Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicDemonetisation

Topic: demonetisation

What PM Modi may want to learn from Jawaharlal Nehru

Nehru put aside political differences for the larger national goal to have three adversaries in his first cabinet. Does Modi have it in him to send out a similar message?

Rahul Gandhi isn’t afraid to seek advice. If only Modi did that, Indians won’t be suffering

Tehseen Poonawalla, a Congress supporter, says it's strange that journalist T.N. Ninan saw Rahul Gandhi's act of consulting Raghuram Rajan for wisdom as a sign of weakness.

With the anti-poor lockdown, BJP is back to its upper caste, middle class, urban roots

Demonetisation’s political gain was to rebrand the BJP as a pro-poor party. The poorly implemented coronavirus lockdown is undoing that image.

After demonetisation and GST, slow response on corona is latest disaster of centralisation

Modi govt is perceived as ‘strong’ because of its centralised functioning, but its slow response on Covid-19 exposes the risks that come with such style of governance.

Modi’s demonetisation will be of use during the coronavirus lockdown

Modi govt's overnight, ill-conceived, egotistic decision that left lakhs of people jobless and paralysed India’s informal economy 3 yrs ago may just give some returns.

Modi’s Covid-19 lockdown speech shows he doesn’t learn from past mistakes, or doesn’t care to

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s second speech on coronavirus reveals that he is like Nehru. He can win elections, and nothing else.

Deposits after demonetisation rose by Rs 6 trillion and yet bank credit fell, study shows

Canada-based economics professor's study finds that on the cost side, there is strong evidence that demonetisation reduced employment, especially in informal sector.

Gold demand after Uri, cash advance — how jewellers explained deposits after demonetisation

Income Tax dept has found several cases in which cash deposits made by jewellers immediately after demonetisation were not commensurate with their income.

Lights, camera and action: How Modi govt relies on drama to survive just like Bollywood films

Deepika Padukone did not just appear at JNU. The Modi government has been hard at work for six years to bring it to pass.

It’s time to rethink GST, because no economy can afford to retain a failed tax experiment

The govt made four mistakes on GST, apart from the problems in implementation. It now has to break heads in the GST Council and work out new slabs and rates.

On Camera

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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