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McKinsey Report: Chilling news for India on global warming

-Hindustan Times McKinsey report paints a dire climate picture for India which it can’t escape without coordinated global action A new report from the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), on the likely consequences of global warming for Asia, has some very dire projections for India—bear in mind, the report projects Asia to suffer the brunt of the climate change impact. MGI’s may not be the first such projection for India, but at a...

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Sikkim the best place to work for women, Delhi at bottom of list: Report

-PTI Washington: Tiny northeastern state of Sikkim has the best working conditions for women, while national capital Delhi fared the lowest, according to a report. The report released by the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a top American think-tank, and Nathan Associates, gave Sikkim the highest possible 40 points while Delhi received just 8.5. The states were ranked according to four primary factors -- legal restrictions on women’s working hours in...

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Women missing from India’s workforce, says economic survey -Ashwaq Masoodi

-Livemint.com The Labour Force Participation Rate for women is significantly lower than that for males in both rural and urban areas, according to the survey New Delhi: In both rural and urban India, women are not present in significant numbers in the labour force, according to the Economic Survey 2015-16. Even though the proportion of the economically active population (15-59 years) increased from 57.7% to 63.3% between 1991 and 2013 (Sample Registration...

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Mizoram, Meghalaya have least gender gap: Report -Prabin Kalita

-The Times of India GUWAHATI: Mizoram and Meghalaya are the two states in the country with the least gender gap, according to McKinsey Global Institute's (MGI) "The Power of Parity: Advancing Women Equality in India" report. The gender parity in the two northeastern states, along with that of Kerala, Goa, and Sikkim, are roughly in line with that of Argentina, China, or Indonesia, the report says. In contrast, Assam, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand,...

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Still smug about the high growth years? -Ashoak Upadhyay

-The Hindu Business Line Drop the euphoria for a moment - a third of India is seriously poor. And urban poverty has risen sharply The latest report on the number of poor Indians shows a third of the population living below the recalibrated poverty lines. C Rangarajan, a former governor of the Reserve Bank of India and former chairman of the Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council, was asked to look into the matter...

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