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Chennai Floods: 2015 Repeat? Experts Blame Bad Planning As Heavy Rain Brings City To Standstill

Chennai Floods: 2015 Repeat? Experts Blame Bad Planning As Heavy Rain Brings City To Standstill

Nov 08, 2021

The Indian Meteorological Department has issued a red alert for coastal districts in Tamil Nadu on November 10 and 11 after severe flooding in the Chennai and other parts of the state on Sunday.

Five Years Of Demonetisation: Black Money On Rise Despite Digital Push

Five Years Of Demonetisation: Black Money On Rise Despite Digital Push

Nov 08, 2021

Five years after demonetisation, though cash usage has declined, it still prevails in property transactions, grocery purchase and payment for services, reveals a national online survey by LocalCircles.

Climate Change: Excess Rainfall, La Nina Condition Likely To Cause Severe Winter This Year

Climate Change: Excess Rainfall, La Nina Condition Likely To Cause Severe Winter This Year

Nov 07, 2021

Global warming impact on weather conditions in India saw prolonged monsoon and excess rainfall in September and October over different parts of the country, particularly the Northwest region.

UN Environment Report Flags Widening Gap In Adaptation Finance To Reduce GHG Emissions In Developing Countries

UN Environment Report Flags Widening Gap In Adaptation Finance To Reduce GHG Emissions In Developing Countries

Nov 05, 2021

The 6th edition of the UNEP report highlights that estimated adaptation costs in developing countries are five to ten times greater than current public adaptation finance flows, and the adaptation finance gap is widening.

Rise In Indian Handicrafts Sales Bring Cheer To Artisans

Rise In Indian Handicrafts Sales Bring Cheer To Artisans

Nov 03, 2021

Not just domestic sales but handicrafts exports are also looking up this year as the government, traders and artisans are reaching out to consumers through all available avenues.

Global FDI Flows More Than Doubled To $870 Bn In H1 of 2021: OECD

Global FDI Flows More Than Doubled To $870 Bn In H1 of 2021: OECD

Nov 02, 2021

Several mergers and acquisitions in the first six months of the year contributed to the increase. China was the leading FDI recipient worldwide in the first half of 2021, followed by the US and the UK. Increases were common across all non-OECD G20 countries, except for India where FDI inflows were only half of their peak levels in equity flow in Q3.

India Expects Record Horticulture Crops Production

India Expects Record Horticulture Crops Production

Oct 29, 2021

The third advance estimate of horticulture crop production is a record 331.05 million tones, an increase of 10.6 million tonnes over production in 2019-20.

Rise In Business, Consumer Sentiments Creating More Jobs

Rise In Business, Consumer Sentiments Creating More Jobs

Oct 29, 2021

Almost 7 lakh to10 lakh jobs were created just for this festival. Expectations are that besides festival demand, improved business sentiments may well see employment, including contract jobs, at pre-pandemic level this year itself

UP’s Special Power Thanas Help Curb Losses

UP’s Special Power Thanas Help Curb Losses

Oct 16, 2021

Reduction in power thefts has helped UP to provide more connections without additional generation and is helping improve the health of power utilities

Navratri Crunch: Vegetable Prices Hit Household Budgets

Navratri Crunch: Vegetable Prices Hit Household Budgets

Oct 10, 2021

Untimely heavy rains, high diesel prices and festive demand have pushed up the cost of vegetables in NCR

The Changing, Unchanging Contours Of Some Key Indian Policies

The Changing, Unchanging Contours Of Some Key Indian Policies

Oct 08, 2021

Food, safe options for family planning and the right to quality education are some of the development goals of every nation. Experts closely involved in these areas, including in policymaking, share glimpses of the journey so far.

Stubble Burning: How Can North India Control The Pollution?

Stubble Burning: How Can North India Control The Pollution?

Oct 02, 2021

Farmers are keen on getting an incentive despite having seen evidence of how agro-waste can help in enriching the soil and improving yield

With A Legacy Of Fine Knowledge, India On Way To Become A Global Education Hub?

