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‘India needs work on education and skilling to up its human capital rank’

World Economic Forum’s Saadia Zahidi says India can rise from its 103rd rank in the Global Human Capital Index, as it has a good...
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India has failed to tap its human capital, ranks 103rd in World Economic Forum index

The Global Human Capital Index sees India finish 103rd among 130 countries, behind Sri Lanka and Nepal, and just ahead of Bangladesh and Pakistan. In...
The Rs 500 notes that were cancelled under demonetisation

Did pvt banks get more new currency during demonetisation? CVC begins probe

The Central Vigilance Commission has also started an investigation into deposits made by government officials in the 40-day period of demonetisation.
Demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes resulted in long queues to exchange them.

RBI data isn’t enough to argue if demonetisation was a success or failure

It's premature to decide whether demonetisation is a success or failure, write economists Jagdish Bhagwati, Vivek Dehejia and Pravin Krishna.
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RBI data reveals demonetisation was the epitome of whimsical, illogical policymaking

The government wanted demonetisation to combat three problems. None of them seem to have been solved. 

Demonetisation data shows it failed on many counts, but had some long-term benefits

Since there were multiple objectives of demonetisation, one cannot completely say whether the experiment was a failure or a success.

Only 20% of startups used single-window facility for approvals: NITI Aayog survey

First ‘ease of doing business’ report, published by NITI Aayog, says only 41 percent of industry experts are aware of this facility
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Staring into the hole

Loans given by banks during the boom years are torpedoing them, and we will all feel the ripple effects.

Exclusive: Unemployment is low as people have to work to earn, says India’s chief statistician

Amid talk of jobless growth and the urgent need for India to create employment for its millions of young men and women, the Chief Statistician of India, T.C.A. Ananth, says there is not much evidence to show that the unemployment scenario may have worsened in the last three or four years. Anubhuti Vishnoi

PM Modi to address farmers directly to quell agricultural crisis

The I&B ministry is working on a plan including live video-conferencing, recorded messages for farmers across the nation Anubhuti Vishnoi

On Camera

Dead men talking

Reporting on Lanka's blood-soaked years, I watched names disappear from my notebook.
crash

Budgam friendly fire: Should charge of culpable homicide be on the table in the fog of war?

A senior IAF officer and 3 other personnel could be booked for “culpable homicide not amounting to murder” in the February Mi-17 helicopter downing.

Defence

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Bimal Verma files petition against KB Singh’s appointment as next Navy chief

He filed a petition in the Armed Forces Tribunal and contended that it should call for the service records of both him and Vice Admiral KB Singh and compare them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.