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India’s GDP may see 2.8% dip by 2050 due to climate change: World Bank

Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh to be the worst affected, with a severe fall in living standards, says report.

India’s growth fastest among big economies but it is yet to make a mark on job market

Survey finds hiring in formal job market stagnant; data shows jobs lost not high either as unemployment rate fell to 5.29% in May from 5.64% in April.
The Bombay Stock Exchange

Why India is a haven in this emerging-market turmoil

Experts say there's enough demand from the nation's booming middle class to render it relatively immune to external shocks. 
Indian Ministry of Defence

Is India ready for a two-front war? Our MPs don’t think so

A Parliamentary committee has expressed concern that India’s defence expenditure at 1.56 per cent of GDP in 2017-18 — down from 2.6 per cent in 2014-15 — is at its lowest since the 1962 war with China.
View of RBI building | Getty Images | Ramesh Pathania

Banks beat RBI in raising interest rates

State Bank of India, ICICI Bank and Punjab National Bank are among the biggest banks that increased their benchmark lending rates last week.

Dark side of India’s night lights: As states prosper, rich-poor gap in districts widens

As states grow economically, the gap between the rich and poor districts within the state widens, as observed in night lights data from 1991 to 2015.
RLD candidate Tabassum Hasan after winning the Kairana Lok Sabha by-election | PTI

A united opposition is fighting its way back into Lok Sabha, one bypoll at a time

Opposition parties have emerged victorious in 11 out of 14 LS and assembly by polls, the results for which were declared yesterday.
Latest news on elections | ThePrint

In India, constituencies that elect women show significantly higher economic growth

A study by UN University finds that women legislators in India raise economic performance in their constituencies by about 1.8 percentage points per year more than male legislators.
women safety

Sexual violence is holding back the rise of India’s economy

According to McKinsey Global Institute, India could increase its GDP by $770 billion by 2025 by getting more women to work and increasing equality. 
Narendra Modi holding up the peace sign

Judging by his first, does Modi deserve second term?

The government, in these four years, hasn’t been able to render Indian companies more competitive. India's exports are historically low as a proportion of GDP and job growth has been minimal.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.