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Samrat Sharma

The writer is Senior Correspondent(Delhi/NCR)

Samrat Sharma is a leading author in the field of business, finance, economy, and industry. He has work experience of 5 years in various sectors including manufacturing, analysis, and media. He is a mechanical engineer & MBA graduate.

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Modi’s WiFi revolution: Cabinet okays setting WiFi across country

The cabinet said that the WiFi hotspots across the country will make India more business-friendly and is in-line with efforts for ease of doing business.

digital india, wifi hotspots, bharatnet, ease of doing business

Modi govt’s move for job creation: Cabinet approves funds for Atmanirbhar Bharat Rozgar Yojana

The Rozgar Yojana scheme is introduced to boost employment in the formal sector and incentivize the creation of new employment opportunities.

jobs, employment, rozgar yojana, atmanirbhar bharat

India may regain ‘fastest-growing economy’ tag in 2021; base effect, Modi govt policies to help

In the year 2021, India is projected to grow faster than most major economies, including European nations, developed markets, and emerging markets.

"After several years of downgrades to India's medium-term growth outlook, we believe upgrades are now likely.

Ration card reform in 9 states now; Central govt move prompts states to push people-centric reforms

So far, nine states have successfully completed reforms in PDS and implemented the One Nation One Ration System.

ration card reforms, ease of doing business, power sector reforms, borrowing, centre, states

Construction activity gets boost from govt fund, state projects; migrants return to work

On the back of increased demand under NHAI, PMGSY, irrigation projects, and rural infrastructure, the construction equipment industry reported a healthy pick-up in volumes during the fiscal’s second quarter.

construction, economic activity, construction activity, general elections, pandemic, nhai, pmgsy

India’s economic revival catches pace; commercial vehicle sales jump in November

As the country witnessed a gradual rise in infrastructure activities and growth in the e-commerce sector, retail sales of commercial vehicles rose 12.7% on-month in November.

economic revival, economy recovery, commercial vehicle sales, FADA, Care Ratings, vehicle sales, auto sales

Modi’s 175 GW green energy target for 2022 looks a distant dream; here’s what may act as barrier

One of the key barriers to attract investments in the Indian green energy sector is the lack of suitable financing structures.

solar, green energy, wind energy, hydro energy, non conventional energy

Five forces for economic recovery in 2021; why inflation, deficit in India may shoot up?

India will likely try to ease policy, which could stoke inflation higher and deficits wider.

virus, policy, inflation, equity valuations, dollar, economic recovery, gdp, deficit

Divisive, damaging era of Trump’s presidency comes to end; how will global economy fare in 2021?

Covid-19 has not just pummelled the global economy but has changed the trajectory of the three big forces that are shaping the modern world.

global economy, economic revival, pandemic, globalisation, digitalisation, protectionism

Modi govt opens up highway for mid-sized firms; new move may bring more bids for road infra projects

The government's relaxations may intensify competition in roads, bridges and highways, and tunneling projects by way of higher participation from a wider set of bidders.

Highways in India,road, construction, bridges, pandemic, relaxation

Digital payments skyrocket as India steps into Unlock phase; UPI payments value surges 99% in Q2

During the fiscal second quarter, UPI payments recorded an 82 per cent jump in volume and a 99 per cent jump in value.

Presently, no charges are levied on transaction done through UPI.

Indian businesses more optimistic about recovery; ready for investment but fear about this

87 per cent of Indian businesses expect to return to pre-Covid profitability levels by the end of 2022.

companies, corporate profits, HSBC, trade, supply chain, investment

‘Give executive order on MSP, verbal promises won’t work’; will Modi govt issue written assurance?

In states having weak APMC infrastructure, farmers are forced to sell outside mandis and generally they realise a price much lower than the MSP.

farmers protest, MSP, minimum support price, price of agri produce, farm bills,

GST collections cross Rs 1 lakh cr mark for second straight month in November; show economic recovery

At a time when the government is struggling with revenue collections, October and November have seen decent growth in GST collections, signalling the recovery in the economy.

gst, goods and services tax, revenue collection, economic recovery

Power demand grows at double-digit in October; green energy shoots up, thermal takes lead

India’s power demand rose 11.5 per cent on-year in October 2020, which is a second consecutive rise,.

