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India seventh on index of countries impacted by climate change in 2019

-The Indian Express 'Extremely severe' cyclone Fani affected 28 million people, killing 90 people in India and Bangladesh, and causing economic loss to the tune of US$8.1 billion, the report added. India ranks seventh among countries most affected in 2019 by climate change, according to the Global...

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Budgeting in a time of crisis -TCA Ramanujam

-The Hindu Keynesian economics offers guidelines for preparing the Budget The Great Depression wrecked the economies of the U.S. and Europe. In the words of Jonathan Alter, when Franklin Roosevelt became the American President in 1933, he was told: “Mr. President, if your programme succeeds you would...

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In agri-credit, small farmers are still outside the fence -AS Mittal

-The Hindu The agriculture sector’s performance has not been commensurate with the increasing subsidised credit it receives Farmers on the warpath would mean that agriculture reforms have again occupied centrestage not just in the minds of the politicians but also policymakers. To enable small farmers to diversify...

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Jayati Ghosh named by U.N. to high-level advisory board on economic, social affairs

-PTI/ The Hindu Indian development economist Jayati Ghosh is among 20 prominent personalities appointed by the United Nations to a high-level advisory board that will provide recommendations for the U.N. Secretary-General to respond to the current and future socio-economic challenges in the post-COVID-19 world. Ms. Ghosh, 65,...

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Covid deepened inequalities: wealth, education, gender -Udit Misra

-The Indian Express An Oxfam report, titled ‘The Inequality Virus’, has found that as the pandemic stalled the economy, forcing millions of poor Indians out of jobs, the richest billionaires in India increased their wealth by 35 per cent. A new report by Oxfam has found that...

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