New Zealand slips in Innovation Index ranking

New Zealand slips in Innovation Index ranking

Dr Parmjeet Parmar Wellington, February 3, 2020 Once again New Zealand’s innovation ranking has dropped under this Government, despite it claiming to be committed to building a more innovative economy, National’s Research, Science and Innovation spokesperson Parmjeet Parmar says. “Once again New Zealand has dropped in the recent annual Bloomberg Innovation Index ranking, dropping five spots to number 29. Under…

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Indian Budget 2020 misses economic policy prescription

Union Budget 2020 misses economic policy prescription

Lekha Chakraborty New Delhi, February 3, 2020 IT remains a genuine confusion as to whether invoking “escape clause” to deviate from the fiscal consolidation path is in response to the unanticipated outcome of structural policy announcements or whether it is for increasing capital spending. Economists often push the idea that strict adherence to fiscal rules is growth-inducing. However, empirical evidence…

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Beyond the classroom, Science creates sustainable interest

Beyond the classroom, Science creates sustainable interest

Sourced Content Wellington, February 2, 2020 Taking Science outside the classroom has brought rewards and awards for students, creating citizen Science learning tools for future students of New Plymouth Girls’ High School. At the suggestion of Science teacher Athol Hockey, Year 13 students Breanna and Jessica began investigating how New Plymouth Girls’ High School could generate its own sustainable energy…

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Containment Strategy has its effects and limitations

Containment Strategy has its effects and limitations

Wuhan, a city of 11 million people virtually quarantined Fei Chen Liverpool, England, February 2, 2020 On January 23,2020, the authorities of Wuhan City, China, sealed off the motorways and shut down all public transport to stop the coronavirus outbreak from spreading. Shortly afterwards, at least ten other cities in China were under quarantine orders, most of them located in the areas surrounding…

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Indian Budget 2020 high on investments, low on taxation

Indian Budget 2020 high on investments, low on taxation

Nirmala Sitharaman perceives Aspirational India with a Caring Society Venkat Raman Auckland, February 2, 2020 Innovative programmes to intensify public private partnerships, incentives to promote foreign direct investment and further domestic investor interest and massive investments in infrastructure and other projects are among the highlights of the second annual budget of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman in the Indian Parliament last…

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