Macro & Economy

Global average of contribution of women to GDP is twice as in India

Women Entrepreneurship Platform Conclave

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has appealed to all political parties to arrive at a consensus and ensure the passage of Women’s Reservation Bill for providing reservation to women in the Parliament and state legislatures. He pointed out that reservation of seats for women in Panchayats and Municipalities has proved to be successful. He was addressing the ...

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New India needs to focus both on food security as well as nutrition security: VP @ International Conference on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

National Institute of Nutrition

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu called upon scientists, policy makers and planners to adopt new strategies to tackle the problem of malnutrition, which in its various forms is a looming threat to our development. Addressing the valedictory session of the International Conference on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (ECDs), organised to mark the completion of centenary celebrations of National Institute ...

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Shaktikanta Das succeeds Urijit Patel as new RBI Governor

Shaktikanta Das

Shaktikanta Das has been appointed as RBI Governor due to sudden resignation of Urijit Patel due to personal reasons on 10 December 2018. He earlier was Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs. Industry Chambers have welcomed the move anticipating it to lend stability

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‘Safety of passengers must be at centre of Aviation sector as India thrives to turn third largest aviation market by 2024 surpassing UK’

Economic Impact Report- Aviation

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that safety of passengers should be paramount for any transportation service and asked aviation industry to place passengers’ convenience at the centre of all activities. He was addressing the gathering after releasing the Economic Impact Report and Coffee Table Book encapsulating the growth story of Indian Aviation marking completion of ...

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Vigilance Awareness Week 2018 to Eradicate Corruption-Build a New India from 29th Oct-3rd Nov

Vigilance Awareness Week 2018

One of the fastest growing economy in the World is rapidly transforming itself into a new India that cherishes aspiration of all of its citizens as it all set to cross the $5 trillion mark by 2020-2022. No wonder such a big economy needs structural and socio-political transformation to build a corruption free New India. In this direction, the Central Vigilance ...

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Piyush Goyal bags 4th annual Carnot Prize for leading India’s green transformation in energy sector and Saubhagya for rural electrification drive

Carnot Prize to Union Minister Piyush Goyal

Recognising the pathbreaking transformations in India’s energy sector under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design is awarding its fourth annual Carnot Prize to Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways & Coal and former Minister of Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Government of India. The ...

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‘India is the third highest producer of eggs in the world’

World Egg Day 2018

The Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Government of India organized “World Egg Day” on 12 October 2018. The Minister of State of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare Krishna Raj was the Chief Guest at the event and Minister of State of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare Parshottam Rupala was the Chairman for the event. Farmers, members of poultry associations, research ...

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Indian Industrial policy to create global leader in Fourth Industrial Revolution Technologies: Suresh Prabhu

Indian Industrial Policy

The New Industrial Policy framed by the Ministry of Commerce in consultation with all Ministries of Government of India, State Governments, Industry and all stakeholders embodies the Government’s intention to align India with the emerging technologies of drones, artificial intelligence and block chain. This was stated by the Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu, at the ...

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India calls on G-20 Nations to safeguard negative spillover effects of global risks on Emerging Market Economies (EMDEs)

Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Finance, Subhash Chandra Garg

The Final G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting under the 2018 Argentine Presidency and the final BRICS Deputies Meeting under the 2018 South African Chairmanship were held on 11th -12th October 2018 in Bali, Indonesia on the sidelines of the IMF/Fund Bank Annual Meetings. G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) Meeting The deliberations in the G-20 FMCBG meeting ...

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India snubs findings of World Bank’s Human Capital Index

The Government of India has decided to ignore the HCI findings released by World Bank on 11 October 2018  and will continue to undertake its path breaking programme for human capital development aiming to rapidly transforming quality and ease of life for all its children.
Seen in File pic is Prime Minister, Narendra Modi interacting with the Anganwadi workers and beneficiary children of Poshan Abhiyan, at Jangla, in Bijapur, Chhattisgarh on April 14, 2018.

Unlike the the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business report or other benchmarks, India has chosen to snub the findings of the World Bank’s findings in the recently released Human Capital Index (HCI).  The World Bank had released  a Human Capital Index (HCI) as part of the World Development Report 2019 on 11 October 2018. Broader theme of the World Development ...

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FDI in Telecom Sector jumped five times in last three years-Manoj Sinha

FIPP Wing of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) + IIFT

Minister of State for Communications (Independent Charge) and Minister of State for Railways, Manoj Sinha presided over the Inaugural Session of the one-day seminar on “FDI in Telecom Sector: The Way Ahead” at New Delhi on 25 September 2018. The seminar was well attended by representatives from various Ministries/Departments, regulatory bodies, industry, academia etc. On the occasion, Sinha also released ...

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FM exhorts PSBs to instil measures, live up to trust reposed in banks

FM on clean lending, inclusiveness index and psbloansin59mins

The Union Minister of Finance and Corp[orate Affairs, Arun Jaitley said the Formalisation of the Indian Economy through the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), GST, demonetisation and digital payments have enabled better assessment of financial capacity and risks, and coupled with inclusive growth through massive financial inclusion, has unlocked purchasing power, which will drive India’s growth. The Finance Minister said ...

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