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File photo | Women queue up outside a Bank of Baroda branch in Ajmer to withdraw cash from their accounts | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Covid and containment worsened women’s mental health, increased food insecurity in India

Researchers from California, Pennsylvania and Chicago universities surveyed households in Rajasthan, UP, Bihar, Jharkhand, MP, and Maharashtra to also find a drastic fall in monthly income.
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Why RBI’s proposed microfinance policy changes are borrower-friendly

Proposed changes divert the borrower away from informal lenders and also show the RBI’s intent of giving the NBFC-MFIs a level-playing field in the financial system.
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Modi wants to bring household savings into financial markets but Budget roadmap isn’t clear

Incentivising informal sector workers to save is good, but creating separate schemes for different groups divides an already fragmented pensions market.
Household savings have declined in the last decade

Household savings hold the key to funding Modi govt’s mega infrastructure plans

Large financing needs of infrastructure require long-term financial savings of households to increase but they actually show a steep decline in recent years.
A cashier examines Indian rupee banknotes at the Mayuresh Watches and Traders watch and mobile phone store in the Byculla area of Mumbai

How tax incentives influence household financial saving in India

Tax breaks in India have been influential in driving saving into specific products, like insurance and pensions.
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.