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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Udit Misra


Udit Misra

Udit Misra is Deputy Associate Editor

Explained: Why industrial production has contracted, what it means for the economy
Thu, Feb 13, 2020

The fall in IIP comes just a day after the Finance Minister quoted IIP data to argue the emergence of 'green shoots' in the Indian economy.

Explained: For AAP 2.0, what is the challenge ahead?
Wed, Feb 12, 2020

Despite the rollout of several so-called freebies by the AAP government, Delhi’s fiscal deficit is the lowest in the country. Sustaining its fiscal health, however, will require more revenue generation in future

Explained: Who was Kota Rani, likened to Mehbooba Mufti in her PSA dossier?
Tue, Feb 11, 2020

Kota Rani is remembered as the last ruler belonging to the Hindu Lohara dynasty in Kashmir.

Explained: Five reasons why RBI’s February monetary policy could be game-changer
Fri, Feb 07, 2020

Even though the RBI did not change the policy repo rates, Governor Das has managed to surprise everyone by adopting an unconventional approach.

Explained: Why Budget proposal on tax on Indians working abroad triggered confusion
Wed, Feb 05, 2020

If an Indian national lives in New Delhi but earns rental income from a house she owns in London, then, along with all other income that she earns within India, this rental income too, will attract tax.

With savings rate falling, phasing out exemptions may hit it harder
Tue, Feb 04, 2020

The savings rate, expressed as a percentage of the gross domestic product, reflects the pool of investible funds within the country that are available for the government and private businesses to use for investment purposes.

Explained: Will Budget 2020 work in getting the Indian economy back on track?
Sun, Feb 02, 2020

With the economy in deep crisis, what were the options before Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the Union Budget for 2020-21? With limited resources at her disposal, she has tinkered with several aspects of the economy. But will this strategy work in getting the Indian economy back on track?

Explained: How govt plans to reboot the economy with this budget
Sat, Feb 01, 2020

Budget 2020: Boosting consumption by leaving people with higher disposable incomes is the key strategy. So what was the problem slowing down the economy? Read on

Union Budget Explained: Boosting consumption by leaving people with higher disposable incomes is the key strategy
Sat, Feb 01, 2020

Union Budget important points Explained, highlights: Here's an explanation and analysis of the Budget presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in Parliament today.

Explained: 5 things to watch out for in Budget 2020
Sat, Feb 01, 2020

Union Budget 2020: The most crucial thing for boosting growth is not whether the fiscal deficit target is flouted or not, rather the level of revenue deficit and the govt’s intention towards reducing it to 0% (of GDP) in the next few years.

Explained: Why government has cut India’s GDP growth rate to 6.1% for 2018-19
Sat, Feb 01, 2020

Downward revision of GDP rate by almost a percentage point further underscores that the government has been underestimating the intensity of economic slowdown

Explained: The ugly truth about India’s adherence to the FRBM Act
Fri, Jan 31, 2020

By completely ignoring Revenue Deficit, and only focusing on containing Fiscal Deficit, the government has ensured that the FRBM Act now hurts growth – which is exactly opposite of what fiscal consolidation was supposed to do.

Explained: Is the push towards organised manufacturing the answer to India’s jobs crisis?
Sat, Feb 01, 2020

Data suggests that the formal manufacturing sector is becoming more capital intensive, and as such, unlikely to provide the expected boost for jobs.

Explained: What ails the credibility of India’s Budget numbers
Sat, Feb 01, 2020

Advancing the Union Budget by a month has not helped fiscal marksmanship

Explained: How the Union Budget is prepared
Fri, Jan 31, 2020

There is also a growing concern about the credibility of Budget numbers and many argue that the first thing to do is to reduce the gap between the numbers projected in a Budget and what actually happens.

Explained: Why the poor in India remain poor
Tue, Jan 21, 2020

In India, it would take 7 generations for a member of a poor family to achieve average income, according to the World Economic Forum's Global Social Mobility report.

Where the Line Dips 
Sun, Jan 19, 2020

Anthony Atkinson’s final book is a competent account of the metrics of poverty, why they matter.

Explained: A new controversy on India’s fiscal deficit
Thu, Jan 16, 2020

In his blog, S C Garg, former Economic Affairs secretary, has claimed that the actual fiscal deficit for the last financial year and the current one is more than a full percentage point higher than the official data.

Aaditya Mattoo: ‘90 per cent of India’s trade reforms agenda is domestic, such as labour law flexibility’
Mon, Jan 13, 2020

Global value chains or GVCs essentially break up the production process across countries.

Explained: How are the fundamentals of the Indian economy?
Fri, Jan 10, 2020

After his meeting with economists, the Prime Minister underscored the strength of the basic fundamentals of the economy. What does it mean? And what is India's status?