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Volume 2

By Ramesh Kumar Raja
In Issue 12
Sep 23rd, 2016
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The proposed single tax could usher transparency in real estate sector and reduce tax burden Now that Goods and Services Tax (GST) is on the verge of becoming reality with the passage of Constitution  Amendment Bill in the Parliament, ratified later by 16 states of the country, the proposed single tax is expected to benefit the real estate sector as well. As soon as it...
By Mamta Binani
In Issue 12
Sep 23rd, 2016
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GST can be a game-changer that propels India into the big league of  developed nations Alignment of revenue collection via a destinationbased  tax structure for maximum effect is a  major benefit of the impending GST regime in the country. The Modi-led NDA Government will always be remembered for historic reforms that align tax laws with the contemporary business envir...
By Ramesh Kumar Raja
In Infrastructure
Sep 22nd, 2016
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The mortality rate on Indian roads remains disturbingly high notwithstanding all endeavours to make them safer ________________ Ever wondered who claims the largest number of lives in India every year? The ‘roads’ we travel every day are the  biggest cause of fatal tragedies in the country, even greater than war, terror attacks or Maoist violence. If the recent report ...
By Jitendra Tiwari
In Health
Sep 12th, 2016
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Government of India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare comprises of Department of Health  and Family welfare and Department of Health Research. The major programs run by the Ministry are for eradication of communicable diseases like HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Vector Borne diseases, Integrated Disease surveillance program for communicable diseases and Leprosy; non com...
By Rishi Kohli
In Economy
Sep 12th, 2016
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The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Amendment Bill, which was passed by the Rajya Sabha on August 3, is  by far the most potent tax reform in India which will see the light of day, almost 25 years after the process of economic liberalization initiated in 1991. It seeks to impose one uniform tax on goods and services bought and is destination based, i.e. it will be imposed...
By Ramesh Kumar Raja
In Health
Sep 12th, 2016
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  With around 48 million, India has the largest number of  stunted children, says WaterAid Although India is said to be the world’s fastest growing economy in the world, it is home to the  largest number of stunted children in terms of volumes in the world, much ahead of smaller economies like Nigeria, Pakistan and Ethiopia. The startling revelations have come to the f...
By Dr Jitendra K Das
In Education
Sep 12th, 2016
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The current IIM Bill under consideration by the government to be passed as an Act of Parliament has as its  hallmark the autonomy to IIMs for all aspects, such as, fee to charge, faculty selection, curriculum development, admissions, etc. except selection of Director and Governing Board members. It is reported that the government’s final view on this was that to meet t...
By GovernanceToday
In Editorial
Sep 10th, 2016
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India is a young country and it will remain one for a long time to come; for the most part when rest of the world would start getting old, Indian population will still remain in working age. This demographic dividend is also manifested  in the entrepreneurial energy that the young generation possesses. As economy gets diversified and information age matures with prolif...
By Anand Mishra
In Cover Story
Sep 9th, 2016
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A mong all initiatives that the Narendra Modi government has taken, Startup India has found  the mutest coverage in mainstream Indian media. This is understandable to an extent because the entire start-up space is still shrouded in a mist of elitism for most ordinary folks. But probe a little, you will find a world which is teeming with activity; energetic and passiona...
By Anil Agarwal
In Issue 11
Aug 9th, 2016
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The Nandghar initiative of  the Vedanta group aims to create a unique model for child development and women empowerment I  believe deeply that women and children are more precious than any other natural resource  a country can have. Everyone deserves the best start in life and I can’t think of any social issue that is more important than a sincere work for women and ch...