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Feb 27, 2015

Arundhati Bhattacharya among Forbes Asia's 50 `power businesswomen'

Forbes Asia has named Arundhati Bhattacharya, Chairman, State Bank of India, in its annual 50 ‘power businesswomen’ list. The much coveted list appeared in the magazine's March 2015 special issue. Arundhati Bhattacharya is referred to as 'the first lady of Indian banking' who chairs the Indian behemoth, SBI with 225 million customers and assets of […] #50 power businesswomen list #Arundhati Bhattacharya #Forbes Asia #six women #State Bank of India
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Feb 27, 2015

Budget 2015: Will FM Jaitley bring achche din for salaried class?

What will be there for the salaried class in Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s Budget? Will he bring in acche din for them in the form of changes in the I-T slabs and standard deduction? While expectations in the tax payers remains high, the recommendations of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) to the […] #Achche din #Black money #Deduction #investment targets #National Savings Certificates #P. Chidambaram #provident fund #salaried class #tax refund processing #tax savings
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Feb 27, 2015

Economic Survey: India's innovation capacity lower than most BRICS nations

New Delhi: India ranks lower than most BRICS nations in terms of innovation despite logging a double digit growth in the Research and Development (R&D) sector in the past few years, says the Economic Survey 2014-15. "According to the Global Competitiveness Report 2014-15, India's capacity for innovation has been lower than that of many countries like the US, UK, South […] #BRICS nations #China #double digit growth #Economic Survey #Global Competitiveness Report #India's capacity #India's innovation capacity #poor score #R&D globalisation
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Feb 27, 2015

Economic Survey: Marked increase in female literacy; Beti Bachao Beti Padhao to address issue

There has been a marked improvement in female literacy as per Census 2011. Though the male literacy is still higher at 80.9 percent than female literacy at 64.6 percent, the increase has been 10.9 percent compared to 5.6 percent of the males. The new scheme Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, for promoting survival protection and education […] #Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao #Economic Survey #Education #educational #female literacy #Padhe Bharat Bade Bharat initiative #RCE #Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan
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Feb 27, 2015

Economic Survey: Foodgrains production to exceed by 8.15 million tonnes

The Economic Survey 2014-15 states that as per the 2nd Advance Estimates, total foodgrains production in the country is estimated at 257.07 million tonnes during 2014-15.  This is the fourth highest quantity of annual foodgrains production in the country. Despite deficiency of 12 percent in the monsoon rainfall during the year, the loss in production […] #CSO #erratic rainfall #Foodgrains #foodgrains production #fourth highest #GDP #groundnut production #Gujarat #monsoon season #Oilseeds #Punjab #Rice #West Bengal

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Mahesh Vijapurkar
Mahesh Vijapurkar likes to take a worm’s eye-view of issues – that is, from the common man’s perspective. He was a journalist with The Indian Express and then The Hindu and now potters around with human development and urban issues.
Arjun Parthasarathy
Arjun Parthasarathy has spent 20 years in the financial markets, having worked with Indian and multinational organisations. His last job was as head of fixed income at a mutual fund. An MBA from the University of Hull, he has managed portfolios independently and is currently the editor of www.investorsareidiots.com . The website is for investors who want to invest in the right financial products at the right time.

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Jun 29, 2014

Hindi has put Indian culture on the world map

The primary aim of any language is to communicate. We can never imagine our lives without languages, can we? This is because we cannot live without communication. And this is precisely why languages have always played a dominant role in shaping our histories and have influenced the way we think and perceive things. #Hindi #Modi #Narendra Modi government
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Jun 20, 2014

'Modi is reducing class divide by prioritising Hindi on social media.'

Don't misunderstand Modi's stress on Hindi. He is ensuring that people who speak their mother tongue are not inferior compared to the elite English class. #british #comment #Firstpost Community #Hindi #language #Narendra Modi #PM Modi #social media
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Jun 16, 2014

'Govt should set up board to regulate NGO funding'

The government should either ban foreign funding of all NGOs altogether or allow this funding only when routed through a specially created autonomous Board. #Blogs #Civil society #comment #Greenpeace #IB #IB Report #India #InMyOpinion #Intelligence Bureau #leaked report #NGO funds #NGOs

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