Issue 5

By GovernanceToday
In Issue 5
Mar 7th, 2016
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By Anand Mishra
In Digital India
Feb 8th, 2016
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Free Basics of Facebook ignites heated debate on net neutrality.. Over last month or so, a storm has been gathering momentum over the issue of net neutrality in India, which has assumed greater urgency with stalled launch of Free Basics, the new offering of Facebook, which the company claims will immensely benefit a large number of people by giving them free access to ...
By GovernanceToday
In Issue 5
Feb 8th, 2016
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All good, no bad, nothing ugly The last few years have been a great time for sports in the country. Many games have got the needed boost and many promising sportspersons seem to be getting their dues – in terms of both support and recognition. And at the beginning of this year, while my team and I were busy scaling up our grassroots football initiative, a most interest...
By Ramesh Raja
In Health
Feb 8th, 2016
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Besides discouraging smoking – active as well as passive, greater alertness and awareness is required to diagnose the disease in time Lung cancer is the leadng cause of cancer-related deaths across the world, characterized by low survival rates and aggressive malignancies. While the disease was considered uncommon in India till the last decade, its numbers have risen a...
By GovernanceToday
In Issue 5
Feb 8th, 2016
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Thousands of children lose their childhood working in cotton fields The Cotton Corporation of India Ltd., which is a Government of India undertaking states that India accounts for 18 per cent of the world cotton production second to China and that it has the largest area under cotton production (12.2 million hectares); however yields are as low as 6.05 million metric t...
By Ramesh Raja
In Issue 5
Feb 8th, 2016
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Imperative for the government to address issues of heavy minerals industry Call it a pathetic instance for India from economic point of view that even though it has nearly 35 per cent of heavy minerals’ deposits in the world, the country contributes merely four per cent of global production. Adding to the woes, the heavy minerals mining (HMM) industry constitutes only ...
By Lekshmi Parmeswaran
In Education
Feb 8th, 2016
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The government should incentivize the private sector to train workers in order to take advantage of the demographic dividend Perhaps the biggest of all anomalies lies in the Indian labour market. The country which is known for its excellent quality of labour is also the country with almost 90 per cent of its workforce falling under the unskilled or semi-skilled categor...
By Ramesh Raja
In Education
Feb 8th, 2016
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How Indian manufacturing sector is suffering from non-availability of skilled labor Manufacturing PMI in India decreased to 49.10 in December from 50.30 in November of 2015. It is the first contraction since October 2013. Yet hope abounds. India’s manufacturing sector could touch US$ 1 trillion by 2025. There is potential for the sector to account for 25-30 per cent of...
By GovernanceToday
In Cover Story
Feb 8th, 2016
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Pollution is undoubtedly one of the most pressing problems today. Even the new year which normally commences with the wishes of ‘Happy New Year’ has begun with the debate on the odd-even formula initiated by the Delhi Government. While everyone is agreeing that the pollution levels should come down to acceptable levels, if not zero– the puzzling aspect is that no...
By GovernanceToday
In Cover Story
Feb 8th, 2016
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In India’s metropolitan cities, commuting is nothing less than an ordeal. For those taking public transport, the miseries they have to face on a daily basis is untold. The consequences that such inefficiency in the system can have on people’s lives do not bode well with the country’s vision of holistic development. With the population increasing at an ever faster rate ...