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OECD trims India’s growth outlook for 2017 and 2018

OECD trims India’s growth outlook for 2017 and 2018

September 26, 2017

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) makes a downward revision of India's growth projection for 2017 attributing it to the transitory effects of demonetisation and the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

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Aftermath of a hasty demonetisation and GST

Aftermath of a hasty demonetisation and GST

September 26, 2017

Consequent to demonetisation and the hasty implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), unemployment is rising fast in India. Worried, the Narendra Modi Government is seriously studying all the economic indicators and is likely to present a stimulus package soon to revive ...

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Tamil Nadu movie halls open post GST strife

Tamil Nadu movie halls open post GST strife

July 12, 2017

"Lack of clarity," said the Tamil Nadu theatre owners as they kept movie halls shut post GST blaming double taxation crippling the regional cinema industry.

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Tryst with GST

Tryst with GST

July 3, 2017

India’s midnight tryst with GST has redefined one nation, one tax and one market to the extent of labelling it the biggest indirect tax reform in the history of the country, with increased emphasis on making uniform taxation a success story.

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Phullu – a film to stop period shaming in India

Phullu – a film to stop period shaming in India

June 19, 2017

‘Phullu’ is a Bollywood film that strives to educate the Indian public about menstruation and the proper hygienic treatment of periods, a subject that is considered a taboo by many Indians. However, handed an Adult (A) rating by the Central Board of Film Certification, the fi...

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How will GST impact the digital marketplace in India?

How will GST impact the digital marketplace in India?

June 15, 2017

India is second biggest online marketplace after China and the new Goods and Services Tax (GST) is assumed to bring positive changes; however, ambiguity still remains.

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India highlights ease of doing business reforms for World Bank

India highlights ease of doing business reforms for World Bank

June 13, 2017

As the World Bank prepares to assess India's renewed policies to compile a new yearly report of the ease of doing business index, India highlights a few glitches in the assessment system that overlooked imperative reforms in the last report.

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The smoky future of the tobacco farmers in India

The smoky future of the tobacco farmers in India

June 1, 2017

‘At the crossroads of life and livelihood’ was a perfect name given to a study done on India's tobacco industry; the second largest in the world after China. As the country endorses campaigns against the consumption of tobacco, the alternative employment for workers remains t...

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GST rates on hospitality and tourism industry

GST rates on hospitality and tourism industry

May 22, 2017

Indian Hospitality industry experts are not very happy with the new tax rates and think that the end consumer might have to bear the burden of the widened tax bracket that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) brings.

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Modi advocates Jan-Dec fiscal year at the NITI Aayog Meet

Modi advocates Jan-Dec fiscal year at the NITI Aayog Meet

April 25, 2017

Sunday witnessed yet another thought-provoking meeting in the capital of India where the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi proposed yet another couple of reforms while addressing the third NITI Aayog Governing Council meeting. Is it a warm-up before July 1?

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Sanitary Napkins shouldn’t be a luxury

Sanitary Napkins shouldn’t be a luxury

April 24, 2017

In a country where menstruation is hardly spoken of in public spaces, the internet has given a space for the need to reform policy.

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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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