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  • Policy | Rapid growth puts greater demand for an efficient judicial system Jul 15, 2019 01:18 PM IST

    Policy | Rapid growth puts greater demand for an efficient judicial system

    It is understood that rising income has a positive impact on rising crime. Therefore, neglect of the judiciary and the justice system as a whole can lead to erosion in governance and rule of law itself.

  • Asking passengers to give up subsidies won’t solve Railways’ financial problem Jul 11, 2019 02:38 PM IST

    Asking passengers to give up subsidies won’t solve Railways’ financial problem

    Cutting costs, leveraging assets such as land and infrastructure, and a judicious increase in fares would go a long way in addressing the financial problems.

  • Banking wrap: Budget 2019 lists measures for NBFCs revival, bank recap and corporate debt markets Jul 07, 2019 12:32 PM IST

    Banking wrap: Budget 2019 lists measures for NBFCs revival, bank recap and corporate debt markets

    Earlier this week, the Economic Survey had raised concerns over the spill over effects of the NBFC crisis

  • Budget carries strategy spelt out in Economic Survey: M M Murugappan Jul 06, 2019 06:00 PM IST

    Budget carries strategy spelt out in Economic Survey: M M Murugappan

    Overall investment in the economy should get support through the proposed infusion of Rs 70,000 crore into public sector banks, M M Murugappan, Executive Chairman of Murugappa Group said.

  • Budget 2019 highlights: Catch all the action from FM Nirmala Sitharaman's maiden speech Jul 05, 2019 08:17 PM IST

    Budget 2019 highlights: Catch all the action from FM Nirmala Sitharaman's maiden speech

    Live updates of FM Nirmala Sitharaman's maiden Aam Budget — first for the Modi government 2.0 — and the subsequent developments

  • Budget paves way for debt-fuelled spending binge on investments and consumption Jul 05, 2019 07:07 PM IST

    Budget paves way for debt-fuelled spending binge on investments and consumption

    This push to increase credit offtake may take some time to bear fruit.

  • Union Budget 2019-20 LIVE: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to present her 1st Budget today; here's what to expect Jul 05, 2019 06:04 AM IST

    Union Budget 2019-20 LIVE: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to present her 1st Budget today; here's what to expect

    Good Morning Dear Readers and welcome to our exhaustive coverage of Budget 2019, which comes in the backdrop of falling employment, farm distress, tepid growth and a liquidity crisis in the NBFC space. Globally, too, things are not looking that great with trade wars, rising crude oil prices, growth slump, and an overall fall in key economic indicators. But it’s not all gloom. With the Modi government winning the recently held general elections with a decisive mandate, expectations are running high that Modi 2.0 will deliver in Budget 2019

  • Economic Survey 2019 | National priority should be to shift from 'land productivity' to 'irrigation water productivity' Jul 04, 2019 08:04 PM IST

    Economic Survey 2019 | National priority should be to shift from 'land productivity' to 'irrigation water productivity'

    With decline in size of landholdings in agriculture, India has to focus on resource efficiency, especially in smallholder farming to attain sustainability.

  • Application of behavioural economics can play key role in success of public policies: Economic Survey Jul 04, 2019 07:52 PM IST

    Application of behavioural economics can play key role in success of public policies: Economic Survey

    Recommends setting up of a special unit in Niti Aayog; proposes 'Behavioural Economics Audit' of every programme.

  • Economic Survey 2019: Asia, Africa and Latin America to drive IT exports Jul 04, 2019 06:54 PM IST

    Economic Survey 2019: Asia, Africa and Latin America to drive IT exports

    To tap the growing opportunity, efforts are being made to further strengthen existing markets, and simultaneously diversify and increase presence in the new and emerging markets.

  • Economic Survey 2019 calls for revamping of minimum wage system Jul 04, 2019 06:20 PM IST

    Economic Survey 2019 calls for revamping of minimum wage system

    A well-designed and effective implementation of minimum wages will strengthen the trend towards decreasing wage inequality, especially at lower levels. 

  • Economic Survey 2019: Swachh Bharat averted two-thirds of deaths due to unsafe sanitation Jul 04, 2019 05:50 PM IST

    Economic Survey 2019: Swachh Bharat averted two-thirds of deaths due to unsafe sanitation

    The Survey also said on an average, every household in an open defecation free village saved about Rs 50,000 per year on account of financial savings due to lower likelihood of disease from using a toilet and practicing hand washing and the value of time saved due to a closer toilet.

