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Has personal loans seen a rebound ahead of the festive season? The answer is in the negative


November 18, 2020

Just before Dhanteras and Diwali this year, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) released the November edition of its monthly bulletin. The latest RBI Monthly Bulletin says that the GDP has contracted by -8.6 percent in the second quarter of fiscal year 2020-21 (i.e. July-September,...

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To understand the outbreak of zoonotic diseases, track human activities causing environmental changes, key message of UNEP-ILRI report
November 9, 2020

A report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), which was released on July 6th (observed as World Zoonoses Day by research institutions and non-governmental organisations across the globe) this year, says that around 60 percent of known infectious...

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Sustained efforts required to reduce multidimensional poverty amidst the pandemic
October 30, 2020

Multidimensional poverty is about non-monetary poverty and is strongly associated with the challenges of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Although previously defined only in monetary terms, poverty is now understood to include the lived reality of people’s experiences and the multiple deprivations they face. India’s...

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Women spend most of their daily time in unpaid domestic and care work, shows the latest Time Use Survey data
October 19, 2020

  Among other things, one of the reasons (given by some economists) behind low labour force participation rate (LFPR) of women vis-à-vis men in the country is that more of young girls are educating themselves, causing an improvement in the secondary and tertiary enrolment rates. It...

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Ensuring occupational health and safety of mine workers
October 20, 2020

Nearly 24 fatal accidents and 47 serious accidents have happened in various coal mines of the country during this year till 31st August. Likewise, 18 fatal accidents and 13 serious accidents have taken place in non-coal mines during the same time period. The accident figures...

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