December 20, 2021

Centre For Public Policy Research Hosted Workshop On Policy Communication For Journalists

Media plays a pivotal role in communicating the achievements and challenges of a policy. The more informed journalism would decide the direction and focus of the policy. Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) in collaboration with Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF) […]
December 20, 2021

Slowdown in demand for Serum Institute of India, world’s largest vaccine manufacturer

The Serum Institute of India (SII) had positioned itself as the world’s main supplier of vaccines, cranking up production nearly fourfold over the past eight months. But export restrictions imposed by the Indian government in April, an adequate stockpile of vaccines domestically and the […]
December 15, 2021

Centre for Public Policy Research organized a one day workshop for journalists

കൊച്ചി: പൊതുനയ രൂപീകരണത്തിലും വിനിമയത്തിലും മാധ്യമ പ്രവർത്തകരുടെ പങ്ക് എന്ന വിഷയത്തിൽ ശിൽപ്പശാല സംഘടിപ്പിച്ചു. സാമൂഹിക, രാഷ്ട്രീയ, സാമ്പത്തിക വെല്ലുവിളികൾ റിപ്പോർട്ട് ചെയ്യുന്ന മാധ്യമപ്രവർത്തകർക്ക് വേണ്ടിയായിരുന്നു സെൻ്റർ ഫോർ പബ്ലിക് പോളിസി റിസർച്ച്, ഫ്രഡറിക് ന്യൂമാൻ ഫൌണ്ടേഷൻ എന്നിവർ ചേർന്ന് ശിൽപ്പശാല സംഘടിപ്പിച്ചത്. ഇതോടനുബന്ധിച്ച് പൊതുനയ രൂപീകരണവുമായി ബന്ധപ്പെട്ട വിവിധ മേഖലകളെ കുറിച്ച് സെമിനാറുകൾ നടന്നു. […]
December 15, 2021

Uptick in registration of transport vehicles in Ekm

Ernakulam RTO has registered 2,030 non-transport vehicles in January this year. But it came down again with the onset of the second wave and took a U-turn by July. In September, 2,013 vehicles were registered in the non-transport category and […]
December 10, 2021

SAGAR, Sagarmala and seaports: How ‘Triple S’ growth triangle promises to rewrite India’s maritime history

India’s expanding focus in the Indo-Pacific region augurs well to set the country maritime-ready both internally as well as externally SAGAR, Sagarmala and seaports represent a maritime ‘Triple S’ growth triangle prospect for India. The Indo-Pacific region is the most […]
December 9, 2021

Lack of able leadership stands in way of development projects in Kochi

KOCHI: Kochi accounts for more than 40% of the state’s total revenue. Still, lack of effective implementation, absence of proper monitoring and want of a leadership to spearhead the execution of projects cripple the development of the city. Work on mega projects, […]
December 7, 2021

How remittances have shaped the socio-economic landscape of Kerala

Dwindling remittances will have dire consequences for the Kerala economy The historic discovery of oil in West Asia and the subsequent commercialisation of it in the 1960s stimulated great demand for skilled and unskilled labour. Keralites, confronted with a stagnant […]
December 2, 2021

In Kerala, government employees have the cake and eat it too

A skilled blacksmith, carpenter, mason or electrician who works in rural Kerala earns a daily wage of Rs 741, as per the 2019 data of Labour Bureau of Government of India. THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A skilled blacksmith, carpenter, mason or electrician who […]
December 1, 2021

End of windfall from Kerala emigrants as foreign remittances reduce to historic low

For the past several decades, Kerala had been the largest recipient of migrant remittances in India THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: For the past several decades, Kerala had been the largest recipient of migrant remittances in India. The state was fortunate to reap the fruits […]
December 1, 2021

Vaccine exports from India pick up again as Omicron variant of the coronavirus spreads

NEW DELHI – Covid-19 vaccine exports from India – home to the world’s largest vaccine-manufacturing industry – are gathering pace amid concerns over the spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. Bharat Biotech announced on Monday (Nov 29) that it […]
November 30, 2021

Kochi city has nothing to cheer despite topping Niti Aayog index

KOCHI: In the sustainable development goal (SDG) index by Niti Aayog for the year 2021, Kochi City has secured the top fifth position. Though it underlines the city’s potential for developing its facilities in a sustainable manner, authorities hardly take note of the fact […]
November 22, 2021

Call to resume KSRTC’s premium bus services to suburbs

The KSRTC’s decision to deploy a bulk of air-conditioned low-floor buses as Bypass Rider services on the Thiruvananthapuram-Kozhikode route through the national highway and MC Road must not be at the cost of premium services it operated from the city […]
November 18, 2021

സർക്കാരിന്റേത് മായാലോകം; യുവാക്കളെ ഉള്ളികൃഷിക്ക് വിദേശത്ത് വിടുകയല്ല വേണ്ടത്

വായ്പയെടുക്കലാണ് കേരളത്തിന്റെ സമ്പദ്ഘടനയുടെ വളർച്ചയ്ക്കുള്ള മാർഗമെന്ന സമീപനമാണ് സംസ്ഥാന സർക്കാർ കഴിഞ്ഞ കാലങ്ങളിൽ സ്വീകരിച്ചിരുന്നത്. കോവിഡും പ്രകൃതി ദുരന്തങ്ങൾ പോലുള്ള തിരിച്ചടികളും അതിജീവിച്ച് ആഭ്യന്തര വരുമാനം വളർച്ചയുടെ പാതയിലേക്കു നീങ്ങുമെന്നും വായ്പയെടുക്കുന്ന സമീപനത്തിൽനിന്ന് പിന്മാറേണ്ടതില്ലെന്നുമുള്ള വാദമാണ് ഇതിനെ സാധൂകരിക്കുന്നതിനു വേണ്ടി സർക്കാർ നിരന്തരം ഉയർത്തിയിരുന്നത്. എന്നാൽ വർധിച്ച ഇന്ധന വില പ്രതിരോധിക്കുന്നതിനു നികുതി ഇളവു നൽകാൻ […]
November 15, 2021

Will pubs be a game changer in Kerala?

The Left government wanted to correct this lacuna and have proposed setting up pubs with wine parlours inside IT Parks. Will pubs be a game changer as far as investments are concerned? Without more information about government plans on pubs […]
November 13, 2021

RSS, BJP leaders deny politics behind Akshayashree

“Undoubtedly, the Akshayashree networks will flourish further in Kerala and provide Sangh Parivar forces the much needed political mileage and advancement,’ said Ad. Jayashankar. Ernakulam: Various ventures and welfare schemes of the central government have become a tool for the […]