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World Thrift Day: Global savings surge in pandemic

World Thrift Day: Global savings surge in pandemic

October 30, 2021

The United States, the country that invented credit cards and is famous for practically everyone living off credit and out-of-pocket, has seen a record jump in its personal savings rate during the pandemic, which raced ahead to 13.7 pc in 2020 from 7.6 pc in the preceding year. N...

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Unconstructed safety net of construction workers in India

Unconstructed safety net of construction workers in India

April 28, 2021

Every morning, groups of men and women squat on pavements in various streets of Delhi, hoping to find the day’s job. They carry their tools and often a measly meal in their bags. Their clothing worn and their skin leathery, the expressions on their faces are weary and resigned....

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Statue of Unity built on ironies and paradoxes

Statue of Unity built on ironies and paradoxes

October 31, 2018

Playing on Sardar Patel’s epithet, ‘Iron Man of India’, the then Gujarat CM skilfully tried to weave in the sentiments of the farming communities and their pride with the statue that is named as the Statue of Unity. However, the farmers fume at the USD 430 million cost of t...

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India passes the proposal for Indian Post Payment Bank

India passes the proposal for Indian Post Payment Bank

June 4, 2016

Immediately after the Indian Union cabinet passed the proposal for Indian Post Payment Bank (IPPB), it created ripples in the Indian market. Various private firms are approaching union government with offers of joint venture, equity partnership and many other mutual benefits.

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