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by A_Gupta
21 Nov 2017 02:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 806
Views: 84487

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

A subscription-required article at talkingpointsmemo.com argues that: https://talkingpointsmemo.com/prime-beta/russia-and-the-american-evangelical-right Russia or at least many Russians have spent a decade cultivating relationships with the evangelical right in the United States. Indeed, it would be...
by A_Gupta
18 Nov 2017 00:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 1949
Views: 110984

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/india-japan-look-at-joint-moon-mission-will-bring-samples-to-earth-117111701151_1.html India, Japan look at joint moon mission, will bring samples to earth India and Japan will collaborate to send a joint mission to the moon, which includes lan...
by A_Gupta
18 Nov 2017 00:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bangladesh News and Discussion
Replies: 2430
Views: 149442

Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

http://www.daily-sun.com/printversion/details/269403/India-Russia-Maldives-to-help-eliminate-TB-by-2030 India, Russia, Maldives to help Bangladesh eliminate TB by 2030 India, Russia and Maldives are ready to help Bangladesh eliminate tuberculosis (TB) by 2030, said Minister for Health and Family Wel...
by A_Gupta
17 Nov 2017 21:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4571
Views: 397945

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

This rating upgrade should result in a drop of cost of capital by about 40 basis points, coming from the drop in treasury yield. This is based on the yield spread between Baa3 (11 nations including India) and Baa2 (9 nations) (Source: Prof. Aswath Damodaran, NYU). Most of this should be realized wi...
by A_Gupta
17 Nov 2017 21:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 558
Views: 50117

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

Moody's upped the Government of India's credit rating. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-17/india-s-credit-rating-upgraded-by-moody-s-in-boost-for-modi India’s First Moody’s Upgrade in 14 Years Bets on Reforms https://www.bloomberg.com/gadfly/articles/2017-11-17/modi-s-early-christmas-...
by A_Gupta
16 Nov 2017 22:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 558
Views: 50117

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

What I was really asking is for a table of the fuel VAT levied by state. Excel file: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&ved=0ahUKEwiF_9XjyMPXAhWKi1QKHZdJC28QFgg8MAQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fppac.org.in%2FWriteReadData%2Fuserfiles%2Ffile%2FPP_3_SalesT...
by A_Gupta
16 Nov 2017 03:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 901
Views: 110248

Re: Analyzing CPEC

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/world-news/chinese-firm-halts-cpec-project-over-fund-issues-with-pakistan/articleshow/61629209.cms Chinese firm halts CPEC project over fund issues with Pakistan A leading Chinese company has drastically slowed down work on USD 2 billion 660kV ...
by A_Gupta
16 Nov 2017 03:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 1606
Views: 135312

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

http://www.atimes.com/article/pakistans ... ues-apace/
Pakistan’s political and economic deterioration continues apace
by A_Gupta
16 Nov 2017 01:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Shipping Sector
Replies: 354
Views: 61565

Re: India's Shipping Sector

http://www.financialexpress.com/industry/despite-gst-issue-ashok-leyland-packs-off-185-trucks-to-bangladesh-by-sea-second-automaker-in-india-to-use-this-route/933116/ In a fillip to the government’s coastal shipping initiative, Ashok Leyland (ALL) on Tuesday sent a second batch of 185 trucks via the...
by A_Gupta
16 Nov 2017 00:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 82
Views: 7458

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/commen ... 98129.html
Getting around Beijing’s ways
G Parthasarathy
India must strengthen maritime pacts with other players
by A_Gupta
16 Nov 2017 00:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 1949
Views: 110984

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

http://www.atimes.com/article/japan-joi ... ndia-ties/
Should Japan join China-led AIIB to strengthen India ties?
Japanese academic joins calls for Tokyo to join Delhi in supporting the bank
by A_Gupta
16 Nov 2017 00:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and ASEAN / East Asia
Replies: 618
Views: 38530

Re: India and ASEAN / East Asia

http://jakartaglobe.id/news/asean-needs ... ia-jokowi/
Asean Needs to Improve Trade, Security Cooperation With India: Jokowi
by A_Gupta
16 Nov 2017 00:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-EU News & Analysis
Replies: 1557
Views: 112807

