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How relevant is data, experts ask, as India’s GDP forecasts swing wildly under Covid impact

The pandemic will make the task of data collection tougher as many numbers won’t be backed by hard data, and this will lead to difficulties for policymakers, say experts.
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India’s best economists living abroad would happily return. But here’s why they don’t

The trend of businesspersons exiting India is recent, but the absence of talented economists like Manmohan Singh & Montek Ahluwalia has been with India much longer.
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Why well-to-do Indians are fleeing the country and economists aren’t returning

The economic refugees of old have been replaced by well-placed people leaving (or staying away from) India’s unattractive political economy.
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Now, Economic Survey dismisses Arvind Subramanian’s claim that India’s GDP is overestimated

Former CEA Arvind Subramanian argued last year that India’s GDP growth is overestimated by 2.5 percentage points. This was dismissed by Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council.
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Owaisi on Gandhi’s ‘truth to power’, Arvind Subramanian calls US & China ‘tired boxers’

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Modi’s statistics minister knows as much about the subject as Bharatnatyam: Swamy

At launch of his book, BJP MP Subramanian Swamy says he can’t discuss technical economic subjects with Modi as PM ‘feels offended’ but has written him letters.
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Had flagged concerns about GDP estimates even when I was in govt, Arvind Subramanian says

Subramanian says concerns he raised last month that growth may have been overestimated were flagged immediately after the new estimates were released.
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Arvind Subramanian to produce new paper to defend his claim India’s GDP is overestimated

Ex-chief economic adviser Arvind Subramanian had claimed last month that the Indian economy may have grown at only 4.5% between 2011-12 & 2016-17.
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Subramanian vs Subramanian: CEA rejects predecessor’s claims of India overestimating growth

Former Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian had argued that India’s growth may have been overestimated by 2.5 % points every fiscal between 2011-12 and 2016-17.
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In Modi’s first term, economic surveys came with big ideas but few saw light of day

Previous chief economic adviser Arvind Subramanian presented 4 economic surveys with 4 big ideas that indicated a way forward for comprehensive development.

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Coronavirus attacks blood vessels, creates strange clots, autopsy studies show

Autopsies have revealed that Covid-19 is no ordinary respiratory disease. The virus is killing people by ravaging the circulatory system.

40 Covid apps across India: Lack of coordination or needed for micro-management?

India now has nearly 40 Covid-19 apps, including Aarogya Setu. The purpose of these apps range from contact tracing to providing health information and issuing e-passes.


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Ladakh military operation has President Xi Jinping’s sanction: China expert Jayadeva Ranade

Jayadeva Ranade says India shouldn’t hurry to settle the issue, questions why China carried out an operation that needed so much planning and money.

The Chinese are so predictable, Modi & Shah should’ve seen them coming on 5 August 2019

India should’ve anticipated the Chinese appearance in Ladakh, even the timing of it, when the status of Jammu & Kashmir was changed.