‘India Needs Banks In Underserved Areas, Not Aadhaar, To Deliver Direct Benefit Transfers’

Mumbai: With less than a couple of months for the 2019 general elections, political parties have called for welfare schemes and programmes that will guarantee the development of disadvantaged socio-ec...

This Disease Is The 2nd Highest Killer Of Indians, Yet Doctors Or Patients Do Not Know Enough About It

Pune: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) was the second highest cause of death in India after heart disease in 2017, killing 1 million (958,000) Indians that year, according to University of...

Fighting Hidden Hunger: ‘Our Mission Is 90% Of Crops Must Be Biofortified’

Bangkok: Two billion people, or nearly one in four individuals, suffer from ‘hidden hunger’ or vitamin and nutrient deficiencies, resulting in mental impairment, poor health, low productivity and ...

‘Migration Brings Wealth To Villages But Doesn’t Wear Down Caste Structures’

Mount Abu: Mass outmigration across castes has raised the standard of living in Kunkeri, a village in Maharashtra’s coastal belt referred to as Konkan. But this rise in wealth has not erased the cas...

‘Small Size Of Farms Not A Problem, Inefficient Markets And Unremunerative Prices Are’

Bengaluru: Farm distress is a central issue in Indian politics today. The Bharatiya Janata Party-led central government has acknowledged its salience by announcing the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidh...

‘Workplace Bias Can Be Reason Enough For Indian Women To Drop Out Of The Workforce’

Mount Abu: As many men employed by engineering companies reported facing bias at the workplace, as did women employed in the same sector, a study conducted in 2018 to examine bias in India’s enginee...

‘Climate Change Impact On Health Isn’t Easy To Perceive, So It Doesn’t Resonate With Populace’

New York: In Katowice, a Polish city whose economy has always rested on coal production, world leaders sat down last month to work on a framework on how to move forward with the 2015 Paris Agreement t...

‘One Of Every Four Households Told Us They’d Heard Of Threats To Withhold Government Benefits’ If They Didn’t Build Toilets

A group of villagers in central Bihar’s Begusarai district, including an elderly man, are seen holding their ears and doing sit-ups surrounded by policemen and government staff in this video posted ...

‘Delhi’s Reforms To Improve Ease Of Doing Business Largely Window-Dressing’

Mount Abu: In 2016, India stood 130th among 190 countries in the World Bank’s ‘ease of doing business’ ranking. A year later, having implemented a slew of reforms, India climbed to the 100th pos...

’Proposed Right To Information Amendment Will Finish The Act And End Information Commissioners’ Independence, Turn Them Into Glorified Clerks’

Delhi: Madabhushi Sridhar Acharyulu, who recently retired as Central Information Commissioner, is one of India’s most resolute advocates for transparency, and for strengthening citizens’ right to ...