However much Modi tries to convince people that things are better today than in the pre-NDA era, his government has struggled to make considerable progress in most areas of India’s political economy.
Agricultural policy continues to focus on production and not the living condition of farmers – which is what got us to this miserable position in the first place.
In the Middle East and North Africa, conflict and insecurity remain the key barriers to progress, with most of the countries across the region requiring humanitarian and food assistance.
The Modi government’s pulses promotion programme raised hopes of a lot of tur farmers. But a bumper crop later, weak state procurement and an export ban is forcing them to sell at prices well below the MSP.
The new order of the day will be to increase revenue per employee, truly achieve non-linear growth and capture new forms of digital work. But even this will be a difficult task.
Many African countries are still searching for inclusive commercial farming models that can bring in private investment without dispossessing local people.
Even as Trump makes promises of international trade bringing back jobs and boosting the economy, he seems to be gambling a key element it rests upon: reputation.
Up to $30 billion in defence deals could be unlocked with the new policy. But the fine print will decide whether it will give a leg up to Indian firms and reduce the country’s dependence on costly imports.
India has drastically changed its stance on post-fixation rights in the ongoing negotiations for the international Broadcasters Treaty.
It’s time to acknowledge that technology by itself is not empowering; it must be inter-linked with broader policy interventions across social sectors.
Community seed banks can enhance the resilience of farmers’ by securing access to diverse, locally adapted crops and varieties.
The Trump administration has resuscitated the ‘New Silk Road’ initiative and and the Indo-Pacific Economic Corridor linking South Asia with Southeast Asia.
The company joins a growing number of organisations adopting such restructuring strategies for a variety of reasons from cutting the flab to automation.
Development agencies should consider nature and culture when creating strategies to alleviate global poverty.
The RBI refused to make the list of loan defaulters public despite an order by the Supreme Court in 2015 to make this information public.
The pitch comes close on the heels of China’s OBOR initiative, which aims to connect the Eurasian landmass and Indo-Pacific maritime routes.
While Nandan Nilekani praised Sharma for his apology, others thought it was far from enough after he had abused those raising serious concerns about Aadhaar.
Instead of dismantling the regulated APMC mandis, the government needs to make them stronger and build supporting infrastructure like warehouses.
At Axis Bank and Yes Bank, it appears that a single auditor of a member firm of Ernst and Young has overlooked gross NPAs of a staggering Rs 13,655 crore.
The India Exclusion Report 2016 provides a bleak picture of the government’s schemes and programmes that are meant to make basic amenities and rights available to everyone.
In light of the recent arms deal between Saudi Arabia and the US worth over $100 billion, Iran is accusing the US of spreading fear against it throughout the Middle East.
Foreign firms are the growth engine for Vietnam’s high-technology exports, which reached 27% as a percentage of its total manufactured exports in 2014.
Senior officials at several global funds that manage huge investments have stated that these problems could cause the destabilisation of the Indian economy.
Though the devastating WannaCry ransomware attack was a failure on the NSA’s part, current UN cyber norms are far too weak to hold any international actor – let alone the US – responsible.
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With two foreign oil companies shut down, many Tunisians are out of jobs.
The GST’s complexities run the risk of derailing the service sector’s growth and even slowing India’s economic growth, according to experts.
The long-awaited GST has been hailed as India’s biggest tax overhaul since independence and will replace a slew of federal and state levies.
Hanan Odah, a Palestine refugee is living proof that as large businesses collapse, small-scale enterprises can survive and even thrive in the grassroots markets.
Efforts to isolate North Korea affected as tourist ferry with Russia builds economic ties. However, Russia denies connection between business and politics.
With the BJP winning in assembly polls on divisive and emotive issues, the government seems convinced all is well with the economy.
Internet Freedom Foundation’s Kiran Jonnalagadda has alleged that ISPIRT and its co-founder Sharad Sharma set up fake Twitter profiles to harass, intimidate Aadhaar critics.
Financial secrecy deprives countries, especially developing ones, of key revenue resources by eroding their tax base. India must thus build a robust legal system to lift the veil of secrecy on both onshore and offshore financing.
Ladaiti Devi is a self-assured and wise warrior who found her calling in weaving ‘durries’ – and now her fingers weave a magic that is locally renowned.
Only about 1.6% of the total waste generated by cities is being composted and fertiliser companies are reluctant to market it, saying it affects their fertiliser sales.
The car giant plans to sell its Gujarat plant to Chinese joint venture partner SAIC Motor Corp.
Apart from economic gains and increased production, mixed cropping has helped a Tamil Nadu farmer save on water for irrigation – a precious resource in the drought ridden region.
This is the first strategic response to the near collapse of Westinghouse, whose bankruptcy raised doubts about whether it could continue the India deal.
Company says that no payment or credit card data has been stolen or leaked.
If the power of the new anti-corruption authority is not clearly defined and limited, due process is unlikely to be protected along with the rule of law, creating fear rather than order.