Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
Topic‪‪Gross domestic product‬

Topic: ‪‪Gross domestic product‬

Fiscal deficit for 2020-21 at 9.3% of GDP, lower than estimated by finance ministry

The government had initially pegged the fiscal deficit at Rs 7.96 lakh crore or 3.5 per cent of the GDP in the budget presented in February 2020.

Girls’ education is not a demand problem, it’s a supply problem — of schools, jobs, info

Early ideas about development were rooted in the idea that economic growth, measured by GDP, would lift countries out of poverty. But this model was gender blind.

China’s numbers show why GDP isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

Quarterly GDP isn’t very illuminating about the real-time direction of the economy or its velocity.

India’s GDP growth recovery gains strength but oil price rise & market rout remain worries

For oil-importing India, the combination of a weaker currency and surging oil prices is a threat not only for the current-account deficit, but also inflation.

Higher Q2 GDP numbers are good news, but matter little for the common man & real economy

Higher GDP numbers for Q2 are good news, but an improvement of 0.6 per cent over the previous quarter is practically within the range of statistical error

On Camera

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Representational image | Indian Navy/Facebook

Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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