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Demonetisation Will Hit Agriculture, Informal Workers Worst: Study (But It’s Good Idea)

Demonetisation Will Hit Agriculture, Informal Workers Worst: Study (But It’s Good Idea)

  The demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes will hurt agriculture, informal sector workers—about 482 million people who earn cash incomes—and disrupt India’s consumption patterns for at least…

How Demonetisation Will Boost Cashless Economy

How Demonetisation Will Boost Cashless Economy

  Datum 1: Bank branches increased at 5% per year, but automated teller machines (ATMs), debit cards and card-swiping machines have doubled in four years and online transactions have grown…

What Should We Do? Delhi Govt Asks Citizens. IIT Answered 10 Months Ago

What Should We Do? Delhi Govt Asks Citizens. IIT Answered 10 Months Ago

A woman wears a mask to protect herself from the pollution during a protest in Delhi. An Aam Aadmi Party minister put out a social media petition asking citizens for…

Rs 14 Lakh Cr Cash Junked–What That Means For Black Money

Rs 14 Lakh Cr Cash Junked–What That Means For Black Money

  Rs 14 lakh crore–or $217 billion, 86% of the value of Indian currency currently in circulation–will become useless from midnight of November 8, 2016, part of the government’s crackdown…

Income Tax Payees Up 8%; Tax Payable Up 13%

Income Tax Payees Up 8%; Tax Payable Up 13%

  There has been an 8% increase in tax assesses–from 36 million in assessment year 2013-14 to 39 million in assessment year 2014-15, according to data released by the income…

14 Died In 19 Stampedes Every Month Since 2001

14 Died In 19 Stampedes Every Month Since 2001

On October 15, 2016, a stampede during a religious procession in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, left 25 people dead. Between 2001 and 2014, there were 3,126 incidents of stampede at mass…

Twin Fire Accidents Turn Attention To Safety

Twin Fire Accidents Turn Attention To Safety

  Two fire accidents on consecutive days–one in a hospital in Bhubaneswar, and the second in a high rise in Mumbai–have again raised questions on violation of fire safety norms…

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