Budget 2021: There are two ways in which the government can boost growth. One is to cut taxes — for the common man and/or for companies. The second is for the government to spend more. Starting next year, the government wants to increase its capital expenditure relative to revenue expenditure.
Between 2015 and 2019, several Indian states suffered a reversal on several child malnutrition parameters. Given the all-round adverse impact of Covid-19, the data from 2020 is expected to be even worse.
The international healthcare community has considered the ideal rate for caesarean sections to be between 10 per cent and 15 per cent. When medically justified, a caesarean section can effectively prevent maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity.
This is one of the startling revelations in the first-phase data of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) 2019-20 — released by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on December 12 — and marks a shift since the last NFHS in 2015-16.
The annual exodus from Bihar to places like Mukherjee Nagar and Old Rajinder Nagar in Delhi and Rajasthan’s Kota was one of the reasons LJP chief Chirag Paswan included a promise to create similar coaching hubs in Bihar in his manifesto.
During the lockdown, the Nitish government that initially urged migrants to stay put, arranged ration kits for them in Delhi and other cities, says Kaushlendra. However, not everyone had access to or knew of such services.
In IMF’s latest Economic Outlook, Bangladesh has overtaken India in GDP per capita. While Bangladesh has indeed made strides, its smaller population helps lift this metric. What else matters, what can happen now?
Government says its reform Bills will make it easier for farmers to sell their produce to private players. How remunerative is farming at present, and how heavily is the sector regulated? This is what data shows.
Credit guarantees to MSMEs: In the latest tranche of Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan package, the key thrust is a huge increase in credit guarantees to MSMEs. How do such guarantees work, and how is the move expected to help MSMEs?
Last week, a number of state governments made key changes in the application of labour laws. What are the labour laws in the country, and how can such changes impact firms, their workers, and the economy?
COVID-19 cases in India are taking a longer time to double during the lockdown than they were earlier. A look at nationwide trends, and how widely the doubling rates have varied from one state to another.
Crude Oil Price: On Monday, WTI crude price hit minus $40, which means the seller should pay the buyer. Is that as illogical as it seems? A look at what led to the crash, and what it means for India and the world.
On Tuesday, 19 states sought to borrow an aggregate sum of Rs 37,500 crore through sale of bonds, with tenures ranging from two to 15 years, conducted on the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) auction platform.