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Opinion | Robert C. Merton’s retirement on a SeLFIES stick

News from India - 3 hours 58 min ago
Nobel laureate Robert C. Merton’s latest work is around product design in a government bond that will allow an average person to target her retirement. It’s called SeLFIES

Opinion | Data localization is a symptom, and not the real problem

News from India - 16. October 2018 - 19:43
The broader push around data localization is perhaps an attempt to solve too many objectives

Opinion | Pakistan’s IMF bailout is fighting against history

News from India - 16. October 2018 - 17:54
Imran Khan’s government will have to deal with deep-rooted structural problems in the country’s economy

Opinion | Technological restrictions in the new drone policy

News from India - 16. October 2018 - 17:31
All drones must have no-permission-no-takeoff technology built into their hardware. Operators will have to inform the regulator before take off about when and where they intend to fly by filing a flight plan

Opinion | Cryptocurrencies and the big blockchain lie

News from India - 16. October 2018 - 17:12
Blockchain has not even improved upon the standard electronic spreadsheet, which was invented in 1979

Opinion | Making India open defecation free

News from India - 16. October 2018 - 16:51
Many people view toilets as impure and refrain from installing them within their household premises

Opinion | India’s abysmal human capital development

News from India - 16. October 2018 - 16:37
A continued neglect towards technological advancement has taken a toll on the country’s human capital growth

Opinion | ‘Does your mother-father know?’

News from India - 16. October 2018 - 16:26
The Indian family is the reason why young ladies are pressured into succumbing to hostile workplace environments

IISD/ENB+ @ AGM 2018 | 16 Oct 2018 | Geneva, CH | IISD Reporting Services

News from IISD - 16. October 2018 - 10:04
On Tuesday, 16 October 2018, IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB+ Meeting Coverage, covered the 14th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF), which runs from 16 to 18 October 2018, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland

ENB+ Report | Africa-Arab Platform on DRR | 9-13 Oct 2018 | Tunis, TN | IISD Reporting Services

News from IISD - 16. October 2018 - 4:50
IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB+ Meeting Coverage, produced a summary report from the Africa-Arab Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction, which met from 9 to 13 October 2018, in Tunis, Tunisia

Opinion | The role of indigestion in India’s industrial growth

News from India - 15. October 2018 - 21:56
It’s probably the dyspeptic Indian who has been propping up industrial growth

Opinion | Once more unto the breach, dear friends

News from India - 15. October 2018 - 18:20
The alarming regularity with which social media breaches seem to happen is of great concern. More countries need to follow Europe’s example in order to make sure their citizens’ data is safe

Opinion | Changing the costs for the rational sexual predator

News from India - 15. October 2018 - 18:09
The legal system, patriarchy created an environment for men to prey on women and for victims to remain silent. The situation is changing and civil society action must follow to make it too costly to be a sexual predator

Opinion | Economic growth is not an entitlement

News from India - 15. October 2018 - 18:03
Advocates, proponents of a strong rupee should note that the Federal Reserve could make the dollar stronger in the early 1980s with sky-high interest rates, but at the cost of inducing a recession

Opinion | How India can overcome the zero hunger challenge

News from India - 15. October 2018 - 17:20
The one-way movement of raw materials and finished goods between farmers and consumers must be transformed into a two-way movement of commerce and healthy, nutritious food

Opinion | The MPC’s approach lacks clarity

News from India - 15. October 2018 - 17:13
The monetary policy committee owes many answers if it wants to enhance its transparency and credibility

Opinion | The rising stock of global economic risks

News from India - 15. October 2018 - 17:09
The sustainability of global growth will depend on how the emerging risks are managed

ENB+ Report | UNECE Water Convention MOP8 | 9-12 Oct 2018 | Astana, KZ | IISD Reporting Services

News from IISD - 15. October 2018 - 14:14
IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB+ Meeting Coverage, produced a summary report from the 8th Session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention MOP8) Serviced by the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), which took place from 9 to 12 October 2018, in Astana, Kazakhstan

ENB+ Report | AGM 2018 | 15 Oct 2018 | Geneva, CH | IISD Reporting Services

News from IISD - 15. October 2018 - 13:42
On Monday, 15 October 2018, IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB+ Meeting Coverage, produced a briefing note from the Intergovernmental Workshop in Preparations for the 14th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF), which will take place from 16 to 18 October 2018, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland

IISD/ENB+ @ CFS 45 | 15 Oct 2018 | Rome, IT | IISD Reporting Services

News from IISD - 15. October 2018 - 11:47
On Monday, 15 October 2018, IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB+ Meeting Coverage, covered the 45th Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS 45), which will meet from 15 to 19 October 2018, from the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, in Rome, Italy

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