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“Exploring good practices in overcoming deprivation in India and UK” – includes case study on Super 30

“Exploring good practices in overcoming deprivation in India and UK” – A research project on by University of East London (UK) and TISS (Tata Institute of Social Sciences), Mumbai. Three case studies selected from India for the research. Objective: Mapping social innovation strategies in overcoming multiple deprivations in select locations in India and UK. Super 30 ..

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Asian currencies slide down on Fed signals

With the indication by the Federal Reserve Bank of the US that the central bank could start scaling back its stimulus as early as September 2013 various Asian currencies fell as a response to this. The rupee continued to depreciate against the dollar and reached a new low of 64.55. Other Asian currencies who suffered ..

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India seeks early conclusion of FTA with ASEAN

India robustly insisted on early conclusion of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with ASEAN in services and investment and expansion of communication links with the member States of the 10-nation group which is considered one of the world’s fastest growing regions. While addressing the ASEAN-India Ministerial meeting at Phnom Penh the capital of Combodia, External ..

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SC: ‘No commercial, tourism activity in Jarawa Reserve’

With a view to protecting the indigenous people, the Supreme Court has banned all commercial and tourism activities within a 5-km radius of the Jarawa Tribal Reserve on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Supreme Court upheld an October 30, 2007 notification declaring an area up to a 5-km radius of the Reserve a ‘Buffer Zone’ ..

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Road shows in Gulf nations to attract investors

The Government has taken up a series of initiatives to attract investors to India. With the recent launch Qualified Foreign Investors route & the changes made in external commercial Borrowing Guidelines, Govt is keen to exhibit plethora of investment opportunities available in the infrastructure sector. In this context, Gulf region keeps immense potential to seek ..

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