Tuesday, 5 July, 2022

Topic: IMF

India’s Q1 GDP grows 8.2%, brings relief to Modi government

Besides base effect, figure indicates recovery in economic activity, especially in the manufacturing sector.  New Delhi: India’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew at 8.2 per...

Pakistan seems to be dodging IMF bailout to protect its pal China

An IMF scrutiny of its books will reveal the biting conditions attached to Chinese aid, and people will lash out.

Imran Khan pleads with overseas Pakistanis to invest to overcome financial crisis

In a televised speech Sunday, Khan mentioned that he 'feels ashamed begging for loans and funds from foreign institutions'. 

Indian rupee, Asia’s worst performing currency, crashes past the 70 level to new low

The rupee dropped to 70.08 per dollar before recovering to 69.85 as state-run banks sold dollars, probably on behalf of RBI. There’s not a moment...

The Modi govt should be pleased with the IMF report on Indian economy

While the Fund is critical of the note ban and MSP on farm products, it is generally bullish about the prospects of 7.75% growth in the medium term.

India’s economy is an elephant that’s starting to run, says IMF

Rationalisation of GST & labour reforms will be key to India's higher growth, said the international body.

Pakistan’s future boils down to PM Imran Khan’s India policy

There's an intriguing prospect of Imran Khan & Asad Umar attempting a Narasimha Rao-Manmohan Singh act to rescue the economy.

Pakistan cricketers flock to meet ‘Naya Pakistan’ captain

Three Hindu candidates in Pakistan elections create history, and US warns IMF against Pakistan bailout.

Investors hopeful Imran Khan can form stable govt, address Pakistan’s financial woes

Four currency devaluations since December have made it likely the next government will seek another IMF bailout.

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Don’t leave regulation in hands of social media platforms. Govt must re-evaluate its role

It can hardly be expected of social media platforms to design self-regulatory mechanisms that encourage them being held liable and penalised for their decisions.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Indian Naval Air Squadron INAS 324 commissioned at Visakhapatnam | Twitter | @PBNS_India

India’s Eastern Seaboard gets its first naval air squadron INAS 324

With INAS 324, the Indian Navy's Eastern Seaboard will now operate a naval air squadron with HAL’s indigenously built Advanced Light Helicopter.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.