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ORF-WEF survey: '70% youth unaware of govt's skill development programmes' -Karishma Mehrotra

velopment programmes in their area, yet more than seventy per cent are very interested in pursuing skills training, according to a “Young India and Work” study by the Observer Research FouNDAtion and World Economic Forum. The findings, released this week, sheds light on a disconnect between youth sentiments and government’s skill development programme. The study surveyed a random sample of almost 6,000 youth between 15 and 30 abou

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Wielding the bamboo: The media in Assam is marching for the cause of Assamese hyper-nationalism -Debarshi Das

boo the man is beating the motorcyclists with is called bholuka. But what is funny about beating up strangers? After Tinsukia This was a prime time news item that aired on News 18 Assam NE on SuNDAy. The channel has since taken down the video from its Facebook page, though the promo for it is still available. Three days before the video was aired, unidentified gunmen had shot dead five unarmed Hindu Bengali men in Assam’s eastern district

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Monsanto's profits, not Diwali, creating smoke in Delhi -Arvind Kumar In December 2017, this newspaper exposed in an article entitled “Law aiding Monsanto is reason for Delhi’s smoke season” how a law to help Monsanto was the reason for the Delhi metropolitan region being blanketed in smoke every November. That law, the Punjab Preservation of Subsoil Water Act of 2009, imposed a delay on farmers who wanted to plant rice. The delay in planting in turn created a delay in harv

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Camel milk is gaining popularity. Could it be an alternative for dairy market? - Smitha Verma

it benefits people with diabetes and joint pain. Despite its availability, however, India has been a late entrant to marketing camel milk. It was only in December 2016 that the Food Safety and StaNDArd Authority of India (FSSAI) determined the staNDArds of camel milk to be sold commercially. While government dairy cooperatives have been slow to respond, entrepreneurs, including from the Raika community

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Soaring Joblessness Among Youth May Sink BJP in Polls - Subodh Varma

rate was 26 per cent in Chhattisgarh, 30 per cent in MP, and a shocking 55 per cent in Rajasthan among the youth in the age group of 20-29 years. This is reflected in unemployment among graduates &NDAsh; over 14 per cent of graduates were without jobs in Chhattisgarh, with the corresponding numbers being 8 per cent in MP and 21 per cent in Rajasthan. CMIE conducts surveys across all states, covering a sample of about 1,73,000 households having 5

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CAG 'deliberately delaying' report on Rafale deal, demonetisation: Former bureaucrats

: Sixty retired bureaucrats have written to the CAG expressing concern over audit reports on demonetisation and the Rafale deal being "deliberately" delayed to not "embarrass" the NDA government till next year's general elections. In a letter, they said there was concern over the "unconscionable" and "unwarranted delay" in bringing out the audit reports on demonetisation and the Rafale fighter jet deal, and the

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Under Modi's Crop Insurance Scheme, Premiums up 350% But Farmers' Coverage Stagnant -Kabir Agarwal and Dheeraj Mishra

mpared to the previous crop insurance schemes.   Government claims not borne out by data For the two seasons that the PMFBY has been implemented (2016-17 and 2017-18), insurance companies &NDAsh; private and public &NDAsh; collected a gross premium of Rs 47,408 crore. Total claims paid as on October 10, 2018 was Rs 31,613 crore. For 2014-15 and 2015-16, when the National Agricultural Insurance

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Reconsider decision to suspend rice mill operation: Exporters' body

-The Hindu Business Line New Delhi: All India Rice Exporters Association (AIREA) on SuNDAy requested the Environmental Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority to reconsider the plan to extend the ban on rice mill operations in the National Capital Region (NCR) till MoNDAy. “Due to the current restriction coinciding with peak paddy procurement season, all the paddy is lying in mandies and

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