After a disappointing run under the Modi government so far, a significant increase in social sector allocations and their proper utilisation is the need of the day.
A recent study by Ghosh and Ghosh adds a useful dimension, but by deviating from its pure academic purpose to making bold claims on net job creation its original intent and objective has been lost.
Authoritarian regimes around the world are selling off oil that belongs to the people, and using the money to fund repression, corruption and terrorism.
This is the last full budget of the present government and the last opportunity for it to demonstrate its commitment to India’s health and nutrition.
Connectivity, institutional linkages and free movement of labour – these are all areas India has struggled with over the last decade.
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The Wire first reported on the Philip Morris funded foundation, targeting global universities and public health leaders with tobacco-money.
The interplay between biology and culture reflects racial anxieties that can’t overcome the escape velocity needed to float in culture-less vacuum.
While the deadline to have your produce weighed and sold at the government-appointed centres has been extended, it remains to be seen if the sacks will arrive in that time.
Strict parameters set by the central government have made it tougher for the states to declare a drought and seek relief funds from New Delhi.
Collections for December, at Rs 867.03 billion, were less than the target of Rs 910 billion combined for the Centre and states.
Employees of over 50 prominent and medium-sized companies in Bengaluru are under the scanner of the department.
A startlingly pessimistic vision of India’s looming environmental and economic collapse – aired by a senior business leader – deserves our urgent attention.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently asserted that a person earning Rs 200 a day by selling pakodas is also employed.
A plant-breeder painstakingly selected plants for resowing their seeds, a common good, to arrive at a distinct and stable variety – only to see it wind its way into the hands of a private agent.
While an FTA is a long shot, the starting steps include India improving at the domestic regulatory level while the Trump administration will have to ease up on the multilateral international stage.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘engineering miracle’ is yet to show results.
The veteran trade unionist passed away in Pune on January 23, 2018.
In the recent HPCL and GSPC deals, ONGC was used by the Modi government as a convenient milch cow.
The acquisition would create India’s first integrated oil company.
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While a temporary deviation in the 3% fiscal deficit target looks reasonable, especially when considering rural distress and GST-fuelled disruption, it would not be wise.
The annual Oxfam survey revealed that 67 crore Indians, comprising the population’s poorest half, saw their wealth rise by just 1% in 2017.
The Saudi government’s periodic cycle of allowing undocumented Ethiopian workers into the country and then humiliating them by public ejection keeps the workers in fear.
The finance ministry will raise Rs 800 billion through recapitalisation bonds, and provide 81.4 billion from its budget to recapitalise the banks.
The Hindu Kush Himalayan region provides water to more than 1.3 billion people, almost a fifth of the world’s population, living in downstream river basins.
Petrol price rose to Rs 72.38 per litre in Delhi, highest since March 2014, according to the daily fuel price list of state-owned oil firms. In Mumbai, prices have crossed Rs 80-mark – costliest in the country.
The Direct Benefits Transfer pilot for subsidised foodgrains in Nagri block has, ironically, led to a quantum jump in cash transactions, inconveniencing beneficiaries and dealers as also putting enormous pressure on banks, even as 25% people still remain excluded.
The court ruled that it would examine if all the matters in the case should be heard by the Supreme Court itself.
It should not be a source of pride that millions are managing to eke out a meagre income. Instead it 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.
In ‘New Wealth of Nations’, Surjit Bhalla offers compelling support for education as the foundation of individual, national and global advance. But is this the only way to reduce inequality?
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).