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Why we are to blame for the flooding in our cities
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Why we are to blame for the flooding in our cities

'India, by virtue of its gigantic population and geography, stands at the very front line of this climate catastrophe.''But this is a threat that our easily distracted national mind is ill-equipped to think about, let alone plan for,' says Rahul Jacob. IMAGE: A flooded area in Chennai following heavy rains, November 3, 2017. Photograph: R Senthil Kumar/PTI Photo Last month a teenaged girl in Bengaluru stepped out as floodwaters rose in parts of the city to relieve herself and was washed away ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago

Mexico ends 2017 with highest inflation since 2000

rate of 6.77 per cent, the highest level since 2000, due to a rise in fuel prices, the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) said on Tuesday. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 0.59 per cent in December, the INEGI said. The core rate of ...
 Business Standard1 week ago

Job situation in India is not all that scary

7 million jobs will be created in formal sector in FY18 Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Busting the theory that jobs are not being created in the formal sector, a new study has found that 590,000 jobs were generated every month till November in the current financial year.   This means that seven million jobs will be created in the formal sector in 2017-18, if one expands the trend on a pro rata basis. The study, authored by SBI group Chief Economic Advisor Soumya Kanti Ghosh and ...
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Impact of subaltern urbanisation

Marie-Hélène Zérah Coining the term ‘Subaltern Urba­nisation’ can be seen as polemical but it seeks to embody two important strands that shape a common thinking around the potential role of small towns. First, it attempts to make small places ...
 The Financial Chronicle3 weeks ago
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How India can meet its job creation challenge

Job creation will require skill development for productivity enhancement in what is today the unorganised sector, says Nitin Desai. Job creation is considered to be the most serious development challenge that India faces. It is a major source of contention in the political space. Data warriors have been arguing about the impact of demonetisation on employment.   But this jousting is futile as our employment data systems do not provide the granular information required for connecting ...
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When big brother takes control in the name of 'public interest'

There is growing apprehension among businesses on the contours of what constitutes ‘public interest’ and the conditions under which it could be invoked by the government to take control of a company. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com. There’s a new takeover tycoon in the town; one who doesn’t come with bags of money, but wields the sword of ‘public interest’.   A few days ago, the Centre moved the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) to replace the ...
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CPEC resulting in vulnerable ecological consequences, warns environmentalist

[UK], Dec 17 (ANI): The exploitation of resources due to the multi-billion dollar China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project is resulting in vulnerable ecological consequences, an environmentalist has warned. Talking about the environmental and ...
 Sify1 month ago
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How Australia can help reform higher education in India

The Indian higher education system faces stiff challenges. Australians may not imagine they’re well placed to help. But there are opportunities for exciting collaboration between Australia and India in reforming higher education. In 2004 and 2005 I ...
 catchnews.com1 month ago

Important to harness Bengal's scientific talent pool, says Kovind

[India], Nov.28 (ANI): Describing science as India's intellectual trigger and force multiplier, President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday said it is important to harness the scientific talent poll of West Bengal and convert state capital Kolkata into a national ...
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Aadhaar is based on unscientific thinking, fallible biometric data

Biometric authentication is based on the unscientific and questionable assumption that there are parts of human body that do not age, wither and decay with the passage of time, says Gopal Krishna. The sixth in a seven-part series. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Having read the opinion of Justice R F Nariman and Justice Y V Chandrachud, Justice J Chelameswar wrote his 44-page-long order as part of the verdict of the nine-judge Constitution Bench on Right to Privacy. He wrote, ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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