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Surveying India’s unemployment numbers

India’s labour participation rate, very low by world standards, fell sharply after demonetisation. Women bore the brunt Monthly measurement of the unemployment rate is one of the requirements of the Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The SDDS — India was one of the early …

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A Himalayan travesty

Survivors of sex trafficking in Nepal were shocked when a local politician convicted of selling young Nepali girls to brothels in India was released by the Supreme Court of Nepal last year. Rajneesh Bhandari reports on the victims’ fight for justice On a cloudy day in October 2018, Nirmala Tamang, …

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Deepa Mehta to receive Lifetime Achievement Award from Canadian Academy

Lifetime Achievement award for Deepa Mehta The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television has announced that it will honour filmmaker Deepa Mehta with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The film director will be presented the award during Canadian Screen Week, which begins on March 25.PTI Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-life/deepa-mehta-to-receive-lifetime-achievement-award-from-canadian-academy/article26220450.ece

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A pill to end drug injections

It can inject medicines like insulin from inside the stomach Here was the challenge for bioengineers: find a way for patients to take drugs — like insulin or monoclonal antibodies used to treat cancers and other diseases — without injections. The medicines are made of molecules too big to be …

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A pill to end drug injections

It can inject medicines like insulin from inside the stomach Here was the challenge for bioengineers: find a way for patients to take drugs — like insulin or monoclonal antibodies used to treat cancers and other diseases — without injections. The medicines are made of molecules too big to be …

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Fish pass the mirror test

It is designed to show self-awareness in animals Scientists report that a fish can pass a standard test of recognising itself in a mirror and they raise a question about what that means. Does this decades-old test, designed to show self-awareness in animals, really do that? Since the mirror test …

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GoM favours GST cut on houses under construction

A panel of State Ministers on Friday favoured lowering GST on under-construction residential properties to 5% , from the 12% currently. The Group of Ministers, (GoM) under Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel, was set up last month to analyse tax rates and issues/challenges being faced by the real estate …

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