The Coal Scam or the “Coalgate” scandal has marred India’s reputation as a thriving economy yet again and exposed the magnitude of irregularities in the management of key reservoir of natural resource- Coal in 2012. Continue »
In interpreting the globally competitive clothing industry specifically in the post regime of Multi Fiber Agreement, the Government of India has been concentrating on 3 areas- modernization through technological up-gradation, stable policy environment and global brands building for Indian clothes. Continue »
Urticaria is a heterogeneous skin disorder, which is characterized by development of wheals on the skin followed by Angioedema. This can appear in any part of the body. Symptoms of the Urticaria are:
- raised skin,
- itchy bumps,
- blanching (when pressed the centre of red hive turns white).
Furthermore, scratching, exercise, emotional stress may worsen it.
Ankur Sharma and Indra Giri on March 21, 2017
Big data software and big data has been a buzzword in the computing era for over a decade now. It is a term used for large and complex data sets which is difficult to be processed and analysed by traditional data processing software. These large data sets can be structured or unstructured. The data comes from various sources such as:
- social media,
- scientific applications,
- sensors, surveillance,
- video and image archives.
These large data sets are analysed to find hidden patterns, relations between pieces of data, market trends or other information. But, in the end, it is not about the amount of data, it is about what the organization does with the data (Boyd & Crawford, 2011).
The real estate market has been undergoing changes due to recent policies of the government and other initiatives. The move of demonetisation which involved currency ban was initiated by the current Government. With the introduction of demonetisation, the real estate sector was shaken up due to high involvement of cash transactions. According to Singh (2016), 35-40% of the money which was exchanged in black for selling and buying of pre-owned houses in Delhi NCR region has been curbed due to demonetisation. This will lead to unsold inventory of residential and commercial premises, increasing the drag on other sectors such as financial, steel, etc.
Chandrika Kapagunta on March 17, 2017
Plastic waste or debris are one of the most hazardous pollutant entering the seas and oceans, after oil spills and sewage discharge. First of all, plastic waste contributed 60-80% of the marine litter and in 2012, global plastic production reached an all-time high of 330 million tons per year. Furthermore, it is estimated that of the total plastic waste produced every year, most of the plastic waste enters landfills. However, approximately 13 million tons enters the oceans every year (1,2).
Food allergy is an allergic reaction which is instigated with consumption of food which contains certain proteins, which can overreact with the immune system. Some of the major signs and symptoms of food allergy are:
- red or itchy skin,
- teary eyes,
- throat tightness,
- trouble breathing (food allergies: reducing the risks, 2009).
Priya Chetty on March 10, 2017
In the previous article, the need for credit risk management in small scale microfinance institutions was reviewed. Small scale micro finance constitute a sizeable chunk of the entire microfinance industry in India. Microfinance institutions face large amount of credit risk today. Keeping that in mind these institutions are using different approaches and techniques. This has been done to mitigate the risk pertaining to the failure of repayment by the customers.
Priya Chetty on February 27, 2017
Micro finance institutions operate in the Indian economy with the ultimate objective to serve the financially poor section of the society. This is done by providing them with financial support and credit services (Lyuirika, 2010). However, their objective of financial stability and their long term viability can’t be overlooked. Very often, the task of managing both the purposes becomes a bothered grindstone for such Micro Finance Institutions. The reason behind the same lies in the fact that the unprivileged section, to whom the loans are provided, lacks a stable income to provide the collateral to the loan amount. Many a times, to fulfill the objective of generating regular cash flows in the institution, proper credit risk analysis is total ignored.
Asthma is an anti-inflammatory chronic disease which affects the lungs. It mainly affects the airway linings which swells and the muscles encircling the airway tightening causes the airway narrow. This makes it difficult to get airway in and out of the lungs which causes the bronchial hyper responsiveness. The symptoms of the disease include:
- abdominal pain,
- increase in respiratory pulse rates (Corn 2013).