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Comparison between India and Bangladesh GDP misleading — former chief economic advisor

In a Twitter thread, Arvind Subramanian said that GDP per capita is only an estimate for one indicator of the average standard of living or welfare in a country.

‘Ease of doing business’ in UP and Bihar’s next shot at ‘Achhe Din’

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Demonetisation, GST, lockdown sans relief dealt body blow to Indian economy — Raghuram Rajan

At ThePrint's OTC, the former RBI governor said if huge levels of debt and financial distress hold back the economy, it will be a lost decade for growth.
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To be the next China, India must first beat Bangladesh

The West wants a meaningful counterweight to China, but that partnership will be predicated on India not getting stuck in a lower-middle-income trap.
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Don’t go by IMF prediction, Bangladesh hasn’t beaten India as South Asia’s economic champion

India’s economy and trade mix are more diversified. So unless you believe India will continue to under-perform, don’t bet on Bangladesh just yet.

The ‘optics’ of GDP and how unity and secularism have become slurs

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IMF report on Bangladesh surpassing India’s per capita GDP reveals economy’s ‘Achilles’ heel’

In episode 592 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains how India lost a 40% per capita income lead to Bangladesh in the past 5 years.
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India’s GDP expected to contract by 9.6% this fiscal year, says World Bank report

World Bank Chief Economist Hans Timmer described the situation in India as 'exceptional' and said it was much worse than ever seen before.

The ‘scary story’ of NDA, & how NCB-Bollywood drug case is eclipsing China, economic crisis

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India needs to copy China better, and it can start with its special economic zones

With a severely contracted GDP, loss of jobs in millions and 85,000 coronavirus cases being reported daily, it is time for India to start making reforms.

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The victim's pyre burns amid heavy police presence in her village, Boolgarhi | Manisha Mondal | ThePrintIndia

Dear upper caste Indians, Hathras is not another Nirbhaya. It is a Khairlanji

From Kilvenmani massacre in 1968 to the Chunduru massacre in 1991 to the Khairlanji atrocity in 2006, Dalits have been vainly hoping to access legal justice in India.

Why millions of women are going to quit their jobs due to Covid

Nearly 2 million women are considering taking a leave of absence or leaving the workforce altogether, according to the McKinsey ‘Women in the Workplace’ report.

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Defence Ministry to stop sale of imported goods, including from China, in military canteens

The decision to stop sale of imported goods in canteen store departments is part of efforts to promote local goods. Defence sources say sale of foreign liquor also may follow.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.