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.
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.
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.
RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das said the farm sector is emerging as a bright spot.
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.
Industrialist Rajiv Bajaj termed Coronavirus-induced lockdown as 'draconian' and said it has ended up decimating its economy and flattening the GDP curve.
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.
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.
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...
Indian policymakers have not been aggressive enough in their response till now to the crisis, and will need to eventually intensify their efforts, economists...
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,...
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...
The former finance minister says that the country is heading towards another 'listless' year in terms of economic growth
'It appears that the main reason for this slowdown was the non-banking financial institutions experiencing a turbulence,' IMF Managing Director said.
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.
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...
Prakash Javadekar said the fundamentals of the Indian economy are very strong.
India's growth rate is forecast to be only 5 per cent for the current fiscal year.
Spikes in oil prices, declining exchange rate and large fiscal deficit are likely to exacerbate the slowdown and raise the cost of living
The decline in GDP has been mainly on account of deceleration in manufacturing sector growth.
Costlier vegetables, pulses and protein-rich items pushed the consumer price index-based retail inflation to a 40-month high in November.
P Chidambaram spoke to media for the first time in 106 days and commented on most of the topics that have been making headlines.
Sitharaman said the government is working towards making India more attractive investment destination.
BJP leader Nishikant Dubey said on Monday that the term GDP won't be useful in future.
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...