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WWDR 2019: Leaving no one behind

The United Nations world water development report 2019: leaving no one behind   The UN World Water Development Report is an annual thematic report, which focuses on ‘strategic water issues’ and offers tools to implement sustainable use of water resources. WWDR 2019, titled “leaving no one behind”, explores the question of inclusion in the accessibility of water resources for all. ...

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South Asia region made gains to improve ease of doing business for MSMEs

“The reforms in India included streamlining the process of obtaining a building permit and improved building quality controls. The reform applies to both Delhi and Mumbai, the two cities covered by the Doing Business report. Starting a Business was made easier through consolidation of multiple application forms and introduction of a Goods and Service Tax (GST), while Getting Electricity was made faster and cheaper. Other ...

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Major support scheme launched for MSMEs

New Delhi: ( 2 November 2018/PIB, GoI):  Government of India has  launched a historic support and outreach programme for the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector. As part of this programme, the Prime Minister  unveiled 12 key initiatives which will help the growth, expansion and facilitation of MSMEs across the country. These 12 initiatives will mark a new chapter ...

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MSEs and Changed Market Conditions

By. V. N Prasad The micro and small enterprises (MSEs) has been a significant contributor to strong fundamentals of the economy. The sector, however, is now faced with new challenges that have completely altered the complexion of the market, requiring a focused approach in its development efforts. Key Undisputedly, a healthy MSE sector is critical for the Country’s growth.  MSEs ...

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Recruiting Mistakes That Show Bias.

K. S Alhuwalia* These simple missteps could speak volumes about your company culture and commitment to diversity. The good news: More companies are finally focusing on diversity and inclusion (D&I) to ensure they’re attracting the widest possible pool of candidates. A November 2017 study found that D&I will be a major HR force in 2018, with 35% of hiring decision ...

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WALMART-FLIPKART DEAL: CONTINUING ATTACK ON RETAILERS, PRODUCERS, FARMERS & LABOUR, AND ON INDIA’S DIGITAL SOVEREIGNTY A group of organizations consisting of industry and trade bodies as well as SME associations recently issued a public statement condemning recent Walmart – Flipkart deal. According to the public statement, endorsed by large number industry-trade representative associations, the deal is harmful to Indian SME sector. It ...

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How to Work with Someone You Hate

By.  K S Ahluwalia Working with someone you hate can be distracting and draining. Pompous jerk, annoying nudge, or incessant complainer, an insufferable colleague can negatively affect your attitude and performance. Instead of focusing on the work you have to do together, you may end up wasting time and energy trying to keep your emotions in check and attempting to manage ...

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Office frustration? How performance barriers can be fixed and motivation can be translated into performance

K. S Ahluwalia If you think the typical frustrated office worker is probably just a slacker or a grump, think again. A majority of frustrated employees are actually dedicated and seemingly engaged workers who are frustrated because of organizational obstacles. A recent study conducted focuses on how to deal with these barriers to performance say that managers can make their teams ...

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Financial Inclusion in the Digital Economy

National Seminar on Financial Inclusion in the Digital Economy   23- 14, November 2018   Venue: Conference Hall, Guru Nanak Bhawan Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar-143005   Organizer: Guru Arjan Dev Institute of Development Studies, Amritsar   Guru Arjan Dev Institute of Development Studies (IDSAsr), Amritsar has planned to organize two days 9th IDSAsr National Seminar on the theme Financial ...

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