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  • India’s car sales slump signals major economic slowdown

    By Nov 11, 2011

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    India’s car sales slump signals major economic slowdown

    If the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government was still looking for obvious signs of a slowdown, it cannot get find a better than this one. India’s new car sales in October fell the most in more than a decade in the face of rising fuel costs, expensive loans, and prolonged inflationary pressures. Sales of

  • India: Wipro rated greenest electronics company

    By Nov 11, 2011

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    India: Wipro rated greenest electronics company

    Wipro has retained the top slot in environmental NGO Greenpeace’s latest Guide to Greener Electronics. HCL Infosystem is placed second in the Indian rankings. The international version ranks the IT manufacturing company HP at the top, taking the lead over Dell and Nokia. Three new companies are included in the latest version of the guide.

  • India: Most RTI rejections made by Finance Ministry

    By Nov 05, 2011

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    Almost one in four Right to Information (RTI) rejections in India have been made by the Ministry of Finance, according to the RTI Annual Return Reports for 2005-2010. Adjusted for the number of requests received, the Finance Ministry tops the rejection rate at 24 per cent, followed by the Prime Minister’s Office (12 per cent)

  • India falls 15 places in UN Human Development Index

    By Nov 02, 2011

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    India falls 15 places in UN Human Development Index

    Things are not improving in India at all. In fact, things are going from bad to worse. India’s rank in the Human Development Index (HDI) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has fallen from 119 in 2010 to 134 this year. India’s HDI value for 2011 is 0.547—in the medium human development category—positioning the

  • India slips in Global Gender Gap Index, ranked 113th

    By Nov 02, 2011

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    Members of a women's self-help in Madhya Pradesh. Photo: mckaysavage (Flickr 3.0)

    India is simply not doing enough for its women. The country has fallen from 112 out of 134 countries in 2010 to 113 out of 135 countries in 2011 according to the Gender Gap Index 2011 released by the World Economic forum (WEF) on Wednesday. Over the last six years, while 85 percent of countries

  • India ranked 19th in foreign bribery index

    By Nov 02, 2011

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    Photo: yago1.com (Flickr 3.0)

    India ranks 19th among 28 countries where public officials have to be bribed when doing business abroad, according to a survey of 3,000 business executives from developed and developing countries. Transparency International’s 2011 Bribe Payers Index, released today, ranks 28 leading international and regional exporting countries by the likelihood of their firms to bribe abroad.

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