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India’s approach to Asia Pacific

POLICY BRIEF(IDSA) India’s approach to Asia PacificShare on facebook Several political, security, economic and socio-cultural factors are at play making Asia Pacific a highly dynamic region. India needs to have a long term strategy to make use of the opportunities arising in the Asia-Pacific while keeping in view the security

How IFS officers are groomed

[rediff] Abhay Kumar  Indian Foreign Service (IFS) is unlike any other Civil Service such as Indian Administrative Service (IAS) or Indian Police Service (IPS). An IFS officer spends two-thrid of her career time abroad, and only one third in India at the headquarters of the Ministry of External Affairs(MEA) in

RBI announces measures to improve liquidity, cuts MSF rate by 50 bps to 9%

MUMBAI: RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan kept his promise of moving the money market to normal conditions as he cut the penal rate of interest, and took a step towards expanding financial markets by agreeing to lend to banks for a longer term.The central bank reduced the rate under the marginal standing facility (MSF) by 50

Over 370 million of the 800 million people living in rural India have no electricity.

Over 65 years after Independence, nearly half of the 800 million people living in rural India are yet to get access to electricity. A major reason for this is gaps in planning. For one, single power feeder is being used for both household and agricultural connections. In order to understand

Railway Revenue Earnings up by 11.41 Percent During April – September 2013

[pib] The total approximate earnings of Indian Railways on originating basis during 1st April to 30th September 2013 were Rs. 65354.64 crore compared to Rs. 58661.79 crore during the same period last year, registering an increase of 11.41 per cent. The total goods earnings have gone up from Rs. 40293.70