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IMF's 'Phantom FDI' destinations and the India connection -Sai Manish

Mauritius to the list, these 10 economies host more than 85 per cent of all phantom investments.” India, meanwhile, is a major FDI recipient from these phantom destinations. In the first quaRTEr of 2019-20, the country received $11 billion from three phantom destinations – Singapore, the Netherlands and Mauritius (See graphic). FDI from these nations accounted for 69 per cent of all inflows into the country. Singapore was the biggest c

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How No Food Waste works to redistribute surplus food to the needy in Tamil Nadu -Nahla Nainar

sident G Padmanabhan and his friends Sudhakar Mohan and N Balaji began No Food Waste (NFW) in 2014 with the aim of redistributing this surplus food to the needy. Ever since, their effort — suppoRTEd by a network of 12,000 volunteers in Tamil Nadu, Telengana and Kerala — has been gaining momentum. “Like my NFW colleagues, I too have had a very personal experience of hunger. While we cannot eradicate it completely, we can at least t

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Pesticide consumption a leading cause of suicides worldwide: Report -Rohan Gupta

icide was the commonest method used in attempted suicide and among the three most common methods of suicide along with hanging and firearms. Over 95 per cent of pesticide-related suicides were repoRTEd to have occurred in low-and-middle income countries (LMICs). The numbers were low in high-income countries due to the existence of bans and regulations on highly hazardous pesticides. The report found that self-poisoning was the most common form o

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All India Media Conference 2019 will also organise walkathon in Udaipur for awareness on child rights

0th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on September 28, 2019. The chief guest of the function will be Rajasthan Assembly speaker Dr CP Joshi, informed conference chairman. This conference is suppoRTEd by esteemed institutions like UNICEF Rajasthan; Apeejay Institute of Mass Communication (AIMC); Adamas University, Kolkata; Inclusive Media for Change; GD Goenka International School, Udaipur, Anuvrat Global Organisation (Anuvibha) - Bal Shanti Nilay

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Women MLAs better at improving growth: Study -Aanchal Bansal

nomics at the University of Essex, women legislators in India raise economic performance in their constituencies by about 1.8 percentage points per year more than male legislators. The study was suppoRTEd by Germany-based IZA-Institute of Labour Economics. "This means that when average growth is seven percentage points, the growth premium associated with female legislators is about 25%," Bhalotra said in her study, which was based on data co

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Curious case of Mudra loan failure and disconnect of BJP's election winning machine -Prabhash K Dutta

The government has consistently showcased the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana as a loan scheme that is turning the lakhs of youths into entrepreneurs and generating crores of jobs every year. First repoRTEd by the Indian Express earlier this week, the Mudra loan scheme has been able to meet the government's expectations in only 20 per cent of cases. Simply put, only one in five Mudra loans has led to job creation. This report confirms the concerns ra

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Navi Mumbai to have Maharashtra's first detention centre for illegal immigrants: Report

ention centres in all major cities. The Devendra Fadnavis-led Maharashtra government has identified land to build the state’s first detention centre for illegal immigrants, Mumbai Mirror repoRTEd on Saturday. The home department last week repoRTEdly wrote to the City and Industrial Development Corporation, which is the planning authority for Navi Mumbai, and sought a three-acre plot in Nerul for

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The problem of skilling India -Christophe Jaffrelot & Vihang Jumle

orsening: Unemployment rate is the highest in 45 years today. The Indian youth has become the first casualty, with the unemployment rate reaching 34 per cent among the 20-24-year-olds in the first quaRTEr of 2019 — it was 37.9 per cent among the urban lot, according to the CMIE. Official sources from the government of India do not give very different data: According to the last 2018 Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS), the unemployment rate amon

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Just 1 in 5 Mudra beneficiaries staRTEd new business, half of extra jobs were self-employment: Govt survey -Aanchal Magazine

-The Indian Express The Mudra Yojana was launched in April 2015 to provide funding to the non-corporate small business sector through various financial institutions like banks, NBFCs and Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs). The government’s constant refrain has been that its flagship Mudra scheme is an engine for entrepreneurship and employment. A survey by the Labour Ministry, yet to be made public, offers a reality check: just one out of five beneficiaries (20.6 per cent) from the

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