Eking out a meagre income should not be a sign of a pride but should be seen for what it is – a sign of under-employment.
“Women are preferred for packaging jobs because they rarely unionise, which makes it easier to exploit them, pay less.”
The World Economic Forum placed China at 26th and Pakistan at 47th position on the 2018 index.
While private power companies may have walked away with savings of more than Rs 50,000 crore in the last September auction, they offered only token tariff concessions ranging from 1 to 4 paise per unit.
The proposed Market Assurance Scheme should not leave states to fend for themselves when it comes to price support for farmers, especially as the agrarian crisis is one that is caused mainly by central policies.
The annual Oxfam survey revealed that 67 crore Indians comprising the population’s poorest half saw their wealth rise by just 1% in the last year.
At the World Economic Forum, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have to explain whether the economic mismanagement of 2016 and 2017 was a mere blip.
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The transaction will help the government cross its annual disinvestment target for the first time ever.
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Workers engaged in various occupations shared their stories at an event highlighting various issues and challenges that informal workers face in India.
The Ministry of External Affairs hopes India’s ‘credentials’ are taken into account as and when a decision is taken (on its NSG application).
After cancelling investment treaties with 50 foreign governments in 2017, India is struggling to convince some to accept new terms which make seeking international arbitration for disputes harder.
The MEA has termed reports about infrastructure, albeit ‘temporary’, at Doklam as ‘mischievous’, says there has been no change in status quo.
Academics and lawyers have cautioned against harmful psychological effects on teachers.
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The ratings agency also said, while releasing its economic outlook for 2018-2019, that the country’s fiscal deficit could slip to 3.5% this year.
Indian state-owned SAIL was reportedly overlooked by Japanese companies due to quality concerns.
If the proposal to impose a 70% safeguard duty on solar cells and panels from China, Taiwan and Malaysia is implemented, it could impact the viability of under-construction solar projects and spoil the investment climate in the sector.
Aiming to boost the struggling agriculture and rural economy, and encourage clean energy, the Council is expected to rationalise rates.
Beijing has taken an increasingly hostile stance towards Taipei since the election two years ago of Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen from the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party.
Erratic weather patterns coupled with traditional farming practices have thrown the Valley’s saffron industry into a crisis, and an over seven-year-old government mission aimed at reviving it is far from complete.
Following the latest daily price hike, petrol was selling at a three-year high price of Rs 71.27 and diesel at a record Rs 61.88 a litre in Delhi.
Sources who were present in the meeting said that the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture decided to withdraw the contentious draft report opposing the disinvestment of Air India.
With a hitherto unimpressive track record, particularly with respect to delivery timelines, PSU shipyards need to introspect and get their act together.
The incremental approach towards the divestment is obviously aimed at ensuring that non-controlling partial ownership doesn’t fall into ‘undesirable’ hands.
The incident, which involved through the sifting of call data records as well, raises questions as to the extent of illegality within India’s legal framework for surveillance.
The World Bank’s chief economist said he would recalculate national rankings of business competitiveness going back at least four years.
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Argentina’s aspirations of becoming world leader in lithium production raises questions pertaining to whether the benefits will trickle down to the local communities.
A majority of planned dams are in the same river basins and will rely on similar patterns of rainfall. Thus, they will be vulnerable at the same time to drought and dry years.
From exploiting loopholes in India’s telecom regulations to allegations of regulator bias and loss of government revenue, the Mukesh Ambani-led company raised a host of issues.
The low growth coincided with yet another year of weak new vehicle sales.
The inability of the economy to generate employment opportunities for millions of Indians is developing into a serious social, economic and political issue.
Six years after Modi stated FDI in retail would help “Italian businessmen”, his government has done away with mandatory sourcing conditions.
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If drawn into a competitive tax war, India may need to make further concessions, which in turn will have negative consequences for our already troubled investment-GDP ratio.
Now foreign companies can invest upto 100% through the automatic route in their single brand retail operations in India.
A new ‘virtual ID’ and ‘UID token’ system will roll out from March 2018 in an attempt to crack down on privacy violations by errant private enrolment partners and authentication agencies.