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India’s urban agenda one of the defining projects of 21st century: Minister

“India’s urban agenda will constitute one of the defining projects of the 21st century,” Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Puri told the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in New York on Wednesday.

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India-United States trade deficit: Myth and reality

Trade deficit on its own is not a bad thing. Even India suffers from a trade deficit with the rest of the world. In 2016, in terms of goods trade, the United States’ trade deficit with India was US$22bn – a mere 2.7 percent of total US trade deficit of US$798bn with the world that year.

Indian economy is turning the corner - and will continue to grow

The New York Times ran a front page on Sunday, January 7 titled “Rising Anxiety in India is Piercing Modi’s Aura of Invincibility”. The article discussed the decline in GDP, consumption and consumer confidence and its impact on India and Indians, writes Frank F. Islam

India’s banking industry crying for reform

While India has regained its position as the world’s fastest growing large economy – with the uptick in GDP expansion at 6.7% in Q3 of 2017-18 – sustaining it critically depends on more credit flows to revive investment, writes N Chandra Mohan

Indian economy to grow at 7.3% in FY19: World Bank

India would grow at 7.3 per cent in 2018-19, the World Bank said on Wednesday forecasting that the economy would revert to its trend growth rate of 7.5 per cent by 2019-20 as it bottoms out from the impact of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and demonetisation.

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Tackling e-waste: UNSW's Indo-Australian scientist offers to help India

Indo-Australian scientist Veena Sahajwalla, whose pioneering invention of the world’s first micro factory to tackle e-waste has generated global attention, says the technology can be deployed in areas of Delhi like Seelampur and Mayapuri, home to hundreds of MSMEs, to help ‘kabadiwallas’, the traditional waste collect

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India’s urban agenda one of the defining projects of 21st century: Minister

“India’s urban agenda will constitute one of the defining projects of the 21st century,” Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Puri told the High Level Political Forum on ...

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