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Corporate Houses Should Help In Development: Jaitley

Corporate houses should step forward and carry out works for the welfare of people, said Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who attended a function organised by Bharti Foundation to dedicate over 17,000 toilets it had built to more than 80,000 beneficiaries under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. He said corporate houses, public sector firms and government...

Future Of Development Lies In Your Skills

By 2020, 65% Indians will be under the age of 35, making us the youngest country in the world. A large employable population is an advantage, for it can fulfil the demand for skilled workers across India and globally, as also drive consumption and economic growth. However, this demographic dividend can turn into a...

Planned or Unplanned Family- Which One Is Yours?

International organisations have for long advocated the need to perceive reproductive rights through the prism of human rights. While a rights-based approach to the subject does not yet exist, various international conferences even in the distant past have time and again referred to family planning, and reproductive health and rights as human rights issues....

Govt To Assess Impact Of CSR Activities Undertaken By PSUs

For the first time, the NDA government is planning to conduct a study for assessing the impact of corporate social responsibility projects undertaken by various public sector firms. The study, to be carried out by the Department of Public Enterprises, will cover 134 central public sector enterprises. It will identify the lack of initiative and implementation...

Drones for Mapping Rural Areas

India is gravitating towards an urge to track growth and evaluate impact across urban and rural areas. Evidence based decisions are increasingly becoming critical to interventions and delivery of services. In such a scenario, access to reliable grassroots data becomes crucial for holistic and inclusive policy making and successful implementation. The first mile problem is...
According to World Bank, India has the highest number of people living below the poverty line -- 224 million. (In picture) Dharavi, Mumbai is one of the largest slum settlements in the world.

India’s Biggest Challenge Is Poverty, Is Universal Basic Income The Answer?

According to World Bank, India has the highest number of people living below the poverty line -- 224 million. (In picture) Dharavi, Mumbai is one of the largest slum settlements in the world.

India’s Online Education Industry Will Be $1.96 Billion By 2021: Google, KPMG

Paid user base to grow 6X from 1.6 million in 2016 to 9.6 million in 2021

Business Environment In India Is Better But Not Good: Michael Porter

A handful of corporate titans, young entrepreneurs and researchers on Wednesday got an opportunity that even some students of Harvard Business School do not get. They got a crash course in business and economics from Michael Porter. The business strategist and economist teaches at Harvard. A student who wants to attend his lectures has to clear...

Majority of Indians Think Role of Women in Society is to be Good Mothers and Wives: Study

As part of a Global Trends study, Ipsos examined global attitudes toward the role of women, parenting, and family across 22 countries by interviewing 18,180 adults. Majority of Indians surveyed (64%) think role of women in society is to be good mothers and wives revolving around home, according to the 2017 survey. When it comes to...

Is Assam’s Two-Child Norm Implausible?

Recently, Assam’s health minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma, unveiled the draft of a new population policy for the state. It proposes, among other things, to penalise people who have more than two children. However, the Government has sought public suggestions on the draft population policy, which would be put up in the public domain, before...

Development And Conservation Must Go Together: Pranab Mukherjee

Development and conservation must go hand in hand, President Pranab Mukherjee said as he underlined the need for "sustainable" development.

Companies Law Committee suggests not-for-profit companies to fall under the wp ambit

The Companies Law Committee (CLC) that presented its recommendations to the Ministry of Corporate Affairs earlier this month suggested that Section 8 companies should not be exempted from the provisions of Corporate Social Responsibilities (wp) rules. Section 8 companies are ‘not for profit’ companies registered under the Section 8 of the Companies Act 2013. These...
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