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Modi government now must turn its focus on the economic front
26.10.19 - VIPIN PUBBY
Modi government now must turn its focus on the economic front



The continuing downturn in economy, reflected in a number of parameters and data pouring in from various agencies, is a cause of serious concern and government must pay immediate attention to this serious issue.
 
The slowdown in the economy that began about five years ago after the demonetisation and the roll out of GST, has shown no signs of abatement and some of the recent statistics are a pointer to a possible worsening situation in the offing.

While it is true that there is a little slowdown in economy almost everywhere in the world, India as a growing economy is perhaps the worst hit. Besides the global factors, it is the local factors and policies that have added to the poor economic conditions in the country.

Indian-American Abhijit Banerjee (in pic), who recently won a Nobel prize in economics, last week underlined that the Indian economy was on a ‘shaky grounds’. He referred to the figures put out by the National Sample Survey organisation, which is a government agency and reports on average consumptions in urban and rural areas of the country. Its latest report had admitted that the consumption levels had gone down between 2014-15 and 2017-18.
 
He said consumption levels are indicators of a growing economy and prosperity of any country. It is perhaps for the first time that the levels have gone down and has cautioned that it was a glaring warning sign.

The same report, prepared by union ministry of statistics and programme implementation, had pointed out that the country’s unemployment rate had hit a 45 year high of 5.1 per cent in 2017-18.

It also said that the unemployment was higher in urban areas at 7.8 per cent as compared to 5.3 per cent in rural areas of the country. Another significant pointer was that the unemployment rate among the young had reached a record high.

One should study these figures with the data on MANREGA release recently. Here the worrying parameter was that more and more rural youth are enrolling for the scheme. The share of workforce comprising young workers in the age group of 18 to 30 years, which was 58.69 lakh in 2017-18 has gone up to 70.71 lakh in 2018-19 and is sharply increasing. This indicates that youth are not finding jobs and are forced to get employment through the scheme which was aimed to benefit the poorest of the poor.

Automobiles industry is the largest private sector  employer and generator of revenue. The sharp decline in the the sales of motor vehicles, including cars, two wheelers and trucks, indicates an overall slowdown of the economy. The drop in sales over the last one year has led major manufacturers to cut production, and has put pressure on the overall automotive sector, including the automobile ancillaries which manufacture various parts of vehicles.

The sale of vehicles this year is recorded the worst in the last 19 years, according to data released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers. Nearly 500 dealership outlets across the country have shut down and at least 30,000 job losses have been estimated so far.
 
Even the festival season this year has not brought good news for the automobile sector.
The loss of jobs in the automobile sector has added to the jobs lost in the wake of demonetisation and the roll out of the Goods and Services Tax. Thousands of small and medium industries continue to remain closed or have slashed production. 

A number of factors ail the automobile sector including less money in the market, reluctance of banks to give loans, apprehensions about new norms on emissions being introduced and reduction of period for road worthiness of vehicles.

Other parameters of India’s economy are also not too bright. India has slipped one notch in the World Bank’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) rankings in 2018, and is now the seventh-largest economy with the United Kingdom and France ahead of India. We were ahead of France till last year.

The country’s growth rate is also declining since it reached 7.9 per cent in the first quarter of 2018. As per revised estimates it is now between 5 and 6 per cent. The stock markets are also not doing too well while the rupee exchange rate is steadily declining.

It is well known that poor employment and production rate or a downturn in economy can lead to serious social and law and order situation. It can give rise to mass protests and sharp increase in the incidents of thefts, burglaries and much serious crimes. At least four countries are currently witnessing serious protests and violence emanating from economic problems. These are Chile, Equador, Lebnon and Iraq.

The focus during the lok sabha elections earlier this year and to the Maharashtra and Haryana assembly elections has been on issues other than the state of economy. The government has taken a few piece meal steps but these are clearly not enough. It is high time the Modi government now turns its focus on the economic front.
 

 

 

(The author, a freelance journalist, is a former Resident Editor of Indian Express, Chandigarh, and reported on the political developments in Jammu and Kashmir, North-Eastern India, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab in his long, illustrious career.)




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ABHIJIT BANERJEE IS JNU ALUMNUS
Nobel Prize in Economics won by Banerjee, Duflo and Kremer for fighting poverty
14.10.19 - Team PT
Nobel Prize in Economics won by Banerjee, Duflo and Kremer for fighting poverty



Three researchers with an "experimental approach to alleviating global poverty" have won this year's Nobel in economics, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences says. 

The prize was won by French-American researcher Esther Duflo, her fellow MIT researcher Abhijit Banerjee, and Michael Kremer at Harvard, the New York Times reports. 

