May 20, 2020

Stimulus package falls short of meeting immediate concerns

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced five tranches of economic stimulus under Atmanirbhar Bharat to save the ailing economy. The first tranche was comprehensive, and responsive to the plight of the Micro, Small Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). The sector, contributing over 28 percent […]
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

Preference for private vehicles may put pressure on Kochi traffic

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a news article published in The New Indian Express on the increase in usage of private vehicles once the lockdown is over. He says “Public transport will be rarely used after lockdown. Since […]
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 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 11, 2020

First case among returnees puts Ernakulam back on COVID map

CPPR Senior Fellow, Rijo John, comments in a news report published in The New Indian Express. Ernakulam district reported its first case of Covid-19 infection in a month on Friday when a 30-year-old woman tested positive. It is a fresh […]
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 […]
May 3, 2020

The WHO’s Failures Are a Red Herring. A 2005 Pact Is the Real Problem

This article was originally published on The Wire Science on May 2, 2020. Click here to read Nithin Ramakrishnan The WHO has come under widespread scrutiny for a few valid and many invalid reasons. The major criticisms that have been […]
May 2, 2020

Inward remittances and the upcoming crisis

Pessimism and uncertainty looms as India is going to face a reverse migration as a result of the global economic fallout triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. In this context, the article looks at the history, trends in migration and inward […]
April 25, 2020

Covid cases from Tamil Nadu, Karnataka new worry for Kerala

CPPR Senior Fellow, Dr Rijo M John, comments in a news article published in The New Indian Express on the sudden increase of infected people from Tamil Nadu and Karnataka crossing borders and entering Kerala. He said unlike Kerala, most […]
April 22, 2020

Will COVID-19 Shift the Power Balance in the Middle East?

The coronavirus, relentlessly spreading and rampaging across the globe, will have an enormous impact on the region of the Middle East which is already embroiled in multiple problems including a series of conflicts, sectarian violence, economic crises, refugee problem and […]
April 21, 2020

News report in Madhyamam on the condition of bus operator

After 27 days of lockdown, the bus operators have accumulated losses close to 65 crore. Dr D Dhanuraj, Chairman, Centre for Public Policy Research- Kochi shares his thoughts in Madhyamam on the need to conduct a study on the number […]
April 18, 2020

Monsoon woes likely for Kochi as flood mitigation measures remain incomplete

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a article published in The News Minute related to Operation Breakthrough, a project to tackle Kochi’s urban flooding. He says Kochi’s urbanisation and unscientific construction, including the drainage system, is the basic reason […]