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Pullarao Pentapati - India inflation unique in Asia

The comparative figures and data related to Indian inflation were made available in the Lok Sabha by the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, in reply to a question,   on July 18, 2014. 501 more words

Pentapati Pullarao

It's time to do some tough talking to IITs and IIMs—they are slacking in research

India is establishing a number of new institutions of higher education. Even as work is underway, there is a great deal of debate about the research output at existing elite institutions such as the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) and the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM), which count among its alumni world famous business executives and scientists. 511 more words

Rain-fed farms are common, but India is unique in letting bad rains wreak economic havoc

Last week’s rains helped dispel some of the gathering economic clouds‎. Though the storm has yet not passed, there is a collective sigh of relief, because poor rains would have meant higher inflation, lower GDP, commodity price swings and widespread human misery among India’s vast number of farmers and farm hands. 912 more words

Budget 2014: Jaitley reluctant to jettison the junk - Virendra Parekh

“It must be said without mincing words that the budget has belied expectations of a radical change and bold measures. Barring some laudatory references to Indian civilization and River Ganga, Mr. 1,336 more words


QUICK READ: How the Defence Ministry cleared proposals worth Rs 21,000 crores in three hours

  • Defence Minister Arun Jaitley’s maiden Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting lasted for three hours and fifteen minutes.
  • Chaired by Jaitley, among those present were the three service chiefs, Defence Secretary and DRDO Chief .
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The Hindu - 19 July 14 - Sin tax and tobacco use

The Hindu - 19 July 14 - Sin tax and tobacco use

It is indeed noteworthy that Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has increased the specific excise duty on cigarettes in the range of 11 to 72 per cent and by 10 per cent on chewing tobacco. 570 more words

The Hindu

Financing For Infrastructure Development and Affordable Housing

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has taken bold step towards ensuring adequate flow of credit to core industries sectors, maintaining price stability and public confidence in the system.   232 more words

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