A Fact Check On Congress’ Fact Check On Narendra Modi

Here is a Fact Check on a Fact Check by Indian National Congress on the claims made by Narendra Modi, Gujarat Chief Minister and the Prime Ministerial candidate of Bharatiya Janata Party  (BJP) ahead of the six-phased General Elections scheduled from April 7, 2014.   #Claim 1: Employment Generation in Gujarat   The first claim … Continued

UPA’s FDI Claims Don’t Seem To Add Up: Fact Check

  India has received billions of dollars in foreign investment after it began liberalising its markets in the 1990s.   While the inflows have been steady and visible, they’ve never kept pace with many other developing countries, such as China. Moreover, they’ve been steadily declining in the last four years.   Now, there is a … Continued

UPA’s Education Claims: Fact Check On Quality Check

Absolute numbers are good because they show where you stand when compared to a point in time earlier. But then, targets cannot always be absolute.   Absolute numbers may look good in education but if you compare what India has achieved, in areas like higher education enrolment or literacy, to other developing countries, it’s a … Continued

UPA’s Healthcare Claims: How Does It Stack Up

      With elections on their mind, the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) led by the Congress party has allocated more than Rs 600 crore for advertisements highlighting the achievements of the Government.  The ads have been placed on different platforms ranging from television, newspapers, radio and even the social media.   IndiaSpend will try … Continued

India Received FDI of Over $306 bn Since 2000: Govt

Foreign Direct Investment into India grew by 17% to $ 28 billion in spite of unexpected capital outflows in the middle of the year, said UNCTAD, in their latest report titled “Global FDI reaches pre-crisis levels in 2013, outlook optimistic for 2014-2015.” India is ranked 16th among the top 20 global economies in the world. … Continued

India to be World’s 3rd Largest Economy by 2028

    India is expected to overtake Japan in 2028 to become the world’s third largest economy, after China and the United States, said London based leading economic consultancy Centre For Economics and Business Research (Cebr), in its annual report The World Economic League Table.   Here are some interesting highlights from the report:   •India … Continued

India & China No Longer Delhi & Beijing

  William Antholis, Managing Director, Brookings Institution, recently spent five months between India & China, understanding how the two countries have devolved power and authority. He visited many of the large states and provinces in both countries and met with local leaders to see how they were driving growth as well as sometimes blocking decisions taken … Continued