If one imagines all of India’s internal migrants as one nation then not only would that nation be the third-largest country on the planet — that is, after China and India — but also, it would be roughly double the size of the fourth-largest nation on the planet — the United States
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.
At the start of the joint session of Parliament on Friday, PM Narendra Modi said Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had already announced 3-4 mini budgets and that the 2021-22 Budget should be seen as an extension of the same effort. As the country recovers from Covid and one of its worst years as an economy, The Indian Express unscrambles the A to Z of what to expect today
An Oxfam report, titled ‘The Inequality Virus’, has found that as the pandemic stalled the economy, forcing millions of poor Indians out of jobs, the richest billionaires in India increased their wealth by 35 per cent.
India’s GDP 2020-21: This year, India’s per capita GDP, per capita private consumption and the level of investments in the economy — all will fall to levels last seen in 2016-17 or earlier, reveals latest official GDP data.
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.