Indian handloom worker

Majority of handloom workers earn less than Rs 5,000 per month, govt informs Parliament

About 26.2% of handloom workers earned between Rs 5,000 and Rs 10,000, Union textiles minister Smriti Zubin Irani informs Rajya Sabha. Read more »
Special treatment for Indian MSMEs

Insolvency resolution: Why corporate MSMEs deserve special treatment

By Anubha Agarwal India’s gross domestic product had a great fall in the first quarter of 2020-21, pushing the economy into deep uncertainty. The sharp contraction of the economy made a huge... Read more »
mutual fund investment through SIPs

For all reasons: Mutual fund investments in the times of Covid-19

Investing in SIPs is a rewarding investment for retail investors. Investors should continue to invest in SIPs based on their risk appetite and financial goals. Read more »
monetary policy impact on markets

Covid-19, monetary policy on financial markets

The study captures the impact of monetary policy changes on the real effective exchange rate, market rate on 10-year govt bonds and the NSE stock index. Read more »
Engineering college students

Industry-university partnership key to innovation, growth

The New Education Policy identifies lesser emphasis on research, and lack of research funding as the major problems faced by the higher education system. Read more »
Narendra Modi government's ineffective stimulus

Strong infrastructure governance needed for effective public investment

Government investment in infrastructure is often criticised for expensive, poor-quality projects that offer very little benefit for the people and the economy. Read more »
free-trade agreements

Free trade pacts: Why India must be wary of signing more

Given the level of Chinese investments in ASEAN nations, the government should analyse firm-level customs data to monitor non-ASEAN firms using the PTA route. Read more »

Nirmala Sitharaman asks banks to lend aggressively to boost GDP growth

The meeting discussed sectors that could benefit from loan restructuring scheme and Sitharaman asked banks to give feedback on the scheme. Read more »

Regional cashew boards key to stepping up output

Dependence on imported cashew for processing affects overall cashew business, one of the sectors where India need to be self-reliant. Read more »
GST collections down

GST collection in August at Rs 86,449 crore

The economies of a dozen states are under strain due to non-payment of GST dues. This has forced them to cut capital expenditure and delay salary payments. Read more »