economy

There is nothing to celebrate on this World Tourism Day 2020: Jurgen Bailom, CEO Jalesh Cruises

There is nothing to celebrate on this World Tourism Day 2020: Jurgen Bailom, CEO Jalesh Cruises

September 27, 2020

As we are celebrating world tourism day, how seriously is the tourism industry in India threatened by the pandemic and do you see a meaningful revival in foreseeable future? On the occasion of World Tourism Day 2020, the travel and tourism industry knows that there is nothing to ...

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No silver lining on economy’s dark clouds

No silver lining on economy’s dark clouds

August 21, 2020

Despite various measures announced by the government, there is no sign of any revival in the Indian economy which has continued its sharp decline since March. Inflation continues to rise, job losses spread across sectors and the economy continues to contract.

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Idle idol makers of Delhi

Idle idol makers of Delhi

August 20, 2020

August is normally the busiest time for idol makers in India as the festival season is just around the corner. Idol makers would be busy giving final touches to their Ganesha or even Durga idols around this time. But this year their livelihood is in peril due to Covid19 pandemic,...

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‘Travel.Enjoy.Respect’ campaign launched by UNWTO
India reports higher GDP despite downbeat speculations

India reports higher GDP despite downbeat speculations

March 3, 2017

Economists are bewildered as India reports a growth of 7 pc in annual gross domestic product (GDP) during the last quarter of 2016, despite a major cash crackdown.

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Assam to host the first Namami Brahmaputra Festival

Assam to host the first Namami Brahmaputra Festival

February 27, 2017

Assam is all set to host Namami Brahmaputra, a mega international festival which will promote economy, tourism, culture, skill industry and trade and commerce.

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Union Budget 2017: India on the path of remonetisation

Union Budget 2017: India on the path of remonetisation

February 3, 2017

After the Indian government has started wheeling the remonetisation mechanism enduringly, banks and ATMs are witnessing a flow of currency. However, the authorities are urge the citizens to go cashless and it was reflected on the budget this year, which was centralised at spendin...

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Demonetisation hitting hard on Indian microfinance sector

Demonetisation hitting hard on Indian microfinance sector

December 23, 2016

Demonetisation has affected the debit-credit culture of the entire nation. Urban and rural poor of India are both suffering the heat, but in their own ways.

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Industrial workers in India to get cashless payments

Industrial workers in India to get cashless payments

December 13, 2016

As India is witnessing a spurt in digital payments after high-denomination currency notes were discontinued in early November this year, the government has now made it obligatory for contractors and employers to pay industrial workers through cheques or any other form of cashless...

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Dramatic slowdown of Indian GDP expected post demonetisation

Dramatic slowdown of Indian GDP expected post demonetisation

December 1, 2016

Post demonetisation, some are predicting adverse effects on the Indian economy while others believe it is only for the short term.

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Demonetisation: Soiled currency bills to the rescue!

Demonetisation: Soiled currency bills to the rescue!

November 25, 2016

When was the last time you tried to avoid a soiled currency note or made faces when somebody tried to short-change your money with soiled notes? When was the last time people refused soiled notes that you tried to desperately get rid of? You might want to rethink now.

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Leaked memo reveals lack of planning for Brexit

Leaked memo reveals lack of planning for Brexit

November 18, 2016

A leaked memo claims that Britian is substantially prepared to withdraw from the European Union just yet.

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