There seems to be no respite from high prices for the common man. Inflation based on the wholesale price index (WPI) inched up to 6.01% for May as against 5.20% for April and 4.58% in May 2013 due to higher prices of food articles. The main increase in food articles noticed in May compared to … Continued
Created using Wordle.net President Pranab Mukherjee addressed the first session of both Houses of Parliament post the elections to the 16th Lok Sabha. IndiaSpend decided to analyse the words spoken by the President to see which “words” were spoken the most or were referred to in his speech. The above chart shows that the … Continued
[Report] Look Carefully Where India’s Young Voters Are Did India’s first-time voters really deliver in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections?The answer is no but there is another angle for the new Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi to consider: states with relatively low development (defined below) also have a … Continued
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is tipped to form the next central Government with many exit polls projecting a clear majority for the coalition in the just-concluded Lok Sabha elections. According to a report in The Hindu, the projections suggest that BJP is set to record its best-ever performance … Continued
Some of our top-read articles of this week are given below. [Cover Story]How Japanese Energy Demand Has Shut Down India’s Gas Plants India is currently facing a natural gas crisis.The country currently has over 21,000 MW of natural gas-fired power plants. This is a little less than 10% of the entire power generation … Continued
Here is a list of some of our top read articles for the week gone by: [Chart of the Week] Map: Karnataka Has Maximum Transgender Voters – The recent decision by Supreme Court to recognise transgender as the third category of gender is seen as step in the right direction … Continued
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued ‘in-principle’ approvals to infrastructure lender IDFC and micro finance institution Bandhan Financial Services to start new banks in the country. The two entities will be the latest to join the private sector bank club and have been given 18 months to meet the conditions set by … Continued
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has kept key interest rates – the reverse repo rate or rate at which it lends to banks at 8% and the repo rate or rate at which it accepts funds from banks at 7% – unchanged in its first-ever bi-monthly monetary policy statement. In an attempt to improve … Continued ...