Tuesday, 26 September, 2017

Economy

The Rs 500 notes that were cancelled under demonetisation

Did pvt banks get more new currency during demonetisation? CVC begins probe

The Central Vigilance Commission has also started an investigation into deposits made by government officials in the 40-day period of demonetisation.
Demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes resulted in long queues to exchange them.

RBI data isn’t enough: It’s premature to argue if demonetisation was a success or...

It's premature to decide whether demonetisation is a success or failure, write economists Jagdish Bhagwati, Vivek Dehejia and Pravin Krishna.

RBI data reveals demonetisation was the epitome of whimsical, illogical policymaking

The government wanted demonetisation to combat three problems. None of them seem to have been solved. 

Demonetisation data shows it failed on many counts, but had some long-term benefits

Since there were multiple objectives of demonetisation, one cannot completely say whether the experiment was a failure or a success.

Only 20% of startups used single-window facility for approvals: NITI Aayog survey

First ‘ease of doing business’ report, published by NITI Aayog, says only 41 percent of industry experts are aware of this facility
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Staring into the hole

Loans given by banks during the boom years are torpedoing them, and we will all feel the ripple effects.

Exclusive: Unemployment is low as people have to work to earn, says India’s chief...

Amid talk of jobless growth and the urgent need for India to create employment for its millions of young men and women, the Chief Statistician of India, T.C.A. Ananth, says there is not much evidence to show that the unemployment scenario may have worsened in the last three or four years. Anubhuti Vishnoi

PM Modi to address farmers directly to quell agricultural crisis

The I&B ministry is working on a plan including live video-conferencing, recorded messages for farmers across the nation Anubhuti Vishnoi

USIBC India teams quits en masse, new trade promotion body to be set up

First event on Wednesday, CISCO chairman John Chambers to speak with top Indian officials Manu Pubby

GM mustard walks in the ominous footsteps of Bt brinjal

The Centre told the Supreme Court that it would take a decision in a month-and-a-half on whether it would allow the commercial roll-out of GM mustard. But the final word rests with the Court.  Apurva Vishwanath

Opinion

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Failure in the good times

Since Mr Modi and his team expect to win the 2019 elections, the groundwork for improved performance in their second term should be done now.

National Interest

The notion that young Indians leading liberated lives are asking for trouble needs revisiting after the Punjab & Haryana HC bail order in a gangrape case.

Anyone here been raped and likes sex?

And smokes, drinks and has condoms in her room? Notion that young Indians leading liberated lives are asking for trouble needs revisiting.

Talk Point

Security agencies resort to internet shutdowns to control violent protests, but is this really a solution?

Talk Point: Are internet shutdowns the best way to restore peace during violent protests?

There were 42 times security agencies resorted to internet shutdowns this year to control volatile conditions in eleven states. Is this the only way to restore peace during violent protests?