Knowledge-Economy set to sharpen its Skills’ set

Posted by - May 31, 2017

India today is in the sweet spot of relishing its demographic dividends with the large swathe of its youthful populace getting ready to reshape the contours of its services-oriented economy.  For this to happen without any huge hitch, a modern, vibrant and competitive workforce is a pre-requisite for ensuring productivity of its human factor endowment

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The Fastest Growing Major Global Economy in the World

Posted by - April 4, 2017

India remains one of the fastest growing emerging market economies driven by key structural reforms, normal monsoon and reduced external vulnerabilities. The Q3 GDP estimates of 7 percent growth indicate that the key domestic risk of demonetization has not undermined the growth momentum and growth prospects for 2017-18 remain bright. The article seeks to examine the

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Budget focuses on measures to raise farmers’ incomes

Posted by - March 5, 2017

The Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley named agriculture as one of the 10 important sectors that were the focus of his budget for 2017-18. He backed it up with announcements of crucial measures towards raising farmers’ incomes including enhancing credit availability, formulation of a Model Law on Contract Farming for linking horticulture with agro-processing and

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New initiatives of the Department of Consumer Affairs

Posted by - February 4, 2017

New initiatives of the Department of Consumer Affairs Consumer Protection in the light of new IT interventions One of the mandates of the Department of Consumer Affairs in the Government of India is consumer advocacy. The Department is laying greater emphasis on consumer education and working with the goal of reaching the next level, from

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Digital and Cashless Economy: A New Way of Life after demonetization

Posted by - January 5, 2017

Pay Digital and Win Prizes! As India moves towards a digital and cashless economy, the Government announced on 15th December, 2016 two schemes Lucky Grahak Yojana and Digi-Dhan Vyapar Yojana to give cash awards to consumers and merchants who utilize digital payment instruments for personal consumption expenditures. The prizes range from Rs. 1000 to Rs.

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Start Up Northeast

Posted by - December 1, 2016

By: Rukmini Barua Deka India has a huge pool of technologically and professionally qualified human resource, attracting the interest and attention of the country and the entire world. These people are wholly absorbed by the large public and private sector companies. Initially, they were job seekers but now the scenario is a little different. We

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India’s First Biofuel Refinery Using Bamboo

Posted by - August 5, 2016

Sustainable economic and industrial growth requires safe, sustainable resources of energy. For the future re-arrangement of a sustainable economy to biological raw materials, completely new approaches in research and development, production, and economy are necessary. Energy plays a vital role in the economic growth of any country. Current energy supplies in the world are unsustainable

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BRICS Youth Summit 2016

Posted by - August 3, 2016

By : Rukmini Barua Deka The BRICS bloc, comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa have over 720 million young people that are in the age group of 10-24 years. Among them Brazil, Russia and China seem to be more advanced considering their demographic features than South Africa and India. However, considerably, all the

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