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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Union Budget 2020-21. | Photo: Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Not just World Bank, IMF, govt data, Economic Survey quotes from Wikipedia & vedic text

The Economic Survey included quotes from Bhagavad Gita, Adam Smith's 'An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations' and the Rig Veda.
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Delhi gun licence: 19 documents, opening restaurant: 45 — doing business needs more easing

Economic Survey 2019-20 indicates that while India has jumped a long way in Ease of Doing Business rankings, it still trails South-East Asian & other countries.
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What Indian economic policymakers can learn from China’s response to coronavirus crisis

Economic Survey is almost certainly wrong in assuming Modi govt will use its mandate to undertake serious reform. It’s fairly clear its priorities lie elsewhere.
Stock limits imposed on onions under the Essential Commodities Act led to skyrocketing prices late last year | File photo: PTI

Economic Survey recommends repeal of Essential Commodities Act, abolishment of FCI

Economic Survey 2019-20 blames the 1955 EC Act and the Food Corporation as govt interventions that have undermined markets and held back agricultural growth.
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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.

Wealth creation in Economic Survey: Slowdown forces Modi govt to shed ‘suit-boot’ fear?

With “wealth creation” as the central theme of 2020 Economic Survey, Modi govt has harked back to its capitalist orientation in the backdrop of an economic slowdown.
The Economic Survey uses the affordability of vegetarian and non-vegetarian thalis as a measure of the Modi government's inflation control | Image: ThePrint Team

How Economic Survey used ‘Thalinomics’ to defend Modi govt’s inflation management

The 2019-20 Economic Survey has found that veg thalis became 29% more affordable compared to 2006-07, while non-veg thalis became 18% more affordable.
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Wealth creation, pro-business policies essential to hit $5-trillion target: Economic Survey

Modi govt had tried hard to shed ‘suit-boot ki sarkar’ label, but recent moves like corporate tax cuts show it has had a rethink due to the economic slowdown.
Copies of Economic Survey 2020 outside the Parliament House on 31 January

Economic Survey 2020 projects 6-6.5% growth for Indian economy in next fiscal

To enable Indian economy to strongly rebound in 2020-21, Economic Survey 2020 urges Modi govt to use its strong mandate to expeditiously deliver on reforms.
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‘Nudge’ gets new push as NITI Aayog seeks behavioural economists to reform policy making

The ‘nudge unit’ will work with states governments to understand behavioural changes so as to make policies and programmes more effective.

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Nambi Narayanan

Justice for ISRO’s Nambi Narayanan — how fake ‘spy scandal’ ruined India’s interest

In episode 548 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta elaborates on the ISRO ‘spy scandal’ of the 1990s, a fake plot concocted by IB & Kerala Police.
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RBI to transfer Rs 57,128 crore surplus, but govt’s fiscal woes unlikely to ease

RBI’s transfer is slightly less than the Rs 60,000 cr estimated in Budget 2020-21, and is unlikely to plug the hole in revenues due to Covid and the lockdown.

Defence

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‘Multiple’ India-China clashes occurred along LAC in May and June, some lasted all night

These clashes and brawls led to injuries on both sides. ITBP, which guards LAC, has recommended 21 for gallantry awards. 
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Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.