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Economic Impact of COVID 19 and Inclusive Growth: A Roadmap

OPINION There are various theories and policies around the world which are expected to bring relief, yet we still suffer from massive global poverty . This is because we have not been able to satisfactorily able to identify a problem and its cause, so not able to answer: “what works ?”. Nobel Laurate Angus Deaton correctly emphasises on the importance of measurement as a tool to reduce global poverty [1].

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Going Beyond Denial

OPINION Rapid, tumultuous change has come to our homelands in my lifetime. In fact, I travelled only with my family only by dog team on the ice and snow the first ten years of my life. So you can appreciate and imagine what that—that changes have happened so very quickly in our homelands in the Arctic. And, of course, that kind of tumultuous change, together with historical traumas, have created

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SBI: The Pioneer in MSME Finance

OPINION State Bank of India is the pioneer and market leader in financing MSMEs, serving more than 14 lakh MSME borrowers in the largest core banking platform  Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) are vital for India’s economic ascension. The contribution of MSMEs to GDP, employment creation and export has been significant necessitating a slew of measures being announced by policy-makers from time to time to develop MSME ecosystem for

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BONDED LABOUR CHALLENGES AND REMEDIES

OPINION Despite a Parliament Act and Supreme Court order, existence of bonded labour points to the lack of awareness on the ground, reports IMMANUEL CYRUS The International Labour Organisation (ILO) along with Australia-based Walk Free Foundation (WFF), recently published a report titled ‘Global Estimates of Modern Slavery: Forced Labour and Forced Marriage 2017’, that said that nearly 1.4% of India’s population or nearly 18 million people were in some form

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SOCIAL JUSTICEMUCH TO ATTAIN

OPINION Despite Considerable Progress Since First World Day Of Social Justice In 2009, Equal Society Still Far Away Off, Reports Immanuel Cyrus The UN General Assembly proclaimed 20 February as World Day of Social Justice in 2007 and the observance of this day was meant to help in poverty eradication, the promotion of full employment and decent work, gender equity and access to social wellbeing and justice for all. Schools,

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WOMEN BUILDING INDIA

OPINION Woman the most beautiful and strong creation of God, right from bringing a child into the world and teaching him/her to become a better individual play a marvelous role. It is the reason why women deserve respect. Recognising all the contributions and their excellent work in different fields, we celebrate women’s day every year with so much of zeal. So, remembering that on this women’s day also, let’s honour

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CHALLENGES OF ADOLESCENT HEALTH

OPINION Dr Santosh Jain Passi Reports On Nutrition/Health Concerns of Adolescent Girls for Breaking the Inter- Generational Cycle of Malnutrition. Adolescence – the transient phase of life from puberty to adulthood comprises rapid physical growth coupled with fast-paced psychosocial, cognitive and emotional development. India has nearly 253 million adolescents (constituting >1/5th of total population) who are in dire need of appropriate nutrition, education, counselling and guidance (Census, 2011). Health of

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KEEPING TISSUES HEALTHY

OPINION Since 1950, every year, 7th April is observed as World Health Day – an opportunity for drawing worldwide attention to the important issue of global health. The day is acknowledged by various governments and the NGOs interested in public health issues wherein, several international, regional and local events are organized on a particular theme, under the World Health Organization (WHO) sponsorship. Each year, officials select a theme for the

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Green Heads Left Few, Axes Ready To Slew

OPINION Embracing the girth of the woody existents, clasping the brown black tree trunks with all their might, a string of protesters firmly stand opposing the ongoing tree cutting at the redevelopment sites falling inside the periphery of South Delhi. The confronting move put forth by the people had come up in wake of loss of about thousands of trees, which were being felled in order to facilitate the redevelopment

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CSR & Ethics: Act before it’s too late

OPINION In a free enterprise, the community is not just another stakeholder in business; it is in fact the very purpose of its existence. CSR professionals in the real estate sector have to understand the social and environmental impacts and come out with a detailed Social and Environmental Risk Materiality mapping. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in India came into limelight with the amendment in the Companies Act of 2013 which

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