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Decriminalisation Of Minor Economic Offences A Significant Step In Achieving 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vishwas'

Actions taken for decriminalisation of minor offences are expected to go a long way in improving ease of doing business and helping unclog the court system and prisons.

13 August 2020

IMF Predicts Sharp Contraction Of 4.5% In Indian Economy In 2020, A Historic Low

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) projected the global growth at –4.9 per cent in 2020, 1.9 percentage points below the April 2020 World Economic Outlook forecast.


Centre Should Consult States Regularly, Treat Them As Equal Partners: Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot On Fight Against Covid-19

In an exclusive interview with Outlook, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot speaks about the testing and medical facilities in the Congress-ruled state, the migrant crisis and the measures to revive economy.


Infrastructure Push Can Re-ignite Economic Growth: RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das said the farm sector is emerging as a bright spot.

27 July 2020

'Economy In Safe Hands, Worry Not, Mr. Guha': Nirmala Sitharaman's Jibe At Ramachandra Guha

In the war of words, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani also responded to Ramachandra Guha's tweet saying that Indians would not fall for 'tricks' of dividing them.


'You Flattened The Wrong Curve': Rajiv Bajaj Says Lockdown Decimated Indian Economy

Industrialist Rajiv Bajaj termed Coronavirus-induced lockdown as 'draconian' and said it has ended up decimating its economy and flattening the GDP curve.

04 June 2020

To Beat COVID, Eating Enough Is Not Enough

While ensuring food and economic security for the poor is obviously a high priority, we cannot ignore the clear linkage between unhealthy diets and the severity of the pandemic.

29 June 2020

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Is Economic Package Really Mega? It Will Neither Provide Survival Support Nor Economic Stimulus

From a fiscal viewpoint, the government has struck a good deal. There is a saying in Hindi- 'heeng lage na fitkari, rang choko hoye' (you don’t spend really anything but it generates vibrant colours), writes Subhash Garg.

19 May 2020

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09 April 2020
2020 Could See Worst Economic Fallout Since 1930's Great Depression: IMF

2020 Could See Worst Economic Fallout Since 1930's Great Depression: IMF

The virus is causing a tragic loss of life, and the lockdown needed to fight it has affected billions of people. What was normal just a few weeks ago — going...


08 April 2020
India's GDP May Plummet To Multi-decade Low Of 1.6%: Goldman Sachs

India's GDP May Plummet To Multi-decade Low Of 1.6%: Goldman Sachs

Indian policymakers have not been aggressive enough in their response till now to the crisis, and will need to eventually intensify their efforts, economists...


01 April 2020
Coronavirus Crisis, Lockdown Will Result In Unprecedented Economic Devastation: Jayati Ghosh

Coronavirus Crisis, Lockdown Will Result In Unprecedented Economic Devastation: Jayati Ghosh

The government needs to have a large fiscal stimulus. It needs to put more money in the hands of the poor and vulnerable, Jayati Ghosh, development economist,...


06 March 2020
Social Harmony, Economic Slowdown & Coronavirus: Former PM Warns Govt Of Imminent Dangers

Social Harmony, Economic Slowdown & Coronavirus: Former PM Warns Govt Of Imminent Dangers

Manmohan Singh said that while crisis due to coronavirus was an external shock for the country, the riots in Delhi and worsening economy were self-inflicted...


05 February 2020
Demonetisation, Flawed GST, Squeeze On Banks Sent Economy Into A Tailspin: Chidambaram

Demonetisation, Flawed GST, Squeeze On Banks Sent Economy Into A Tailspin: Chidambaram

The former finance minister says that the country is heading towards another 'listless' year in terms of economic growth


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01 February 2020
Indian Economy Faced Abrupt Slowdown In 2019, But It's Not In Recession: IMF

Indian Economy Faced Abrupt Slowdown In 2019, But It's Not In Recession: IMF

'It appears that the main reason for this slowdown was the non-banking financial institutions experiencing a turbulence,' IMF Managing Director said.


28 January 2020
Govt Should Look Beyond 1991 Budget To Turn Around India Story

Govt Should Look Beyond 1991 Budget To Turn Around India Story

India's GDP is growing around five per cent from a high of eight to nine per cent earlier. Certainly, global slowdown is not the sole reason.


28 January 2020
India Needs To Rethink Its Economic Model

India Needs To Rethink Its Economic Model

The Budget session should not be used to nitpick on revenue, expenditure and taxation, which would tantamount to tinkering with an economic model that has run...


22 January 2020
'Nobody Should Have Pessimistic View About Indian Economy': Prakash Javadekar

'Nobody Should Have Pessimistic View About Indian Economy': Prakash Javadekar

Prakash Javadekar said the fundamentals of the Indian economy are very strong.


09 January 2020
Lack Of Credit, Lower Consumption Led India's Growth Rate To 5%: World Bank

Lack Of Credit, Lower Consumption Led India's Growth Rate To 5%: World Bank

India's growth rate is forecast to be only 5 per cent for the current fiscal year.


10 January 2020
War Clouds Loom Over India Revival Story

War Clouds Loom Over India Revival Story

Spikes in oil prices, declining exchange rate and large fiscal deficit are likely to exacerbate the slowdown and raise the cost of living


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07 January 2020
India's GDP May Slip To 5% In 2019-20, Indicates Govt Data

India's GDP May Slip To 5% In 2019-20, Indicates Govt Data

The decline in GDP has been mainly on account of deceleration in manufacturing sector growth.


12 December 2019
Retail Inflation Spikes To 3-Year High, Industrial Output Shrinks For 3rd Month In Row

Retail Inflation Spikes To 3-Year High, Industrial Output Shrinks For 3rd Month In Row

Costlier vegetables, pulses and protein-rich items pushed the consumer price index-based retail inflation to a 40-month high in November.


05 December 2019
Kashmir, Onions, Fear...: What Chidambaram Talked About After Spending 106 Days In Tihar

Kashmir, Onions, Fear...: What Chidambaram Talked About After Spending 106 Days In Tihar

P Chidambaram spoke to media for the first time in 106 days and commented on most of the topics that have been making headlines.


03 December 2019
Govt Committed To Further Reforms: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Govt Committed To Further Reforms: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Sitharaman said the government is working towards making India more attractive investment destination.


03 December 2019
God Save India's Economy: Chidambaram After BJP's Nishikant Dubey Says 'GDP Has No Relevance'

God Save India's Economy: Chidambaram After BJP's Nishikant Dubey Says 'GDP Has No Relevance'

BJP leader Nishikant Dubey said on Monday that the term GDP won't be useful in future.


02 December 2019
GDP Is No 'Bible, Ramayana Or Mahabharata' To Judge Economy: BJP MP Nishikant Dubey

GDP Is No 'Bible, Ramayana Or Mahabharata' To Judge Economy: BJP MP Nishikant Dubey

Speaking in the Lok Sabha, Nishikant Dubey, the MP from Jharkhand's Godda, said: 'The term GDP came only in 1934. There was no GDP before that... It won't be...


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