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Global Innovation Index 2019

The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) released the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2019 report in New Delhi. GII rankings published annually by Cornell University, INSEAD, WIPO and GII Knowledge Partners (CII in India). The index is based on more than 80 indicators exploring a broad vision of innovation, including political environment, education, infrastructure and business ..

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Scientists create Ramanujan Machine

Scientists from Technion — Israel Institute of Technology have developed a concept and has named it the Ramanujan Machine, after the Indian mathematician. Ramanujan Machine is basically an algorithm which performs a very unconventional function. What does Machine Do? The algorithm automatically generates conjectures (mathematical statements that are proposed as true statements) for fundamental constants ..

Structural Challenges with Indian Tax Regime

The Indian tax regime is said to be under a myriad of structural challenges. India has one of the highest effective corporate tax rates and personal income tax is highly skewed against the rich who account for a lower amount of revenue realisation. Personal Income Tax Rates The budget 2019-20 has again increased the personal ..

Water Availability and Sustainable Management

India is facing serious challenges in water management. In the first ‘Mann ki Baat’ of his second term, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a clarion call to save every drop of water, and to make water conservation a mass movement on the lines of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Water Availability and its Use India has ..

Development of the Nations in Fertile Crescent

About the same time that a civilization was growing in Egypt, another civilization was emerging in western Asia, in the valley of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers known as Mesopotamia, or “land between the rivers.” Mesopotamia was located in the Fertile Crescent, a large area which extends in an arc from the south-eastern end of ..

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