Monday, 22 January, 2018

Economy

World Bank sees India’s growth outpacing China’s in FY 18-19

Report on Global Economic Prospects report says India’s growth will reach 7.3% compared to China’s 6.4%; private investment is expected to revive.

Laxmi to Bullcoin: The ‘made in India’ bitcoins

Websites promoting desi bitcoins in the garb of ‘Make in India’ initiative; Delhi Police receives 8 complaints in a month; people duped of crores of rupees.
अरुण जेटली एवं अर्थव्यवस्था एक चित्रण

यदि टैक्स कलेक्शन को है बढ़ाना तो शेयर मार्केट में कैपिटल गेन टैक्स वापस...

वित्त मंत्री के दावे सही हो सकते हैं लेकिन इनमें से कोई भी दावा उनके सामने खड़ी चुनौतियों की जटिलताओं को दूर नहीं कर सकेगा.
Jobs - Brick making

A delightful limerick war unfolded on Twitter over Indian jobs and H-1B

Economist Bibek Debroy and columnist Sadanand Dhume's Twitter exchange through limericks on India's jobs crisis and the H-1B visa tweak created a buzz.
File photo of Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi.

Unable to deliver on economy, Modi, Xi & Abe have resorted to empty sledging

While China’s Xi has resorted to an anti-corruption campaign, Japan’s Abe and Modi have switched to nationalism to retain popularity.
Man cleaning his car

For Uber and Ola drivers, it’s going to be a vomit-soaked New Year’s Eve

Driving isn’t their only job on days like New Years’ Eve or Christmas; facing rowdy passengers and cleaning vomit also figure in a day’s work.

So long, 2017: The biggest news in Indian economy this year

From introduction of Goods and Services Tax to privatisation of Air India, the Modi government took some major policy decisions in 2017.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Arun Jaitley and Ravi Shankar Prasad

Exclusive: How India plans to be a trillion-dollar digital economy by 2025

Govt departments are currently discussing a 30-point action plan to achieve this target under Modi’s pet ‘Digital India’ scheme.
Surjit Bhalla, Nandan Nilekani and Shekhar Gupta on stage at OTC

Unlike China, India has made some of the biggest policy blunders: Surjit Bhalla

A huge mistake India made post-Independence was the lack of emphasis on primary and secondary education, says member of PM’s Economic Advisory Council. New Delhi: Surjit Bhalla, economist and member of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s...
A. Raja entering Parliament

As 2G scam verdict is announced today, meet those who allegedly executed & exposed...

From telecom minister A. Raja to whistleblower Subramanian Swamy, the list of names associated with the scam features many powerful figures.
A file photo of Manvendra Gohil

My family built a palace similar to Windsor Castle. I’m making it a safe house for LGBTQA

When I came out some years ago, my parents publicly disowned me and disinherited me from the ancestral property, writes Manvendra Gohil.

Gujarat Elections 2017

A graphic showing newspapers The Hindu, The Indian Express and President APJ Abdul Kalam

When one Indian newspaper handed over its big scoop to a rival

It was the only way to ensure the story wasn't killed. And Spielberg's latest, The Post, brings it back to me.
Former CAG Vinod Rai who A Raja has alleged was a vigilante

Talk Point: Was former CAG Vinod Rai a ‘vigilante’, or was he India’s ‘conscience keeper’?

Andimuthu Raja, the former telecom minister who was recently acquitted in the 2G scam trial, has alleged in a new book that the entire episode was the opposition’s attempt to bring down the UPA-II.