How to avoid the middle-income trap

🕔14:22, 19.Jun 2019

Download PDF Article Navroz K Dubash, professor, Centre for Policy Research has observed that India may fall into the “middle-income trap” that has plagued other emerging nations Middle Income Trap: The middle-income trap is a theoretical economic development situation, in

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India to actively curb ‘conflict’ diamonds

🕔12:35, 18.Jun 2019

Download PDF News India will chair the Kimberley Process (KP), a global initiative to remove conflict diamonds from the global supply chain, from January next year. More in News India is the KP chair this year and hosting this event

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Archaic Labour Laws Must Be Scrapped

🕔15:30, 17.Jun 2019

Download PDF The number of people in formal employment in India will grow only if the country’s archaic labour laws are fully scrapped, says Indian Staffing Federation (ISF), a staffing industry apex body. More in News The country has a

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Digital transactions set to rise four times by 2021: RBI

🕔12:09, 17.Jun 2019

Download PDF News Total digital transactions in volume terms recorded a growth rate of 58.8 percent during 2018-19, on top of a growth of 50.4 percent during 2017-18, the Reserve Bank of India said in a report. More in News

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Trade deficit widens to $15.36 bn in May

🕔15:01, 15.Jun 2019

Download PDF News India’s trade deficit expanded to a six-month high of $15.4 billion in May, with import growth outpacing export growth following a 37% jump in gold imports. More in News The deficit, the difference between exports and imports,

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SEBI Directs Rating Agencies To Disclose Probability Of Default

🕔12:38, 14.Jun 2019

Download PDF The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) new prescribed guidelines include the probability of default (PD) benchmarks in a bid to strengthen the disclosures made by credit rating agencies to enhance the rating standards. More in News

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Renewable Energy Provided Jobs To 11 mn People In 2018: IRENA Report

🕔12:00, 14.Jun 2019

Download PDF The widespread adoption of renewable energy technologies creates employment opportunities up and down the supply chain, according to the latest report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). More in News Worldwide, the sector employed 11 million people

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Centre Reduces Contribution Rate For ESI

🕔10:09, 14.Jun 2019

Download PDF The total contribution towards ESI was reduced from 6.5% of an employee’s wages to 4%, with the employer’s share cut to 3.25%, from 4.75%, and the employee’s contribution lowered to 0.75% of wages, from 1.75%, the government announced.

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How good hydroelectric really is: Non-profit’s report calls out sector

🕔13:03, 13.Jun 2019

Download PDF The report, the Hidden Cost of Hydroelectric, by non-profit Himdhara Environment Research and Action Collective has studied risks associated with hydroelectric construction, especially in regions like the northern hill states. More in News Primary and secondary evidence in

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From Plate to Plough: The farm-factory connect

🕔08:30, 11.Jun 2019

Download PDF Article Ashok Gulati, chair professor for agriculture at ICRIER, talked about importance of farm-factory connect Important Analysis As per the last report of National Statistical Office (NSO) released on May 31, the Gross Value Added (GVA) at basic

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