Friday, 2 December, 2022

Topic: Growth

New Zealand well-being budget isn’t a new idea, India’s been there and done that already

Excellent marketing apart, there's nothing new in Jacinda Ardern's government prioritising social welfare spending.

Ex-IAS officer’s take on 6 key economic challenges new Modi govt faces

The new Modi government must go beyond statements and take concrete action on ground to address the economic challenges.

Who says rate moves need to be 25bps? Not Shaktikanta Das

RBI's Shaktikanta Das' suggestion on bigger interest-rate moves comes as markets see one more rate cut to boost growth in the $2.6 trillion economy amid risks from abroad.

Narendra Modi’s junking of the economy is like Nero fiddling while Rome burned

The Indian economy cannot afford a slowdown, but the Modi government is not even accepting that there’s a problem.

India needs big, wealthy industries, not more reports pitting poor against rich

It is fashionable to be derisive of big industries and industrialists but what is overlooked is that they sustain smaller businesses, generate jobs.

This is what the world’s CEOs think about the global outlook

Far more CEOs expect growth to improve than anticipate it falling back.

Why RBI must cut interest rates in its next monetary policy panel meet

With no upswing in output growth and low consumer price inflation, the stage is set for cutting interest rates.

Trade tensions no bar as India, South Asia set to retain spring in growth, says ADB

The bank said India's economy was on track to meet fiscal year 2018 projected growth of 7.3% and accelerate to 7.6% in 2019. 

David Pilling’s book explains why economic growth has failed to make people happier

The Growth Delusion compels the reader to reflect on the futility of what is being pursued and how ill-informed public policies are.

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.

On Camera


File photo of Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | ANI

Arif Mohammad Khan vs Kerala govt isn’t a new faceoff. Old cases show Governor wears two hats

Under UGC provisions, a search committee is appointed to find suitable candidates for the V-C post. Governors make their selection from among these names.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.