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5 Reasons To Be India +Ve

  Highlights *Inflation is relatively tame; credit growth is stable *Foreign trade figures are turning encouraging; FDI inflows improve *Ample rainfall augurs good   agricultural harvest   The most obvious…

India Continues To Miss Key Health Targets

  Highlights  *12th Plan allocation for Health Ministry is Rs 300,018 crore or approximately Rs 60,000 crore per year *National Health Mission gets the largest pie; around Rs 38,681 crore…

Can Women’s Education Arrest India’s Declining Sex Ratio?

Highlights * Female literacy has gone up in both rural and urban areas from 1999-2000 to 2009-10* Women employment is higher in rural areas than urban areas * Majority of Hindu…

US FDI Into India, Just $557 Million Last Year

Despite the hardsell (admittedly somewhat delayed), India’s foreign direct investment (FDI), or long-term investment commitments by foreign investors, declined 36% from $35.1 billion in 2011-12 to to $22.4 billion in 2012-13.   More interestingly, FDI…

The Mystery Behind India’s Present-Absent Doctors: Study

  Highlights *Cost of medicine is the largest driver of out-of-pocket health expenditure *Absence of doctors and lack of diagnostic facilities are the major reasons for people to avoid public…

Healthcare Major Portion Of USAID Funding To India, AIDS Funding Rises

Drawing down aid is a tricky subject, particularly when there is some concern whether developed countries should lend to fast-growth, developing countries like India.   Interestingly, its countries like Japan…

At 270 Million, India’s Poverty Equals Illiteracy

  Highlights * Out of 218 million literates added during 2001-11, over 110 million females became literates as against 108 million males *Kerala has the best female literacy rate (92%)…