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Inside India's "rotten" education system

by Victoria Craig May 21, 2019
India is one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, but a lack of funding and a shortage of school capacity means the country’s education system doesn’t work for the tens of millions of students trying to get through it each year.…
MUMBAI, INDIA - APRIL 10: School children attending virtual Class at Prabhadevi Municipal Secondary School, on April 10, 2018 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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Why women hold the key to India's prosperity

by Anu Anand May 21, 2019
India’s rapid growth has not yet encouraged more women to look for jobs. According to the World Bank, India has one of the lowest female labor participation rates in the world. Less than a third of women 15 years and…
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The Indian schools where failure isn't an option

by Anu Anand May 20, 2019
Fierce competition for university spots has led to an increase in "cram schools."
Abhair (L) sits with fellow pupils at a cram school just outside Delhi.
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Meet the workers powering India’s labor market

by Victoria Craig May 14, 2019
Here are some of the millions of informal workers who hold the key to India's jobs market.
An Indian vendor roasts peanuts at a roadside stall in Amritsar in 2018.
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India: where a million new jobs a month isn't enough

by Anu Anand May 13, 2019
India isn't generating enough jobs to lift living standards.
Laborers stand on the side of the road hoping to pick up work on April 9, 2019 in Bhopal, India.
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How to fix India's jobless growth

by Anu Anand May 13, 2019
India has one of the youngest populations in the world. But the lack of jobs for them is a huge problem.
More than half of India's population are under the age of 25.
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Social media, elections and fake news: India edition

by , and Apr 5, 2019
As national elections approach, voters are being targeted with fake news on WhatsApp.
An Indian newspaper vendor reads a newspaper with a full back page advertisement from WhatsApp intended to counter fake information in New Delhi on July 10, 2018.
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What might help Apple sell more iPhones? Cheaper iPhones

by Molly Wood Jan 30, 2019
And that's especially true in China and India.
iPhones at an Apple store in Milan.
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U.S. space economy set to blast off in 2019

by Molly Wood Jan 2, 2019
Will America be leading the way?
Virgin Galactic's SpaceshipTwo takes off for a suborbital test flight of the VSS Unity on December 13, 2018, in Mojave, California. 
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Why smartphones are "revolutionary" for India

by Kai Ryssdal and Maria Hollenhorst Nov 1, 2018
The technology is bringing people online in a way that's "unprecedented in the world," says author Ravi Agrawal.
Indian men check their smartphones outside the Bombay Stock Exchange in Mumbai in October.
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