A man carries a large water bottle inside an apartment block in Caracas. From the poorest slums, to the wealthiest neighbourhoods, the shortage of water cuts across Venezuelan society as families endure the country’s deepest ever economic crisis. A 5 litre bottle costs about $2 at a Caracas supermarket, out of reach for many low-income people in Venezuela, where the monthly minimum wage is only around $6 each month.
India sought to put an end to a controversy about political influence on government data, with a top finance ministry official saying revisions to economic statistics are a fact and the revisions themselves are based on facts. read more
Details about the Indian economy would be revealed in the upcoming World Economic Outlook (WEO) survey report to be released by the IMF ahead of the annual spring meeting with the World Bank next month, he said. read more
A visitor at The Walk food courtyard in New Delhi. Walls draped in lush vertical gardens and air filtered through purifiers insulates diners from the choking haze outside in one of the most polluted places on earth. But such eco-eateries are beyond reach for the poor, who have little means of escaping the deadly smog which coats the city for much of the year.
Continuing his criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his economic policies, Congress President Rahul Gandhi said that the Prime Minister’s Office should be called ‘Publicity Minister’s Office’. Gandhi made the comment while speaking on demonetisation, while interacting with a group of students in Manipur. The Congress chief said that PM Modi is only interested in publicity and doesn’t go into details of the decisions that he is taking. (Hindustan Times)read more
Under RTE Act, 25 % of all the seats in class 1 are to be reserved for EWS candidates in private schools. As per rule 134-A of HSER, 2003, all private schools are required to reserve 10% seats from classes 2 to 8 under the EWS category. read more
High tax rates and harassment by the taxman had dissuaded people to come into the tax net. The government followed an ideal tax policy of simplification, non-interference, lower rates and higher collections in its five year because of which the number... read more
Lok Sabha polls 2019 LIVE: Priyanka Gandhi, the Congress’s general secretary in charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh is taking out a three-day, 140 km long ‘Ganga yatra’ on a steamer boat from March 18-20 from Chhatnag in Prayagraj to Assi Ghat in Varana... read more