Daily Archives: May 31, 2019

Nirmala Sitharaman becomes India’s first woman FM


Nirmala Sitharaman Friday broke the glass ceiling again as she became the first full-time woman Finance Minister, who will present Modi 2.0 government’s maiden Budget that should look to take out the country from slowing growth, create jobs, attract investments and tackle banking sector woes. Sitharaman’s first day in office was greeted by GDP growth rate slowing down to five-year ...

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GDP growth slows to five-year low at 5.8 percent in Jan-Mar


India’s economic growth rate slowed to five-year low of 5.8 per cent in January-March 2018-19, due to poor performance in agriculture and manufacturing sectors, official data released Friday said. The Central Statistics Office (CSO) also revealed that GDP growth during 2018-19 fiscal stood at 6.8 per cent, lower than 7.2 per cent in the previous financial year. The growth in ...

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‘Nishank’ takes charge of HRD Ministry

Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ took charge of the HRD Ministry Friday with the senior ministry officials handing him over the draft of the much awaited National Education Policy (NEP). The policy, an ambitious project of the previous Modi government, is expected to be on the agenda of Nishank, who started his career as a teacher in the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh-affiliated ...

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