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Literacy rate higher in urban areas, more boys educated than girls, finds NSSO survey

Jul 01, 2015

Literacy rate higher in urban areas, more boys educated than girls, finds NSSO survey

Literacy rate in rural areas was pegged at 71 percent last year, compared to 86 percent in urban areas, while among the age group of seven years and above, male literacy rate was found higher than the female literacy rate, according to NSSO survey released on Tuesday. #didyouknow #National Sample Survey Office #urban areas #Rural areas #NSSO survey #Social Consumption: Education
Govt has no silver bullet, the problem is demand slowdown and not policy, says Crisil

May 19, 2015

Govt has no silver bullet, the problem is demand slowdown and not policy, says Crisil

Crisil believes the government has to pick up the gauntlet and try to push the investment cycle #Economic growth #CRISIL #investment cycle #demand slowdown #private consumption
Fiscal picture is better than it seems; "achche din" may begin from end of 2015

Apr 17, 2015

Fiscal picture is better than it seems; "achche din" may begin from end of 2015

When states are going to corner two-thirds of tax revenues, it makes little sense to focus only on the Centre's fiscal deficit. The combined picture is looking better than that of only the centre, though the pay commission could be a spoiler. #Economy #ConnectTheDots #fiscal deficit #14th Finance Commission #investment cycle #Seventh Pay Commission #Consumption Cycle
Majority of women drug users in Arunachal introduced to opium by husbands

Apr 03, 2015

Majority of women drug users in Arunachal introduced to opium by husbands

A majority of women drug-users in Arunachal Pradesh were introduced to opium after marriage, by their husbands, a new study has revealed. #Arunachal Pradesh #NewsTracker #AP #drug abuse in India #Opium consumption in India
Mr Subramanian, nothing will change for common man with RBI rate cuts now

Jan 27, 2015

Mr Subramanian, nothing will change for common man with RBI rate cuts now

Until the time banks choose to cut their lending rates in a meaningful manner for the retail customer, the RBI rate cut doesnt have much sense for the common man #Inflation #RBI #Interest rate #Raghuram Rajan #Growth #Chief Economic Advisor #Economic Revival #consumption demand #Arvind Subramnian
Jaitley prepares bonanza for middle class, may increase I-T exemption to Rs 3 lakh

Jan 23, 2015

Jaitley prepares bonanza for middle class, may increase I-T exemption to Rs 3 lakh

If the finance minister increases the exemption limit now, it is likely to boost the urban consumption #Arun Jaitley #Income tax #budget 2015 #exemption limit #consumption demand #Rs 3 lakh #Rs 2.5 lakh
Modi's big-bang Digital India plan: 2500 cities to get free 4G-level wifi

Jan 23, 2015

Modi's big-bang Digital India plan: 2500 cities to get free 4G-level wifi

Everything depends on how fast the fiscally strained government will be able to find financial resources to invest in such a huge project #3G #BSNL #MTNL #Wi-Fi #4G #telecommunications #Economic Revival #Internet Speed #Digital India #consumption demand
Gutka consumption and availability in India reduced since ban: WHO

Dec 16, 2014

Gutka consumption and availability in India reduced since ban: WHO

The availability of gutka and its consumption has reduced since the banning of gutka by various states, the WHO said today. #India #NewsTracker #WHO #Consumption #gutka #banned #available
Think food prices are high in India? These graphics will surprise you

Jul 07, 2014

Think food prices are high in India? These graphics will surprise you

According to the United States Department of Agriculture--Economic Research Service, compared to the other countries, India spends the lowest amount on food. #food #food inflation #Indian Economy #Consumption #consumer expenditure