While lauding India's commitment to reducing carbon emissions, UNDP’s Shoko Noda said the drop in ranking doesn't mean ‘India didn't do well but other countries did better’
India's fiscal scene better for first time in 300 years, gives hope of poverty elimination, says Narayana Murthy
Sounding optimistic of the country's bright future, Murthy said, "Portfolio investments from abroad and foreign direct investment into India are growing faster than ever
India can't achieve 8% annual GDP growth without reducing income and gender inequality and improving healthcare
India is one of the most unequal countries in the world, with the top 10 percent controlling 55 percent of the total wealth against 31 percent in 1980, according to the 2018 World Inequality report.
Niti Aayog boss Amitabh Kant says inter-state development disparities holding India back; this is what he means
The rate of development varies widely across states in India, building a picture of an unequal nation
International airport in Kannur, fourth in the state, to start operations in September, says CM Pinarayi Vijayan
Kerala is making new achievements in the Aviation industry by developing the fourth international airport. Union Minister for Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu announced the opening by September.
'Madhya Pradesh keeping India backwards on social indicators': Full text of Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant's clarification
On Wednesday, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant issued a fresh statement clarifying what he had said on the Aspirational Districts Programme (ADP). Here is the full text.
Narendra Modi inaugurates two-day legislators conference, urges lawmakers to work for progress in 'aspirational' districts
Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated National Legislators Conference in the Central Hall of the Parliament in Delhi where he spoke about social justice in the context of all-round development
UP Investors' Summit 2018: Yogi must pick Modi's Gujarat model over Maya's clunky formula to maximise investment
In Mayawati’s case, there was an impression that the chief minister was more concerned with her private benefits than the development of the state
Former Union minister and senior Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan on Sunday termed the Gujarat model as "Modi model", which he said supports "crony capitalism".
16 more deaths in UP's BRD Medical College: Yogi Adityanath's potshots at Kerala's healthcare ring hollow
While Yogi Adityanath's recent visit to Kerala was high on election rhetoric, the aggressive political posturing had little backing in terms of data.
In this exclusive interview to Firstpost — and the first to a national media outlet — Rupani talks about his government’s agenda and challenges ahead.
The ferocity of the #PoMoneModi campaign on Twitter should ideally remind the Prime Minister of a flaw in his tactics.
India continued to rank low in the Human Development Index (HDI), climbing just one notch to the 130th rank in the latest UNDP report.
Bridging the gender gap will have a huge economic impact and could add Rs 46 lakh crore ($700 billion) to India’s GDP in 2025.
India seriously needs to pay attention. Universal access is not populism as some hawks say, but is a holistic approach that is unavoidable if it’s serious of the welfare of its people.
India ranking in the Human Development Index (HDI) remained unchanged at 135 in 2013, reflecting little improvement in the living standard of its people.
While the average Human Development Index (HDI) for the region is 0.558, below the world average of 0.693, South Asia saw the highest growth in the index between 2000 and 2012, according to the United Nations Human Development Report 2013.
Modi suggests that Gujarat's sub-par performance on the health and nutrition front is accounted for by anorexic girls who are beauty-conscious in the extreme. He is trivialising a life-and-death issue for many Gujarati children.
The 'demographic dividend' that many experts keep talking about can only be reaped if the population is healthy and educated.
UN study has ranked India at 134 out of 187 countries in terms of Human Development Index even as it has observed that life expectancy at birth in the country has increased by 10.1 percent a year over the last two decades.