In India, The Move Towards Globalisation And Free Trade Coincided With The Process Of Structural Reforms And Economic Liberalisation That Began In July 1991. Since Then The Country Has Seen A Significant Integration Of Markets In Commodity, Services, Finance And Technology With Other Countries. Right At The Outset Of Globalisation, Some Persons In India Like Those In Other Developing Countries Were Against This New Trend, Perceiving It As Elite-Driven And Incapable Of Bringing Qualitative Change In Peoples Lives. Fear Of Lagging Behind In The Race With The Advanced Countries, Which Would Ultimately Capture A Lion S Share In The Global Market, Had Further Led Some People To Oppose Globalisation.But The Present Scenario Is Altogether Different. India S Apprehensions About Globalisation Have Been Removed To Some Extent. Economic Liberalisation Has Paved Way For Rapid Technological Progress For India While Globalisation Has Given Its Young Talent Vast Employment Opportunities In America And Europe. Today, India Has Become A Big Market For Multinational Giants. There Is Hardly A Big-Name Company That Is Not Outsourcing To India. India Has Developed Several Hubs Of Information Technology-Enabled Services, Business Process Outsourcing, Research & Development, Pharmaceuticals And Telecommunication. On The Contrary, The Advanced Countries Like The United States Are Now Fearing Globalisation Because They Are Losing Jobs In The International Corporate World To Indian Technical Experts. Globalisation And Liberalisation Have Brought New Opportunities In Our Country In Trade, Business, Services And Employment. The Atmosphere Is Vibrant. The Younger Generation Is Educated, Talented And Ambitious. The Opening Of International Markets Has Led To Earnest Endeavours To Improve Product Quality To Secure Marketing. Internationalisation And Privatisation Of Education Has Led To Updating Of Curriculum And Bring Technical Manpower That Would Implement The Latest Technology In Manufacturing And Servicing. The Globalisation Should Be Made An Instrument Of Rapid Economic Development In A Way That Its Benefits Reach All Regions Of The Country And All Sections Of Society.The Volume Has Wide Coverage Including In Its Spectrum The Structural Changes In The Indian Economy. Contributors To This Volume Have Not Only Recognised The Reality Of Globalisation As A Process Of Change But Have Also Comprehensively Dealt With The Major Issues And Concerns For India In The Context Of Globalisation. The Papers Closely Examine Important Implications And Impact Of Liberalisation And Globalisation Measures Taken By The Government In Recent Years.It Is Hoped That The Book Would Be Found Useful By The Researchers And Students Of Economics, Businessmen, Government Executives, Parliamentarians And Legislators, Concerned With The Formulation And Execution Of Economic Policies, And The General Readers Interested In Knowing The Changes That Are Taking Place In Our Economy.
The Present Book, Concise Encyclopaedia Of India, Is A Compendium Of Diverse Aspects Of India Which Is One Of The Oldest Civilisations With A Kaleidoscopic Variety, Rich Cultural Heritage And Multifaceted Socio-Economic Progress. The Idea Behind Bringing Out This Book Is To Help One And All In Understanding The Country And Its Unity In Diversity. In Its Three Volumes, The Encyclopaedia Encompasses A Remarkably Wide Range Of Topics Related To India Its History, Physiography, People, Population, National Symbols, National Leaders, Languages And Literatures, Art, Culture, Defence, Education, Economy, Polity, Foreign Policy And Relations, Scientific And Technological Developments, Law And Justice, Sports, Festivals, Transport, Communication And Related Activities. In Addition, A Profile Of All Its 28 States And 7 Union Territories Has Also Been Provided. Furthermore, It Provides An Accessible, Authoritative Account Of The Latest Developments Made In Varied Fields Alongwith The Data From The Central And State Governments, Their Establishments, Constitutional Bodies, Autonomous And Semi-Autonomous Bodies And The Like.The Book Is Comprehensive, Self-Contained And User-Friendly, As The Emphasis Throughout Is On Ensuring That Readers, Particularly Students, Receive Worthwhile, Authentic Information Instead Of Irrelevant And Outdated Details. It Will Definitely Prove An Invaluable Reference Book To Students Of Different Educational Levels And Candidates Preparing For Civil Services Examinations Or Other Competitive Exams And Interviews For Various Jobs. Besides Students, The Researchers, Executives In Government And Private Sector And Also The Common Man Will Find It Highly Informative.
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