious projects in Kerala, the Thiruvananthapuram – Kasaragod Semi High Speed Rail is likely to be considered and approved by the cabinet in the coming days. In this context, Praseeda Mukundan, Senior Research Associate and Aiswarya […]
May 8, 2020

What Steers Tamil Nadu’s Higher Trajectory of Economic Growth?

The two Dravidian political parties in Tamil Nadu are at constant war with each other on alleged use and misuse of Dravidian ideology in the name of the welfare of its people, Tamil language and delivery of various welfare schemes. […]
May 6, 2020

A Review of Personal Data Protection Bill 2019 in the Context of Sprinklr Debate

Nithin Ramakrishnan Whether the personal data of the citizens, especially the health data, can be transferred without their consent to foreign companies? Is there a necessity for tender procedures when free services are offered to the government in emergency scenarios? […]
May 6, 2020

Is there a trade-off between life and privacy amid a pandemic?

Dr Harisankar K. Sathyapalan As we grapple with a global pandemic, governments across the world increasingly rely on information technology to advance their fight against the virus. From contact tracing to quarantining selfies, smartphone applications have started determining the course […]
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