Wednesday, 26 January, 2022
TopicStimulus Package

Topic: Stimulus Package

Why Modi govt has walked a tightrope with new Covid relief package

The structure of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s latest stimulus package indicates that the government had an eye on the fiscal deficit while making it.

Nirmala Sitharaman to unveil another stimulus package soon, says Economic Affairs Secretary

The finance minister last month had announced a slew of measures to spur demand and ramp-up capital expenditure. This was the third stimulus package since the Covid-19 outbreak.

High production costs, compliance burden won’t let India emulate China, says PM’s advisor

PM’s Economic Advisory Council member V. Anantha Nageswaran says whittling away unwanted rules and regulations will be a step towards fixing the problem.

3 reasons why Modi govt pushed through economic reforms during coronavirus crisis

BJP leaders say govt took long to come up with a stimulus package because it wanted to shut out any possible criticism a hastily-announced package could have invited.

Modi govt’s power sector bailout will depend on states clearing dues of utilities

States that want to avail the bailout announced in the stimulus package need to provide a timeline for payment of pending power bills and subsidies.

On Camera

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File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
AU Small Finance Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Sanjay Agarwal. | Photo by special arrangement

MSME sector requires hand-holding, Budget measures needed: AU Small Finance Bank MD & CEO

The sector has faced continued distress since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in March 2020. Govt data says about 9% of MSMEs shut down due to the pandemic.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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