IPA Special

India Needs $150-200 Billion In Annual FDI Inflows For Next 10 Years

By Nantoo Banerjee It may look odd that India aspiring to be an industrial powerhouse and a major global economy received a total foreign direct investment (FDI) of only US$28 billion, last year, compared to tiny Singapore receiving $160 billion and Hong Kong $113 billion. According to the UN...

Jul 8 · >

For Democratic Party, It Is Too Late To Replace Joe Biden As Prez Candidate

By Kalyani Shankar U.S. President Joe Biden’s underwhelming performance in the 2024 presidential debate last week raised concerns due to his apparent fatigue, forgetfulness, and confusion. This has caused uncertainty among supporters despite Biden’s attempts to reassure them in the post-debate period. Even last week, during a speech in...

Jul 8 · >

As Leader Of The Opposition, Rahul Gandhi Has To Abide By Norms In Lok Sabha

By Sushil Kutty A 2012 government note said that the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha is the “Shadow Prime Minister of India”. Does Raebareli Congress MP Rahul Gandhi know he is the “Shadow Prime Minister of India”? Modi has been Rahul Gandhi’s target inside and outside...

Jul 8 · >

Hemant Soren’s Winning Trust Motion Is Testimony For Failed ‘Operation Lotus’

By Dr. Gyan Pathak Chief Minister of Jharkhand Hemant Soren’s winning trust motion on July 8 was on expected line, but its significance goes beyond just a formality in the Vidhan Sabha and a foregone conclusion. No vote was cast against the motion amidst BJP’s walk-out from the House,...

Jul 8 · >

Congress Initiates Critical Review Of Lok Sabha Poll Reverses In Madhya Pradesh

By L S Herdenia BHOPAL: History repeats itself. We expected that BJP in Madhya Pradesh may prove that this saying is untrue. During last 24-years’ rule, BJP could not complete the duration of the Assembly sessions. The session invariably ended without transacting the business approved by the Business advisory...

Jul 8 · >

Iran’s President-Elect Pezeshkian May Bring Slow Changes Favouring Reforms

By Girish Linganna Masoud Pezeshkian, a reformist candidate, won Iran’s presidential election on Saturday, July 5. He defeated the hard-line candidate Saeed Jalili, securing over 53.3% of the votes from more than 30 million ballots. This snap election was held after the previous president, Ebrahim Raisi, tragically died in...

Jul 8 · >

Betting Platform Polymarket Has Become Popular On Eve Of U.S. Elections

By Arun Kumar Shrivastav Recently, cryptocurrency entrepreneur and investor Balaji S Srinivasan posted a small cryptic message about the US presidential election on X (formerly Twitter). He wrote “Polymarket is the news,” and shared a screenshot of the prediction betting website, where the chances of Joe Biden winning the...

Jul 8 · >

Why Did Bengal CPI(M) Face Disaster Again In 2024 Lok Sabha Polls?

By Dr. Sobhanlal Datta Gupta The verdict of the 18th Lok Sabha polls, it goes without saying, was a slap on the face of the BJP and signified its moral defeat. It has also been indicative of the comeback of the Congress and a signal to the regional parties...

Jul 6 · >

Ditching Of India Entry May Mean Bigger Opportunity Loss For Tesla

By K Raveendran Elon Musk’s reported decision to put Tesla’s India entry on hold might seem like a setback for the world’s largest electric vehicle (EV) market. But a closer look reveals a situation where this delay could sting Tesla more than India. India’s potential as a future EV...

Jul 6 · >

Revanth Reddy’s Rise Is K. Chandrasekhar Rao’s Fall

By Sushil Kutty The Telangana Rashtra Samithi, founded by former Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, transformed to Bharat Rashtra Samithi, a change brought about because KCR wanted a national role for the party and the Prime Minister’s post for himself. KCR proved to be overambitious and BRS couldn’t...

Jul 6 · >

Narendra Modi And Rahul Gandhi – Never The Twain Shall Meet

By Harihar Swarup Many things have been said about the first verbal skirmish in Parliament’s 18th session between NDA Government and opposition, or more specifically between Leader of 0ppsition, Rahul Gandhi, and Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. The most commonly heard comment is that opposition has finally found its voice,...

Jul 6 · >

Progress Towards Decent Work For All By 2030 Faces Serious Roadblocks

By Dr. Gyan Pathak The progress towards achieving SDG 8 targets aiming at full and productive employment and decent work for all by 2030 is threatened by numerous roadblocks. Though global unemployment hit a historic low of 5 per cent, women and youth face higher unemployment rates. Informal employment...

Jul 6 · >

National Doctors Day Is An Occasion To Introspect On Profession’s Contributions

By Dr Arun Mitra Every year First July is observed as the National Doctors Day to commemorate Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, the second chief minister of West Bengal and a renowned physician, who was born and passed away on this day. This is a special occasion for us to...

Jul 6 · >

Bruised Tories May Turn More Right By Joining Hands With Nigel Farage

By Arun Srivastava Amidst the euphoria of massive victory for Labour party in the parliamentary elections in Britain, there is certainly a bad news for its leader and now Prime Minister Sir Keir Starmer that his arch bête noire Jeremy Corbyn has defeated Keir’s nominee with a huge margin...

Jul 6 · >

Kerala CPI(M) Initiates Corrective Steps To Regain Lost Ground

By P. Sreekumaran THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The first step towards reversing a setback in politics, as in life, is to admit that there has been a setback. The CPI(M), which heads the Left Democratic Front(LDF) in Kerala has just done that. The party has promptly initiated steps aimed at identifying the...

Jul 6 · >

Contrasts Across The Atlantic For Now — But A Common Thread Exists

By Anjan Roy It is a tale of two cities: London and Washington. It is the tale of two politicians who have been thrown up from amongst the crowd of claimants and confusion. It is a tale of the current contrast. Rishi Sunak, Britain’s first Asian prime minister of...

Jul 6 · >

New Labour PM Under Pressure To Deliver Change After Big Win

By Andrew Murray LONDON: Pressure is already being piled on new premier Sir Keir Starmer to adopt more radical policies after Labour’s general election victory today. In the most grudging landslide in parliamentary history, Labour assembled a huge Commons majority with half a million fewer votes than Labour secured...

Jul 6 · >

UK Labour’s Massive Win Is A Positive Development For Europe

By Satyaki Chakraborty As expected, the Labour Party won a resounding victory in the general elections in Britain held on July 4 by capturing more than 410 seats out of the total of 650 seats, thereby ousting the Conservative Party from power after its fourteen years rule. The Tories...

Jul 5 · >
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