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Esther Duflo, Raghuram Rajan, Arvind Subramanian on economic advisory panel, says Tamil Nadu guv
India

Esther Duflo, Raghuram Rajan, Arvind Subramanian on economic advisory panel, says Tamil Nadu guv

The council is to prepare a roadmap for 'rapid' and inclusive economic growth of the state, Banwarilal Purohit said in his first address to the House

Pratap Bhanu Mehta a thorn to establishment, says Raghuram Rajan on professor's exit from Ashoka University
India

Pratap Bhanu Mehta a thorn to establishment, says Raghuram Rajan on professor's exit from Ashoka University

In a Linkedin post, former RBI governor Rajan said that free speech has suffered a "grievous blow" in India this week as professor Mehta, one of India's finest political scientists, resigned from the varsity

Edward Luce to deliver 2021 Girish Karnad Memorial Lecture on US politics, impact of presidential election on India
India

Edward Luce to deliver 2021 Girish Karnad Memorial Lecture on US politics, impact of presidential election on India

Previous speakers have included Dr Sowmya Swaminanthan, Jean Dreze, historian and political theorist Sunil Khilnani, and Raghuram Rajan.

Ex-World Bank economist says RBI's proposal to allow businesses into banking is 'good-looking' step in 'bad direction'
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Ex-World Bank economist says RBI's proposal to allow businesses into banking is 'good-looking' step in 'bad direction'

Kaushik Basu added that there is a good reason that all successful economies have a clear line between industries and corporations on one hand, and banks and lending organisations on the other

Raghuram Rajan and Viral Acharya slam RBI's proposal to let corporate houses set up banks
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Raghuram Rajan and Viral Acharya slam RBI's proposal to let corporate houses set up banks

In a paper on LinkedIn, they said the proposal is "best left on the shelf" and that it is important to stick to the tried and tested limits on involvement of business houses in the banking sector

Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest 2020: On Day 2, focus on India’s economic slowdown, and literary bonus for kids
Arts & Culture

Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest 2020: On Day 2, focus on India’s economic slowdown, and literary bonus for kids

An evening panel discussion featuring Raghuram Rajan and Jayati Gosh on how to rescue the Indian economy will be one of the highlights of the day

Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest 2020: Ian McEwan to Shashi Tharoor, writers to look out for on Day 1
Arts & Culture

Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest 2020: Ian McEwan to Shashi Tharoor, writers to look out for on Day 1

The festival will be inaugurated on the evening of 16 November, and will host eighty-three sessions, six performances, and multiple workshops.

Raghuram Rajan vs Sanjeev Sanyal: While India's unemployment time-bomb ticks, its adviser debates how long the fuse is
India

Raghuram Rajan vs Sanjeev Sanyal: While India's unemployment time-bomb ticks, its adviser debates how long the fuse is

Unemployment is the big issue that the opposition Congress party is hitting hard on, especially after the pandemic-linked lockdown sent millions of migrant workers scrambling back home towards their native villages in an already slowing economy.

Rajan, Acharya may be off mark: PSU banks need strategy and focus to survive, not privatisation as remedy
India

Rajan, Acharya may be off mark: PSU banks need strategy and focus to survive, not privatisation as remedy

The PSU banks' problem is often linked to India's burgeoning fiscal deficit that needs control because pumping taxpayer money into state-run banks is fraught with risks.

India's 23.9% GDP contraction 'should alarm us all', writes ex-RBI governor Raghuram Rajan
Business

India's 23.9% GDP contraction 'should alarm us all', writes ex-RBI governor Raghuram Rajan

Given the length of the pandemic, more direct cash transfers to the poorest households, especially in urban areas that do not have access to MNREGA, is warranted.

People of this country don't take Congress seriously, won't fall for their claims: Amit Shah tells CNN-News18
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People of this country don't take Congress seriously, won't fall for their claims: Amit Shah tells CNN-News18

The home minister said Gandhi is roaming around with his scheme of putting Rs 7,500 in every back account since before the general election last year.

Nirmala Sitharaman's COVID-19 package invites social criticism, but she may have more cards up her sleeves
Business

Nirmala Sitharaman's COVID-19 package invites social criticism, but she may have more cards up her sleeves

Nirmala Sitharaman's advisers have been speaking of why fiscal prudence is important to avoid India being downgraded from investment grade by global credit rating agencies

Nirmala Sitharaman's first COVID-19 stimulus sheds moral baggage for morale booster, but fiscal puzzles remain
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Nirmala Sitharaman's first COVID-19 stimulus sheds moral baggage for morale booster, but fiscal puzzles remain

There is plenty to celebrate for MSMEs and other entities covered under Nirmala Sitharaman's first package of details to flesh out Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Rs 20-lakh-crore stimulus

Has Rahul Gandhi given up hope of leading India? There are signs that appear to show he has
India

Has Rahul Gandhi given up hope of leading India? There are signs that appear to show he has

Rahul Gandhi seems to have descended into a spiral of far Left, subversive standpoint since Narendra Modi swept to power at the Centre and the Congress started losing state after state.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Rahul Gandhi to discuss economy, COVID-19 crisis with Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee today
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Rahul Gandhi to discuss economy, COVID-19 crisis with Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee today

The first such dialogue was held last week when Rahul Gandhi discussed the coronavirus pandemic and its economic implications with former Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan.

Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Gujarat reports 326 new COVID-19 cases as number of confirmed infections rises to 4,721; toll at 236
India

Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Gujarat reports 326 new COVID-19 cases as number of confirmed infections rises to 4,721; toll at 236

Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE Updates: The MCGM said that 751 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Mumbai on Friday, taking the total number of cases to 7,625.

Maharashtra records highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases; 1,008 new patients test positive as confirmed infections reach 11,506
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Maharashtra records highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases; 1,008 new patients test positive as confirmed infections reach 11,506

Maharashtra on Friday saw a big jump in the number of coronavirus cases with 1,008 persons testing positive, the highest in one day so far, taking the tally of cases to 11,506

Coronavirus Outbreak: Onus now on states to bring migrant workers, students home as Centre agrees to demand for special trains
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Onus now on states to bring migrant workers, students home as Centre agrees to demand for special trains

Several states, in the meantime, announced steps they were taking for facilitating the movement of migrant workers and students, stranded in various cities due to the lockdown

Coronavirus Outbreak: Indian firms under scanner for selling fake COVID-19 medicines to European countries
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Indian firms under scanner for selling fake COVID-19 medicines to European countries

Fraudulent documents and certificates are used to traffic counterfeit products related to coronavirus outbreak.

International Worker’s Day 2020: Migrant workers of rural Uttar Pradesh fight for right to work to ensure dignified living
India

International Worker’s Day 2020: Migrant workers of rural Uttar Pradesh fight for right to work to ensure dignified living

Expunged from the cities they helped to build, Bundelkhand’s migrant labourers are ready to make the journey back again in the hope of regaining livelihood.