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Unleashing the agri potential

Data released on the state of the economy for the first quarter showed agriculture as the one green sector that performed well with a positive growth of 3 per cent. The sector has the potential for double digit growth. The enactment of three bills relating to fundamental reforms of the

My Tryst With Covid-19

Tamil Nadu was the earliest among states to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic. Chief Minister E K Palaniswami assisted by TN Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr Vijaya Bhaskar and a prized team of senior civil servants, acted fast. Capacities available with the government and private hospitals, educational institutions... were

Reliance – bringing the world to India

“Dhirubhai is not in the pink of his health. The stroke he suffered a couple of years ago appears to have caused partial paralysis of his right arm. As he was getting down the platform after the press conference was over, leaning on the shoulders of chief executive Malhotra, the

Sridhar Vembu – Cover Story – IE May 2020

Sridhar Vembu, Founder and CEO of Zoho Corporation is an illustrious example of a successful start-up entrepreneur. This product of Princeton University acknowledges the inspiration he derives from S Gurumurthy, the Swadeshi Jagran Manch ideologue and attributes to him his yen for swadeshi self-reliance and de-centralised rural cluster development. We

India can be a hub for safe, fast breeder reactors

Dr Anil Kakodkar, former Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission, visited the Economist House on 10 March. He graciously mentioned: “your TerraPower article (IE March issue) attracted and made me come here.” Dr Kakodkar referred to the father of nuclear energy in India, Dr Homi Bhabha, envisioning the prospects for the use of

TerraPower – another Bill Gates brainwave

TerraPower will re-use the spent fuel rods with depleted Uranium-238, burnt in conventional light-water reactors. This technology, if perfected, will help the US meet all its fuel needs for the next 120 years using the existing used fuel rods! Terrapower will address the present concerns: chances for human error, long-term storage

He literally threw money down the toilet

Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is the largest private foundation in the world. The objective: to help people lead healthy and productive lives. Under the direction of Bill Gates, Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett, the foundation works in 138 countries, mostly developing and under-developed. It started

Welcome efforts at building trust

The choice for the Finance Minister was limited. Nirmala Sitharaman had striven hard to rev up the economy that was on a continuous decline for over two years. With the scope for raising revenues limited, the finance minister has focused on the medium term, tapping non-tax sources for revenue. THERE HAS

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