Reflex Action

Himanshu Khandelwal

The Indian market made a historical day on Tuesday this week when Nifty touched the magic level of 10,000, driven by better earnings from blue-chips and strong liquidity. However, profit booking at higher levels pulled the market down to a mild correction, attributed to a psychological effect, muted Q1 results for midcaps and the forthcoming Fed monetary policy meet.

Nitya Chakraborty

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) leadership is in the habit of committing major political blunders in the month of July. The earlier historic blunders took place at the central committee meetings in July 1996 by rejecting the proposal to  make Jyoti Basu the Prime Minister and in 2008, the CC decided to withdraw from the UPA Government of Dr. Manmohan Singh on the issue of the India-US nuclear deal.

Amulya Ganguli

Nitish Kumar’s return to the BJP after a brief spell in the “secular” camp will hurt the opposition at the national level more than be of any help to his latest allies.
In the BJP, he will not only have to play second fiddle to the powerful Narendra Modi-Amit Shah combination in Lutyens Delhi, he will also have to give up any hope which he may have nurtured about a larger role in national life, which was his for the asking when he was among the BJP’s opponents.

Arun Srivastava

Now there is no more ambiguity. What a coincidence the closely guarded secret was out on Wednesday in the public domain with Nitish announcing his decision to break the mahagathbandhan and going to the BJP fold. It was not only the charges of corruption against the deputy chief minister Tejaswi that in fact made Nitish to crash the mahagathbandhan of secular forces, instead it was the nasty political scheming by the BJP that made him part the company of Lalu Yadav.     

Nantoo Banerjee

How long will the country mutely witness thousands of its debt-stricken small farmers committing suicides year after year, no matter which political party is in power at the Centre or states? With 67 per cent of India’s farmland held by marginal farmers and continuous shrinkage of acreage under their control provide an alarming picture of the future of those poor farmers and India’s agriculture.

G. Srinivasan

Ever since the NDA government returned to power after a decade of wilderness in 2014, the new dispensation under the inscrutable but all the more intrepid leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is blazing a new trial on the economic landscape with gusto.

Dr. Arun Mitra

In the National Health Policy (NHP) 2017 document the government has admitted that every year nearly 6.3 crore people go below poverty line because of out of pocket expenditure on health. About 70% of this expenditure is on drugs and other consumables alone. There has been talk of producing cheap bulk drugs, use of drugs under generic names and also there have been fixation of price of some medicines by the government and opening of fair price medical shops. But the issue still remains as before.

A bench of nine judges began hearing a case, which will have a far-reaching impact on the years to come and will, in effect, decide whether the right to privacy is protected and guaranteed by the Constitution of India.

Varun Vohra

Risk is part of all our lives and we need to take risks to grow and develop. Similarly every industry in this fast paced world needs to manage risks effectively to evolve and minimize threats. Risk management involves identifying, analyzing and remediating risks to make sure organizations can work towards their goal seamlessly. Every organization has an enterprise risk management program in some form which is used to manage various technical, business and financial risks across different spheres in an organization.

K Raveendran

Qatar has done remarkably well to hold out against the diplomatic and economic blockade enforced by its powerful neighbours, including Saudi Arabia and the UAE. The tiny Gulf nation, a description most detested by Doha, but done to death by all others, has even teased its  tormentors saying  it can go on forever and manage to live with  the embargo.