01-03-2017

the hindu
1.GDP growth pegged at 7.1% belying demonetisation drag.

Improved estimate in net indirect taxes helped maintain GDP, says CSO.

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has kept its January estimate for growth in gross domestic product (GDP) in 2016-17 unchanged at 7.1%, signalling that independent economic forecasters may have overstated the drag on the economy from the November withdrawal of high-value currency notes.

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2.Back on track?

Recent discussions between Indian and Chinese officials on the way forward in Afghanistan are a welcome sign that both countries are attempting to put a very bad year in bilateral ties behind them, read more

3.Gauging the breeze in Manipur.

Manipur is to vote in two phases, on March 4 and 8, to elect the 60 members of the Legislative Assembly. The term of the current Legislative Assembly ends on March 18.  read more

4.OECD cuts 2016-17 GDP growth forecast to 7%.

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on Tuesday cut its growth projection for India in 2016-17 to 7% from the 7.4% it had projected last year.  read more

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1.Family health survey shows better demographic growth.
Slower Rise In Population, Cut In IMR, Better Sex Ratio
India’s health indicators show significant improvement over the last decade with a decline in infant mortality complimented by a better sex ratio, more institutional deliveries and wider vaccine coverage.

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2.Trust And Verify.
How simple changes in government functioning can make life easier for citizens
A group of senior bureaucrats tasked with studying urban issues has recommended governments move to a Trust and Verify approach in dealing with the most frequent needs of citizens.

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3.GDP grows at 7.1% in Q3 despite note ban squeeze

The Indian economy is expected to expand at 7.1% this financial year after factoring in the impact of demonetisation, the Central Statistics Office (CSO) said on Tuesday . Although this is slower than the 7.9% growth registered in 2015-16, it gives the Narendra Modi government the firepower to defend its decision to scrap old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, which, according to critics, has been disastrous for the economy.  read more

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1.Is the globe really warming?

If our globe is really warming, we, in the medical profession, will have to be worried as there might be an exponential growth of vascular disease epidemics when the globe really warms.  read more

2.Govt pegs GDP growth at 7% in 3rd quarter.

CHENNAI: Contrary to projections by analysts and economists, demonetisation has not dented India’s economic growth, data released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) on Tuesday show.   read more

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