Issue 3

Vivekananda to Mahummad Yunus– Women's Role in Sustainable Development

Swami Vivekananda had relied on women power. He knew that women could give more; and Professor Mahummad Yunus of Bangladesh could utilize it about one hundred years after in his Grameen Bank - in theory and in practice. Yunus, of course, used his own contentions. 'I first met Muhammad Yunus in February, 1997... I found a remarkable man... against huge odds... with energy and determination... allows poor and disadvantaged people to take control of their own lives, make something of themselves and improve the lot of their own families.' (St. James Palace). This paper, is not dealing with the environmental sustainability, there are many experts on it. We propose to discuss, here, economic sustainability, e.g., income generation, rather than giving alms, investment in banks and infrastructure rather than the provision for mindless direct support even when there was no pandemic. However political panic ruled the roost.

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Development Research: Principles, Methods and Challenges

Development research has acquired increased significance in the present day world due to variety of reasons, including developments in the area of education and technology. Educationalists and academicians have provided several ways in which development research can be defined. However, the conceptual framework of development research that is widely accepted lies in this definition: "the systematic study of designing, developing, and evaluating instructional programs and processes that must meet criteria of internal consistency". Here, it is pertinent to note that this definition also envisages that in addition to internal consistency, the aspect of 'effectiveness' should also be ensured.

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Role of Industry 4.0 In Reshaping the Future of the Industry

With the evolution of cutting-edge technologies, industries around the world are transforming due to the new industrial revolution, i.e., "Industry 4.0". The technologies associated with it like artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, quantum computing, robotics, and the Industrial Internet of Things, are paving the way to smart factories, and are providing immense opportunities for organizations, to digitalize and automate their manufacturing environments. Industry 4.0 opened up enormous prospects not only in the demand for new professions, but also in the growth of new businesses, and national economies. The adoption of new innovative technologies, collectively called. Industry 4.0, is transforming various sectors like *tones, healthcare, automotive, supply chain, banking, agriculture, smart grid, etc.

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A Case Study on Affordable E-learning Solutions for Rural India: Initiatives to Minimize the Digital Divide

The purpose of this paper is to analyse how an individual and group efforts can create social and economic value through their Social Initiatives in Education (SIE). This paper employs a multiple case study approach. The selected cases cover individuals and groups who may not have a clear model to serve the education system of the country initially but have passion to address different prevailing social problems faced by education community in the rural areas of India. This study reveals that Social Initiatives in Education (SIE) is driven by the environmental dynamics, social support, and societal outcomes. In addition, the authors found that the SIE provides society with both implicit and explicit strategic benefits.

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A Study on Financial Problems of the Business Units in Andaman Islands – An Empirical Analysis

In any country, the growth of the business sector i.e. the trade, commerce, and industry determines the economic development since they are the base of all activities and all developments. The Business Sector (BS) plays an important role in the economy of any country. The growth of BS is the parameter to measure the economic development in a country particularly developing country like that of India. The Study Area chosen for the present research work is the Andaman Islands in the union territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The Islands constitute the most isolated part of the Indian Union, stretching in North-South direction, separated from the Indian mainland by vast stretches of sea. The seat of Administration of Andaman & Nicobar Islands is at Port Blair, the capital of Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

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To Study the Impact of Covid- 19 on Employee Engagement in Indian SMEs

The purpose of the study is to monitor and analyze the change in level of employee engagement of SMEs in India due to Covid-19 pandemic against the two components - employee engagement towards organization and engagement of employee towards manager and later justify the significance of the outcome by carrying out hypothesis testing. To have a theoretical background to the study, theoretical framework consisting of Employee Engagement driven on two components- engagement towards organization and engagement towards manager was used. Quantitative research method was used for the study based on primary data collected by conventional sampling method.

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Book Review ‘Screw it, let's do It’

The purpose of the study is to monitor and analyze the change in level of employee engagement of SMEs in India due to Covid-19 pandemic against the two components - employee engagement towards organization and engagement of employee towards manager and later justify the significance of the outcome by carrying out hypothesis testing. To have a theoretical background to the study, theoretical framework consisting of Employee Engagement driven on two components- engagement towards organization and engagement towards manager was used. Quantitative research method was used for the study based on primary data collected by conventional sampling method.

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