Judiciary Seize the opportunity: (The Hindu, Editorial) The judiciary should now exercise a firm grip over criminal cases involving politicians. Government Policies Centre plans to set up more commercial courts: (The Hindu) Crucial to go further up in Ease of Doing Business ranking. International Relations Beyond big game hunting: (The Hindu, Editorial) Ahead of the Quadrilateral meeting, PM Modi must be cautious about bringing big powers into South Asia. International Agreements Warring over disarmament in the UN: (Live Mint, Editorial) At the crux of the bitter disarmament contest in the United Nations are two competing pathways towards a world free of nuclear weapons. India and neighbors The new oil game: (Indian Express, Editorial)
China is showing increasing interest in the Middle East. India must track its moves.
Economy PSU banks may get Rs. 70,000 cr. via recap bonds in four months: (The Hindu) Funding is part of Centre’s Rs. 2.11 lakh cr. recapitalisation plan. Decoding GST forms: (The Hindu) The GSTR-1 deals with outward supplies. That is, it needs to be filled out by the supplier on a detailed basis, providing the invoice details of every transaction for the return period. India is right to focus on ease of doing business: (Indian Express, Editorial) India’s jump in ease of doing business rankings will hopefully be a spur for further reforms, which, if successful, will lead both to a better business environment and greater prosperity for all. Demonetisation: A resounding success: (Live Mint, Editorial) Demonetisation has provided Indian citizens an opportunity to reimagine not only their currency, but also their social mores, honesty, and compliance with law. Agriculture Farm to distant shores: (Indian Express, Editorial)
India can be competitive in cereals, pulses and oilseeds trade if policymakers invest in creating value chains. Policies that restrict exports should go.
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