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File photo: A deserted view of the road during the weekend lockdown (ANI)
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Shops of educational books for students have been allowed. pradeep gaur/ mint (MINT_PRINT)
Shops of educational books for students have been allowed. pradeep gaur/ mint (MINT_PRINT)

Pandemic a boon for books, bane for bookstores

The demand for books has gone up in the post-covid era but not all parts of the ecosystem are thriving

The latter in mind, Niti Aayog, the government’s main think-tank, last month released a discussion paper on a new data-sharing framework
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Paytm chief Vijay Shekhar Sharma.mint (MINT_PRINT)
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ICRA said that a pick-up in the rural economy will be positive for retail loan asset classes like tractor and microfinance loans. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint
ICRA said that a pick-up in the rural economy will be positive for retail loan asset classes like tractor and microfinance loans. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint

Why rural consumption may not drive up growth

Rural India was battling economic difficulties even before the pandemic. The pandemic-induced lockdown increased hardships even further.

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File Photo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi walks along with a peacock at his residence at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg, in New Delhi (ANI Photo)
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Gifts received by delegates during foreign visits go straight to the toshakhana, the government’s treasure trove. (iStock)
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A health worker collects a swab sample at a covid testing centre in Hyderabad.
In the past few years, both India and China have been building—roads, bridges, tunnels, posts—along their border, termed the Line of Actual Control (LAC). (PTI)
In the past few years, both India and China have been building—roads, bridges, tunnels, posts—along their border, termed the Line of Actual Control (LAC). (PTI)

Are border development works driving India-China conflict?

The government is building roads and physical infra in border districts at a brisk pace. But social infra in border areas is still lacking.

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