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51/bbr #StartUps will drive the growth of modern high quality jobs in #India. Union and State Govts must ensure complete de-bureaucratisation of the business environment (eg Labor & land rules) to ensure that this happens at an accelerated pace!
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Whenever there is a discussion on what is holding Pakistan back, the #elephant in the room is #bureaucracy. So, what is wrong with bureaucracy, or should I say what wrong has it done to the country? For the answer, we need to dig a bit into its historical evolution.
Pakistan’s administrative machinery, in particular its infamous bureaucracy, is profoundly influenced by its colonial legacy. The #British had created authoritative and exceedingly centralized bureaucratic #institutions to rule the empire.
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The @OECD Economic Survey of 🇸🇰 #Slovakia has been released!

Preparing for rapid population ageing, boosting productivity & greening the #recovery from #COVID19 represent key policy priorities going forward.

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@MathiasCormann
@LauBooneEco
1/11
After a deep economic contraction in 2020, #Slovakia’s economy is recovering.

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2/11
Risks surrounding the outlook remain high. Supply disruptions are leading to volatile production and surging #inflation in #Slovakia.

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3/11
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Of 15 #Republican candidates for Secretary of State (the office that oversees #elections), in 5 battleground states,

10 lack confidence in the 2020 results or flat-out claim it stolen.

Only 2 of 9 interviewed acknowledged #Biden as the legitimate winner. reut.rs/3EKY6fd
In 2020, #Trump, and #GOP legislators, not only undermined trust in elections, with false claims repeatedly debunked, they told partisan state legislators to send electors for Trump in states where voters selected Biden; a blatant rejection of #democracy.
It was only laws, and honorable officials holding to those laws, that prevented the #coup from succeeding.

The GOP are not done. Those protections are only going to get weaker with time.
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"#Data: a new direction" - a public consultation by @DCMS on "reforms to the UK’s #DataProtection regime":

gov.uk/government/con…

The consultation ends on 19 Nov 2021, and you can respond by e-mail to DataReformConsultation@dcms.gov.uk or online here:

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A quick sample of initial reactions...

We're clearly going to be hearing a lot about #LegitimateInterests, as well as #commercial and #public ones. The real question being, how do this Government's interests actually align with YOURS?

140+ pages on a Friday is a lot to digest, but @lilianedwards' "penumbra of often futile determinedly populist ideas largely not evidence-based" seems entirely consistent with @DCMS's Drunkard's Walk through #data and #ID this past year...

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Exactly three decades ago in the summer of 1991, I graduated. A year later, I started working at a recently-launched business magazine. I’ve had a ringside view of sorts of India's reform years. So, here are my two bits. #thread #reforms
While history rightly records the necessity of reforms thanks to the balance of payments crisis in 1991, many of the younger lot already knew the country was changing — our hopes and aspirations were vastly different from the earlier generation. #thread
The 80s were the springboard of economic change. The IT story had already begun, exporters were the new rich, and real estate was perking up. Despite massive political churn—Punjab, Kashmir, Mandal — a new economic rhythm was evident. India, or at least part of it, was impatient.
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#Thread Services - *ASPECTS*

#Familiarity

Police ,Foreign ,Forest ,Revenue, Administration, Railway - are some of the services with which there exists an amount of familiarity amongst the aspirants & public.

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But there are many other services that perform very crucial functions which needs highlighting.

Most notably, (for eg.)

Indian Information Service #communication
Indian Statistical Service #data
Indian Economic Service #policy

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#Domination

Many a times, certain Services try to dominate others by the virtue of

1. Political proximity
2. Scope of Functioning
3. de facto postings/positions
4. Public image
5.Service benefits ( promotion, increment, deputation opportunity etc)

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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 04/13/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/04/13/dai…
Prevalence of Optimal Metabolic Health in American Adults: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2009–2016

liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/me…

#MetabolicHealth #SurveyResults #DataAnalysis #ResearchFindings
A new era of innovation: Moore’s Law is not dead and AI is ready to explode

siliconangle.com/2021/04/10/new…

#InnovationRate #MooresLaw #ArtificialIntelligence
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@PSPCLPb @CsPunjab @PunjabGovtIndia Pls see DM for account number.
Will try to articulate the general and specific problems inline here....

