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Udit Misra


Udit Misra

Udit Misra is Deputy Associate Editor

Haryana’s quota law comes as jobless curve in state rises and govt pie shrinks
Fri, Mar 05, 2021

Haryana quota law: Data compiled by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy shows that the state's unemployment rate has been far in excess of the national average since August 2017.

ExplainSpeaking: The link between US bond yields, Indian stock markets, GDP and GVA growth rates
Mon, Mar 01, 2021

Growth rate of Gross Value Added (GVA) merits attention as it points to an economic recovery even though the GDP growth rate has worsened

ExplainSpeaking: Why rising unemployment, not GDP growth, is the biggest challenge for India
Wed, Feb 24, 2021

Typically, fast economic growth takes care of unemployment worries. However, in India’s case, one cannot assume that.

Explainspeaking: What 2020 taught us about India’s internal migration
Thu, Feb 18, 2021

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

ExplainSpeaking: Inverted-V — the shape of India’s GDP growth rate over the past decade
Wed, Feb 10, 2021

The likely gains in FY22 will only bring the economy at par with where it was at the end of FY20

ExplainSpeaking: What’s so bold about Budget 2021, you ask?
Wed, Feb 03, 2021

It is natural that many Indians thought the Budget would ramp up allocations across the board. In reality, the exact opposite happened

Explained: How Budget maps spending route out of pandemic
Wed, Feb 03, 2021

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.

Covid Budget: A to Z of what to expect today
Mon, Feb 01, 2021

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

ExplainSpeaking: Two ways to approach rising inequalities and Union Budget 2021
Sat, Jan 30, 2021

Budget 2021: Should the Finance Minister prioritise reducing sharply widening inequalities or focus first on boosting economic growth?

Covid deepened inequalities: wealth, education, gender
Mon, Jan 25, 2021

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.

ExplainSpeaking: Ahead of Budget 2021, what RBI is worried about
Fri, Jan 22, 2021

The latest Financial Stability Report states that non-performing assets could simply double between September 2020 and September 2021.

Most on Supreme Court committee have backed farm laws, called protests misguided
Wed, Jan 13, 2021

All four members have publicly been in favour of the farm laws and none of them has supported the demands for repealing them.

ExplainSpeaking: Will the Union Budget 2021-22 slay India’s ‘five giants’?
Thu, Jan 14, 2021

Budget 2021-22: Rising poverty, falling health parameters, worsening educational outcomes, inadequate housing and widespread unemployment are the biggest challenges facing the Indian economy.

Explained: Here are 7 key takeaways from India’s latest GDP data
Thu, Jan 14, 2021

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.

Explained: What is the 25th Amendment of the US Constitution, that could be used to remove Trump?
Thu, Jan 14, 2021

25th Amendment US Constitution: In the aftermath of Donald Trump supporters storming the US Capitol, many have urged Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment.

ExplainSpeaking: How does Indian Govt’s support for agriculture compare with other countries?
Wed, Jan 06, 2021

For the protesting farmers — primarily belonging to Punjab and Haryana — the farm laws will rob farmers of their traditional social safety net.

ExplainSpeaking: A look back at India’s economy in 2020
Fri, Jan 01, 2021

India started the calendar year by recording the slowest GDP growth rate in six years and ended it by entering a technical recession. Here's how it all unfolded.

ExplainSpeaking: Economics behind India’s rising child malnutrition
Mon, Dec 21, 2020

The latest National Family Health Survey data shows that in several parts of India, children born between 2014 and 2019 are more malnourished than the previous generation

Reading NFHS data: why findings of the latest round are of concern
Mon, Dec 21, 2020

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.

‘Alarming’ trend of very high C-section births, says survey
Tue, Dec 15, 2020

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.

ExplainSpeaking: How China reformed its agriculture and reduced poverty
Mon, Dec 21, 2020

China followed a radically different approach by creating incentives and institutions needed for a market economy

Malnutrition in kids worsens in key states 2015-19
Mon, Dec 14, 2020

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.

ExplainSpeaking: How persistently high inflation undermined RBI’s effort to revive growth
Mon, Dec 07, 2020

If inflation rate has been outside RBI’s comfort zone for the past 12 months and RBI has also bumped up inflation forecast, then why hasn’t it raised repo rates?

ExplainSpeaking: Here are 5 takeaways from India’s Q2 GDP data
Sat, Dec 05, 2020

India's Q2 GDP data Explained: The soundness of the Finance Ministry’s assessment of India’s nominal GDP growth rate is central to the credibility of the forthcoming Budget numbers

Corporates as banks: What led to this recommendation, and why has it come in for criticism?
Wed, Nov 25, 2020

A recent RBI report has recommended that large corporate and industrial houses should be allowed ownership of private banks. What led to this recommendation, and why has it come in for criticism?