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Block Administration Links The Government To Rural Masses

The government is focusing on rural development by better enabling the rural governance institutions. The block administration performs an important role in this process. BE’s Saptarshi Deb spoke to Shubho  Sinharoy, Block Devlopment Officer, Durgapur Faridpur Block, Paschim  Bardhaman to understand the role that the block  administration plays in the developmental process of rural India.

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
May 16-31, 2018

Higher Credit Flows Indicate Industrial Turnaround

Higher Credit Flows Indicate Industrial Turnaround

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
May 16-31, 2018

Falling rupee and widening current account deficit

Falling rupee and widening current account deficit

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
May 16-31, 2018

Not Our Tsar

Not Our Tsar

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
May 16-31, 2018

Crop Insurance Schemes To Help Farmers

According to the Economic Survey 2018, long-term weather patterns indicate that climate change could reduce annual agricultural incomes in the range of 15% to 18% on average and up to 20% to 25% for unirrigated areas in India.

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
May 1-15, 2018

Weather Forecasting And Sustainability

An idea of sustainability in agriculture

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
May 1-15, 2018

Uttarakhand As A Hotspot For Yoga And Ayurveda

The telephone poles, windows of cyber cafes and restaurants, and walls of the ashrams are plastered with signs advertising every form of yoga imaginable -- from the traditional, standardized and internationally renowned Iyengar tradition to obscure, mysterious offerings for “Tantra, Yantra and Mantra.” The yoga courses and classes at our own ashram are full to capacity 12 months a year. Students of every religion, every culture and every language flock from every corner of the Earth to come and study asanas, pranayama, meditation and Indian philosophy.

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
May 1-15, 2018

Why Have BJP's Welfare Measures Been Only Partly Successful In Gujarat?

For the first time since 2002, the BJP’s supporters, including the Patels, have criticised the party’s rule in Gujarat because of its economic performance. Resentment among the urban youth has been increasing due to the large number of educated unemployed. Recent data indicate that the number of educated unemployed stood at around 6.12 lakhs in 2016. Additionally, the farmers argue that their daily income, which was ₹264 in 2016, is ₹77 less than the national average.

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
May 1-15, 2018

Punjab's Professional Tax: An Avoidable Impulsive Proposition

Recently, Punjab’s Finance Minister, Manpreet Badal presented his second Budget, which primarily focused on fiscal consolidation, i.e., mobilising resources and cutting down expenditure.

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
May 1-15, 2018

Minimum Support Price Should Be More Equitable And Broad-Based

In India, the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices recommends the minimum support prices (MSP) for agricultural commodities (currently for 23 products). On the basis of the recommendation, the Government of India announces the MSPs at the beginning of the sowing seasons. The MSP is a form of market intervention by the government which guarantees highest prices at which the government is ready to buy the entire products of certain crops directly from the farmers.

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
May 1-15, 2018

Mechanisation Of Farming Equipment Boosts The Economy

Rural infrastructure is essential for improving the quality of human life in India’s rural hinterlands and for accelerating the process of agricultural development. According to the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, agricultural infrastructure can be categorised into three broad categories.

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
May 1-15, 2018

Banking On Technology

Way back in 2008, when Arjun Shetty and his wife Rati, both working in Seattle, USA, were exploring various options which included relocating to India, they started looking for financing avenues for setting up their home in Chennai.

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
May 1-15, 2018

Are We Letting Our Work Take Away Our Life

Modern life, whatever it means, has made us strive for more. All of us have this innate desire to progress and grow in our professions, careers, and businesses and acquire more fame, wealth, land and accolades. Although growth may be a noble mission, we may get carried away and cross the thin line where progress may involve running in a rat race.

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
May 1-15, 2018

'Don't Provide Masala To Media'

The Prime Minister finally warns his political colleagues not to provide ‘masala’ for the media.

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
May 1-15, 2018

Yoga Heals Our Minds

As our car pulled into the driveway, my father checked the mailbox.

