India at a glance

Source Profile India is one of the oldest civilizations in the world with a kaleidoscopic variety and rich cultural heritage. It has achieved all-round socio-economic progress during the last 67 years of its Independence. India has become self-sufficient in agricultural production and is now one of the top industrialised countries

Agriculture in India

[wiki] Agriculture in India has a significant history. Today, India ranks second worldwide in farm output. Agriculture and allied sectors like forestry and fisheries accounted for 16.6 % of the GDP in 2009, about 50 % of the total workforce. The economic contribution of agriculture to India’s GDP is steadily declining with the country’s broad-based economic growth. Still, agriculture is demographically the broadest economic

Sinha-led panel for keeping banking, industry separate

[HINDU] Trend to allow corporate India to open banks dangerous: Dasgupta The Yashwant Sinha-led Standing Committee on Finance has argued strongly against grant of banking licences to corporate houses . Stating that industrial houses may not be geared to achieve the national objectives of financial inclusion, it has recommended that

Social security in capitalist land

[HINDU] The Sunday Story In the land of rugged individualists, it may seem strange to believe, as many Americans do, that a mammoth government scheme encompassing old-age, survivors in retired workers’ families, and disability insurance is an enduring institution. In the land of rugged individualists, it may seem strange to believe,

AADHAR : Failed Number

[HINDU] The Sunday Story The Supreme Court’s Interim order defining Aadhaar from subsidies has left the Centre grappling with the future of the Unique Identification programme. It must now provide a clear roadmap to citizens and address their genuine concerns. Unique, universal, ubiquitous: three words that Mr Nandan Nilekani used to

An election, interrupted

[HINDU] After a promising start to the presidential elections in the Maldives, the fledgling democracy is floundering once again. The country’s Supreme Court has put on hold indefinitely a run-off that was scheduled for September 28 as it considers a petition by a candidate eliminated after the first round held

Looking ahead on Telangana

[HINDU] With the Union Cabinet clearing the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana is one big step closer to realisation. But like any partition, this too will come with pain, dislocation, anxiety and anger. A new State might not have been the best of solutions to address the inequities of development