Saturday, 25 June, 2022

Topic: Income

3 reasons universal basic income pilots haven’t been implemented — despite their success

Universal basic income experiments have shown improvements in wages, psychological wellbeing and school and college attendance. But all's not well.

Five lessons the farm laws saga has taught Indians

One must admire the foresight of leaders of farm unions, who consistently argued that farm laws are not issues to be decided by the judiciary.

Caste or income or mother? As primary schools reopen, we need to decide who gets extra support

The pandemic-induced loss of learning in primary schools has remained unaddressed. It is the foundation for vital outcomes like employment and income.

The world has become a more equal place during Covid

Many scholars and organisations worry that the world has become a less equal place because of Covid & the ensuing economic crisis. But the opposite has happened on a global level.

Indian households remain under duress with income still below pre-Covid levels — study

The research paper, posted on the Chicago Booth website, raises doubts on whether India is seeing a V-shaped recovery.

How women in US will drive the revival of the middle class

The income gains middle-class households have made over the past 45 years are almost entirely attributable to women.

Why income norms to elevate judges is pitting Modi govt against SC collegium

Modi govt has put on hold collegium recommendation to appoint 10 lawyers as judges of Allahabad HC as they don't meet minimum income criteria.

After budget, do you save tax or not? The devil lies in the details

If your taxable income is over Rs 5 lakh, the rebate will not apply.

Oxfam inequality study: Skewed parameters to assess wealth or disbalanced economic growth?

In its annual report, Oxfam said that India’s wealthiest got wealthier by 39 per cent as opposed to the bottom half of the population...

Inequality reports like Oxfam’s end up hurting India’s poor with their poor methodology

Oxfam considers it “obscene” that the poor now borrow more, and have seen an increase in their liabilities.

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Bucket hat meet feather boa Photographer: Kevin Winter/Getty Images North America

1990s house music and fashion are back — unfortunately, so is a 1970s economy

It may be fear of recession that’s driving today’s obsession with all things early ‘90s. The period was characterised by a dismal economy and large-scale unemployment.
Bombay Stock Exchange in Mumbai | Bloomberg File Photo

Three charts show trouble for Indian stocks and why its unlikely to end anytime soon

The S&P BSE Sensex Index has fallen more than 15% from its October high, nearing the 20% loss that denotes a bear market.


The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.