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
April 16-30, 2018

Media's ‘public space' and government control

So finally it came. The I&B Minister moved forward, then backward and then, forward again.

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
April 16-30, 2018

Gender sensitivity— A pressing concern

One of the most pertinent issues that troubles India is the issue of gender sensitivity.

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
April 16-30, 2018

Dr. H. P. Kanoria's Women Self-Empowerment Mission

The Women Self-Empowerment Mission is a noble initiative aimed at the self-empowerment of women from the Barhiya village situated in Bihar.

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
April 16-30, 2018

Sulekha: A Fight-Back Story

Sulekha Works was established in 1934, in pre-independence India. It was born out of the nationalist vision to manufacture stationaries in India so as to reduce dependence on the British Empire. Unfortunately, the company closed its operations in 1988.In 2006, this heritage company was restarted by Kaushik Maitra who is presently its Managing Director (MD). Maitra is a trained mechanical engineer from Jadavpur University and has taught in the Department of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineering of the University of Alberta, Canada. BE’s Ellora De spoke to him regarding his vision and explored his entrepreneurial spirit.

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
April 16-30, 2018

The NPA Conundrum

Arguably, the year will be remembered and referenced in days to come for a mixed bag of economic events.

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
April 16-30, 2018

ALFA Network Helping First Stage Entrepreneurs

In August 2017, a handful of professional experts came up with an idea of nurturing and fulfilling dreams for prospective entrepreneurs through the ALFA Network.

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
April 16-30, 2018

Branding The Entrepreneurs

The first thing any marketing or advertising wizard must know about branding for entrepreneurs is that entrepreneurs have no money.

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
April 16-30, 2018

Does Kerala Lead The Way In Offering Social Security To Migrant Labourers?

The present LDF government of Kerala is proactive about providing social securities to its migrant labourers.

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
April 16-30, 2018

Bangladesh Scores High To Become A Developing Country

The United Nations Organisation (UNO) has recently recognised Bangladesh’s eligibility as a developing country from a least developed country (LDC).

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
April 16-30, 2018

Yet Another Fortnight Of Economic Turbulence

It started with the first shot in the trade war fired by the US President Donald Trump. It was not unexpected, as he fought his presidential election campaign promising action against “unfair trade practices” and “manipulative exchange rate” polices of China and vowed to protect American jobs.

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
April 1 -15, 2018

Unemployment And Corruption

Around 65% of India’s population is composed of young people. The Indian economy has a large pool of educated and trained young people. But it is also an established fact that unemployment is growing in India and there is dissatisfaction among the youth.

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
April 1 -15, 2018

Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu –The Ocean of Love

Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was a proponent of the Bhakti movement. He was the founder of Gaudiya Vaishnavism. The philosophy of Sri Chaitanya is called achintya-bhedabheda-tattva which is simply described as inconceivable oneness and difference.

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
April 1 -15, 2018

Indian Cement Industry: Investment Opportunities

India is the second largest producer of cement in the world. No wonder, India’s cement industry is a vital part of its economy, providing employment to more than a million people, directly or indirectly. Ever since it was deregulated in 1982, the Indian cement industry has attracted huge investments, both from Indian as well as foreign investors.

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
April 1 -15, 2018

Inconsolable Sufferings

In February 2018, a headline of Daily Mail Online, UK, reads – “Heartbroken man carries a child’s body as death toll passes 400 including nearly 100 children in latest bombing raid by Assad’s forces in Syrian region declared ‘Hell on earth’.”

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
April 1 -15, 2018

Government Targets Socio-Economic Upliftment Of Tribals

The Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India, is responsible for the planning and coordination of programmes aimed at the development of tribal communities. Their main objective is to provide a more focused approach on the integrated socio-economic development of the Scheduled Tribes (STs).Jaswantsinh Sumanbhai Bhabhor, Union Minister of State for Tribal Affairs, spoke to BE’s Madhu Raina on current initiatives undertaken by his department.

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
April 1 -15, 2018