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Evidence of normalisation of India’s economic activity — IMF Chief Economist Gita Gopinath

IMF Tuesday projected a 12.5% rate for India in 2021, stronger than that of China, the only major economy to have a positive growth rate in 2020 during the pandemic.
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It isn’t the economy, genius. India proves it by voting for Modi again and again

Flurry of economic reform suggests Modi realises his muscular nationalism script is getting jaded. Chances are he'll try for economic recovery but stick to what's worked.
File image of Principal Economic Advisor Sanjeev Sanyal | Photo: ANI

India to see strong recovery, GDP growth could be higher than predicted 11%: Sanjeev Sanyal

At Off the Cuff, the principal economic advisor in the finance ministry asserts that the figures in the Economic Survey were a ‘conservative’ estimate.

If political decentralisation is good for Jammu and Kashmir, why not for the rest of India

China’s single-party model enables inner party control, as an additional instrument, to ensure governance effectiveness across long implementation chains.
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India’s 0.4% GDP growth good news, but January-March quarter likely to see contraction

India's economy could contract by around 1% in the Q4 if one takes into account the revised full year GDP numbers for the current fiscal. For the full year, NSO forecasts steeper contraction of 8%.

January was another good month for Indian economy, data tomorrow may show end of recession

Activity in India’s dominant services sector expanded for a fourth straight month in January, with the pace of new work and business activity both quickening from a month ago.

Indian economy needs to bolster consumer confidence to emerge from stagnation

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Modi shouldn’t echo Xi’s policies because India isn’t China on so many levels

Market economies seeking private investment don’t function well without autonomous institutions, checks on executive excess, and freedom to express opinion without fear.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the budget in Parliament on 1 February, 2021 | Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

Execution is what will determine if India can spend its way to a V-shaped recovery

The pandemic has finally alerted India to some long-neglected priorities. Overall, execution will determine the outcome of India’s high-risk spending plan.
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India must check its GDP optimism. IIP data shows why

Government consumption has already reached its limits and will not be able to prop the economy up any longer.

On Camera

Representational image | A magnified coronavirus germ is displayed on a monitor during coronavirus patient sample detection tests in the virology research labs in a hospital in Leuven, Belgium | Bloomberg

Vaccines won’t be enough. New Covid variants have changed the game

No one is truly safe from Covid until everyone is safe. We are in a race against time to get global transmission rates low enough to prevent the emergence of new variants.
Boeing 737 Max jet

Months after comeback, Boeing’s 737 Max has a new issue that will ground dozens of jets again

US carriers parked a combined 67 of the workhorse planes Friday, about a third of the Max jets currently in service around the world.

Defence

Chinese PLA troops march back from the Pangong Tso area in eastern Ladakh | Photo released by Indian Army

Corps Commander talks ends after 13 hours, India and China discuss further disengagement

Army sources said that the two countries discussed disengagement from remaining friction points, including Gogra heights, Hot Springs and Depsang Plains in the 11th round of talks.

Why mosques in rear view mirror, like Kashi’s Gyanvapi, can crash India’s drive into future

Court’s order to ASI to survey Gyanvapi Mosque for remains of old Kashi Vishwanath Temple questions the optimism that Ayodhya wouldn’t be repeated.