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Indian economy set to grow at 6.2 per cent in FY2018: NCAER

According to the NCAER's mid-year review, service sector is doing well, but industrial production is down on all indicators across the board.
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Can Modi underwrite returns for equity investors?

This divine combination – of capital inflows into India alongside low Indian interest rates – cannot sustain indefinitely.
Modi addressing session

NDA is a reactive administration

A pattern of events is leading investors to believe that when GDP growth slows down, the NDA will go into overdrive mode to reflate the economy. 
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Simplifying GST rates

When the idea of a GST was introduced, no one had intended (or dreamt) that there would be four rates of tax other than the zero rate.

Talk Point: SME sector is yet to see its output recover to pre-demonetisation levels

Economic activity in the informal sector are yet to recover from the shock as no job creation seems to have taken place in this sector.
The air is thick with doubts, economic stress is hurting and for the first time since his rise in 2013, the PM Narendra Modi is fighting back.

There Is Something In The Air

It isn’t what you think. Political winds haven’t shifted yet. But the air is thick with doubts, economic stress is hurting and for the first time since his rise in 2013, the PM is fighting back.
Sales fell sharply after November 2016, jewellery traders say struggling to pay workers who haven’t been sacked.

Demonetisation, GST take shine off Delhi’s jewellery hub, trigger job distress

Sales fell sharply after November 2016, jewellers say struggling to pay workers who haven’t been sacked.

Delhi gold bangle manufacturing unit owner speaks on job losses due to slowing economy

The owner of a gold bangle manufacturing unit in Old Delhi’s Kucha Mahajani market speaks about job losses due to a slowing economy and other factors like demonetisation and GST.
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Growth with inequality

While GDP growth has been discussed there has been a lack of debate about a recent paper about sharply growing inequality in India.
Why has the Indian economy slowed and what can be done to revive it?

Talk Point: What is to blame for the Indian economic slowdown? How can growth be revived?

As the debate rages over who's to blame for a slowing economy, a panel of eminent experts including Rahul Bajaj, Adi Godrej, Ajay Shah, Arvind Virmani and Ajit Ranade explain what can be done to revive it.

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Indian origin Senator Kamala Harris

What’s in a name? A lot, if it’s Kamala Harris

Senator David Purdue's mal-pronunciation of Harris's name is emblematic of the struggle minorities have faced while fighting for their rights in US's history.

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.


File photo of INS Kavaratti | Indian Navy

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.
Illustration by Soham Sen

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.