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Jan 21, 2019
Indian women’s unpaid work amounts to 43 times Apple’s turnover; females hardest hit by rising economic inequality: ReportThe paid work women do bring them less earnings as compared to men due to the existing wage gap and therefore households that rely primarily on female earners tend to be poorer.
Jan 07, 2019
CMIE data shows 11 mn jobs lost in 2018: Labour reforms need of the hour, but no political party is serious about itAccording to a report by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), job losses, and the number of unemployed people in the country have been steadily rising
Nov 29, 2018
Arvind Subramanian's comment on demonetisation: Why do economists keep mum on critical issues till they retire?There was hardly any instance, Subramanian criticised the demonetisation in such strong language at any point of time when he was the CEA.
Sep 04, 2018
Financial challenges, social barriers make breastfeeding tough for women engaged in India’s informal economyWhen bringing a child to work is not an option, mothers have to make alternative arrangements to balance work and care.
Mar 08, 2018
India’s missing employment data: We aren’t better off as a nation living in the dark about job scenarioThe last time the labour bureau released job data, it showed unemployment in the country rose to a five-year high of 5 percent in 2015-16.
Dec 02, 2017
Manmohan Singh says demonetisation and GST 'broke the back of businesses', 'cost the nation hugely'Manmohan Singh said it was early to conclude that economic slowdown reversed as 6.3 percent growth rate did not take into account small and medium sectors
Jul 14, 2017
Narendra Modi govt is overdoing its war on black money; it’s high time focus shifts to jobs creationRegardless of how the government couches the dismal jobs scenario, black money crackdowns haven’t helped
Jun 30, 2017
GST launch: New tax regime isn’t perfect; but by disowning it, Congress is forgetting fair rules of the gameGST in the current format isn’t an ideal one, but it is good enough to begin with even with the imperfections
Jun 27, 2017
GST from 1 July: For small traders and unorganised players, the shift remains a challengeInformal or unorganised sector accounts for nearly 50 percent of India’s gross domestic product and is responsible for more than 80 percent of total job creation in the country
Mar 07, 2017
Demonetisation may impact growth in Q4, remonetisation to take 2-3 months: Viral AcharyaUltimately, the cash shortage is like the liquidity shock and unless it had led to a substantial wealth destruction one would expect its effects to be quite temporary, said RBI deputy Viral Acharya