Macro & Economy

Indo and Israel vows to shape future of world together; eye four fold jump in bilateral trade

India Israeli ties got a shot on the arm from the very start when Prime Minister,  Narendra Modi welcomed the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, on his arrival, at Air Force Station, Palam, in New Delhi on January 14, 2018.

Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India and Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, on 15 January 2018 expressed their unwavering belief that the two countries can together shape the future of their countries and the world. “In India, we have been taking steady steps over three years at both macro as well as micro-level, to make a difference. Our motto is: Reform, ...

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India introduces Agri-Options to the commodity market; FM launches Options Contracts in Guar Seed

The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley launching the India’s 1st Agri – Commodity Options Contracts in Guar Seed, in New Delhi on January 14, 2018.

The Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley said that India ranks among the fastest growing major economies in the world today. He said that since a large portion of our population is dependent on agriculture, it is important to have equitable growth. Jaitley said that farmers have helped the country to overcome a long period of scarcities to reach the present ...

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New India to set eyes on major MICE events from across the world with International Exhibition-cum-Convention Center (IECC) at Pragati Maidan

VP- M. Venkaiah Naidu at an event to lay foundation stone for the International Exhibition-cum-Convention Center and Integrated Transit Corridor Development Project, at Pragati Maidan, in New Delhi on December 22, 2017 along with Suresh Prabhu, Hardeep Singh Puri, C.R. Chaudhary and other dignitaries.

According to the Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu- growing and vast economy like India needs high quality venues to host Government to Government, Business to Business and Business to Consumer events. He was addressing a gathering after laying foundation stone for International Exhibition-cum-Convention Center (IECC) and Integrated Transit Corridor Development project at Pragati Maidan, on 22 December 2017. ...

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Q2-17 marks Indian Economy’s return to growth track; industry rejoice manufacturing led revival

FM announces the return of  Indian Economy to growth trajectory

The Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the deceleration trend in overall growth, which was witnessed since the First Quarter of last Fiscal Year, has been now reversed. The Finance Minister was responding to the real GDP growth data for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2017-18 which was released on 30 November 2017 by the CSO. As per the ...

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PM Modi cites health-advantage, ease of doing business to make India hub for global food processing biz @ World Food India 2017

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi at the inauguration ceremony of the World Food India 2017, in New Delhi on November 03, 2017.

Like International Yoga Day- Modi wants world to gain health from food made in India Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi has more to offer to world to discover holistic health and well being. Modi has gifted to the international community the traditional Indian secret of wellness in form of- The International Yoga Day; Prime Minister of India now has another ...

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India top improver, rises to top 100 in World Bank’s doing Business Report, 2018

The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley addressing a press conference on India'’s ranking in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Report 2018, in New Delhi on October 31, 2017.The Secretary, DIPP, Ramesh Abhishek, the Principal Director General, Press Information Bureau,  A.P. Frank Noronha and other dignitaries are also seen.

India has leapt 30 ranks over its rank of 130 in the Doing Business Report 2017, according to the the World Bank, released the Doing Business (DB) Report, 2018 on 31 st 2017. In an communique, the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) announced that India ranks 100 among 190 countries assessed by the Doing Business Team. This edition of the ...

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Ro-Ro projects in Assam, Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Kerala can help open India’s interior areas: Kant

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi interacting with the divyangjan children at Dahej Sea Ferry Point after his maiden voyage via Ghogha-Dahej Ro-Ro Ferry Service, in Gujarat on October 22, 2017.

  Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the first of its kind, state-of-the-art Ro-Ro Ghogha-Dahej and subsequently Hazira project (in phase-2), which marks the beginning of a radical transformation of the transportation and logistics sector in India. The logistic costs in India are extremely high and tapping the full potential of waterways will provide a huge impetus to movement of people, goods, ...

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EAC-PM identifies 10 themes for building road map to accelerate economic growth

The Chairman, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, EAC-PM, Bibek Debroy chairing the first meeting of Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, at NITI Aayog, in New Delhi on October 11, 2017.The Member Secretary, Ratan Wattal, the Members of EAC-PM, Surjit Bhalla, Rathin Roy and Ashima Goyal are also seen.

The First Meeting of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister chaired by Dr. Bibek Debroy, Member NITI Aayog, on 11 October 2017 identified major priorities for accelerating economic growth and employment over the next six months, with greater last mile connectivity. Attended by members including leading economists Surjit Bhalla, Rathin Roy,  Ashima Goyal and Member Secretary Ratan P Watal, ...

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New India’s water policy need to factor in value of water: Kovind

The President, of India Ram Nath Kovind lighting the lamp to inaugurate India Water Week- 2017, in New Delhi on October 10, 2017 as Nitin Gadkari, Uma Bharti, Arjun Ram Meghwal and Satya Pal Singh looks on.

‘Power for All’ is one of the ambitiouos initiatives the Indian government. But, a new healthy India will also require access to potable water for all! Lately, the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated India Water Week-2017 today on 10 October 2017 in New Delhi. “The issue of water is becoming still more critical in view of climate change and related ...

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India to carve out a comprehensive energy policy, aims to move towards cleaner and more fuel-efficient economy

PM Narendra Modi in a group photograph with the Oil and Gas CEOs and Experts from across the world, in New Delhi on October 09, 2017. The Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan is also seen.

India, one of the major importer of its energy requirements, witnessed top CEOs and officials from Rosneft, BP, Reliance, Saudi Aramco, Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch Shell, Vedanta, Wood MacKenzie, IHS Markit, Schlumberger, Halliburton, Xcoal, ONGC, IndianOil, GAIL, Petronet LNG, Oil India, HPCL, Delonex Energy, NIPFP, International Gas Union, World Bank, and International Energy Agency walking in to interact with Prime ...

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Modi cautions against people spreading pessimism around economy; reforms will take India to a new league of development

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi releasing the ICSI Golden Jubilee Postal Stamp, at the Golden Jubilee Year Celebrations of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI), in New Delhi on October 04, 2017. The Minister of State for Law & Justice and Corporate Affairs, P.P. Chaudhary is also seen.

Indian economy is a matter of big debate among experts, politicians and other stakeholders. Much of ammunition to the critical evaluation of progress and likely course of direction is being provided by the past ministers in the NDA government including Yashwant Sinha and more recently Arun Shourie.  In a way its good news for masses that well ahead of general election in ...

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NITI Aayog ‘Ease of Doing Business’ report to help States foster globally competitive firms

NITI Aayog 'Ease of Doing Business' report

NITI Aayog launched the Ease of Doing Business report based on an Enterprise Survey of 3,500 manufacturing firms across Indian states and union territories on 28 August 2017. The survey has been conducted, along with the IDFC Institute, to assess the business regulations and enabling environment across India from firms’ perspective. The Survey released by the Union Minister of Commerce Nirmala ...

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