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Budget 2019 highlights

Budget 2019 highlights

July 6, 2019

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her first Union budget in the Parliament on July 5 lays out the roadmap for growth to a USD 5 trillion economy. Nirmala Sitharaman who became the first full time woman finance minister of India presented her maiden annual budget on July 5. A...

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India’s caste equations

India’s caste equations

August 27, 2018

Over 70 years after independence, there is a strange race amongst India’s multitude of castes and sub-castes to be declared a backward community, in order to gain preference in jobs and education. In the world’s fastest growing economy, this is a troubling sign of the ground ...

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Can the tiger tame the dragon?

Can the tiger tame the dragon?

August 18, 2017

Can India afford an economic boycott of China in view of the current stalemate in Doklam?

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A defining moment for Hindutva politics

A defining moment for Hindutva politics

July 25, 2017

With the inauguration of the 14th presidency, the story of the Indian Republic takes an interesting turn for several reasons.

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Union Budget 2017: Measures to strengthen digital economy

Union Budget 2017: Measures to strengthen digital economy

February 2, 2017

In a bid to give a push to the digital economy of India and weed-out corruption and black money, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley made a number of announcements in his Budget 2017 presentation.

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BRICS 2016 Summit sees modest results

BRICS 2016 Summit sees modest results

October 18, 2016

The 8th BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) summit, organised this weekend in Goa, India, has not recorded any significant results in order to develop the political and economic cohesion of this group of countries that is still very disparate and often having diver...

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Indian Budget 2016

Indian Budget 2016

February 29, 2016

The 2016 Indian Budget, presented on Monday by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, is first focused on a rural economy that still needs some boosting. It aims also at further reforms to accelerate investments, while keeping the public deficit at 3.5% of the Gross Domestic Product. And...

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