Why India lags behind in imparting skills to its workforce
By Abiodun Ogundairo
20 March 2021 | 4:23 pm
A vast number of young people in India lack the key skills needed to be employable, according to recent surveys. Upskilling the workforce could boost India's economy by hundreds of billions of dollars.
Thousands of people, especially farmers, are killed every year after being bitten by venomous snakes in India. But little attention is given to treating this "poor man's disease."
After the Indian government said it opposes same-sex unions, India's Supreme Court has referred petitions seeking recognition of same-sex marriages to the five judge Constitutional Court.
An Indian newspaper report alleges that New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art is home to 77 smuggled antiquities. According to UNESCO estimates, some 50,000 pieces of art stolen from Indian temples are currently in Western museums or private collections. Faced with this enormous challenge, police forces, international institutions and art enthusiasts are working together to dismantle art mafias and bring back India's stolen idols. Our correspondents report.
India has topped the global list of states that cut off the internet to their citizens for five successive years. Critics say shutdowns paralyze daily life and the economy.
Sales of electric vehicles are expected to surge in India by the end of the decade as the government pledges to slash carbon emissions.
People residing in and around the Sundarbans — the world's largest mangrove forest — are being forced to spend their meager incomes on buying drinking water as climate change and local policies exhaust their options.
India and Pakistan traditionally have hostile relations, but there is hope on one front, at least. In order to enable the Sikhs from India to make a pilgrimage to one of their holiest shrines, a "peace corridor" has been opened between the two countries.
Indian authorities are carrying out a massive manhunt for Sikh separatist leader Amritpal Singh. As he evades the police, his popularity haunts Punjab as a reminder of once deadly tensions.
Thousands of Myanmar's nationals, caught in the crossfire between the army and pro-democracy rebel forces, have crossed the border and entered the northeast Indian state of Mizoram.
We look at reactions in the international papers as France's pensions reform protests turn violent and chaotic. Elsewhere, India continues its search for the leader of a Sikh separatist movement who has been on the run for nearly a week and whose supporters defaced the Indian embassy in London this week. Finally, we end with a stunning photo from the animal kingdom!
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