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Lost miracle: How India wasted an opportunity to add $200 billion to its economy

The three stars of a ruling party's Parliament majority, development agenda and low oil prices may never align again, that is the biggest takeaway from Economic Survey 2018.
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India is among the least inclusive in G20 countries: WEF Report

Inclusive Development Index ranks India 62 out of 74 emerging countries, with regional competitors like Pakistan ranking 15 positions ahead.
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World Bank sees India’s growth outpacing China’s in FY 18-19

Report on Global Economic Prospects report says India’s growth will reach 7.3% compared to China’s 6.4%; private investment is expected to revive.
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Arun Jaitley should tax investors in the budget, but not spook them

The recent claims made by the Finance Minister may be accurate, but that won't mitigate the challenges for this government's final Union Budget.

Poor private investment a key concern for Indian economy: UN Report

GDP forecast for 2018 and 2019 is 7.2 per cent and 7.4 per cent respectively, according to World Economic Situation and Prospects Report, 2018.
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RBI expected to keep policy rates unchanged

Experts agree that inflationary pressure, added to the upward curve in GDP growth in Q2, could convince the RBI to maintain its current rates.
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India can hope to grow its GDP steadily, but not sharply

India's economy is set to grow, but at what pace is the question.
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Higher Q2 GDP numbers are good news, but matter little for the common man & real economy

Higher GDP numbers for Q2 are good news, but an improvement of 0.6 per cent over the previous quarter is practically within the range of statistical error
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India registers 6.3% growth in July-Sept quarter; breaks five-quarter downward trend

Agriculture sector down 1.7% from 2.3% in previous quarter while manufacturing and construction see growth of 7% and 2.6% respectively.
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Q2 GDP growth set to break five-quarter sliding trend

GDP and GVA numbers to be released Thursday, experts expect recovery after adverse impact of demonetisation and the pre-GST slowdown.

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Social distancing or herd immunity? A combination of both needed to contain Covid

The US desperately needs a solid strategy unlike what the Trump administration has in place — doing almost nothing and telling people the disease will go away.

India at the doorstep of economic revival, says RBI governor Shaktikanta Das

Speaking at a book launch, Das said India followed the fiscal expansion path to deal with Covid-related challenges and govt will have to spell out a fiscal roadmap post-Covid.

Defence

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Navy to commission INS Kavaratti, an indigenously-built warfare stealth corvette tomorrow

Like its predecessors, the new corvette does not have air defence systems than the close-in weapons deployed on board and the Navy is looking at getting new Short Range Air Defence System.
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NDA is sacrificial horse as Modi-Shah complete their Ashwamedha & redefine Indian politics

You like Modi-Shah’s new plan, good for you. If you don’t, you will need more than viral tweets to challenge this Ashwamedha.