Esther Duflo 
 
This year's laureates, the academy says, have "introduced a new approach to obtaining reliable answers about the best way to fight global poverty." It "involves dividing this issue into smaller, more manageable questions—for example, the most effective interventions for improving educational outcomes or child health." Their findings have "dramatically improved our ability to fight poverty in practice," the academy says. 
 
Duflo is the second woman to win the prize in its 50-year history. The 46-year-old is also the youngest-ever winner.

 "It really reflects the fact that it has become a movement, a movement that is much larger than us,” Professor Duflo said, speaking at a news conference shortly after learning of the award reports New York Times.

Abhijit Banerjee 
 
More than 5 million Indian children have benefited from effective remedial tutoring thanks to one of their studies, the release noted, while other work of theirs has inspired public investment in preventive health care.

Who are the winners?

Abhijit Banerjee, born in 1961 in Mumbai, earned his doctorate from Harvard. He is the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 
Michael Kremer 
 
Esther Duflo, born in 1972 in Paris, is the second woman and the youngest person to be awarded the economics prize. She has a doctorate from M.I.T., where she is the Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics. She is married to Abhijit Banerjee.

Michael Kremer, born in 1964, has a doctorate from Harvard, where he is the Gates Professor of Developing Societies.

Who won the 2018 Nobel for economics?

William Nordhaus and Paul Romer, who have studied climate change and technological innovation, were honored last year. Professor Nordhaus, of Yale University, is a proponent of a tax on carbon emissions as a way to address climate change. Although he has convinced many members of the economics profession about the benefits of a carbon tax, the federal government has yet to adopt one.

Professor Romer, of New York University, was cited for demonstrating how government policy could drive technological change. He noted the success of efforts to reduce emissions of ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbons in the 1990s.

Who else has won a Nobel Prize this year?

The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Abiy Ahmed, the prime minister of Ethiopia, for his work in restarting peace talks with Eritrea and restoring some freedoms in his country after decades of repression.

The prize for medicine and physiology was awarded to William G. Kaelin Jr., Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza for their work in discovering how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability.

The prize for physics went to three scientists who transformed our view of the cosmos: James Peebles, a cosmologist, shared half of the prize with two astronomers, Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz.

The prize for chemistry was awarded to three scientists who developed lithium-ion batteries: John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino will share the prize.

The prize for literature was awarded to Olga Tokarczuk, a Polish author, and Peter Handke, an Austrian writer. Mr. Handke won this year’s prize, while Ms. Tokarczuk won the 2018 prize, which had been postponed for a year because of a scandal at the academy.
 

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 OF NIRMAL SINGH'S EYES 

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MR PRESIDENT, PLEASE TAKE BACK HIS GALLANTRY MEDAL       

A SAFFRON JOURNEY VIA CANADA

BAD, BAD WOMAN!

 


 

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DARK SIDE OF INDIAN PHARMA
Ranbaxy, Singh Brothers and Bottle of Lies
12.10.19 - Vishnu Makhijani
Ranbaxy, Singh Brothers and Bottle of Lies



American investigative journalist Katherine Eban pored over roughly 20,000 internal documents from the US FDA, including emails, memorandums, minutes of meetings and thousands of internal government records, as also replies under the Freedom of Information Act, to piece together a riveting and definitive account of how once storied Indian pharma major Ranbaxy blatantly cut corners - to improve its bottom line.
 
"I discovered that a cloud hovered over the company. American regulators were investigating whether Ranbaxy had fabricated quality data in order to gain approval to market its drugs. The allegations had first been made by a company whistleblower who had contacted the agency (FDA)," Eban, who travelled halfway across the globe as part of her investigations, writes in "Bottle of Lies - Ranbaxy and the Dark Side of Indian Pharma" (Juggernaut/pp 482/Rs 699).

The whistleblower in question, says Eban, is Dinesh Thakur, then Ranbaxy's Director and Global Head of Research, Information and Portfolio Management, who, in 2004, put together a team to study a deadly secret he had come across: that the company was fudging data.
 
"Little by little, as the team members stitched together small bits of information, they stumbled into Ranbaxy's secret: the company manupulated almost every aspect of its manufacturing process to quickly produce impressive looking data that would bolster its bottom line," Eban writes.
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Ranbaxy initially passed into the hands of Japan's Daiichi-Sankyo in November 2008 and was bought over in April 2014 by India's Sun Pharmaceutical.
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"Each member of Thakur's team came back with similar examples. At the behest of managers, the company's scientists substituted lower-purity ingredients for higher ones to reduce costs. They altered test parameters so that formulations with higher impurities could be approved. They faked dissolution studies. To generate optimal results, they crushed up brand-name drugs into capsules so that they could be tested in lieu of the company's own drugs. They superimposed brand-name test results onto their own in applications," the book says.
 
