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MONEY

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Raghuram Rajan, Urjit Patel, GDP growth, Economic Growth

An economic blueprint for the new Prime Minister: How remonetisation is the only solution

By keeping interest rates artificially high, RBI governors Raghuram Rajan and Urjit Patel squeezed the life out of the economy. Demonetisation administered the last rites. India's new PM must aggressively reform and remonetise.

MONEY

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Modinomics, Congress, Lok Sabha election 2019, Narender modi

How an empowered rural economy forms the bedrock of the Modi govt's long-term strategies for 2022

Modi govt has invested tremendous transformative projects in rural India, from water conservation to soil testing, etc. The results include bumper production to once water-dry areas like Latur, now not needing even a water tanker!

MONEY

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Black Money, Narendra Modi, Note-Ban, Demonetisation

The Greatest Game-Changer: Why demonetisation was actually one of the best things to happen to India under PM Modi

The note ban formalised a huge sector of India's economy, spurred real growth, increased tax compliance, reduced interest rates, curbed artificially high property prices and netted black money. And these are just some massive advantages.

MONEY

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Economic Survey for 2018-19, Kisan samman nidhi yojana, Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi

Why India has to bite the Universal Basic Income bullet

A direct cash transfer to the poor is a powerful idea, and whichever political party comes to power at the Centre will feel compelled to move towards it in order to repair India's broken fiscal engine.

MONEY

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Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi, Pm-kisan, Nyay

Part II. NYAY complements PM-KISAN in fighting poverty and inequality

Global thinking has changed with increasing acceptance of income transfer initiatives like NYAY and PM-KISAN to fight poverty and inequality. This part of the series focuses on the UN and India’s fight against hunger and inequality.

MONEY

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Narendra Modi, IMF, Warren buffet, Rahul Gandhi

NYAY I.: It's good economics and in keeping with new global thinking on growth and inequality

Economists' ideas on growth are changing, with the IMF finding trickle-down economics doesn't work. Schemes that improve income of the poor, like Congress' NYAY, are thus a good step.

MONEY

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Income Tax, Capital gain tax, Real estate, Interim budget 2019

Interim Budget 2019: Tax advantages for buyers of a second property

Decoding the amended Section 54 benefits announcement in Interim Budget 2019.

MONEY

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Flipkart, Lok Sabha 2019 polls, Retail, BJP

How the Indian government threw Walmart a Googly!

Walmart faces stringent government regulations just a few months after it bought Flipkart. The timing is crucial. Will it faze the US giant?

MONEY

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Fisheries, Animal husbandry, Fertiliser, Piyush Goyal

Budget Afterthought: Big hug to the middle class

Budget 2019 was a chronicle of achievements, a roadmap for the future, envisaging the return of the NDA, garnished with pre-poll populism, and finally, some warmth for the tax payer.

MONEY

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Economy, Piyush Goyal, Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha 2019 polls

Budget 2019: Why Modi govt should walk the talk on promises

The government has already sounded the war bugle on elections. But in the bargain, the promises made need to be implemented with care.