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Issues in manual process for #meterchallenge
Pls see the attached photo of meter challenge form with all personal data masked.
@PSPCLPb @CsPunjab @PunjabGovtIndia 2/n
Refer attachment.
(a) #MeterChallenge: Consumers have to fill out physical form & attach ID proofs.
#Reforms ques: Why? Why can't the same be also & preferably done through #PSPCL app?
Then ID proofs would be either not reqd or uploaded online or pulled from account info.
@PSPCLPb @CsPunjab @PunjabGovtIndia 3/n
#MeterChallenge
(b) Consumer has to physically visit office, meet concerned persons, get signatures on form for SDO, JE.
#Reforms ques: Why?
In #COVID19 times, sr citizen mom visited office 19/2/21 ("2"), waited as there was some meeting, got form marked ("1","3") thru driver
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 02/18/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/02/18/dai…
Thought-detection: AI has infiltrated our last bastion of privacy | VentureBeat

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#AI #privacy
mRNA Platform: Drug Discovery & Development - Moderna

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#development #discovery #drup #platform
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Excellent #Budget2021 by @narendramodi govt

16.5 lakh Cr Agri Credit allocation&Rs 1.18 lakh Cr for roads

Massive 34.5% rise Capital Spending at 5.54 lakh Cr

137% rise in Health budget

Income Tax scrutiny reduced from 6 to 3 yrs;No Double taxation of NRIs

#Growth,the focus
Hike in Insurance #FDI from 49% to 74%,pro #Reforms💪

#Dividend income invested In InvITs &REITs,tax free

No advance tax liability on Dividend income

#LIC IPO--BIG

#Disinvestment of BPCL,Pawan Hans,Air India,Concor,IDBI,Beml, Shipping Corp--BIG

64180Cr #Healthcare budget-BIG
5 Mega #Fishing harbours

7 Mega #Textile Parks

Agri Infra Fund to be available to #APMCs

Voluntary #VehicleScrapping policy

20000Cr #Recapitalisation of PSBs

#ARC to take over stressed assets

7 Port projects to be developed via PPP

18000Cr for Bus Transport
#Modinomics💪
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4/ag Here's a solution for "experts on everything" looking for political solutions: Central Govt should #abolish the #APMC Act and the #ECA, along with the 3 new agri laws, and leave every State to make own Agricultural laws. Then they'll be responsible/ accountable to voters!
5/ag Subject to proviso, that States cannot stop inter-state trade in agricultural goods, which framers of the constitution, correctly put under Union Govt's purview. Nor can States force CG to take any action which is responsibility of State, nor obstruct anything in Union list!
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Sir, with ref to your very much needed sensitive response, in ordinariness of #ordinarypeople & with commonsense of
#commonman, may we submit as follows:
1.Instead of experimenting with #3FarmActs for 1-2 yrs, why not keep those in abeyance for 2yrs?
2. Ask #40AssnsofFarmers>>
>> to submit their #ProposedDraft keeping following in view:
a. #Reforms inter-alia shifting from existing agriculture pattern in #Punjab #Haryana etc to...
b."Cost + theory" & feasibility of #MSP for all crops
c. Is uniform #FarmActs possible for all #States
3.Likewise #GOI >>
>>needs to appreciate that instead of "experimenting" for
1-2 yrs which if results in #irreversible & #irrevocable DAMAGES will be creating more
#TrustDeficit, it will be better to keeping #3FarmActs in #Abeyance to hv #LevelPlayingField to make needful decisions cordially!>>
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RBI credit policy on 4thDec raised GDP forecast for FY21,from minus 9.5% to minus 7.5%;GDP growth will turn +ve in Q3 at 0.1%&0.7% in Q4

Remarkable speed of the turnaround amidst worst pandemic in 102yrs has lots to do with @narendramodi govt's blistering pace of Agri #Reforms💪
CPI in Sep&Oct'20 came in at 7.3%&7.6% and that is precisely why RBI did not lower rates&rightfully so

WPI came at 1.32%&1.48% in Sep&Oct 2020

Supply disruptions&labour shortages,key reasons for high CPI

CPI will fall to 6.8% in Dec&5.8% in Jan2021

Accommodative stance by RBI
Inflation target for 1HFY22 by RBI has been kept@4.6-5.2% range

Core inflation is sticky,feeding into high inflationary expectations but resumption of normality will ease supply bottlenecks&ease #Core

