Category: Insights into Editorial

Insights into Editorial: Adapting better to climate change

Insights into Editorial: Adapting better to climate change Context: While there are on-going efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and restrict global warming to below 2°C or even below 1.5°C, there are also efforts to adaptation to Climate Change that help us live in a world where average global temperatures are rising. What is Adaptation? Adaptation means anticipating the adverse...

Insights into Editorial: For India, it should be neighbourhood first

Insights into Editorial: For India, it should be neighbourhood first Context: Indian presence in global matters is increasing. For the first time, on this year’s republic day, the leaders of ASEAN shared stage with our PM. The historic gathering came just two months after Indian PM visited Manila to attend the ASEAN Summit which coincided with the 25th anniversary of...

Insights into Editorial: States of health

Insights into Editorial: States of health   Context: NITI Aayog released recently a comprehensive Health Index report titled, “Healthy States, Progressive India”. The report ranks states and Union territories innovatively on their year-on-year incremental change in health outcomes, as well as, their overall performance with respect to each other. The report said common challenges for the states is to address...

Insights into Editorial: Are fiscal risks increasing?

Insights into Editorial: Are fiscal risks increasing?   Context: The Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (FRBM) Act was enacted in 2003 which set targets for the government to reduce fiscal deficits. The targets were breached time and again.  Finance Minister deferred the fiscal deficit target of 3.2% due to several factors such as low GST collections, spike in oil prices and...

Insights into Editorial: Big discoveries have small origins

Insights into Editorial: Big discoveries have small origins   Context: Innovations in science and technology are integral to the long-term growth of any nation and have instrumental and intrinsic value for society. Though India can point to many contributions to global scientific knowledge, it underspends on R&D even relative to its development. Economic Survey 2017-18 calls for doubling Research and...