Month: February 2019

Rural Electrification

THE UNENDING MYTH – The two areas of development the Nation is getting all wrong for decades

February 17, 2019

As the Incumbent Government approaches towards the end of its one full term, here are the two deep cracks they should look out for and ensure healing at the earliest. The first plunge we take on is to show how wrong our Nation has been since decades with the sentiments of the masses regarding Electricity. […]

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Dry Land

Andhra Pradesh Drought Mitigation Project – Journey So Far

February 15, 2019

The Government of Andhra Pradesh has taken up Andhra Pradesh Drought Mitigation Project (APDMP) to find a longer-term solution to manage droughts and mitigate distress arising out of it. The project has been started with the goal to improve the incomes and strengthen the drought resilience of 165,000 farm households with an estimated project cost […]

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Education in India

Higher Education: A Victim of Public Apathy

February 14, 2019

The Delhi University Teacher’s Association (DUTA) has called for a People’s March on 19th Feb. 2019 along with other organizations comprising of students and teachers from other parts of the country to challenge “government assault on higher education”. So what kind of ‘assault’ on higher education is our society facing? In 2012-13, education expenditure was […]

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Indian Mobile

Indian Mobile App Ecosystem and Another Chinese Invasion

February 14, 2019

In 2016, there was a landscape change in the Indian telecom sector – Reliance launched Jio which reduced the pricing and there was a massive increase in the subscribers and data consumption. Jio got more than 200 million subscribers which boosted the subscribers more than a billion. This was accompanied by a lot of smartphone […]

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Assam Farmers

Demographic changes and illegal migration in Assam

February 14, 2019

Assam and parts of the Northeast India shut down on January 8, 2019 over the issue of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.  The bill seeks to amend the Citizenship Act of 1955,  to grant citizenship to non Muslims including Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians who came to India on or before December 31, 2014 […]

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RBI logo

KYC: Know Your Central bank

February 14, 2019

Yet another resignation of the Central bank’s Governor, Urjit Patel, mentioning “personal reasons” especially during the time when the tussle between the Central Government and RBI is evident, has surely raised many eyebrows. Earlier, Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan had resigned on 4 September 2016 as the 23rd Governor of India’s Central bank without willing […]

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UBI

The Clamour for UBI

February 14, 2019

Universal Basic Income or UBI which was first mentioned in recent times in the Economic Survey 2016-17 has been selling like hot cakes in the build up to the Lok Sabha elections due in May with Congress president Rahul Gandhi promising a Minimum Income Guarantee Scheme and the prime minister instituting the Pradhan Mantri Kisan […]

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RBI

The “STANCE” change -Bidisha Bhattacharya

February 10, 2019

The decision taken by the Central Bank on Thursday, 7th of February not only did surprise economists but market watchers as well. Whereas the unanimous decision of changing the monetary policy stance from ‘calibrated tightening’ to ‘neutral’ seemed plausible, the cutting of the repurchase rate by 25 basis points didn’t quite seem a sine qua […]

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Madanpur Khadar

Help quench the thirst of Madanpur Khadar!

February 6, 2019

This is 7 years old Irfan, an exuberant little boy who lives in the slum areas of Madanpur Khadar, New Delhi. Plagued regularly by fatal diseases such as Typhoid and Diarrhea, his story is similar to that of 63.4 million others living without potable water.  AN IDEA, A VISION AND A STEP TOWARDS MAKING IT […]

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Union Budget 2019

The New “Catch-22” -Three Highlights of the Interim Budget 2019 that has left the Indian Economy confused

February 3, 2019

February 1st marked the release of the Interim Budget of 2019 that took the Indian Automotive industry and the Equity markets on two rides, except for the fact that one was pleasant and the other, kind of roller-coaster. The three highlights responsible for the above experiences commenced right with the granting of a full tax-rebate […]

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