In the hierarchy of things New York City residents kvetch about, housing ranks near the top. A dearth of affordable apartments has the city in a stranglehold and there’s seemingly no end to escalating rents. (Good luck finding a studio in Manhattan for less than $2,300 per month, the average going rate in the borough.) To tackle this problem, former mayor Michael Bloomberg staged a competition in 2012 to design a micro-units development. In just three years, the experimental buildings have hit the market. But is it enough to alleviate the affordable housing crisis? Short answer: it opens the conversation about retooling the city’s supply of apartments, but it’s not exactly a panacea for NYC’s housing headaches. advertisement advertisement Designed by the Brooklyn-based firm nArchitects, Carmel Place (formerly known as MyMicro) is located in Kips Bay, a neighborhood on Manhattan’s east side, familiar to many as “The place where that movie … [Read more...] about Micro Apartments: Utopia or Dystopia?
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Women are losing ground in the C-suite. The newest S&P Capital IQ found that only 21 women held the top job among S&P 500 companies. This is down from 25 in 2014. advertisement advertisement The report is a result of analysis of CEOs running S&P 500 companies between 2006 to 2015. Where multiple CEOs existed for a company, the longest serving would be counted. Overall, the study is not only a good indication of trends because of the length of time examined, but it’s an important measure, as this group of companies accounts for about 75% of the U.S. equity market by capitalization. Taken together with some other recent studies, the gender diversity picture is still starkly off balance. For example, McKinsey and LeanIn.org found that we are more than 100 years away from seeing women occupy the C-suite in half of the major businesses in the U.S. Although more than 50 years have passed since the Equal Pay Act was signed into law, one estimate from the Institute … [Read more...] about Bad News: The Gender Gap Is Widening In The C-Suite At Major Public Companies
In 1985, the Government of India introduced a public housing scheme called Indira Awas Yojana. The chief objective of this scheme was to construct houses for the deprived sections residing in rural areas. In 1996, the project was taken under the aegis of the Ministry of Rural Development and aimed at eradicating rural poverty and empowering the people residing in rural areas through various development programs. From April 1, 2016, Indira Awas Yojana was restructured to become a part of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, a flagship project of the Government to provide affordable housing for all sections of the society. Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana has two categories: Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Urban and Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Gramin.The mission of PMAY Gramin is to provide pucca houses equipped with basic amenities to every homeless person and those who currently reside in Kutcha and dilapidated homes by 2022. Features of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana GraminFollowing are … [Read more...] about Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Gramin: Types, eligibility, features and benefits
Gen X women are the “forgotten middle child” in the workplace, sandwiched between the baby boomers and millennials. Each is twice as large as the gen X workforce, and often twice as vocal about their achievements. advertisement advertisement According to data from the Development Dimensions International and The Conference Board’s Global Leadership Forecast, millennial women show a greater understanding of their future career path as leaders within their organization compared to gen X women. Millennial women leaders are also more likely than their gen X peers to indicate that they are advancing in their careers at an acceptable rate, according to the report. “Gen X women are caught in a ‘no woman’s land’ in the workplace,” says Tacy M. Byham, PhD, CEO of Development Dimensions International, a global leadership consultancy. It’s no surprise that gen X women feel squeezed between two generations. There were only 45 million … [Read more...] about Are Gen X Women Being Squeezed Out Of The Workplace?
Manoranjan MohantyDespite the boycott call given by the Maoists, the voter turnout in the Jharkhand assembly elections has been significantly high: 62.87 per cent in the first phase of the polls held on November 30, and 64.39 per cent in the second phase on December 7.Even though three more phases are to follow, the region where the Maoist movement is most active has been already covered with the deployment of over 42,000 security personnel. Does it mean that the Maoist ability to enforce their call is limited, thus indicating a sharp decline of their influence? Or was the call a routine ideological statement rejecting the electoral process as sham mode of people’s representation? Or did it show a strategic ambiguity of a movement that has debated this question for five decades as to whether the institutions of parliamentary democracy should be used as a part of the wider political movement as CPI (ML- Liberation) and some other streams of the movement believe?Close The boycott … [Read more...] about Politics | Jharkhand elections, ‘Samadhan’ and the Maoists