Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicMiddle class India

Topic: Middle class India

Covid shrunk India’s middle class by 32 million, pushed 75 million into poverty in 2020: Pew

Pew study says Covid pandemic and its economic fall out saw global middle class population reduce by 54 million, South Asia sees highest increase in poverty numbers.

White-collar, blue-collar, no-collar: Discovery of a working class Modi’s India forgot

The millions of poor going home are a wonderful new generation of aspirational, working-class Indians. Modi and his government didn’t account for their fate.

Indian middle-class will drive consumption-led growth for next two decades, says Jaitley

Arun Jaitley says India has historically been resistant to new ideas, but needs to change urgently and take reforms on board.

Even in an empty Delhi metro coach, middle-class Indians make their maids sit on the floor

With rising prosperity, more double-income couples and nuclear families, the need for domestic workers is increasing – and so is the class divide.

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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