Many Indian labourers in Italy are forced to work for virtually nothing to pay off debts to agents who promise good jobs and organise travel from India.
The numerous conditions and riders attached to how the e-bill system functions will almost certainly hamper ease of doing business.
Evidence suggests that states with lower per-capita income and higher rates of adult crime fare comparatively worse on juvenile crime rates.
In 1879, an Australian expert’s report sent at least 50 British and Indian companies to the Pandalur-Devala region of the Nilgiris and sparked a frenzied gold mining rush that eventually destroyed the local coffee industry.
“The party’s stand is clear…The temple should be constructed in a legal manner and there should be mutual dialogue,” said the BJP president, also addressing election reform, reservations, GST and cow protection.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that these two reforms combined will “certainly lead to greater compliance, greater digitisation,” adding that “expansion of the tax base of direct and indirect taxes is already visible.”
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Institutional loan waivers and debt swapping can be effective only if they are supported by other measures that prevent farmers from falling back into debt.
Vinod Dua discusses the adverse effect of demonetisation on India’s GDP and the labour market, and how public spending on education has been steadily declining.
The economic wing of the Sangh parivar has been an important voice in raising concerns over how India’s Goods and Services Tax will hurt the informal economy.
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The companies include Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India, Idea Cellular, Reliance Communications and Aircel.
If the Meteorological Department had got their predictions right, farmers in Vidarbha and Marathwada say, they wouldn’t have sowed their kharif crops when they did.
There are approximately 50 crore feature phone users in India. According to analysts, Reliance could snap up anywhere between 10% to 20% of this market.
Reliance Industries launched on Friday a “zero-cost” phone with 4G-enabled features in a move aimed at further disrupting the country’s highly competitive telecoms sector.
Using mixed research methods – like a combination of ethnography and data analysis – is useful in trying to understand urban informality and the impact of events like demonetisation.
Many believe that trading with Latin America is expensive and therefore should not be a priority. But statistics tell a different story.
Given the differences in the costs of living and the level of abject poverty in developing countries, a UBI scheme could have a considerable impact in achieving inclusive economic growth.
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.