Year in review: Farmers' crisis, worsening Delhi pollution and child deaths in govt hospitals marked India's 2017
A bumper harvest crashing prices, pollution worsening in Delhi and other north Indian cities due to crop stubble burning and power plants, and the lack of infrastructure and manpower in public health centres leading to deaths of children across the country were the key points of worry for India in 2017.
WTO deadlock explained: India seeks permanent solution to food security issue, China wants investment debate
The 11th WTO ministerial conference meeting in Buenos Aires is on a brink of a collapse. At the centre of the latest crisis is India and China, two of the world's fastest growing economies.
A lot of the non-priority NPAs are large and valued customers of the banks, who also have considerable political clout
BJP chose to stand its ground in WTO even at the risk of being isolated among the developing countries probably because of Modi's promise of ushering in a new kind of political economy based on the thinking of "Gandhi, Lohia and Deendayal Upadhyay".
For public consumption, the country has gained in getting rid of the threat of the old Peace Clause through the interim mechanism that will work till a permanent solution. But on all other aspects, India has given in to pressure.
At the 9th Ministerial conference in Nusa Dua, Indonesia, WTO members Saturday approved a deal to liberalise the international trade norms. This is the first ever successful deal reached by the WTO since it was set up in 1995.