Economy

Indian Polity Moves to Peril Under Modi Rule: Economic Situation Worsening

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Spread the love           Rich are becoming richer. ‘Barclay’s Hurun India’ has published the ‘Rich list for 2018’. It is a list that carries the names of individuals with net worth exceeding Rs.1000 crore. The wealth of India’s top 100 richest people has jumped by Rs.3.08 lakh crore in 2018 to Rs.30.59 lakh crore, from Rs.27.51 lakh […]


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The Challenges of Working in Africa

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Spread the love           Preeyan tells us about the challenges of relocating to work abroad, particularly in Africa. He cautions that if you are moving to a country in Africa you expect what you see on TV, but for any country it is not the case. A Different Truths exclusive for the Special Issue on Africa. Your […]


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India Wage Report of ILO: Some Hits, Many Misses

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Spread the love           The ILO report estimates that the real average daily wages in India almost doubled between 1993–94 and 2011–12 but fails to mention that the Indian GDP quadrupled between 1991 and 2011. The report rightly highlights that average daily wages in urban areas remain more than twice as high as wages in rural areas […]


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Uncertain Times for German Politics

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Spread the love           Dangerous developments connected with a rising fascist movement under the banner of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) are underway. Germany’s Left Party (die Linke), on the other hand, could well be on its way toward mounting an effective fightback. The German version of the Nazis and KKKers who descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, last […]


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Babus Put Together a Wishy-Washy e-Commerce Policy

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Spread the love           E-commerce is one of the trade channels enabling cross-border trade of goods and services. The Information Economy Report, 2017 of the UN Conference on Trade & Development (UNCTAD) said worldwide e-commerce reached 25.3 trillion dollars in 2015, a lion’s share of (90 per cent) which was in the form of business-to-business e-commerce with […]


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IMF says India Needs to Reinvigorate Efforts to Keep Job Engine Running

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Spread the love           With a growing working-age population, which constitutes about two-thirds of the total population, India needs to reinvigorate reform efforts to keep the growth and job engine running. This is critical in a country where per capita income is about $2,000, still well below that of other large emerging economies. A report for Different […]


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With Imran Khan at Helm, Pak Army Grip Gets Stronger

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Spread the love           A former cricketer great, Imran has been bowling on a doctored pitch and had the help of the third umpire— Pakistan’s army-ISI combine. According to an Islamabad High Court judge, the ISI had asked the chief justice of the court to keep Nawaz Sharif, who crossed the political red line in Pakistan by […]


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The Story of the Condensed Milk

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Spread the love            Condensed milk is usually cow milk sweetened with sugar, which increases its shelf life by preventing the growth of microorganisms. Drinking milk was a significant health risk before the 19th century. In the United States, condensed milk only appeared in 1853, produced by a dairy farmer named Gail Borden Jr. Prof Ashoka tells […]


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Despite Record of Trump, There are Positives from the Korea Summit

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Spread the love           Many of the voices on television and in the opinion pages are howling that Trump gave away the store in his meeting with the North Korean leader in Singapore yesterday. The president’s agreement to halt war games with South Korea—annual dress rehearsals for an invasion of the North which even Trump says are […]


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Manmohan Singh was a Real Reformer with Innovative Policies

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Spread the love           Manmohan Singh enlivened the service sector by ceding several tax concessions. Software companies sprang up, placing the country a pivot for global software exports. Notwithstanding Modi’s slow pace in economic reforms, India emerged globally a competitive destination for doing business. A report, for Different Truths.   Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not a radical […]


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