TN – Agriculture vs Industry, should industry lose?

Recently Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd, West Bengal has offered to construct a petrochemical plant in Cuddalore at an investment of around Rs 50,000 crore. Chief Minister E K Palaniswami has assured the representatives of the company that permission for the plant would be expedited. This, coupled with infrastructural improvements in chemical clusters

QUIZ FOR THE DAY – 10-02-2020

Today we present infographics of KBK Graphics on Defence expenditure on revised and budget estimates for 2019-20 and budget estimates for 2020-21. Please check your familiarity with simple facts.  Today's quiz.  a. What is the government department that receives the highest funding? b. What is the name of the aircraft that the Indian Air Force

QUIZ FOR THE DAY – 09-02-2020

Today's quiz for users based on the graphics shared in FB post: a. What is the term that denotes the shortage in a government-generated income compared to expenditure? b. What is the term known as on monies received by the government through tax and non-tax revenues? Please check your answers below.  Answers:  a. Fiscal Deficit; b. Revenue

Welcome efforts at building trust

The choice for the Finance Minister was limited. Nirmala Sitharaman had striven hard to rev up the economy that was on a continuous decline for over two years. With the scope for raising revenues limited, the finance minister has focused on the medium term, tapping non-tax sources for revenue. THERE HAS

He breathed population control…

T V Antony In a long list of civil servants, some are remembered for their passion, commitment and effectiveness. A few of these are admired for their rich contribution and advocacy of specific programs. I remember former finance secretary, K P Geethakrishnan, referring with awe to the prolific contributions of T

The Q3 results show an encouraging trend: several leading corporates have reported handsome profits.

Hyundai Motors: record exports in 2019 The Korean auto giant, Hyundai Motors, has developed its Indian plant as the second hub for exports after South Korea’s. During 2019, the company exported a record 181,200 units that formed 26 per cent of the 706,000 total passenger vehicles exported. The company is working