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Study Reveals Enterprises Believe Covid-19 Will Have Bigger Impact Than 2008 Downturn

Dec 03, 2020 PTI

The joint study by HFS Research and Infosys revealed that 51 per cent organisations consider remote work or hybrid workforce model to be the way forward.

Diwali Will End Gloom Of Pandemic, Economic Distress: Sonia Gandhi

Nov 14, 2020 PTI

Congress president Sonia Gandhi expressed hope on the occasion of Diwali and said nation will be back on to the path of progress, harmony and prosperity.


US President-Elect Biden Speaks To Leaders Of France, Germany, Ireland, UK

They discussed cooperating on global challenges like Covid-19, global health security, climate change, human rights, global economic recovery.

Indian Democracy Passing Through Its Most Difficult Phase: Sonia Gandhi

Oct 19, 2020 PTI

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi attacked the BJP government over the recently passed farm laws, economic slowdown, atrocities against Dalits and its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Rs. 1350 Crore Package Announced For J&K, Political Parties Call The Move A Joke

Jammu and Kashmir has been under lockdown since the abrogation of Article 370 last year. Business losses in the valley alone, are estimated at Rs. 40,000 Crore.

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01 September, 2020

Covid Casualty: India's GDP Plunges By Record 23.9% In April-June Quarter

PTI

This is the sharpest contraction since quarterly figures started being published in 1996 and worse than what was expected by most analysts.


29 August, 2020

'Will Messenger Of God Answer?': Chidambaram's Dig At Nirmala Sitharaman's 'Act Of God' Remark

PTI

On Thursday, during the GST Council meeting, Nirmala Sitharaman had said the economy had been hit by Coronavirus pandemic, which is an 'Act of God', and that it will see a contraction in the current fiscal.


13 August, 2020

Decriminalisation Of Minor Economic Offences A Significant Step In Achieving 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vishwas'

Dr Swati Jindal Garg

Actions taken for decriminalisation of minor offences are expected to go a long way in improving ease of doing business and helping unclog the court system and prisons.


27 July, 2020

Infrastructure Push Can Re-ignite Economic Growth: RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das

PTI

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das said the farm sector is emerging as a bright spot.


28 June, 2020

To Beat COVID, Eating Enough Is Not Enough

Devesh Roy and Manika Sharma

While ensuring food and economic security for the poor is obviously a high priority, we cannot ignore the clear linkage between unhealthy diets and the severity of the pandemic.


24 June, 2020

IMF Predicts Sharp Contraction Of 4.5% In Indian Economy In 2020, A Historic Low

PTI

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) projected the global growth at –4.9 per cent in 2020, 1.9 percentage points below the April 2020 World Economic Outlook forecast.


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12 June, 2020

'Economy In Safe Hands, Worry Not, Mr. Guha': Nirmala Sitharaman's Jibe At Ramachandra Guha

PTI

In the war of words, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani also responded to Ramachandra Guha's tweet saying that Indians would not fall for 'tricks' of dividing them.


06 June, 2020

Centre Should Consult States Regularly, Treat Them As Equal Partners: Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot On Fight Against Covid-19

Mirza Arif Beg

In an exclusive interview with Outlook, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot speaks about the testing and medical facilities in the Congress-ruled state, the migrant crisis and the measures to revive economy.


04 June, 2020

'You Flattened The Wrong Curve': Rajiv Bajaj Says Lockdown Decimated Indian Economy

Outlook Web Bureau

Industrialist Rajiv Bajaj termed Coronavirus-induced lockdown as 'draconian' and said it has ended up decimating its economy and flattening the GDP curve.


19 May, 2020

Is Economic Package Really Mega? It Will Neither Provide Survival Support Nor Economic Stimulus

Subhash Garg

From a fiscal viewpoint, the government has struck a good deal. There is a saying in Hindi- 'heeng lage na fitkari, rang choko hoye' (you don’t spend really anything but it generates vibrant colours), writes Subhash Garg.


09 April, 2020

2020 Could See Worst Economic Fallout Since 1930's Great Depression: IMF

PTI

The virus is causing a tragic loss of life, and the lockdown needed to fight it has affected billions of people. What was normal just a few weeks ago — going to school, going to work, being with family and friends — is now a huge risk, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva.


08 April, 2020

India's GDP May Plummet To Multi-decade Low Of 1.6%: Goldman Sachs

PTI

Indian policymakers have not been aggressive enough in their response till now to the crisis, and will need to eventually intensify their efforts, economists at Goldman Sachs said.


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01 April, 2020

Coronavirus Crisis, Lockdown Will Result In Unprecedented Economic Devastation: Jayati Ghosh

Rajat Mishra

The government needs to have a large fiscal stimulus. It needs to put more money in the hands of the poor and vulnerable, Jayati Ghosh, development economist, and professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University tells Outlook.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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