Category: Insights into Editorial

Insights into Editorial: The law of happiness

Insights into Editorial: The law of happiness   Introduction: Happiness has come to be accepted as a goal of public policy. And this discourse has given a fillip to a new narrative where the interconnections between law, governance and happiness are being searched.   Interconnections between law, governance and happiness: Why do these connections matter? Experiences from several nations confirm that...

Insights into Editorial: The primary anchor of a health-care road map

Insights into Editorial: The primary anchor of a health-care road map     Context: Prime Minister Narendra Modi rolled out the Centre’s flagship scheme Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyaan, also known as Ayushman Bharat or the National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM). This is the world’s largest health scheme which will serve a population that equals 27-28 European countries. The beneficiaries...

Insights into Editorial: Is NITI Aayog relevant?

Insights into Editorial: Is NITI Aayog relevant?   Introduction: The Government had replaced Planning Commission with institution NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India).  The reason had mentioned that Specific to the planning process, there is a need to separate as well as energize the distinct ‘process’ of governance from the ‘strategy’ of governance. An important evolutionary change from the...

Insights into Editorial: The economics of RCEP and potential outcomes for India

Insights into Editorial: The economics of RCEP and potential outcomes for India   Introduction: Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a proposed free trade agreement (FTA) between ASEAN and Six countries. The countries of Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) namely Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam The six states with which ASEAN has...

Insights into Editorial: Ten years on, in uncharted waters

Insights into Editorial: Ten years on, in uncharted waters     Introduction: It was “Lehman Weekend”. The moment in September 2008 when the 150-year-old investment bank Lehman Brothers collapsed, precipitating the worst global economic crisis since the 1930s. The East Asian crisis of 1997 caused a rethink on full capital account convertibility and fixed exchange rates. The Internet bubble and...