Re: India-EU News & Analysis

https://arunachaltimes.in/index.php/2017/11/16/after-india-us-japan-australia-quadrilateral-france-to-deepen-ties-with-india-in-indian-ocean-region/ After India-US-Japan-Australia quadrilateral, France to deepen ties with India in Indian Ocean Region France has around 10 islands in the region with R...
by A_Gupta
15 Nov 2017 18:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4571
Views: 397945

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

http://indianexpress.com/article/explained/narendra-modi-indian-economy-gst-implementation-arun-jaitley-demonetisation-note-ban-credit-suisse-neelkanth-mishra-4937749/ India’s economy is a house under renovation, it will be dirty, uncomfortable for a while: Neelkanth Mishra Credit Suisse India Equit...
by A_Gupta
15 Nov 2017 18:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 558
Views: 50117

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

http://www.thehindu.com/business/Economy/export-drops-112-to-23bn-in-october-trade-deficit-balloons/article20445047.ece India’s goods exports growth declined by (-) 1.12% in October this year to $23 billion, the lowest pace of growth since (-) 6.86% in July 2016, which was the last time the shipment...
by A_Gupta
14 Nov 2017 03:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 1512
Views: 94791

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

anupmisra wrote:
Wait a minute. Wasn't the size of their IT exports about to touch a couple of billion dollars?

https://www.dawn.com/news/1370259/expor ... se-by-32pc


Floating-point error?
by A_Gupta
14 Nov 2017 00:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7675
Views: 515435

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-12/once-asia-s-top-market-home-price-gains-fade-on-india-cash-ban Home Price Rises Slow in India Thanks to Modi’s Cash Ban India’s property sector was already battling a slowdown last year, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s crackdown on cash quashed ...
by A_Gupta
12 Nov 2017 05:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 554
Views: 66046

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/foreign-trade/1st-indian-wheat-consignment-via-chabahar-reaches-afghanistan/articleshow/61606821.cms "1st Indian wheat consignment via Chabahar reaches Afghanistan" "First India wheat shipment via #Chabahar welcomed into Zaranj #Afghan...
by A_Gupta
12 Nov 2017 05:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4571
Views: 397945

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/economy/investors-have-nothing-to-worry-as-gloomy-days-are-over-for-indian-economy-2435941.html "The latest economic indicators and the second quarter corporate results are pointing towards green shoots emerging and indicating that the worst is behind u...
by A_Gupta
11 Nov 2017 03:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3549
Views: 144039

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/11/majority-of-scientists-now-agree-that-humans-came-to-the-americas-by-boat/ For decades, students were taught that the first people in the Americas were a group called the Clovis who walked over the Bering land bridge about 13,500 years ago. "In a dramatic...
by A_Gupta
08 Nov 2017 17:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4571
Views: 397945

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-07/night-lights-and-train-trips-help-india-study-impact-of-cash-ban Night Lights, Train Trips Help Study India's Cash Ban Impact The slowdown is bolstering calls for satellite imagery to peer through the dust of India’s 600,000 villages to gauge activi...
by A_Gupta
03 Nov 2017 02:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3549
Views: 144039

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

https://books.google.com/books?id=Qd41AQAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false Edward pococke India in Greece Don't know if it is useful but a book by Edward Pococke about India in Greece written 2 centuries ago. It claims that lot of Greece ...
by A_Gupta
02 Nov 2017 01:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 806
Views: 84487

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Reading the Manafort article above, I have to hand it to the Khans - they have raised corruption to an artform. Only they call them registered lobbyists, super PACs, Congressional elections every two years (so they need more money all the time). *slow clap* Yes, the genius of the UK-USA system is t...
by A_Gupta
31 Oct 2017 03:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 806
Views: 84487

