Varsha PillaiIrony is perhaps the best way to describe the country that is India. We are after all poised to be country that will reap the demographic dividend that is set to drive the economy towards the $1 trillion benchmark, we are also the country that recently planned the mission to the moon and we are also the country that today ranks a dubious 102 in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) table out of 117 nations, way behind our neighbours — Pakistan (94), Bangladesh (88) and Sri Lanka (66).Even among the BRICS members, India fares the worst, China is ranked 25. The report also states that only 9.6 per cent of children in India between the ages of six months to around two years are fed ‘minimum acceptable diet’ which includes a combination of minimum dietary frequency along with dietary diversity. The GHI, released by Welthungerhilfe and Concern Worldwide, is based on four key indicators, which broadly includes undernourishment, child wasting, child stunting and child … [Read more...] about Policy | Don’t waste the childhood of India’s children
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An extremely skillful bunch with each speed merchant bringing in a different facet makes the current Indian pace unit best in the world, feels team's bowling coach Bharath Arun.In another fabulous fast bowling performance without injured pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah, the Indian troika of Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami collected 14 wickets in an innings and 130 runs victory over Bangladesh in the first Test.But more than the wickets, it's the impact that the pacers have created over the last 20 months has left a lasting impression.Close "I think at present we are the no. 1 team in the world. Getting there is difficult, staying there is even more difficult. I think to do that over a period of three years, you need to stay constantly hungry," Arun said after the match. related news India vs Bangladesh Test series: Kohli and co. stay in Indore for nets under lights 'The Hundred' can cause a revolution like T20, feels Yuvraj Let's see how Prithvi shapes up post … [Read more...] about India vs Bangladesh Test series: Arun lauds Umesh’s character, Ishant’s experience, Shami’s seam position
In our culture, there’s this idea that enduring a tragedy can be good for your personal growth. You’ll have a newfound appreciation for life. You’ll be grateful for your friends and family. You’ll learn from the experience. You’ll become more resilient. advertisement advertisement This theme appears in media coverage, time and again, in the wake of natural disasters and terrorist attacks. But what does the science say? Is there actually value in pain and suffering? Was philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche onto something when he said, “That which does not kill us, makes us stronger”? A powerful narrative As psychologists, we’ve been studying this question for the better part of the last decade. We’re not the first to grapple with these questions. Psychologists Richard Tedeschi and Lawrence Calhoun have written about how, after experiencing loss or trauma, people reported feeling a greater appreciation for life, closer to their … [Read more...] about Can everyone bounce back from adversity?
Amol AgrawalThe Reserve Bank’s October 2019 policy review saw a senior journalist questioning to the Governor on the ongoing crisis in the NBFC sector and the recent failure of Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative Bank (PMC).To this, the Governor said, “The points which you mentioned about the banking sector or cooperative banks or NBFCs, this is not within the purview of the MPC (Monetary Policy Committee). So, the MPC does not discuss these issues.”Close The RBI chief then went on to assure the house that the banking regulator has acted swiftly to resolve the ongoing troubles and one should not pay attention to rumours.Moneycontrol ContributorContributor|Moneycontrol News Rs 25K crore realty stress fund: Speedy, effective implementation would be keySC telecom verdict sends signal to companies that they cannot avoid paying government duesMountain of NPAs? Blame it on inter-corporate loansOne was startled to note that the MPC did not discuss the most troublesome issues … [Read more...] about Financial stability | RBI must reorient its goals and communication
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) will conduct ‘special audits’ of telecom companies beginning FY12 to check for under-reporting of revenue to see if it could explain the sharp decline in licence fee and spectrum usage charges (SUC), The Economic Times reported.Telecom companies pay licence fees and SUC to the government on the basis of their revenue.The audits will resume after a three-year gap due to a 23 percent decline in the licence fees and SUC collected by the government. The downtrend is expected to continue this year. The reason for this could be a brutal price war, which led to many exits and mergers in the telecom industry over the past three years.Close Sources told the paper that Airtel has already received an audit notice. DoT is combing through the records of these telecom companies under the clauses 22.5 and 22.6 of the Unified Access Service Licence. related news Odisha govt approves investment proposals worth Rs 1,753.82 crore … [Read more...] about DoT may audit telecom companies to check for under-reporting of revenues