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China may have become more prosperous in comparison to India in 2020, estimates new study

During the last one year, India seems to have lost the race in becoming the world leader in terms of development, prosperity and growth thanks to the recession brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. The total number of poor people in the country has swelled and the middle class has shrunk in 2020 in comparison to what was anticipated earlier. A new study by the United States based think tank Pew...

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PM Housing Fund: DHFL Directors Scammed Thousands Of Crores, Says CBI -Arvind Gunasekar

-NDTV The Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) is a central scheme to ensure housing for all and was announced in October 2015 New Delhi: The CBI on Wednesday unearthed a scam linked to the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) and registered a case against Kapil and Dheeraj Wadhawan, brothers who are promoters of crisis-hit Dewan Housing Finance Limited (DHFL) and are in jail over fraud and money-laundering charges. According to the CBI, Kapil...

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Finance Minister hints at review of tax limit on EPF -Raghuvir Srinivasan, Parvatha Vardhini C and Aarati Krishnan

-The Hindu No plan to merge the EPF with NPS, says Nirmala Sitharaman. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said there is no intent to discourage higher income earners from saving with the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) and that she was open to reviewing the contribution limit of ₹2.5 lakh a year for tax-free interest, imposed in the recent Union Budget. Reiterating that the EPF will continue to remain in its present form, the...

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Most stillbirths in 2019 happened in India, estimates UN report

Commenting on the recently released fifth round of National Family Health Survey (NFHS-5) data for 17 states and five Union Territories (UTs) in an article published in The Indian Express (dated 6th January, 2021), Arvind Subramanian and his co-authors have stated that India has made progress on certain outcomes, including infant mortality rate (IMR), under-five mortality rate (U5MR) and neonatal mortality rate (NNMR). Relying on various rounds of NFHS data,...

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Climate Migration primarily in Middle Income, agri-dependent countries: Study -Akshit Sangomla

-Down to Earth Study can go long way in pinpointing future hot spots for climate-induced migration Human migration due to changing climate happens primarily in Middle Income and agricultural-dependent countries, a new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change on September 14, 2020, has said. The impacts of climate change that caused migration of people were mainly changes in temperature, rainfall variability and rapid onset events like storms, cyclones and floods, the...

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