Economy Bytes

Budget Focused on Fiscal Prudence

For the first Budget 2019-20 of Modi 2.0 Government, the silver lining was it’s overseas borrowings plan, reduction in fiscal deficit target and recapitalization of PSU banks. Fiscal prudence was taken well by the bond market. The equity markets however, were unimpressed on buybacks (untaxed before, being now taxable) and lack of sops for the hurting sectors.

Development

Unraveling stories of refugees in Kathmandu

Kathmandu is the city of many stories. It's colourful and very lively. Every corner has its own story to tell to the visitors who come to the city. But, most of the people in Kathmandu don't know there is a refugee community living in the city. The concern for the refugees got into the focus of attention very recently-when Rohingyas escaped to Kathmandu.  Here are some untold stories of the refugees from Myanmar who aspire for a  dream to have a secured and settled life to come true one day! My...

Industry

Planktonic diversity of a polluted creek system

The demand for power-generating plants has been increasing regardless of several   appeals in energy  conservation. Factors such as urbanisation and industrialisation propel the need for energy production (Singh,  2015).  Consequently, it increases the need for cooling water at various steps during energy generation procedures. In general, water bodies, such as rivers and ocean were often used as key sources to meet the in-satiated demand for cooling water. Water  drawn  into  power ...

Magazine Articles # Politics

Citizenship and Representative Claims: Implications for 2019

India is among the few nations that have an unbroken history of conducting fair and regular elections. While the credit of a sustained electoral politics goes to the citizens of the country, the definition of a citizen has itself remained debatable and is likely to determine the course of 2019 General Elections.

Magazine Articles # Politics

EVM or Electronic Voting Machines: Reforming the Elections

Electronic voting machines have transformed the system of voting world over. The machines have undergone multiple changes since its inception and even today continue to evolve. In India, EVMs have ensured free and fair elections which are essential to maintain the democratic culture of the country.

Magazine Articles # Politics

Revisiting India’s Electoral Systems

While debates around the relative advantage and disadvantage of electoral systems have usually centred on First-Past-The-Post and Proportional Representation Systems, both these need to be revisited in the context of India.

Magazine Articles # Renewable Energy

Precise and Accurate Testing of Photovoltaic Systems: A Must for Quality Assurance

Sunlight being plentiful in India, the country has the potential to meet its energy needs through renewable sources of energy. While India has been slow in adopting solar energy, it is presently catching up.

Economy # Magazine Articles

Blue Economy

Economic activities in the Indian Ocean Region show enormous potential for growth. However, these are likely to come with major environmental costs that are currently not under consideration.

Magazine Articles # Renewable Energy

Developing self sufficiency in energy production

Energy consumption in India has increased greatly since the 1980s, but domestic production has remained sluggish. Renewable energy now offers a remedy to the low domestic production levels.

Development

The Unorganised workforce of India

More than 82 percent of the workforce in India is employed in the unorganised sector, as noted by the International Labour Union in its India Labour Market Update of 2016. This report serves as the main source of data for the workforce in the unorganised sector. Further, the Industry wise distribution of employment in the unorganised sector in India can be seen in the table below by Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CII) report called “An Analysis of the Informal Labour Market in India”...