India Expected To Grow At 7% In 2019-20: Economic Survey 2018-19

Mumbai: India continued as the fastest growing economy at 6.8% in 2018-19 and is expected to grow at 7% in 2019-20, the Economic Survey 2018-19 tabled in parliament on July 4, 2019, said. The average ...

‘India Needs Banks In Underserved Areas, Not Aadhaar, To Deliver Direct Benefit Transfers’

Mumbai: With less than a couple of months for the 2019 general elections, political parties have called for welfare schemes and programmes that will guarantee the development of disadvantaged socio-ec...

Top 12 Corporate NPAs Cost Exchequer Twice As Much As Farm Loan Waivers

Delhi: Farm loan waivers by state governments engender heated media debates and thus loom large in public consciousness, while use of government funds to infuse fresh equity into government-owned bank...

Rural Development, Health And Maternal Welfare Schemes Underfunded In Interim Budget

New Delhi: While presenting the first budget of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party government in 2014, finance minister Arun Jaitley had remarked that the budget is the most comprehensive action plan o...

SAARC Summit: Making Friends Of Enemies

  (The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi with the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mr. Nawaz Sharif, at the 18th SAARC Summit, in Nepal on November 27, 2014.)   Apart from the photo-op between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif, the 18th summit of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) … Continued

BRICS Upon BRICS: Now A $100 Billion Bank

   Brazil has been a destination and centre of attraction in recent days, not just for organising the FIFA World Cup 2014 but also for hosting the second cycle of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) Summit.   The key focus of the 6th BRICS Summit in Brazil at Fortaleza was the setting … Continued

Make Rs 3.78 Lakh Income Totally Tax-Free: Survey

The “middle class” feels that the Government must make annual income of Rs 3.78 lakh totally tax-free since Rs 31,500 is needed for an average quality of life for a family of four people.   This was one of the key findings of a nationwide, pre-budget survey done by C-Voter. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will … Continued

The Math Behind Jayalalithaa’s Prime Ministerial Ambitions

  Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa wants to be Prime Minister. “From Fort St George (the legislative assembly of Tamil Nadu) to Red Fort” is the slogan for the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) 2014 Lok Sabha campaign. “First Tamil Prime Minister” hoarding signs litter the entire stretch of Radhakrishnan Salai in Chennai, … Continued

Dear Voter, Why Did You Vote So?

  The recently concluded assembly elections in Delhi, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh saw the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) get a strong mandate in three states except in Delhi where it won a 32-seat majority but was followed closely by the debutante Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) which captured a eye popping 28 of the 70 … Continued

New Breed Of Infrastructure Entrepreneurs Will Rise: Vinayak Chatterjee

Vinayak Chatterjee, Chairman, Feedback Infra, feels strongly that the second phase of Indian infrastructure building will start in the next couple of years with long-term stable investors.   Chatterjee spoke to Govindraj Ethiraj, Editor, IndiaSpend, on what ails the sector, what needs to be done and how targets can be met…     Govindraj: India, … Continued