Category Archives: Economics and Business

National Urban Livelihood Mission: Explained

  The Mission of NULM is to reduce poverty and vulnerability of the urban poor households by enabling them to access gainful self-employment and skilled wage employment opportunities, resulting in…

India honors – not Dishonors – Patent Laws

  Article is written by Nirupama Rao for  The Hill’s Congress blog   India has experienced transformational economic growth over the past two decades. Thanks in large measure to reforms that…

An analysis of CSR provisions in companies bill 2013

  Author: Akshay Thakre Corporate Social Responsibility is defined as a built-in, self-regulating mechanism whereby a business monitors and ensures its active compliance with the spirit of the law, ethical standards,…

Policy Effectiveness Index

  India Public Policy Report, 2014, released by the Oxford University Press, measured for the first time state-level performance of policy effectiveness and its impact on growth. The report revealed…

RBI’s Bimonthly Monetary Policy

  The RBI, in its first bimonthly monetary policy statement kept the key policy rate (repo) unchanged but introduced steps to increase liquidity and contain volatility in the money market….

India’s deepening Farm Crisis

  A study by a premier social sciences research institute reinforces what policymakers and media have been talking about the past few years—that India is going through a deep agrarian…

All you need to know about Sahara Row

  Before we look at the chronological events that led to this Supreme Court order, an explanation of OFCD is needed. OFCDs are optionally fully convertible debentures. These are issued…

Humanity Divided: Confronting Inequality in Developing Countries

  This report revisits the theoretical concepts of inequalities including their measurements, analyzes their global trends, presents the policy makers’ perception of inequalities in 15 countries and identifies various policy…

Pre-2005 notes withdrawal by RBI: All you need to know

  The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has said that all currency notes issued prior to 2005 would be withdrawn from March 21, 2014. From April 1, 2014, the public…

Exchange Traded Funds : Meaning & Benefits

  Author: Siddharth Jain   With government clearing Central Public Sector Enterprises -Exchange Traded Fund (CPSE-ETF or simply PSU-ETF), they will soon be traded in the bourses. Before discussing the merits and success-factors…