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Explained: Gap between Skill India goals and current status

By applying the ISCO-08 concepts to the ICE360° Survey, and classifying skill levels, we can better understand the connection between earnings and quality of labour force. This can provide important

Why there is a gap between current status and goals (Illustration: rohnit phore) News

Losing sheen: Are Indians falling out of love with gold?

The demand for gold has fallen by a fifth since 2010, and consumer preferences are one reason: many prefer lighter jewellery for daily wear. Millennials, a third of the population, spend more than old

Are Indians falling out of love with gold? News

Manohar Parrikar 1955-2019: Undying spirit, unparalleled simplicity

The untimely passing away of Manohar Parrikar has left an enormous void in the lives of the people he served selflessly.

Manohar Parrikar 1955-2019: Undying spirit, unparalleled simplicity News

E-com FDI policy: In letter or spirit?

Are new solutions enough for continued commitment of large capital flows by foreign investors?

E-com FDI policy: In letter or spirit? News

You can burn Chinese goods on Holika-dahan, but it won’t achieve anything

Till India’s conditions for manufacturing are not world-class, there is no alternative to large Chinese imports

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Explained: Why Modinomics won’t fetch votes for BJP

There has been some traction on resolving the twin balance sheet problem and the GDP is clocking 8% growth. But, the NPA problem still looms and rising GDP has not created jobs.

Why Modinomics won't draw votes for BJP News

Electoral bonds may have flaws, but they are better than black money

Given how political funding has been a route to whitewash illegal money, the government is right when it says that switching to electoral bonds was a quantum leap in ensuring clean political funding

Electoral bonds may have flaws, but they are better than black money News

PM Kisan is fine, but raise investment to make farming sustainable

Just ahead of the 2019 general elections dates announcement, the prime minister launched the centrally sponsored ‘Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi’ (PM-Kisan) scheme of Rs 75,000 crore for small

PM-Kisan is fine, but raise agri-investment to make farming sustainable News

Why children are right to go on strike

President Donald Trump, who wants to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, happily expresses his skepticism about the science, but often demonstrates his total ignorance of the subject in the proces

With the United Nations warning that we have only 12 years to fix the crisis, kids aren’t inclined to hang around News

RBI using call rates as a proxy for systemic liquidity

Issues relating to market microstructure needs to be addressed to have a holistic assessment of the WACR being used as a proxy for liquidity management tool.

Using call rates as a proxy for systemic liquidity (Illustration: rohnit phore) News

Income Tax Act: Govt needs to clarify ‘significant economic presence’

There is global consensus regarding the need for a comprehensive mechanism to tax cross-border transactions in the digital economy and OECD, the UN and the EU are working on a resolution.

The Indian income tax framework currently taxes income that accrues or arises through a business connection in India. News

Cruise tourism: India falling behind, courtesy taxation

In the recent past, leading cruise liners have been targeting India as a prospective market and the Union government has been encouraging these cruise liners to increase their operations in India.

Cruise tourism: Get taxation right for Indian players News

PM Modi’s Balakot dream: Indian people will see through his plans, says P Chidambaram

The last-ditch hope of the Modi government is you will ignore the questions or, at any rate, they will be swept away by the ‘fervour’ of nationalism following the Indian Air Force’s strike on Ba

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi ( Image: PTI) News

Nirav Modi scam: Clash between income tax dept and ED may hit recovery of loans

In her short speech Priyanka emphasised issues which common people relate to and reminded them of broken promises by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. She did not harp on Rafale or bandy words about Pulwa

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French legend Zinedine Zidane back with Real Madrid for the second stint

During his first spell as the Real Madrid boss, Zidane had won nine trophies in two-and-a-half years. He is probably a guarantee to success.

New Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane after a press conference announcing his return, in Madrid, Spain (Image: REUTERS) News

Why India needs a land leasing framework

Ensuring food and nutrition security and tackling the looming threat of climate change makes land reforms necessary.

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Even Ivy League varsities have holes in their admission process

The real travesty of the US admissions scandal is the fact that even Ivy League varsities have holes in their admission procedures.

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Tariff rate quotas can be a boon for trade deals

They protect domestic producers from competition from large imports. They also allow consumers and producers in the importing country to enjoy benefits of lower priced products

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Data Drive: Retailer credit driving loan growth

Personal loans contributed 48.6% to the incremental credit in March 2018, a sharp rise from 20% in March 2013.

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Maharashtra’s water-wars: State must discourage sugarcane farming, fix water usage

How disastrous Maharashtra’s moves on water have been are evident from the fact that while the state suffered a 27% deficiency in rainfall in 2015 as compared to 9% in 2018, the number of drought-hi

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Time travel will have to wait before it’s possible in nature

Having been demonstrated in a controlled environment, time travel will have to wait before it is possible in nature.

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India can’t look for US support and fight a trade war with it

India has to end the cat-and-mouse play and focus on nurturing its long-term strategic relationship with the US.

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Brexit’s economic poison will last for years

Almost 70% of the slowdown in UK investment might be down to Brexit. Whatever path is taken, businesses are going to be left in the fog.

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Decoding the Tamil psyche: Why the Tamil Nadu development model has succeeded

The Tamil historian and writer AR Venkatachalapathy shares with Sushila Ravindranath that the Tamil Nadu developmental model has succeeded because there is widespread education network, serious attemp

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Unemployment in India: Energising SMBs can be the answer to the employment problem

In developing nations, with few conglomerates, SMBs can be the lifeblood of the economy and employment.

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Brexit, the great British disaster: Next few days crucial for both UK and EU

On June 23, 2016, the UK held a historic referendum. With a thin margin, the ‘Brexit’ camp that wanted to leave the EU won.

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Only losers in North Korea ‘elections’ are its hapless citizens

Like most authoritarian states, North Korea, too, loves its democratic pretences.

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