What was expected in a time of crisis were bold decisions. But finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman decided to play it safe
Union Budget 2021-22: Do states have much to cheer for?
FAO calls for sustainable aquaculture, end to illegal fishing
Union Budget 2021-22 cuts funds for autonomous bodies under environment ministry
How Union Budget 2021-22 can support the women workforce
Only 16% employed women were able to keep their jobs during and after the lockdown as opposed to 60% ...
Economic Survey 2021 backs setting up of Social Stock Exchange in India
It will be set up under the regulatory ambit of the Securities and Exchange Board of India
Can a winter festival revive Ladakh's tourism amid Indo-China standoff?
The tourism sector accounts for 50% of Ladakh's GDP
Public spending to rescue Indian economy: Economic Survey 2020-21
The Survey hints Union Budget 2021-22 will be a 'maximum government' affair
COVID-19 led to coal production and import decline: Economic Survey
This is a very worrying trend, says Delhi-based non-profit CSE
Post COVID-19, ILO calls for national-level policy on those working from home
There is an urgency to adopt global labour standards and improve national-level labour registries for home-based workers, organisation says ...
COVID-19 pushed 119-124 million into poverty: World Bank updates estimates
The number of pandemic-induced new poor is forecast to rise to 143-163 million in 2021
Leg up for green bonds amid record sustainable debt in 2020
Sustainable debt worth $732 billion issued globally; $305 billion of that in green bonds
Less than a third BPL senior citizens benefit from old age pension scheme: Health ministry survey
Awareness and enrolment for widow pension and Annapurna schemes were even lower, the study said
Winter tourists buoy up Kashmir’s battered tourism sector
Tourist operators say next three months crucial as the government tries to resurrect the sector
COVID-19: Worst economic performance by very poor countries in 30 years
43 least developed countries are experiencing a fall in their average income levels, says UNCTAD report
Low-paid workers, women hit most by COVID-19 wage gaps: ILO report
The average wage in two-third countries — for which official data was available — fell or grew more slowly ...
COVID-19: Viable vaccine will not halt spread of economic damage, warns UNCTAD
The economic setback would be felt long into the future, especially by the poorest and most vulnerable countries, the ...
12 yrs on, yet to recover from the ordeal: Woman kept captive at Bengaluru brick kiln
12 people were trafficked to Bengaluru in 2005 and held captive at a brick kiln till 2008. The owner ...
October unemployment rate up slightly but stays below 7%
Rate climbs to 6.98% from 6.67% in September; Haryana, Rajasthan figures continue to remain high despite widespread relaxations from ...
Gender gap in labour market stagnant since 1995, flags UN report
Gender equality a far-fetched goal; women living alone more likely to be in the labour market, finds report
Alleviating poverty: Forests, trees can be trump card post COVID-19, says report
The World Bank has projected extreme poverty to increase for the first time in 20 years due to the ...
Poverty is ecological: We must accept income poverty is the wrong yardstick
Today, October 17, 2020, we observe the 27th anniversary of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty at ...
Pre-COVID-19 debt crisis has aggravated in poorest countries after pandemic: World Bank
G20 members not keen to extend COVID-19 debt relief for poorest countries
Making auctions work: The winning ideas behind this year’s Nobel Prize in economics
The 2020 Nobel Prize in economics has been awarded to two Americans, Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson, for their ...
Will a new and ‘improved’ WTO be in India’s interests
The World Trade Organization needs an overhaul, but the reform will leave even less space for developing nations