How caste affects public health services

India is investing significantly into providing universal health services to its citizens but a new study suggests that these services may be far from equitable. Sobin George, in a study published in the Economic and Political Weekly, explores how caste impacts the interaction between public health service providers and patients. To show this, he conducts a […]

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How can we minimize poverty’s impact on public education?

CN+R Staff Report Editor’s note: Chatham County’s second “One Chatham” event — a community conversation sponsored by the News + Record and the Our Chatham program of the UNC School of Media and Journalism’s Reese News Lab — will tackle the subject of poverty’s impact on public education outcomes. The 90-minute public forum, sponsored by […]

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Shapoorji Pallonji’s solar EPC business announces ₹3,125 crore public offer

Shapoorji Pallonji Group’s solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) business, Sterling and Wilson Solar Ltd, on Thursday, announced its initial public offering (IPO) worth₹3,125 crore. The price band for the three-day IPO, which opens on 6 August, is fixed at ₹775- ₹780 apiece. The IPO, a pure offer for sale, will see its promoters—Shapoorji Pallonji and Co. […]

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Sebi cautions public against unregistered investment advisors

In a move aimed at protecting investors against unscrupulous entities which promise exorbitant returns, Sebi wants the public to deal with registered investment advisors, a list of which is available on its website. When compensating these advisors, it wants investors to pay advisory fees through banking channels and maintain receipts of the same. Since every […]

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‘Public sector doesn’t understand profit, business’

SpiceJet chairman and managing director Ajay Singh said on Friday that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) had become an additional burden on the civil aviation sector that needs to become globally competitive in order to boost tourism. “There is no shortage of ambition in the civil aviation sector but a lot needs to be […]

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Public capex to lead the recovery in investment

CHENNAI: India’s macro environment is seeing a lopsided growth recovery largely led by consumption whereas private investments remain sluggish in the short term. It is in this context that all eyes have turned to public capex to fill the void. The country’s top ten state-run firms have planned a capex of Rs 1.33 lakh crore in […]

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NITI Aayog invites public comments on national medical commission bill

A file photo of NITI Aayog vice-chairman Arvind Panagariya. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint A high-level committee headed by NITI Aayog vice-chairman Arvind Panagariya has proposed to replace the Medical Council of India (MCI) with a National Medical Commission. The four-member committee formed in March made its preliminary report public on Wednesday and invited public comments on […]

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Sebi Cautions Public Against Unregistered Investment Advisors

New Delhi: Concerned over investors’ getting lured by false trading tips from unregistered investment advisers, markets regulator Sebi on Thursday cautioned public to deal with only registered investment advisers and research analysts for availing investment advisory services. “The public in general is advised to check the registration status of the entity/person on the Sebi website […]

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Parliamentary Panel Invites Public Comments On Debt Recovery Laws

New Delhi: A Parliamentary Committee has sought comments from the stakeholders on a bill to amend the debt recovery laws with an overall objective of improving the ease of doing business. The views of stakeholders are being sought by June 22 on the Enforcement of Security Interest and Recovery of Debt Laws and Miscellaneous Provisions (Amendment) […]

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