Sunday, 29 May, 2022
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Topic: FDI

Why Ukraine crisis is an opportunity for India to become more attractive to investors

Democracy, foreign policy, internal stability, steps to reduce cost of doing business & commitment to cutting carbon emissions could all help India attract foreign investment.

Why Karnataka got record 45% of India’s total FDI in first half of this financial year

Karnataka could create history this fiscal by trumping Maharashtra, Gujarat & Delhi as India's No. 1 investment destination. It was in 2008-09 that a state last accounted for 45% of total FDI. 

Maharashtra signs 25 MoUs with companies of 6 countries at Dubai World Expo

Signed by Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation, MoUs come with proposed investment of nearly Rs. 15,260 crore and potential to generate direct employment for 10,851 people.

4-year moratorium, 100% FDI via automatic route: Cabinet approves major telecom reforms

Union minister Ashwini Vaishnav said 9 structural reforms were approved in the sector, adding these measures are expected to ease the cash flow issues being faced by some people.

Yahoo shut down news websites in India due to new FDI regulations

The company said Yahoo account, mail and search will continue to operate. The new laws limit foreign investment in digital media companies to 26%.

India considers allowing foreign direct investment in IPO-headed LIC

The Modi-led central government is looking at the LIC IPO, slated to be India’s largest ever, to help narrow its budget gap to 6.8% of GDP in the year through March 2022.

India is walking on one leg because 1991 reforms missed banking & finance

Restrictions on banking led to limited capacity for new entrepreneurs to have access to resources. It allowed the old elite to continue dominating. This order must be shaken up now.

$97 mn in 1991 to $82 bn in 2021 — how reforms made India a go-to destination for FDI

Average yearly FDI inflows were at $63 bn during Modi govt tenure beginning 2014, compared to average annual inflow of $30 bn during 10 yrs of UPA.

India fifth largest recipient of inflows in world with $64 billion FDI in 2020, says UN

The increase in FDI to 27% from $51 billion in 2019 was pushed up by acquisitions in the information and communication technology industry due to the pandemic, the UN report said.

India’s FDI inflow grew by 19% to $59.64 billion in 2020-2021, says commerce ministry

In terms of top investor countries, Singapore is at the top with 29 per cent share. It was followed by the US with 23 per cent and Mauritius with 9 per cent during the last fiscal.

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Representational image of the seat of the Indian government on Raisina Hill, New Delhi | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

IAS couple with dog is already UPSC case study. But don’t miss modus operandi behind transfers

‘Punishment’ postings are not new. If you want to punish an IAS officer through transfer, which has been the practice in several states and now Centre, there is no need to search for ‘hard areas.’
File photo of people in masks in China | Representational image | ANI

India, China will soon be ‘economically sick’ after Covid subsides. Here’s how to avoid it

Emerging Asia can fall into an inequality trap after Covid. The poorest have been hit hardest by a reduction in their incomes. But there are remedies.

Defence

NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.
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