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

https://theintercept.com/2017/09/05/decades-ago-paul-manafort-played-a-leading-role-in-a-pioneering-operation-to-secretly-funnel-foreign-money-into-u-s-politics/ Paul Manafort and J&K (PS: with friends like these, who needs enemies?) In the early 1990s, Manafort’s lobbying firm, Black, Manafort,...
by A_Gupta
30 Oct 2017 23:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4571
Views: 397945

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

^^^ As far as I can tell, GOI gets a view into the unorganized sector via National Sample Surveys; but the last one related to employment was 2011-2012!!!!!!!!!! PS: Excerpt from the 2016-17 Annual Report of the Ministry of Labour and Employment: http://labour.gov.in/annual-reports As per the survey...
by A_Gupta
28 Oct 2017 19:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4571
Views: 397945

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Two Cheers For India’s Banking Stimulus... And Why I Held Back The Third One https://swarajyamag.com/economy/two-cheers-for-indias-banking-stimulus-and-why-i-held-back-the-third-one The mechanics of recapitalization bonds (from 2016): http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/columns/aarati-krishn...
by A_Gupta
26 Oct 2017 22:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4571
Views: 397945

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

The below is a cropped version of this image from the BJP twitter account:
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hanumadu wrote:Image
by A_Gupta
26 Oct 2017 22:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4571
Views: 397945

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

This image seems to be from
http://www.livemint.com/Opinion/Nx22oUw ... track.html
Sun, Aug 30 2015. 08 29 PM IST
India is on the right track

vijayk wrote:Image
by A_Gupta
25 Oct 2017 10:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 1512
Views: 94791

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

Sahiwal Coal Power Plant https://www.brecorder.com/2017/10/09/373796/brand-new-machinery-installed-at-sahiwal-coal-power-project/ He said the {1320 MW} plant would produce 9039 GWh (9039 billion units) electricity annually, and it would require 3.1 million ton of imported coal annually at a cost of ...
by A_Gupta
24 Oct 2017 16:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2720
Views: 181701

Re: Indian Roads Thread

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/ne ... 196485.cms
Cabinet approves mega Rs 7-lakh crore project to develop 83,000 km highways in 5 years
by A_Gupta
24 Oct 2017 16:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 558
Views: 50117

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

http://indianexpress.com/article/business/union-finance-minister-arun-jaitley-gst-economy-economic-boost-finance-ministry-announcement-new-gst-rules-live-updates-4904281/ Earlier in the day, Jaitley said the government has decided to waive late fee on the filing of GSTR-3B for August and September. ...
by A_Gupta
24 Oct 2017 16:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7675
Views: 515435

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/markets/stocks/news/crackdown-on-india-shell-companies-unearths-1-billion-cash/articleshow/61198230.cms While the government has already deregistered over 200,000 companies and restricted their bank accounts, it is now working on limiting property transfers to tr...
by A_Gupta
24 Oct 2017 16:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7675
Views: 515435

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Most of the story is behind a registration wall. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-24/india-s-crackdown-on-shell-companies-set-to-intensify-minister India Unearths $1 Billion of Suspicious Cash in Corruption Crackdown By Shruti Srivastava October 24, 2017, 1:09 AM EDT October 24, 2017,...
by A_Gupta
24 Oct 2017 09:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Non-Western Worldview
Replies: 986
Views: 65182

Re: Non-Western Worldview

This speech by Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, October 1, 1948, made to people in the Armed Forces of India, is a great example of an Indian non-western worldview. (my blog) http://thepartitionofindia.blogspot.com/2017/10/sardar-patel-on-gandhi-india-and-world.html Excerpt: I am proud of the Air Force, fo...
by A_Gupta
22 Oct 2017 11:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4571
Views: 397945

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Conflicting stories about retail:
http://www.firstpost.com/business/diwal ... 55305.html

Diwali shopping: Has festival of lights boosted sales? Yes, say modern retailers; dampener, say small traders
by A_Gupta
20 Oct 2017 16:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4571
Views: 397945

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

^^^ yes, a fiscally viable safety net for workers depends on a better tax-base. Let us not put the cart before the horse. Industries and jobs first. Security and protections later. Industry and jobs need labor reforms need safety net for workers need better tax-base. FYI, GOI's credit-rating is not...

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