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The city that never sleeps has fallen asleep

The city that never sleeps has fallen asleep

April 1, 2020

The Maximum City that has survived terror attacks, floods, riots and everything else that mankind or nature could throw at it has been shut in due to the nationwide lockdown. Stark empty streets, vacant beaches, deserted railway stations and abandoned tourism monuments have been ...

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Coronavirus locking down Indian economy

Coronavirus locking down Indian economy

March 20, 2020

Coronavirus is the third major blow to hit the Indian economy in the past four years. While large companies will make it, the informal sector is already gasping for breath. A complete lockdown could be the final blow to this large part of the Indian economy.

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Trump’s trade terror tactics

Trump’s trade terror tactics

March 13, 2020

Hundreds of millions of the world’s poor could be badly hit by Donald Trump’s distorted vision of the global economy and trade. Last month, United States President Donald Trump abruptly ‘reclassified’ over half a dozen nations in terms of their economic status. Overnight,...

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European skill delegates brought to India by EIFE

European skill delegates brought to India by EIFE

February 22, 2020

India is the world’s youngest country, with 64 pc of the population in the working age. Approximately 70 million additional individuals of working age (aged between 15-59 years) are expected to enter the country’s labour force by 2023. Abundant in human resource, the Indian m...

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Himachal farmers switch to aromatic plants

Himachal farmers switch to aromatic plants

February 14, 2020

Erratic weather conditions have made some farmers across the Himalayan state switch to aromatic plant cultivation to boost incomes.

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Facial recognition raising hackles

Facial recognition raising hackles

February 11, 2020

Facial recognition is being touted as a major technological breakthrough. Easy to abuse, its adoption needs to be strictly controlled.

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Budget 2020-21: A battle of unequals

Budget 2020-21: A battle of unequals

February 6, 2020

With consumption at a four-decade low and unemployment at a 45-year high, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman missed the opportunity to use the budget to boost the economy and mitigate the problems of rural India. The Indian budget for fiscal year 2021, starting in March, was pre...

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India on the backfoot at WEF 2020 in Davos

India on the backfoot at WEF 2020 in Davos

January 29, 2020

At the recently concluded Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, the usual star of the show, India, was on the defensive, unlike the previous years and notably in 2018 when Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave the plenary speech, becoming the first Indian leader to del...

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Broken economies benefitting billionaires

Broken economies benefitting billionaires

January 24, 2020

As per the recent Oxfam Billionaires report, India's richest 1 pc hold more than four-times the wealth held by 953 million people who make up for the bottom 70 pc. As economic growth benefits only one percent, Amitabh Behar, CEO, Oxfam India, talks to Media India Group about the ...

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EIFE boost for Skill India Mission

EIFE boost for Skill India Mission

January 21, 2020

A unique, multi-country delegation from Europe visits India to scout for opportunities of collaboration.

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