Britain’s love for the potato is tied to notions of the utilitarian value of a good diet and how a healthy citizenry is the engine room of a strong economy.
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Instead of waiting for all the data to come in and making an apples-with-apples comparison, are different numbers being thrown at the public in order to make a political point about the ‘success’ of demonetisation?
In conversation with Xavier Estupinan, International Labour Organisation’s wages specialist, about the wage trend in India, gender pay gap, role of trade unions and what the numbers tell us about wage inequality.
An average woman in India spends five hours a day on unpaid household chores – while an average man spends less than an hour.
Activists accuse government, UIDAI of not taking corrective steps and challenge CEO Ajay Pandey to put up details of those who have been punished for Aadhaar-based exclusion.
High Court Raps Airport Authority for Allowing Amit Shah’s Party Meeting Within Goa Airport Premises
The bench was not convinced by the AAI’s defence that the meeting was spontaneous, asking how the many visible arrangements could be made quickly.
Directorate of Revenue Intelligence report shows how an Adani subsidiary allegedly used a Dubai-based front company to over-invoice imports and then move Rs 1,500 crore to a Mauritius-based firm controlled by Gautam Adani’s brother.
Despite government press releases, demonetisation doesn’t appear to have spurred a substantial increase in number of new tax payers or direct tax collection.
Regardless of the Supreme Court’s final verdict, the false dichotomy between privacy and welfare must be expunged.
Nearly half of India’s weapons, including tanks and artillery guns, have stocks for less than ten days of combat.
Inflation was 1.46% in June – the slowest pace since India started releasing retail inflation data in January 2012 based on combined data for rural and urban consumers.
The consumer price index, the main policy target of the RBI, likely rose 1.87% in July from a year earlier, compared with an increase of 1.54% in June.
The Swiss People’s Party has said that India and ten other countries are “too corrupt” and that it will get enough support in the country’s parliament to halt the tax information exchange process.
India’s Lacklustre Approach Towards International Trade is Hurting its Foreign and Economic Interests
From alarming agricultural imports to losing Africa, India needs to aggressively protect its trade interests and explicitly link it to our foreign and domestic goals.
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An RBI research paper revealed ‘unusual’ cash deposits totalling Rs 1.6-1.7 lakh crore during demonetisation.
Sectors such as mining, power generation, infrastructure/construction goods and consumer durables also recorded poor performance.
The story of Sangita Mhatre of Mande is an inspiring tale of how women in rural India can take charge of their destiny given the slightest of opportunities.
In its mid-year economic survey, chief economic adviser Arvind Subramanian said there were downside risks to the official growth forecast of 6.75-7.5% for the fiscal year to March 2018.
The results are the first since SBI merged with five of its subsidiary banks and also took over a niche lender for women from April 1.
Difficulties in curbing fraud, a flawed incentive structure and a focus on infrastructure over placements are deeply hurting the Modi government’s flagship skilling scheme and subverting its larger goals.
An excerpt from Y.V. Reddy’s ‘Advice and Dissent: My Life in Public Service’ on his time as RBI governor.
South India’s first ‘Seeds for Needs’ project will help farmers grow lost varieties of seeds and distribute them to other farmers.
High courts across India have repeatedly used blocking injunctions as a blunt tool to fight piracy. But as a result, the people’s right to access the internet is being severely curtailed.
In 2013, Rajiv Kumar had advocated that a troubled Indian economy should approach the IMF for help. Today he believes that India is better off without foreign academic and institutional help.
Food and beverages account for nearly half of the consumer price index basket and are largely dependent on the monsoons, nearly 70% of precipitation.
Millions of companies are still not ready to file their first GST returns before the August 20 deadline, a top official said.
The partnership defies 20th-century notions of a public private partnership and offers a glimpse of the private sector tipping its hat to the sovereign function and prerogative in identifying and authenticating the beneficiaries of a digital service.
The success of Rajiv Kumar’s tenure, who has moved from the left of the ideological spectrum to the right, will depend whether he succeeds in moving the Aayog away from being a government mouthpiece and creating a shared narrative around job creation.
While the HTTPS version of the website remains unblocked, it is currently not known why the blocking order was passed.
The announcement by the Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI) late on Monday did not say what illegal activities the companies may have been engaged in.
The other parties in the fray include Amazon and Netflix, but talks are in very early stages, said an anonymous source familiar with the matter.
Most parts and processes of the industry were largely tax exempt under previous regimes. Stakeholders believe that the transition to GST, which comes with high rates, will severely impact an already struggling sector.
If deregulation of hiring and firing is desirable, then greater regulation of working conditions is also necessary.
The Life of Labour: Software Firms Might Cut Jobs Drastically, Noida’s Domestic Workers’ Take on The ‘Madams’
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Kumar, a senior fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, will take up the reins from economist Arvind Panagariya, who put in his papers four days ago.
Female labour participation in India is plummeting in spite of rising girls’ education: why and how do we fix it?
The Registrar General has directed all states and Union Territories to ensure compliance by the registration authorities concerned and send a confirmation on or before September 1.
A more important issue for the Indian growth story is that FDI cannot entirely meet the country’s capital needs and that it needs to rustle up its own capital.