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How democratic dividend has been a hallmark of Modi-fied India
Politics

How democratic dividend has been a hallmark of Modi-fied India

Contrary to a constant refrain that democracy under the Modi government has been under siege, India under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has institutionalised meritocracy and development-oriented politics

National Retail Trade Policy: How Centre seeks to change retail trading in the country
Business

National Retail Trade Policy: How Centre seeks to change retail trading in the country

As the nation battles the coronavirus pandemic with the emergence of new COVID-19 variants like Omicron, the significance of retail supply chains becomes clear in ensuring essentials are available across the entire country.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets top CEOs in run up to Budget
India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets top CEOs in run up to Budget

Last week, Modi had met with leading private equity/ venture capital players to seek suggestions on making India a more attractive investment destination

Kitex row not a hindrance for Kerala to create jobs for literate youth: here's why
India

Kitex row not a hindrance for Kerala to create jobs for literate youth: here's why

Kerala faces two big challenges: the large number of people listed on our employment exchange and the return of people in bulk during the pandemic, especially from the Gulf

In Cabinet reshuffle, technocrats as ministers can help Prime Minister Narendra Modi deliver better on jobs
India

In Cabinet reshuffle, technocrats as ministers can help Prime Minister Narendra Modi deliver better on jobs

Clearly, the model of bureaucrats alone advising the government, who themselves have little interaction with citizens and opinion-makers, has run its course

Finance ministry permits five states to borrow extra Rs 16k crore post Ease of Doing Business reforms
India

Finance ministry permits five states to borrow extra Rs 16k crore post Ease of Doing Business reforms

The Centre had in May decided to link grant of additional borrowing permission to states who undertook reforms. Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh have been allowed to withdraw funds

VGIR 2020: Narendra Modi says India best place to generate long-term returns, lauds COVID-19 fight
India

VGIR 2020: Narendra Modi says India best place to generate long-term returns, lauds COVID-19 fight

India's growth has the potential to catalyse global economic resurgence as "any achievements by India will have a multiplier impact on world's development and welfare", the prime minister said.

Invest India 2020: Narendra Modi invites Canadian businesses to invest in education, manufacturing and agri sectors
India

Invest India 2020: Narendra Modi invites Canadian businesses to invest in education, manufacturing and agri sectors

India has already received over $20 billion during the first 6 months of this year from across the globe at a time when COVID-19 pandemic is at a peak, the prime minister said.

Reliance Jio-Facebook partnership will accelerate India's digital transformation: Mukesh Ambani
Business

Reliance Jio-Facebook partnership will accelerate India's digital transformation: Mukesh Ambani

In a video statement, Mukesh Ambani said he is delighted to welcome Facebook as a long-term partner and said the two companies will together accelerate India’s digital transformation to empower, enable and enrich people.

Govt to reduce time taken for starting business; to introduce integrated electronic form from 15 February
Business

Govt to reduce time taken for starting business; to introduce integrated electronic form from 15 February

Currently, the ministry has the electronic form SPICe (Simplified Proforma for Incorporating Company Electronically) and that would be replaced with SPICe+.

Economic Survey 2020: India needs to spend $1.4 trillion on infrastructure during FY2020-2025 to reach $5 trillion economy
Business

Economic Survey 2020: India needs to spend $1.4 trillion on infrastructure during FY2020-2025 to reach $5 trillion economy

To spur economic growth and achieve $5 trillion economy, India needs to spend about $1.4 trillion on the infrastructure sector during FY2020-2025, the Economic Survey tabled in Parliament said on Friday

Economic Survey 2019-20 highlights: GDP growth to rebound in FY21, share of formal employment rises; 2.62 cr new jobs created
Business

Economic Survey 2019-20 highlights: GDP growth to rebound in FY21, share of formal employment rises; 2.62 cr new jobs created

India's economic growth is expected to "strongly rebound" to 6-6.5 percent in 2020-21 from 5 percent estimated in the current fiscal, the Economic Survey said on Friday, adding that the government with a strong mandate has the capacity to expedite reforms

Budget 2020: Govt must take bold steps to bring private participation into infrastructure building to spur demand
Business

Budget 2020: Govt must take bold steps to bring private participation into infrastructure building to spur demand

One of the largest sources of demand for manufacturing products is the government’s investment in infrastructure and building assets

WEF 2020: Union commerce minister Piyush Goyal meets industry leaders, foreign ministers at Davos
Business

WEF 2020: Union commerce minister Piyush Goyal meets industry leaders, foreign ministers at Davos

Union commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday discussed issues relating to bilateral trade and investment with South Korean trade minister Yoo Myung-hi, as he met a number of industry leaders and foreign ministers here at WEF 2020

Govt reforms appear task-based; it's time to focus on structural changes to improve India's ease of doing business rankings
Business

Govt reforms appear task-based; it's time to focus on structural changes to improve India's ease of doing business rankings

Two key areas in need of systemic reforms are enforcement of contracts and resolving insolvency

Tata Steel CEO says govt should focus on cost of business as part of efforts to improve ease of doing business
Business

Tata Steel CEO says govt should focus on cost of business as part of efforts to improve ease of doing business

Tata Steel CEO and Managing Director TV Narendran has underscored the need for the government to focus on the "cost of business" as part of the Centre's efforts at improving the "ease of doing business", amid a slump in the price of steel

India hopes to continue FDI growth story in 2020; Centre, states working to provide stable policies for entry of foreign firms
Business

India hopes to continue FDI growth story in 2020; Centre, states working to provide stable policies for entry of foreign firms

Although the FDI is allowed through automatic route in most of the sectors, certain areas such as defence, telecom, media, pharmaceuticals and insurance, government approval is required for foreign investors.

Union Budget 2020-21: Industry leaders draw govt attention on ease of doing business in India
Business

Union Budget 2020-21: Industry leaders draw govt attention on ease of doing business in India

India Inc leaders, including Bharti Enterprises Chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal, CII President Vikram Kirloskar and Assocham President Balkrishna Goenka, on Thursday asked the government to take measures to augment ease of doing business to "create more freedom for the industry to perform"

E-retailers cannot influence prices of goods on platform; must adhere to fair trade practices: Draft guidelines
Business

E-retailers cannot influence prices of goods on platform; must adhere to fair trade practices: Draft guidelines

The Consumer Affairs Ministry has issued draft 'The Consumer Protection (e-Commerce) Rules, 2019 and sought comments on the same by 2 December