Santosh Mehrotra and M.K. Venu analyse what the numbers from the latest available employment data say.
The NITI Aayog’s draft national energy policy seeks to keep India’s economy heavily reliant on fossil fuels even in 2040.
A new report ranking countries on their commitment to decreasing inequality has ranked India at 132 out of 152.
Top bureaucrats in the civil aviation ministry and at Air India have been asked to present a report on how a Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS) could be offered to some 15,000 of Air India’s 40,000 staff, including contractors.
A struggling e-commerce and start-up community says it has become nearly impossible to build a sustainable business.
The extra provisioning needed would reduce the profits of creditor banks by about a quarter in the financial year to March 2018, according to India Ratings.
If the nine-judge bench decides that privacy is a fundamental right, the issue will be thrown back to the five-judge bench who will decide the contours of this right and consequently rule on the validity of Aadhaar.
India’s employed force grew from 401 million in April 2016 to 406.5 million in December 2016, it fell to 405 million between January and April this year.
The defence ministry is far too big and complex to be managed part-time as an additional charge by another minister, no matter how competent and cerebral he may be.
The attack comes at a time of heightened focus on cyber security after global businesses were recently hit by two infections containing ransomware requests.
A curd-based mixture has been central to cutting down cultivation costs while increasing productivity for many small and marginal farmers in Bihar.
Sugarcane used to be something of an ‘insurance’ crop in the region, bound to bring returns. But not anymore.
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Numerous policy decisions have made the domestic market less remunerative for farmers.
As economic growth and rising inequality take centre stage, it is vital to understand the history of data, how it is produced and what numbers represent.
The shortcomings of the FIPB were merely symptoms of a deeper problem in the primary law, the Foreign Exchange Management Act 1999.
The Maharashtra government’s Rs 34,000-crore farm loan waiver may not provide much relief to small and marginal farmers in Marathwada, who are caught in the debt trap of private moneylenders.
While this is likely a side-effect of demonetisation, more research is needed to unpack how India’s unemployment rate fell during the period January- April 2017.
The cultivation of safflower for its oil is declining because farmers are not finding a ready market and are discouraged by low prices.
The consumer price index rose 1.54% in the 12 months through June, down from an increase of 2.18% in the previous month.
Reliance Jio has so far denied all media reports and user accounts of a data leak.
In India’s Big Government: The Intrusive State and How It’s Hurting Us, Vivek Kaul paints a grim picture of the economy and focuses on areas from banks to education in which the government plays a decisive, and all too often negative, role.
In the eightieth episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about the recent spate of fake news published by some members of BJP and Air India’s decision to not provide non-veg meals for its domestic economy passengers.
The local police official, who asked not to be named, said a man named Imran Chhimpa had been detained early Tuesday evening in connection with the investigation
Scientist R.H. Richharia’s research showed that several indigenous rice varieties gave high yields without the use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides.
The traders have incurred a loss of over Rs 5000 crore in the last 22 days, while 15 lakh labourers have lost their jobs due to the shutdown.
The new Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code aims to resolve India’s $150 billion bad debt overhang by speeding up proceedings and recouping more of the losses.
Industry observers say that the big winner could be Reliance Jio, which is looking to accumulate and directly control a large chunk of spectrum.
Lakhs of labourers working in powerlooms and processing units have been rendered jobless due to the shutdown of mills due to the ongoing strike.
In 2011, the minimum daily wage and the MGNREGA wage in Bihar was Rs 120, today the minimum daily wage has increased to Rs 232 per day but the MGREGA wage is Rs 168.
According to government data, the rate of increase of farm yields for many crops was higher in the pre-green revolution period when compared to later years.
A cyber partnership can be critical for India to meet its immediate goals in securing its cyber infrastructure and expanding opportunities for the country’s tech sector.
On Sunday evening, a website called “magicapk.com” surfaced that reportedly contained the personal data of millions of Reliance Jio users.
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Direct Benefit Transfers in form of subsidies to offset farming costs have a shaky track record given the complex and varied social reality of rural India.
Demonetisation destroyed rural incomes and the cattle slaughter ban choked off the farmer’s main source of emergency funding.
Investigations by the Income Tax department indicate that the sudden spike in the prices of particular pulses in 2015 was a consequence of the formation of international and Indian cartels of traders. These allegations are denied by the players concerned.
Nearly 1,000 cinema halls in the state have been shut since July 3 with exhibitors going ahead with their stir to protest imposition of 30% local body tax in addition to 28% GST.
Organic farming has doubled the crop yield and increased tribal farmers’ profit margins, helping relieve their previous debts.
Some years ago, Western UP was better off than other parts of the country, but farmer suicides and stories of struggling families have been on the rise since.