#Accommodative stance leaves window open for rate cuts,albeit not immediately
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Problem is the blind polarisation among the upper-crust - who refuse to see anything good in #Modi. Many had forwarded to me the clip of an MP criticising #PMCaresFund hailing her as the new start in parliamentarian. Same people not interested in #NirmalaSitharaman’s rebuttal.
2/n Similarly, not a word of condemnation for the pandemonium caused in #RajyaSabha (despite televised footage) by the opposition but all sympathies with suspended MPs protesting in the laws of Parliament House and lamenting the “death of democracy”. 3/n
3/n Same set of businessmen and industrialists who have been crying hoarse about labour reforms suddenly start talking like Trade Union leaders. Would love to see their reaction if the government withdraws the amendments in #LabourCodes 4/n
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Right now DR @APanagariya speaking at @BenCham1833 Leadership Series on the impact of the pandemic #ArvindPanagariya #BengalChamber
2/n Dr #ArvindPanagariya endorses the government's decision not to front-end the "demand stimulus" - because with labour not being there and enterprises shut - Supply Curve being vertical - it wouldn't have worked. #COVID19India #BengalChamber
3/n Dr #ArvindPanagariya thinks it was the right decision to focus first on food security and controlling infection spread. Next, the interventions by RBI on liquidity and credit lines was the logical second step #COVID19India #BengalChamber
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#Webinar | @jaffrelotc (@CERI_SciencesPo), Dr Ajay Mathur (@teriin), @VaidehiTandel & @SebastienTreyer discuss the economic, social and environmental impact of #COVID19 on #India, today, 3pm IST.

Register at: tinyurl.com/ybjsntpp

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@IDDRI_ThinkTank’s ‘Between a rock and a hard place: Economic, social and environmental impact of #Covid19 on #India’ is live now on YouTube:
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.@jaffrelotc: "The present #crisis is making visible the impact of decades of growth without #development based on growing #inequality" @CERI_SciencesPo
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#GPC #LDE V shaped notmalization from #Lockdown is happening in most countries. Post-normalization growth recovery in #India will depend critically on #economic #reforms (#GST, #DTC, #DCT, #Labor, #SEZs, Tariffs-FTAs, ...........)
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While judiciary constantly in news for political controversy what 99 % citizens get affected by are everyday experiences in courts. Expense, delay, complexity, unfairness, alienation. This comprehensive report gives context specific recs .. 1/ Link lprn.org.pk/wp-content/upl…
to bring about first major #reforms in 150 years. Detailed #CaseflowManagement recs presented 2 #LahoreHighCourt a few years ago. New civil/crim rules framed. Still await implementation. If #citizenrights truly matter this needs to progress. Prepared with support of @EUPakistan
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#Reforms

This is big reform which will reduce real estate corruption and bring down urban land prices.

swarajyamag.com/news-brief/kar…
After the amendment, regardless of buyer’s annual income from non-agricultural sources, any Indian or a trust, society, company or an educational institution can buy farmland in Karnataka.
According to the current law, any person with annual income above Rs 25 lakh from non-agriculture sources would not be considered as a “farmer” regardless of the family background. Before 2015, the income cap was just Rs 2 lakh.
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Does a domestic #fiscal adjustment in #Saudi Arabia have a negative impact on economic growth?

The results based on our @UNESCWA working paper (with @mraissi80 @IMFNews and @niranjan875 @UNESCWA) show that is not necessarily the case: unescwa.org/publications/m… Image
While we would have expected a #fiscal tightening to cause a temporarily fall in economic #growth in #Saudi Arabia, this is not borne by the data as the estimated impact on economic growth is not statistically significant (see Figure 8). 2/3 Image
However, we argue that the sign of the impact would depend upon the size of #fiscal adjustment, the quality of #tax and spending measures adopted, and whether they are complemented with structural #reforms or not. 3/3
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🙌🏿Do read @RahulMaganti's reportage on how the #Amaravati project was displacing thousands of farmers from fertile lands, destroying small land holders,creating unemployment for agricultural labourers & forcing desperate migrants into exploitative, informal construction labour.
The master plan for the #Amaravati Project,prepared by a consortium of companies from Singapore,spoke about creating 56.5 lakh jobs by 2050 but the little work created so far were informal,contractual #jobs in construction,unprotected by any labor laws.ruralindiaonline.org/articles/mega-… ImageImage
Furthermore, with the #AndhraPradesh government's takeover of land for Amaravati, many #landless villagers have lost farm work, forcing young men to seek #wages at sand quarries near the Krishna river, and leaving women #unemployed. ruralindiaonline.org/articles/let-t… ImageImage
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#Panel discussion on "What is the new normal for #CESEE?"
@wiiw_news #wiiwSpringSeminar
Vizek: "Very strong public sector, lot of informal economy. Croatia experienced slow growth before, so new normal not really new. But political willingness to reform very low."
Zubovic: positive trends in #Serbia: - rapid #growth in #IT sector over last 3/4 years w/ 3% to 6% share of GDP - Huge Chinese #investments, but with #externalities - Macroeconomic #stability, no fiscal #deficit anymore - foreign #debt declining - Substantial growth of #GDP
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