Players including the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), NTPC, GSEC, Suzlon and Adani Group have decided to start power generation activities at this hybrid park, he said.

Manufacturing activity loses momentum, still shows handsome growth in November; PMI at 56.3

While all three broad areas of the manufacturing industry recorded expansion, the growth was led by consumer goods, which was the only sector to see a stronger rate of increase.

manufacturing activity, PMI, purchasing managers' index, manufacturing growth, IIP, industrial production

India becoming ‘pharmacy of world’; foreign companies willing to tie-up with Indian pharma cos

Sweden has acknowledged India’s role as the ‘pharmacy of the world’ and is focusing on expanding bilateral cooperation in the areas of health and life sciences in view of the coronavirus pandemic.

Covid-19 Vaccine, pharmacy of world, pharma companies, pm modi, covaxin, bilateral relations

Companies fear rise in cybercrimes, frauds in coming years, yet only 5% of them take anti-fraud measures

While more companies now fear of increased threat from online platforms, very few of them have actually spent to avoid such threats.

scam

Manufacturing GVA grows as IIP shrinks in Q2; companies’ high profit likely helped more than production

Stellar corporate profits, on the back of a massive purge in costs, push manufacturing GVA in Q2.

atmanirbhar bharat Budget 2021 Expectations, Budget 2021 Expectations for atmanirbhar bharat

RBI MPC meeting: Repo rate unlikely to change; RBI may raise inflation, economic growth forecasts

High prices, labour shortages, elevated logistics costs, and high tax burdens remain factors driving costs higher in the economy.

RBI MPC, monetary policy committee, MPC meeting, repo rate, policy rate,

FM Sitharaman tells PSUs ‘perform better, put in more effort’; asks to meet capital spending targets

FM Sitharaman encouraged the PSUs to perform better to achieve targets and to ensure that the capital outlay provided to them for the year 2020-21 is spent properly and within time.

PSUs, CAPEX, capital expenditure, capital outlay, economic development

Q2 GDP Highlights: India’s economy shrinks 7.5% in Q2, falls into recession; manufacturing sees recovery

Q2 GDP Highlights: With the contraction in two successive quarters, India has entered into a technical recession in the first half of the current fiscal.

q2 gdp results, economic growth, recession, recovery, manufacturing, services, slowdown, green shoot, trade, forex, industrial output, core sector, november 2020

Pharma companies likely to attain normalcy this quarter; October sees bumper rise in sales

Indian Pharmaceutical Market (IPM) grew 1 per cent on-year in Q2 FY21, against a fall of 5.9 per cent in the first quarter.

drugs, pharma, api, pharma industry, drug business, coronavirus, lockdown

PM Modi tells foreign investors why they should invest in India’s green energy; reveals $20 bn plan

PM Modi today said that in the last 6 years, India has travelled on an unparalleled journey and it is expanding our generation capacity and network to ensure every citizen of India has access to electricity to unlock his full

re invest, renewable energy, investment in india, global investors, re invest 2020

Record Kharif sowing to lift farmers’ income, agri economy; 27 lakh farmers already benefit from MSP

While the bumper sowing kept the farm sentiments resilient, the same had to be supplemented by active procurement of rice at a minimum support price (MSP).

kharif sowing, kharif harvest, msp, minimum support price, farm income, agri economy

Listed companies post bumper profits despite lockdown; manufacturing firms steal the show

Nearly four thousand listed companies reported combined profits of Rs 1.5 lakh crore in the fiscal's second quarter July-September, which is the highest profit made by all listed companies in any quarter.

atmanirbhar bharat Budget 2021 Expectations, Budget 2021 Expectations for atmanirbhar bharat

Shaktikanta Das says economic recovery stronger than expected; surge in coronavirus poses downside risks

The Indian economy has exhibited a stronger than expected momentum in activity, said RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das.

RBI, reserve bank, RBI Governor, Shaktikanta Das, FEDAI
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