Livelihoods News

(CNN) - An estimated 239,000 girls under the age of five die in India each year due to neglect linked to gender discrimination, a new study has found.

The figure, which amounts to 2.4 million deaths a decade, does not include pre-natal mortality rates.

"Gender-based discrimination towards girls doesn't simply prevent them from being born, it may also precipitate the death of those who are born," wrote the study's co-researcher Christophe Guilmoto in the Lancet medical journal.

Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar has said that imposition of tax on agriculture income has always been considered by ‘successive Governments’, even as he cautioned that any such move should be taken once the sector is productive and attached to modern scientific methods.

He further said the Government think tank will come out with a development agenda for ‘New India 2022’ by July, which will spell out strategy for expediting economic growth.

NEW DELHI: In a bid to make its flagship apprenticeship programme, the National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS), a success, the government has decided to execute it in the public-private partnership mode.

Until now, the programme was being run by the director general of training under the ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship.

NEW DELHI: The government may challenge the US’ accusation that India is under-reporting its food subsidies at the World Trade Organization (WTO) on grounds of amount of production which is eligible for support and the currency in which the country reports its subsidies.

Amaravati: The government aimed to construct 58 new onion storage structures which have a capacity of 1,825 tonnes, explained the officials to Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu during the Collectors Conference on Tuesday at his residence at Undavalli in Guntur.

The Chief Minister was also informed that over the past year, Rs 97.29 crores were spent under the state plan for horticulture which was the highest in the country.

The April 2018 World Economic Outlook (WEO) by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) discusses the trends in manufacturing jobs and their implications. Chapter 3, by Bertrand Gruss and Natalija Novta, concludes that the decline in manufacturing jobs is not necessarily a cause of concern. The belief that a smaller manufacturing sector implies slower economic growth and a scarcity of well-paying jobs for low- and middle-skilled workers—therefore contributing to worsening inequality—might not hold true.

THE ABDUCTION of seven Indians on Sunday has brought attention to India’s projects in Afghanistan, which have crossed $2 billion in the last 16 years.

Manila: Proceeds from the goods and services tax (GST) will continue to grow, enabling India to step up public spending on infrastructure, which would in the medium term result in faster economic growth, Asian Development Bank chief economist Yasuyuki Sawada said in an interview.

BHUBANESWAR:Awareness programme for skill development, livelihood and entrepreneurship will be organised in 164 blocks of the State on May 5 as part of ‘Gram Swaraj Abhiyan’. Union Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan will attend the State-level programme in Khurda and Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram will attend various programmes in Sundargarh district.

The government is pumping money into villages to drive various development schemes as it goes into mission mode on rural uplift ahead of next year’s general election. The surge led by the rural development ministry has intensified efforts in areas such as the jobs guarantee programme, home construction, road building and local government as part of efforts to meet targets, some of them ahead of time.