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Economy Watch – Free trade is good, for the poor too !!!

2017-02-27T00:04:51+00:00

In a global trading landscape that is being increasingly influenced by protectionist narratives, the approval of the landmark European Union-Canada trade deal Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (Ceta) by the European Parliament comes as a breath of fresh air. Trade between the two economies amounts to about $63 billion presently, and reports say Ceta could increase this by 20% to as much as $76 billion. […]

Economy Watch – Free trade is good, for the poor too !!!2017-02-27T00:04:51+00:00

Society Watch – A lawyer took on India’s profiteering hospitals to end the obscene overpricing of cardiac stents !!!

2017-02-27T00:01:58+00:00

Birender Sangwan’s parents wanted him to be a doctor. For two years, Sangwan even prepared for the medical entrance examinations in India before finally giving up. “I was always scared of hospitals,” he said in an interview at his modest two-room office at New Delhi’s Rohini court complex. “I still get dizzy and feel like vomiting when I go to hospitals.” […]

Society Watch – A lawyer took on India’s profiteering hospitals to end the obscene overpricing of cardiac stents !!!2017-02-27T00:01:58+00:00

Science Watch – Technology in aid of Crop insurance !!!

2017-02-26T23:56:59+00:00

In its budget 2017-18, the government has taken up several measures to revive the country’s agriculture economy. The emphasis on agricultural insurance through higher allocation for the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), and other major allocations for the sector, are expected to boost credit flow to farmers apart from expanding crop insurance and irrigation coverage. […]

Science Watch – Technology in aid of Crop insurance !!!2017-02-26T23:56:59+00:00