With A Legacy Of Fine Knowledge, India On Way To Become A Global Education Hub?

Sep 16, 2021

India is poised to become a global education hub with the government introducing major policy changes

Ups And Lows Of India’s Economic Recovery Curve

Ups And Lows Of India’s Economic Recovery Curve

Sep 16, 2021

The Covid-hit Indian economy is showing signs of recovery. But is it good enough to spark a boom?

Farming Takes Body Blow From Climate Change

Farming Takes Body Blow From Climate Change

Sep 02, 2021

The drive for high-yield seeds, dependence on fertilisers, energy and water have pushed agriculture to the brink of climate collapse

Shipping Container Crunch Takes A Freight Toll On Exports

Shipping Container Crunch Takes A Freight Toll On Exports

Sep 02, 2021

Just as export prospects start looking up this summer, a shortage of containers makes life difficult for Indian traders

Angry Farmers Sow The Whirlwind In Stormy Uttar Pradesh

Angry Farmers Sow The Whirlwind In Stormy Uttar Pradesh

Sep 01, 2021

Muzaffarnagar, Sep 5, is the new dateline of protest. A mahapanchayat, with participants from across states, will be the start of a campaign that’s going rural in UP.

Jharkhand Government Keen On Rehabilitation Of Migrant Workers

Jharkhand Government Keen On Rehabilitation Of Migrant Workers

Sep 01, 2021

Skilled workers who do not want to migrate again will be given priority in employment particularly in the new projects where Jharkhand hopes to see new investment inflow over the next three to five years.

Jharkhand Targets Rs 1 Lakh Cr  Worth Investment Over Five Years: CM

Jharkhand Targets Rs 1 Lakh Cr Worth Investment Over Five Years: CM

Aug 28, 2021

The State has so far received a commitment of Rs.10,000 crore from some “in-house” companies including Tata Steel, Dalmia Bharat Group and the Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL).

Auto LPG Still Finding Favour In India, Why Govt Not Helping To Boost It?

Auto LPG Still Finding Favour In India, Why Govt Not Helping To Boost It?

Aug 21, 2021

The auto LPG is the most low-hanging fruit to address vehicular pollution in cities like Delhi as its CO emission levels are less than petrol by around 20 percent.

1000 Farmer Leaders To Hold Day-Long Convention At Singhu Border To Mark 9 Months Of Agitation

1000 Farmer Leaders To Hold Day-Long Convention At Singhu Border To Mark 9 Months Of Agitation

Aug 18, 2021

Though there have been reports that the farmer groups have not been cooperating to break the stalemate, farmer leaders deny that any offers to resume talks have been extended to them.

'Happy To Be In India': Afghans In Delhi Fear For Family Stuck In Afghanistan

'Happy To Be In India': Afghans In Delhi Fear For Family Stuck In Afghanistan

Aug 16, 2021

Estimates vary about the number of Afghan families living in Delhi. Many are now worried they may never be able to return to their homeland.

Independence Didn’t Free India Farmers From Cycle Of Debt And Deaths

Independence Didn’t Free India Farmers From Cycle Of Debt And Deaths

Aug 12, 2021

For the majority of farmers, growing the ­country’s food brings no ­assurance of well-being. Seven decades after ­independence, swings between glut and scarcity remain largely unpredictable, making agriculture unviable for greater numbers.

Job Alert! Hirings Are Back As India Inc Beats Pandemic Blues

Job Alert! Hirings Are Back As India Inc Beats Pandemic Blues

Jul 29, 2021

After a severe battering due to the Covid pandemic, the job market is opening up and companies are looking to hire again. A look at the most prospective sectors.

Fuel Price Rise, Inflation And No Pay Hike Keep Impulse Buying In India Woefully Low

Fuel Price Rise, Inflation And No Pay Hike Keep Impulse Buying In India Woefully Low

Jul 27, 2021

The impact of higher fuel prices and input costs of manufacturing units has led to both wholesale and retail inflation rising beyond RBI’s preferred comfortable level of 6 per cent for the last few months.

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