Articles and Commentaries

Jan Dhan Yojana: A Powerful Weapon against Black Money

~ By Priyang Pandey Black money is a term used for monetary transactions that evade taxation by avoiding the usual banking system; these transactions tend to create a parallel economy within the existing economic ecosystem. These transactions however do not contribute to the national income. As per reports, the size of India's black money economy…
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Iran’s Rapprochement with the West and its Implications

~ By Alok Bansal Iran and six Western powers led by the United States reached a historic agreement on 14 July 2015. The agreement ends decades of Iran’s isolation, while significantly limiting Iran’s ability to produce a nuclear weapon. The deal clinched after 18 consecutive days of discussions, brought an end to the negotiations that…
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Investment Treaties and Disputes Within

~ By Kanu Agrawal 'Importance of Bilateral Investment Treaties' In a fast paced, technologically driven globalized world, foreign investment plays a crucial role in the progress of most developing countries. The role of foreign investment becomes more complex, as it mostly takes place from ‘developed’ economies to the ‘developing’ economies. There are basic social, political…
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Role of Government in Social and Financial Inclusion

~ By Sanjay Paswan The misplaced narrative being articulated by a section of the media and the intelligentsia on the effectiveness of the BJP led NDA Government in the Centre on the social sector front is indeed worrisome. By all means, the Government of India (GoI) is effectively exploring multiple facets of empowerment for the…
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