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Assam loses Rs 200 crores every year due to floods Economic survey

Aug 20, 2014

Assam loses Rs 200 crores every year due to floods Economic survey

Assam suffers an average loss of Rs 200 crore every year due to devastating floods with nearly 40 percent of the state's total land declared as flood-prone. #Numbers #Economy #India #Assam #Brahmaputra #Guwahati #Floods #Budget #Economic Survey #Barak #flood-prone area #Rashtriya Barh Ayog
Chinese prez Xi's father's tomb draw visitors to new 'silk road'

Aug 17, 2014

Chinese prez Xi's father's tomb draw visitors to new 'silk road'

China is keen for India, which played a prominent part inthe ancient Silk route through which Buddhism entered, to joinits initiative. #India #China #NewsTracker #Turkey #Xi Jinping #Silk Road #Ancient world #Economic Hub #Afghanisthan #Land of milk and honey #Xi Zhongxun
India's Independence 67 years on and the country is still hopeful

Aug 15, 2014

India's Independence 67 years on and the country is still hopeful

The new Narendra Modi government is at the fore front of a new India, Modi himself galvanised the electorate with the promise to transform India and raise its goals and aspirations. #Economy #Narendra Modi #InMyOpinion #Delhi High Court #Independence Day #World Economic Outlook
PM Modi and economic nationalism Where NRI economists got it wrong

Aug 14, 2014

PM Modi and economic nationalism Where NRI economists got it wrong

Politically, Modi, as well as the BJP, know that their loyalty should be to the parivar. Without the cadre and their political contribution, Modi as a political leader and prime minster doesnt exist. #Narendra Modi #ConnectTheDots #Modi #WTO #Liberalisation #PM Modi #Economic Nationalism #US economists #lobby
Blackmoney New list of 600 Indians being probed by investigative agencies

Aug 14, 2014

Blackmoney New list of 600 Indians being probed by investigative agencies

In another instance of suspected blackmoney stashed by Indians abroad, investigative agencies are probing a set of 600 new names and identities which have been provided to India by a "source" during the last financial year. #NewsTracker #BlackMoney #indians #Indians abroad #Central Economic Intelligence Bureau #new list of 600 Indians #money stashed abroad

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Sen and Bhagwati: Why quarrel when both are right?

Jul 29, 2013

Sen and Bhagwati: Why quarrel when both are right?

Just like how both Monetarism and Keynesianism need to be used in harmony depending on circumstances, so should the Sen-Dreze and Bhagwati-Panagariya prescriptions be used together. #Economics #Amartya Sen #Poverty #FaceOff #Jagdish Bhagwati #Keynesian #Monetarism
Welfare programmes change people's behaviours

Apr 23, 2012

Welfare programmes change people's behaviours

Welfare programmes everywhere change human behaviour. NREGA too has done so by preventing migration to cities - something that's needed for progress. #NREGA #Welfare economics #Employment law #WelfareState

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Welfare programmes change people's behaviours

Aug 20, 2014

Persistent but calm, Merkel's leadership on Ukraine reflects rising German diplomatic ambition

Chancellor Angela Merkel's emergence as a leader in efforts to resolve Ukraine's crisis — showcased by a visit to Kiev this weekend — underlines Germany's increasing ambition to transform itself from economic power to diplomatic heavyweight...
Welfare programmes change people's behaviours

Aug 19, 2014

Survey: Millennials More Socially Liberal, Economically Conservative

According to a recent Reason-Rupe survey, Americans ages 18-29 are increasingly socially liberal, but their economic views aren’t equally left-of-center...
Welfare programmes change people's behaviours

Aug 19, 2014

Obama's day: Back to Martha's Vineyard

President Obama meets with his economic team...