Noting that document forgery "was pervasive", the book says: "The company even forged its own standard operating procedures, which FDA investigators rely on to assess whether a company is following its own policies. In one instance, employees backdated documents and then artificially aged them in a steamy room overnight in an attempt to fool regulators during inspections", the book says.
 
Essentially, Ranbaxy's manufacturing standards "boiled down to whatever the company could get away with", the book says.
 
Thakur worked 14-hour days and after weeks of exhaustive research, brought his team's preliminary findings to his boss, Raj Kumar.
 
"Once Kumar heard from each member of Thakur's team, it finally sank in. The company was committing fraud and potentially harming patients on a global scale. He distilled the information into a four-page report for the CEO, Brian Tempest," that "laid bare systematic fraud in Ranbaxy's worldwide regulatory filings", the book says.
 
Predictably, there was no action as the findings "were not news to Ranbaxy's top executives", Eban writes in the book , and when Thakur pressed the issue, the company fought back in a rather unusual manner: It accused him of downloading pornography on his office computer.
 
Malvinder Mohan Singh and Shivinder Mohan Singh 
 
Thakur realised he had to go but agonised on what to do next. He made his first move, masking his identity, on the morning of August 15, 2005 but when there was no action for two weeks, he sent a message directly to FDA Commissioner Lester Crawford, the book says. The result was immediate and set in motion a chain of events that culminated in May 2013 with Ranbaxy pleading guilty to felony charges in the manufacture and distribution of certain adulterated drugs made at two of its facilities in India, and misrepresenting clinical generic drug data.
 
"In the largest drug safety settlement to date with a generic drug manufacturer... Ranbaxy also agreed to pay a criminal fine and forfeiture totaling $150 million and to settle civil claims under the False Claims Act and related State laws for $350 million," the Justice Department said in a statement on May 13, 2013.
 
Ranbaxy also pleaded guilty to three felony FDCA (Food Drug and Cosmetic Act) counts, and four felony counts of knowingly making material false statements to the FDA. Among the adulterated products were antiretroviral (ARV) drugs destined for treatment of HIV/AIDS in Africa.
 
In this context, the book notes that the endorsement in November 2013 of Ranbaxy and other Indian pharma companies by former US President Bill Clinton for their efforts at producing low-cost generics had set the sales of the ARV drugs zooming.
 
In the midst of all this, Ranbaxy initially passed into the hands of Japan's Daiichi-Sankyo in November 2008 and was bought over in April 2014 by India's Sun Pharmaceutical.
 
In February, the Supreme Court asked the company's former owners, Malvinder Mohan Singh and his brother Shivinder to cough up the Rs 35 billion they owe to Daiichi Sankyo in compensation post its exit from the company - warning they could be jailed if they failed to do so.
 
Courtesy: sify.com 
 

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KYUN KE HUM HAIN HINDUSTANI

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 FROM 1984 TO BARGARI - Hurt & angry, we’ve tried rage, anger. Did we miss karuna?   

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KARTARPUR SAHIB: A CLARION CALL FOR PEACE IN AN AGE OF CYNICISM

If it could happen to Arun Shourie, imagine what could they do to you?

Healers & Predators – The Doctor is In, & is very corrupt

Amarinder, Badals, AAP — Every party in Punjab is now an Akali Dal

Welcome to 1947. Happy Independence Day. Would you like to step out?

In Pakistan, a donkey pays for democracy – bleeding, its nostrils ripped apart

WOOING THE PANTH: Amarinder a little less Congressy, Akali Dal a little more saffron

"Captain Amarinder Singh ji” and "Rahul”: Reading Sign Language In A Relationship

The Comrade In Punjab - Lost, Irrelevant, Asleep, Even Bored!

WATERS ROYALTY - The Loot that Rajasthan Committed

AMARINDER GOVT's LOVE FOR FARMERS, AND MY DAD's FOR HIS SCOOTER

OF SUNNY KID & HORSE SENSE: The Punjab-Punjab Ties  

TRUDEAU VISIT AND RIGHT-WING MEDIA MACHINE         

 OF NIRMAL SINGH'S EYES 

Mr. CHIEF MINISTER, PLEASE CALL OFF JANUARY 7 FUNCTION         

MR PRESIDENT, PLEASE TAKE BACK HIS GALLANTRY MEDAL       

A SAFFRON JOURNEY VIA CANADA

BAD, BAD WOMAN!

 


 

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OUR NATIONAL AIM
Gimmicks to divert attention won’t satiate India's economic needs
08.10.19 - Markandey Katju
Gimmicks to divert attention won’t satiate India's economic needs



In this world, there are really two worlds: The world of the developed, highly industrialised countries, like those of North America, Europe, Japan, Australia and China, and the world of the underdeveloped countries, which includes India.

Our national aim must be to transform and uplift India from the ranks of the second world to that of the first. On this, there can not be any compromise. This is necessary because only a highly developed and widespread modern industry can generate the wealth required for providing for the welfare of our people, and creating millions of jobs.

