Sunday, 27 November, 2022

Topic: Development

What do BJP, Congress and Left’s Lok Sabha election manifestos tell us about India since 1952

A Centre for Policy Research report offers a ringside view of how deeply and structurally the polity, economy and society have changed since India’s first Lok Sabha election in 1952.

‘Social change is a process’: New book traces 75 years of grassroots interventions in India

Published by HarperCollins, ‘Anchoring Change: Seventy-Five Years of Grassroots Interventions That Made a Difference' will be released on 7 September on ThePrint’s Softcover.

Does a graduate MLA do better than a 12th-pass one? Here’s what UN University study found

Conducted by researchers affiliated with IIM-Bangalore, UN University World Institute for Development Economics Research, and International Initiative for Impact Evaluation.

In China, a growing pressure to find a scapegoat for disastrous Covid handling in Shanghai

CCP wants to quickly develop remote regions near Arunachal Pradesh border. In Shanghai & Beijing, Covid testing could cost up to $257 billion.

Gujarat is no Delhi. Challenge goes beyond ‘development’—contesting Modi’s iconic image

'Development' has again entered the political vocabulary of Gujarat. But Arvind Kejriwal must understand voters might not want the 'Delhi model'.

India cuts development aid to Taliban-ruled Afghanistan by 43%, big jump for Bangladesh: Budget

The figures are indicative of the Modi govt’s priority as it has to focus on some of the key nations in the neighbourhood now if it must counter China’s growing influence.

Job losses, bad bosses, shut businesses — Covid ravages Delhi’s ‘seedy’, other Aerocity Mahipalpur

Local hotel owners say only 40% of over 200 hotels in Mahipalpur survived Covid lockdown & are barely breaking even. Every parlour has a tale of loss, with many having given up. 

Amit Shah reiterates India can’t develop with ‘army of illiterates’, says education important

The home minister called Narendra Modi India’s most successful PM since Independence. He also lauded the 2016 demonetisation move.

Asian nations are making their mark among the global innovation powerhouses of 2021

High-tech industries maintained their commitment to research and development spending, according to WIPO's Global Innovation Index.

India ranks 122nd on new Global Youth Development Index among 181 countries

The triennial rankings, released by the Commonwealth Secretariat in London, found India among the top five risers between 2010-2018, advancing in areas such as education & employment.

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Representative image | Pixabay

Apple revolutionised smartwatch. Then came the budget wave and more—AmazFit, Fitbit to Samsung

The Fitbit Versa 4 and Sense 2 are good options for fitness fiends who want a smartwatch for fitness tracking only, while Garmin is great for extreme sports enthusiasts.
Representative image | Reuters

GameFi is revolutionising global NFT market. Here’s how crypto regulations could shape it

GameFi is the intersection of gaming and finance in an environment driven by use of blockchain, non-fungible tokens and smart contracts.


Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.