Renewable energy’s intermittency need not be a showstopper

Shankar Sharma, Power & Climate Policy Analyst based in Karnataka, writes to the Secretary (Power), Govt. of India, New Delhi, wth copies to Chairman, CEA, New Delhi; Vice-Chairman, NITI Aayog, New Delhi; and PMO, New Delhi: A recent article by Prof Mark Z. Jacobson, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA, as copied below, can be seen as providing us … Continue reading Renewable energy’s intermittency need not be a showstopper

Chinese economic growth riddled with growing debt, rise in inequality, unemployment

By IMPRI Team The hegemony of China with a $25 trillion economy, making it the largest economy in the world, is consequential. Its exponential growth over the past few decades has made it contribute to the global environment significantly. As part of its series, The State of the Economy- #EconDialogue, #IMPRI Center for the Study of Finance … Continue reading Chinese economic growth riddled with growing debt, rise in inequality, unemployment

Remembering an eminent economist and academician of international repute

By IMPRI Team Prof Rokkam Radhakrishna was the Chairman of the Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS), Hyderabad. Throughout his rewarding career spanning roughly three decades, he held various administrative positions, including Andhra University, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, National Statistical Commission, Government of India, and Madras Institute of Development Studies. In addition … Continue reading Remembering an eminent economist and academician of international repute

Ethical challenges in clinical trials: With a focus on drug and vaccine trials

By IMPRI Team Among the myriad of concerns that have come up during the tenuous times of the Covid 19 pandemic, clinical trials for the vaccines are one. To understand the aspect of the challenge associated with the trials, the IMPRI Centre for Human Dignity and Development (CHDD), Impact, and Policy Research Institute, New Delhi hosted … Continue reading Ethical challenges in clinical trials: With a focus on drug and vaccine trials

Suspended, Par-Tapi-Narmada River Link Project should be fully withdrawn

By Bharat Dogra There has been a great surge of united actions by tribal communities against the Par-Tapi-Narmada River Link Project following which the central government and the Gujarat state government have suspended the project for the time-being. Apart from protests by tribal communities, the fact that the Congress party has extended its support to … Continue reading Suspended, Par-Tapi-Narmada River Link Project should be fully withdrawn

Martin Luther King’s historic speech should be more widely known

By Bharat Dogra A historic speech delivered by Martin Luther King Jr. is remembered even 55 years later as one of the most courageous speeches ever made. This speech stated those truths which no other leading political leader or even leading activist was willing to state in such a clear and sharp way.  The reference … Continue reading Martin Luther King’s historic speech should be more widely known

The hidden costs of waste incineration for women in a country like India

By Ashi Datta Gender mainstreaming (the process of assessing the implications for women and men of any planned action, including legislation, policies or programmes, in all areas and at all levels) became popular in several international institutions, including financial institutions like the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the World Bank, in the … Continue reading The hidden costs of waste incineration for women in a country like India