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Loss making Indian aviation industry

Loss making Indian aviation industry

India’s aviation industry has consistently been in the news for huge losses. During the financial year 2012-13, the whole industry reported a loss of over Rs. 5,800 crores (Business Standard, 2014). Read more »

Human resource challenges in the retail industry

Human resource challenges in the retail industry

Retailing is one of the fastest growing industries across the globe and offers livelihood to millions. Human Resources occupy a significant place in the growth of the industry. Read more »

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Promising sectors in Iran for investments after the removal of economic sanctions

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Digitisation of healthcare can improve reach in rural India

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Need for digitisation of healthcare in Uttar Pradesh

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Impact of industrialisation on health in India’s urban areas

In comparison with urbanisation and industrialisation process at the global level, India is moving on uniform pattern to become an urbanized country. The share of urban population in the country is growing by 6% per decade (Butsch, Sakdapolrak, and Saravanan 2012). It means that India will become up to greater extent fully urbanized between 2040 and 2045. In the recent scenario, approximately 15% of the urban population of India is residing in one of the four largest metropolitan cities namely, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai which will grow to 42% by 2020 (Tripathi 2013). This growing pace of urbanization is posing health related problems for the urban population due to poor environmental hygiene. It is the result of growing pace of industrialization that poses risks to the urban population in every dimension. Continue »

China’s role in the United Nations Peacekeeping Operations (UNPKO) in Africa

Africa has been one of the regions with the highest conflict rates. By joining the United Nations’ Peace keeping operations UNPKO, China has been helping the UNPKO in addressing international peace and security-related matters. Continue »

Impact of global warming on India’s agriculture

In the twenty first century, global warming has become an issue of high concern among most countries in the world.  Not even a single day is passed without hearing news such as farmers committing suicide because of meteorological drought or people being displaced by flood or heavy rainfall in a particular region. Continue »

Expanding role of China in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations (UNPKO)

Peacekeeping has been defined by the United Nations (UN) as creating conditions for sustainable temporary or lasting peace in areas and countries which has been torn apart by war and conflict (Agubamah, 2014). The peace-keeping operations follow the mandate of the United Nations and also work in consent with the conflicting parties. Historically speaking, the peacekeeping activities was carried out by the United Nations for the first time during the Cold War to keep peace between conflicting countries by sending unarmed or light military troops under the UN command. Continue »

Impact of fiscal deficit on the economy

Fiscal deficit is the difference between the government’s total expenditure (both the current and capital) and total revenue receipts of the government. Borrowings by the government is not included while calculating the total revenue receipts. Continue »

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