Monday, 27 June, 2022
TopicThe Economist

Topic: The Economist

Pakistan is high on Economist’s global recovery report but not all citizens are convinced

When senior PTI leader Asad Umar took to Twitter to announce the country’s achievement, Pakistanis didn’t receive it well.

The Economist is wrong. Brahmins become CEOs in US not because of quotas in India

Indians CEOs, who are mostly Brahmins, might be 'minorities' in the US but they are the beneficiaries of the new American ‘caste system’.

India has seen 1 million Covid deaths so far, The Economist’s model estimates

Estimates suggest there is a 95% probability that the Covid death toll worldwide is between 7.1 mn and 12.1 mn, with a central estimate of 10.2 mn.

This Indian banker is the world’s best, says The Economist

Launched in 1994, India's HDFC Bank is now the world’s 10th most valuable bank and has surpassed Citibank and HSBC in worth standing at about $90 billion.

First, western liberals, and now conservatives: Modi govt has left everyone disappointed

"Brazil is the country of the future -- and always will be" once defined the country’s inability to realise its potential. India must not attract a similar tag.

It’s The Economist, stupid. Indian democracy under Modi is too strong to slip on flawed index

The Economist has conducted a survey to assess the situation in India. Perhaps Modi government could use the team for its NPR exercise.

Steve Bannon-New Yorker episode: Is engaging with those you abhor appeasement or liberalism?

After facing severe backlash for inviting Steve Bannon, Donald Trump’s former adviser, to the New Yorker literary festival, the magazine dropped him. Many argue that...

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Free power & no new taxes in AAP govt’s Punjab Budget, but fiscal consolidation roadmap missing

Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema emphasised improving ‘fiscal health’ and augmenting tax revenues in AAP govt's maiden Budget Monday, but outstanding debt expected to rise by 8.4%.

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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