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Grammy awards 2017

Grammy awards 2017

Grammy Awards ceremony was held on February 12, 2017. The CBS network broadcast the show live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The ceremony recognized the best recordings, compositions, and artists of the eligibility year, which runs from October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016. James Corden hosted the ceremony for the first time. The "pre-telecast" ceremony (officially named The

India’s Foreign Trade: June 2017 

MERCHANDISE TRADE EXPORTS (including re-exports) Exports have been exhibiting positive growth for the last nine months. In continuation with growth indicated by exports since September 2016, exports during June 2017 have shown growth of 4.39 per cent in dollar terms valued at US$ 23562.62million as compared to US$ 22572.30 million during

FDI in India: Recent trends and measures

The commerce and industry ministry says India has now become the topmost attractive destination for foreign investment. India’s FDI inflows were reported at a record $60.1 billion in 2016-17 in May 2017 (The Hindustan Times, dated May 19, 2017). Foreign Direct Investment in India increased by $3.409 billion in July

I too need to speak up-Rajeev Chandrasekhar reply to Yashwant Sinha

After three years of repair and rebuilding, the Indian economy is in a better place than it was in 2014. It is prepared to deliver longer periods of higher rates of growth. Yashwant Sinha’s recent article (‘I need to speak up now‘, IE, September 27) about the economy concludes more in

The implications of Pakistan and India’s permanent membership of the SCO

The implications of Pakistan and India’s permanent membership of the SCO

(This analytical article on SCO was published in moderndiplomat just before Prime Minster Narendra Modi attended Astana Summit in June 2017. It is reproduced here for the benefit of students.) The next Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit will be held in Astana, Kazakhstan in June 2017, when India and Pakistan are

From policy paralysis to policy shocks: Uncertainty returns to haunt investment, growth

In FY13 and FY14, a paralysed govt failed to respond to business needs. Now, a hyper-active govt led by an agile tax bureaucracy is causing uncertainty Dark clouds are hovering over India’s economy, unnerving markets, policy-makers and others with a stake in this global bright spot. Growth in the April-June quarter

Government approves Rs 25,000-crore package for police reforms

The Union Cabinet approved (September 27) a Rs 25,000-crore outlay for upgrading the internal security apparatus in states by upgrading and reforming the police system. According to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, the Cabinet Committee on Security, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved an umbrella scheme, Modernisation of Police Forces, with the