It takes only about 15-20 years for this transformation to take place, as the experience of Japan after the Meiji Restoration in 1868 shows. But for that, the most important requirement is a modern-minded, genuinely patriotic and selfless political leadership, which Japan had but India lacks today.

Of the two national parties, the Congress became totally corrupt, with scam following scam during its rule. And the BJP is dominated by men from the RSS, a rabidly anti-minority organisation whose leaders have feudal mindsets (though some pretend to be modern). Our politicians lack genuine love for the country, having only the desire for power and pelf.

India today has two of the three pre-requisites for creating a highly developed industrial country viz. a huge pool of technical talent and immense natural resources. What it lacks presently is the third: a genuinely patriotic modern-minded political leadership.
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India needs modern-minded revolution to become a first-world nation.
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Unfortunately, the parliamentary system of democracy which we adopted in our Constitution, following the British model, has degenerated into caste and communal vote bank politics in most parts of India. Casteism and communalism are feudal forces which must be destroyed if India is to progress, but parliamentary democracy further entrenches them. Our political leaders have great expertise in manipulating caste and communal vote banks, polarising society and spreading caste and communal hatred. All they care for is planning for winning the next elections, and of course, making money.

In my article 'Why celebrate Republic Day when the Constitution has become a scarecrow' I have pointed out that everything has collapsed in India, our state institutions have become hollow and empty shells, and the people's distress is growing. Of late there has been a sharp downturn in the economy, with GDP growth down to 5 per cent, a steep decline in manufacturing (particularly in the auto sector), agriculture, real estate, power, and other sectors, and record unemployment (as the National Sample Survey Office’s Periodic Labour Force Survey admits). The poor man in India eats roti with onions, but now even onion prices have skyrocketed.

The focus on Ram Mandir, cow protection, Yoga Day, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, the abolition of Article 370 and so on were, to my mind, only desperate gimmicks by a beleaguered government to divert attention from the terrible economic crisis which has gripped the country. One may have won the 2019 elections on the plank of 'Hindutva', but one cannot eat Hindutva. One has to eat food and to get food one has to have a job, but jobs are getting less (since manufacture is declining).

My own opinion is that in the near future massive popular agitations will begin in India, chaotic conditions will develop, and after maybe ten years there will be some kind of French Revolution. This seems obvious from the fact that under the present system everything in India is at a standstill, and in fact, is getting worse.

When this revolution will take place, who will serve as its Robespierres, Dantons and Marats, and in what form it will be are all impossible to predict (one cannot be rigid about forms), but of one thing we can be sure: It is inevitable. Since everything has collapsed in India, some alternative is bound to emerge. Nature does not like a vacuum for long.

It is only after such a revolution, led by modern-minded, patriotic leaders, that India will set about on a course of rapid industrialisation and creating a just social order, which will transform India from the second world into the first. All patriotic Indians must understand this, and contribute to it.
 
 
Justice Markandey Katju is former Judge, Supreme Court of India and former Chairman, Press Council of India.
 
 

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KYUN KE HUM HAIN HINDUSTANI

Three Women of 1984

 FROM 1984 TO BARGARI - Hurt & angry, we’ve tried rage, anger. Did we miss karuna?   

REVISITING 1984 – RIOT AROUND A POLE     

KARTARPUR SAHIB: A CLARION CALL FOR PEACE IN AN AGE OF CYNICISM

If it could happen to Arun Shourie, imagine what could they do to you?

Healers & Predators – The Doctor is In, & is very corrupt

Amarinder, Badals, AAP — Every party in Punjab is now an Akali Dal

Welcome to 1947. Happy Independence Day. Would you like to step out?

In Pakistan, a donkey pays for democracy – bleeding, its nostrils ripped apart

WOOING THE PANTH: Amarinder a little less Congressy, Akali Dal a little more saffron

"Captain Amarinder Singh ji” and "Rahul”: Reading Sign Language In A Relationship

The Comrade In Punjab - Lost, Irrelevant, Asleep, Even Bored!

WATERS ROYALTY - The Loot that Rajasthan Committed

AMARINDER GOVT's LOVE FOR FARMERS, AND MY DAD's FOR HIS SCOOTER

OF SUNNY KID & HORSE SENSE: The Punjab-Punjab Ties  

TRUDEAU VISIT AND RIGHT-WING MEDIA MACHINE         

 OF NIRMAL SINGH'S EYES 

Mr. CHIEF MINISTER, PLEASE CALL OFF JANUARY 7 FUNCTION         

MR PRESIDENT, PLEASE TAKE BACK HIS GALLANTRY MEDAL       

A SAFFRON JOURNEY VIA CANADA

BAD, BAD WOMAN!

 


 

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