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Worldwide unemployment is projected to rise by 5.1 million in 2013: ILO
The report, Global Unemployment Trends 2013, released by International Labour Organisation (ILO) indicates that in the fifth year after the outbreak of the global financial crisis, global growth has decelerated and unemployment has started to increase again, leaving an accumulated total of some 197 mil­lion people without a job in 2012.
Furthermore, some 39 million people have dropped out of the labour market as job prospects proved unattainable, opening a 67 million global jobs gap since 2007. Despite a moderate pick-up in output growth expected for 2013–14, the unemployment rate is set to increase again and the number of unemployed worldwide is projected to rise by 5.1 million in 2013, to more than 202 million in 2013 and by another 3 million in 2014. A quarter of the increase of 4 million in global unemployment in 2012 has been in the advanced economies, while three quarters has been in other regions, with marked…
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GM India Launches Chevrolet Enjoy Premium MPV Latest in growing line-up of Chevrolet models developed for India New Delhi: General Motors India today launched the Chevrolet Enjoy, its much-anticipated new-generation premium multi-purpose vehicle (MPV). The Enjoy offers a spacious, stylish and comfortable ride. With Flexi-Smart Seven or Eight occupant seating variants, it addresses the growing need for a comfortable, spacious and stylish MPV for family travel and business use. It comes with a choice of SMARTECH diesel and petrol engines and has been tailored for Indian driving conditions and consumers. “We believe this is the right product for India in one of the market’s fastest-growing segments. As a new leader in the segment, we expect the Enjoy to be very popular,” said GM India President and Managing Director, Lowell Paddock. “Its introduction is another sign of our commitment to make Chevrolet the most preferred vehicle brand in India,” added Mr. Paddock. According to Mr. Paddock,…
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March IIP grows at 2.5%11052013

March IIP grows at 2.5%
The recovery in IIP growth is inspiring on good growth performance in capital goods segment supported by growth in basic goods production. However, its sustainability would require all-round efforts in removing impediments for business activity. There are a host of reforms, which if implemented could make the industry environment conducive for investments and help attain higher growth.
Growth in industry output, as measured in terms of IIP, for the month of March 2013 is estimated at 2.5% as compared with (-) 2.8% during March 2012. The cumulative growth for the period April-March 2012-13 stands at 1% as compared to 2.9% in the corresponding period of the previous year.
The growth in the three sectors mining, manufacturing and electricity in March 2013, stands at (-) 2.9%, 3.2% and 3.5% respectively as compared to (-) 1.1%, (-) 3.6% and 2.7% during March 2012 respectively. The cumulative growth for the period April- March 2012- 2013 …
8th May, 2013
CAIT sought immediate intervention of Urban Development Minister Kamalnath in LBT issue
    Maharashtra traders will divert their agitation to New Delhi, if not heard
The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) today said the indefinite strike called by Maharashtra traders over imposition of Local Body Tax (LBT) will further worsen the situation in Maharashtra. Therefore, the apex trader's body today sought an immediate intervention by Union Urban Development Minister  Mr Kamal Nath  to resolve this burning issue by addressing the trading community's woes in this context. The CAIT has threatened that if no immediate steps are taken, the traders of Maharashtra will stage Dharna and protests at Jantar Mantar at New Delhi and the traders of the rest of the Country will join their Maharashtra traders. 

"The non-cognizance of the state government on this serious matter, which has disrupted normal life in Maharashtra, has prompted the CAIT to make a call to Finance…
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THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2013Mother’s Day is a holiday where food plays a central role Dear Naresh,

Mother’s Day is a holiday where food plays a central role–as a token of appreciation and a gesture of love.

This Mother’s Day, make it a point to create a better, more sustainable celebration with these seven tips:

1. Buy local. Consider cooking your a mom meal at home instead of going out to a restaurant, and try to buy as many ingredients as possible from local farmers . 

studyby the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) about the environmental impact of food transportation in California showed that importing food products into the state released nearly 250,000 tons of greenhouse gases–the equivalent amount of pollution caused by roughly 40,000 vehicles. And shipping food from far away also means that it's not as fresh–or tasty–once it reaches consumers. 
The organization Local Harvest has a search feature that allows consumers to find area farmers markets and farms in their communities.�…