A timeline of the recent protest by farmers from Tamil Nadu at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.
Originally a financial tool used for social good, microfinance is now increasingly used to generate money.
The previously unreported figures will make uncomfortable reading for Prime Minister Modi who has ambitious plans for the modernisation of Indian railways.
The refusal of India’s telecom regulator to take action and Jio’s free data strategy has meant that the amount of money contributed towards the universal service obligation fund has dropped. Meanwhile, only urban teledensity keeps shooting up.
Researchers and farmer groups have lauded the KCR government’s proposals, but grass-roots level workers have questioned their sustainability, calling for a more holistic and eco-friendly approach instead.
Most technocratic interventions introduced in MGNREGA appear to be designed to aid administrators rather than for actually helping workers.
Scientists investigating an underwater mountain have found lots of tellurium, a mineral used in some solar panels.
The moving story behind why a refugee family from Afghanistan has been forced to sleep on the roads of Delhi.
The snap vote will give May the power her government needs to rip up old pledges and concentrate on her own polices, especially Brexit.
C. Rammanohar Reddy speaks to The Wire about his recent book Demonetisation and Black Money, the impact of the policy on the masses and the government’s shifting narrative towards digitalisation.
Nirmala Sitharaman’s insistence that currency fluctuations are the “new normal” hides a crucial fact: that the “real effective exchange rate” is affected by the fiscal decisions of central and state governments.
Statistical analysis suggests that farmers in states that have amended the Agricultural Produce Market Committee Act are less likely to commit suicide, but further reforms are needed to reduce the incidence of farmer suicides across the country.
The severe food security crisis in Yemen needs not just an immediate humanitarian response, but also a long-term political solution in ensuring an adequately funded recovery plan.
The handloom weavers of Santipur in West Bengal have been pushed into a corner by powerlooms and declining incomes, with many leaving the looms while others are in constant debt.
The farmers have called off their 40-day agitation after chief minister Palaniswami promised to meet their demands but say they will resume protesting if Palaniswami doesn’t meet their demands.
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The government’s impressive claims of saving electricity by switching to LED bulbs are based on overly optimistic assumptions made in a 2015 report, not actual usage.
The fall in prices of agricultural commodities is always seen as nothing more than a game of numbers that is played routinely, year after year.
The SEBI had filed a case against Sahara group after it collected a huge amount of money from investors without listing the securities on the stock.
When contacted, Wipro said it undertakes a “rigorous performance appraisal process” on a regular basis.
The factors the finance commission takes into account when deciding the state share of central taxes appear to be awfully simplistic, even regressive.
So far, erratic and anecdotal research has informed the Aadhar debate. As a result, a number of concerns have remained insufficiently analysed.
An unbanked population of an estimated 140 million, rising cyber security threats, and a cash-dependent informal economy pose challenges to Narendra Modi’s Cashless India.
The judgement also puts a much-welcome end to the ‘bid low today, raise price later’ strategy employed by players such as the Tatas and the Adani Group.
India’s energy sector seems to have veered decisively towards solar and wind power as tariffs tumble and investment pour in, but experts fear that overly optimistic developers could be punching above their weight.
The Krantikari Mazdoor Morcha, which has been working for the well-being of workers, will field candidates from three areas in Delhi.
The debate surrounding tax treaty arbitration in India has largely been dominated by the misplaced sovereignty argument.
In a recent discussion in Washington, the chief economic adviser talked on Aadhaar failure rates, pushing Universal Basic Income forward and how demonetisation’s popular response humbled him.
Economists caution that the move could encourage indebted farmers not to repay loans, deepening malaise at public sector banks.
The slow demise of Wikipedia Zero on the subcontinent deserves greater attention from policy makers and public alike.
Community managed rice banks which have replaced defunct government managed rice banks in several areas of Patna district in Bihar have released hundreds of Dalit families from the exploitative practices of powerful landlords by ensuring food security during the lean season
Directors of the banks may review the telecom sector latest by June 30, 2017
The discourse around non-performing assets (NPAs) remains largely focused on private corporations, while NPA concentration in public sector undertakings flies under the radar of scrutiny.
Crucial events over the last month, which will decide the fate of the beleaguered $16-billion mining project, have sparked a surprising amount of pro-Adani tweets.
The proposed Debt Management and Fiscal Responsibility Bill does not achieve its basic objective – to constrain absolute government discretion to deviate from the path of fiscal consolidation.
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Jammu and Kashmir’s power crisis could potentially worsen given the state’s lack of control over the major hydropower projects it depends on for its electricity needs, delays in getting new projects off the ground and the challenges posed by Pakistan.
The sad fact is that there are severe institutional capacity challenges within government departments that handle systems with sensitive data.
In the thirty-fourth episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about a parliamentary committee on subordinate legislation’s report on demonetisation and explains the provisions of the Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill, 2016.
Wind power generation has only the variable tariff, no fixed tariff, which means that wind power generated in times of zero demand is not paid for, leading to revenue losses for companies.