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Spending shifts

In the intricate tapestry of India’s economic landscape, the latest government survey serves as a brushstroke, delineating a transformation in consumer spending that beckons both curiosity and concern.

Pakistan never ceases to amaze observers

Pakistan never ceases to amaze. This was evident in their recently concluded elections. Polling results were delayed by days to select candidates shortlisted by the Rawalpindi clique of generals.

Strategic rethink

In the vast expanse of the Pacific, Australia finds itself at a crossroads, grappling with a shifting geopolitical landscape that demands a recalibration of its approach.

Devaluation

There was a time when devaluation of a country’s currency was a national tragedy; devaluation of the Indian rupee in 1949, 1966 and 1991 caused widespread consternation, but with the adoption of floating exchange rates the rupee is devalued almost daily, with few people, if any, even noting the falling value of the rupee.

Saudi challenge

Saudi Arabia is grappling with the formidable task of reinventing its economy, steering away from the dependence on oil that has long defined its financial landscape.

Future shocks

In the wake of the global push for manufacturing resurgence, governments worldwide seem entranced by the allure of factories as a panacea for a myriad of societal ills.

No place for violence II

As the Brown University’s estimates for the ‘War on Terror’ of the 21st century have made clear, if indirect impacts of war are included then mortality can be many times more than the deaths caused directly by war and conflict.

Pilot project on rare diseases by KMC

Aiming to create awareness among the citizens, the Kolkata Municipal Corporation is to launch a pilot project for screening and detection of rare diseases among children.

Space Liberalisation

In a bold move signalling a paradigm shift in its approach to space exploration, India has opened its doors wider to the global space industry.