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GoI misses its disinvestment target

Government of India misses its disinvestment target as the plan to sell Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), Air India and Container Corporation of India has not been succeeded. Highlights The Government had planned to sell 53.3% of BPCL, 31% of Concorp as per latest market prices. The Government had set the Disinvestment target of Rs ..

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Ind-Ra lowers India’s GDP growth forecast in 2019-20 to 6.1% from 6.7% in August 2019

India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra), a part of Fitch group has lowered India’s gross domestic product (GDP) forecast for financial year (FY) 2019-20 to 6.1%. This was second downgrade in the last two months. Earlier in August 2019, Ind-Ra had revised GDP growth estimate to 6.7% from its earlier forecast of 7.3%. It has cited ..

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New index to Assess Quality of Central and State Budgets

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has come out with a Fiscal Performance Index to assess the quality of budgets presented by the Centre and state governments. Fiscal Performance Index Fiscal Performance Index (FPI) is an innovative tool which uses multiple indicators to examine the quality of Budgets at the Central and State levels. It ..

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Proposed Nyay Scheme: Key Facts

In its election manifesto for the Lok Sabha Elections 2019, the Congress party has announced a Minimum Income scheme Nyuntam Aay Yojna (Nyay) as a surgical strike against poverty. Key Facts about the Proposed Scheme The Nyay scheme is targeted towards 5 crore families who are the poorest 20 per cent in India. Nyay scheme ..

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Proceeds from Disinvestments exceeds Target

The proceeds from the disinvestments have exceeded the disinvestment target for the fiscal 2018-19 by Rs 5,000 crore taking the total proceeds to Rs 85,000 crore against the targeted Rs 80000 Cr. Disinvestments Disinvestment refers to the process of public asset sales by the government of India. Industrial Policy provides that in order to raise resources ..

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