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  • Q3 GDP data: Real estate sector sees improvement in Oct-Dec quarter on rise in demand Feb 26, 2021 07:44 PM IST

    Q3 GDP data: Real estate sector sees improvement in Oct-Dec quarter on rise in demand

    With opening up of the economy in a phased manner, construction activities resumed and this was evidently visible during the last quarter of 2020. Similarly, the leasing activities in commercial real estate and sales and launches in residential segment reflected robust signs of recovery.

  • Investment demand grows in Q3, a five-quarter high Feb 26, 2021 06:42 PM IST

    Investment demand grows in Q3, a five-quarter high

    The 2.6 percent growth in investment demand during October-December is a turnaround from the 6.7 percent contraction seen in the second quarter.

  • Agriculture clocks a growth of 3.9 percent as GDP sees marginal rise Feb 26, 2021 06:02 PM IST

    Agriculture clocks a growth of 3.9 percent as GDP sees marginal rise

    The Agriculture Ministry attributed the increased food grain production to good monsoons last year.

  • January CPI inflation comes in at 4.06%; second consecutive month of headline figure within MPC range Feb 12, 2021 06:12 PM IST

    January CPI inflation comes in at 4.06%; second consecutive month of headline figure within MPC range

    This was on the back of further cooling down of food prices. Consumer Food Price Inflation (CFPI) was 1.89 per cent in January, data by the National Statistical Office showed.

  • IIP turns positive in December, grows by 1% after temporary blip in November Feb 12, 2021 05:44 PM IST

    IIP turns positive in December, grows by 1% after temporary blip in November

    This comes after IIP had contracted by 1.9 per cent in November. It had expanded in October and September after six straight months of contraction due to Covid-19. Analysts had then termed this a temporary blip.

  • Q2 GDP: COVID-hit economy still in negative, but data holds out promise for positive report soon Nov 27, 2020 07:42 PM IST

    Q2 GDP: COVID-hit economy still in negative, but data holds out promise for positive report soon

    The COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on the Indian economy has been brutal and debilitating. A disaggregated analysis of the Q2 GDP numbers, however, held out hope amid the piling rubble of ruin with many sectors including manufacturing, agriculture, and electricity reporting smart rebound

  • Only 6.1% Indian men participate in cooking, reveals Time Use Survey Oct 13, 2020 08:47 PM IST

    Only 6.1% Indian men participate in cooking, reveals Time Use Survey

    The Time Use Survey India revealed that 84 percent women spend their work hours on activities they do not get paid for, while the reverse holds true for men, as they spend 80 percent of their work hours on activities they get paid for.

  • Explained l Why the latest GDP data on August 31 will be unlike previous growth figures Aug 25, 2020 02:54 PM IST

    Explained l Why the latest GDP data on August 31 will be unlike previous growth figures

    Various agencies have said the Indian economy will contract in the first quarter of FY21, and the National Statistical Office is scheduled to release the GDP numbers for the quarter on August 31

  • Unemployment at 5.8% for FY19, troubling but still lower than 45-year high in FY18 Jun 05, 2020 02:41 PM IST

    Unemployment at 5.8% for FY19, troubling but still lower than 45-year high in FY18

    Labour force participation rate for working age population (15 years and above) rose slightly to 50.2 percent in FY19, from 49.8 percent in FY18

  • A tightrope walk for states Dec 03, 2019 09:45 AM IST

    A tightrope walk for states

    Fiscal prudence must guide policy aspirations in infrastructure creation

  • Snoopgate: Govt has no dealings with Israel firm, says source Nov 01, 2019 08:35 PM IST

    Snoopgate: Govt has no dealings with Israel firm, says source

    The source, who requested anonymity, said WhatsApp had not disclosed the alleged spying incident in its conversations with the Indian government that it has had since the attack in May this year.

  • WhatsApp sues Israeli firm NSO over cyberespionage Oct 30, 2019 08:20 AM IST

    WhatsApp sues Israeli firm NSO over cyberespionage

    The suit filed in a California federal court contended that NSO Group tried to infect approximately 1,400 "target devices" with malicious software to steal valuable information from those using the messaging app.

  • MOSPI orders revamp, merges NSSO, CSO into NSO May 26, 2019 10:30 AM IST

    MOSPI orders revamp, merges NSSO, CSO into NSO

    The order did not speak anything about the National Statistical Commission (NSC), which was overseeing statistical works in India.

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