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Monthly income per farm household grew between NSSO & NABARD surveys, but so has the level of outstanding loans
November 30, 2018

A recent report by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) enlightens one about the state of farmers' income and indebtedness in 2015-16. Entitled NABARD All India Rural Financial Inclusion Survey 2016-17 – in short NAFIS 2016-17 – the report says that between...

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Roughly one-third of offenders who committed online harassment were unknown to their victims, shows recent LIRNEAsia report
August 14, 2018

Good news about digital inclusion often leaves little room for reporting on bad experiences, which netizens encounter in the digital world. A recent report by LIRNEAsia – an ICT [information and communication technology] policy and regulation think tank working in the Asia-Pacific – says that...

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More than 4 lakhs posts in the Central govt. lying vacant, shows latest available data
January 11, 2019

Since jobs have shrunk due to the deployment of information technology in sectors such as banking, quotas won't guarantee employment, said Union Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari recently, according to a PTI news dated 5th August, 2018. But the truth is somewhat different from what Mr....

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New EPF enrolment during Sep., 2017 to Apr., 2018 confined to a few industries & states, indicates data
February 7, 2020

  A document of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) dated 25th June, 2018 says that the number of members subscribing to the Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) scheme give one an idea of the level of employment in formal sector viz. mostly employment in...

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New Save the Children report reveals insecurity of teenage girls from the outside world, but are our homes safe enough?
July 25, 2018

Released in May this year, a study by Save the Children has found that if you are an adolescent girl living in the country, you are most likely to be afraid about being harassed outside your homes viz. in public places. Entitled WINGS 2018 -...

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