  • Economic Survey 2019: Smart Command and Control Centres worth Rs 2,927 crore set up in 16 cities Jul 04, 2019 05:43 PM IST

    Economic Survey 2019: Smart Command and Control Centres worth Rs 2,927 crore set up in 16 cities

    Projects worth over Rs 2.05 lakh crore are proposed in 100 cities under the Smart Cities Mission, says the Survey.

  • Economic Survey 2019 leans liberally on the wisdom of sages, scientists, and statesmen Jul 04, 2019 05:31 PM IST

    Economic Survey 2019 leans liberally on the wisdom of sages, scientists, and statesmen

    CEA K Subramanian quotes from Upanishads to John Maynard Keynes to buttress arguments; seeks to appeal to religio-moral conscience of tax dodgers, arguing that the repayment of debt in one’s own life is prescribed as necessary by scriptures across religions.

  • Economic Survey | Proposed citizen’s data framework is about public welfare, private profit and puts India at risk Jul 04, 2019 05:30 PM IST

    Economic Survey | Proposed citizen’s data framework is about public welfare, private profit and puts India at risk

    Allowing the private sector access to select databases for commercial use can be fraught with risks

  • Economic Survey 2019: Data ‘of the people, by the people, for the people’ Jul 04, 2019 05:13 PM IST

    Economic Survey 2019: Data ‘of the people, by the people, for the people’

    Experts say it will help break the monopoly and will provide level playing field.

  • Economic Survey 2019: No train collisions in 2018-19 Jul 04, 2019 05:06 PM IST

    Economic Survey 2019: No train collisions in 2018-19

    Passenger traffic in Railways witnessed a subdued growth this year, with a 0.64 percent increase in 2018-19 as compared to 2017-18.

  • Economic Survey 2019: Mutual funds witnessed 60% fall in net inflows in FY19 Jul 04, 2019 04:54 PM IST

    Economic Survey 2019: Mutual funds witnessed 60% fall in net inflows in FY19

    In FY19, mutual fund industry witnessed total redemption worth Rs 242 lakh crore as against Rs 207 lakh crore in FY18.

  • Economic Survey 2019: Stress in NBFC sector may continue to hurt consumption in FY20 Jul 04, 2019 04:45 PM IST

    Economic Survey 2019: Stress in NBFC sector may continue to hurt consumption in FY20

    "If the impact of stress in the NBFC sector spills over to this year as well, it may lead to lower credit offtake from NBFCs, which may dampen growth in consumption spending," the Survey said.

  • Editor's Take | Economic Survey 2019: Key highlights Jul 04, 2019 04:39 PM IST

    Editor's Take | Economic Survey 2019: Key highlights

    Growth projection for FY20 has been pegged at 7 percent.

  • Economic Survey 2019: Legal battle fought by buyers against builders matter of concern for real estate sector Jul 04, 2019 04:32 PM IST

    Economic Survey 2019: Legal battle fought by buyers against builders matter of concern for real estate sector

    RERA notified in 30 states and union territories so far; 28 have set up regulatory authorities, the Survey noted.

  • Economic Survey 2019: Expenditure on social services increased during past five years Jul 04, 2019 04:22 PM IST

    Economic Survey 2019: Expenditure on social services increased during past five years

    There are 6.18 lakh beneficiaries of PMJAY under Ayushmaan Bharat and 39.48 lakh e-cards were issued until December 2018.

  • Economic Survey 2019: Almost half of the 16,500 recognised startups have at least one woman director Jul 04, 2019 04:14 PM IST

    Economic Survey 2019: Almost half of the 16,500 recognised startups have at least one woman director

    Maharastra accounted for 18.7 percent of the startups followed by Karnataka and Delhi at 14.67 percent and Delhi at 13.38 percent, respectively.

  • Economic Survey 2019: Media industry to add 7-8 lakh new jobs in next 5 years Jul 04, 2019 04:09 PM IST

    Economic Survey 2019: Media industry to add 7-8 lakh new jobs in next 5 years

    Govt to set up the National Centre of Excellence for animation, visual effects, gaming and comics

  • Economic Survey 2019: Decline in banks' bad loans to help push capex cycle Jul 04, 2019 03:45 PM IST

    Economic Survey 2019: Decline in banks' bad loans to help push capex cycle

    The Indian banking sector has been reeling under the pressure of rising bad loans. However, lenders, including state-run banks, showed improvement in the asset quality.

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