COVID-19

Non-tariff barriers_TPCI
Non-tariff measures and recovery from COVID-19

The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic and its continued presence urged countries to turn inward and primarily safeguard national interests and impose immediate export and import controls through non-tar...

Diamond_TPCI
Indian diamond Industry: From a rough patch to a glittering performance

The Indian diamond industry is deemed to be strongest in terms of its production and processing capabilities. However, given the volatility of the  sector as exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the dia...

Efficient logistics will efficiently tackle supply chain disruptions

An efficient logistics and supply chain is a fundamental block to keep the country moving. As experts expect the third wave to hit the country in October, the logistics sector will be tested for its r...

TPCI_Deepankar_Sinha_Shipping
Shipping Crisis: Is the US-China combo the driving factor catalyzed by the pandemic?

The quarantining of containers owing to the COVID-19 pandemic & the blockage of the Suez canal served as a prelude to the current shipping crisis. To add to this situation, was the flow of containers ...

Arindam_Bandyopadhyay_TPCI
To revive economy, COVID-19 vaccines are the best stimulus

Dr Arindam Bandopadhyay opines that top priority should be given on mass vaccination as well as research on developing medicines for treating COVID-19 patients to overcome the pandemic. Till then, mov...

TPCI_gig_economy
Gig economy: A positive thrust for India’s demographic dividend

As work from home gained momentum in 2020, it boosted the already emerging gig economy and hybrid work force. If backed by a robust infrastructure and well-drafted laws, the gig economy is sure to cre...

TPCI _COVID_Vaccination
IPR waivers: The magic pills to decolonize vaccine access?

Clamor has risen around India & South Africa’s proposal seeking the waiver of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) for easier access to COVID-19 medicines. But what choices do nations have if the nego...

Prof Rajeswari Sengupta_TPCI_Economy
Indian economy & Covid-19: Risk aversion may be higher in 2nd wave

Dr Rajeswari Sengupta, Assistant Professor at IGIDR, opines that trend of increased demand from international markets for merchandise goods will continue at least for one more year, which India must l...

Navneet Sehgal, Additional Chief Secretary,Information,MSME, Export Promotion,Khadi & Village Industry, Govt of Uttar Pradesh
ODOP helped UP’s exports rise 38% in last 3 yrs

Navneet Sehgal, Additional Chief Secretary, Information, MSME, Export Promotion, Khadi & Village Industry, Govt of Uttar Pradesh, cites the examples of cities like Agra, Sambhal and Moradabad and expl...

Professor Manoj Pant, Director, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade
COVID-19 & the IPR waiver: Will it work?

Prof Manoj Pant, Director, IIFT, argues that for once, the IPR waiver on COVID vaccines should be taken as a non-political necessity in response to a once-in-a-decade event. The long term political op...

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