The government has made a slew of announcements -- including removal of
limits on foreign portfolio investor (FPI) exposure to corporate bonds
and curbs on import of non-essentials goods -- to check depreciation of
rupee and ballooning current account deficit (CAD).
Almost two years after the last Bharat Bandh, educational institutes,
transport services, and stores were shut in large parts of India as
Opposition parties protested the continued rise in fuel - diesel and
petrol - prices.
As the country gears up for Ayushman Bharat, a national health protection mission, healthcare and health insurance are expected to witness a paradigm shift. In a candid conversation, Mayank Bathwal, Chief Executive Officer of Aditya Birla Health Insurance Company, tells Naveen Kumar how this much-awaited healthcare programme may impact the industry, the role of digitisation and the unique initiative the insurer has taken to make claims processing hassle free. Edited excerpts:
The GDP back series data 'accidently' became public thanks to a report on real sector statistics prepared by a committee constituted by the National Statistical Commission. In the din that ensued, some of the more serious concerns that the committee raised regarding quality of the data got lost. Business Today's Prosenjit Datta and Dipak Mondal caught up with Sudipto Mundle, chairman of the Committee on Real Sector Statistics, which prepared the new series, to dig deeper into the observations made in the report. Edited excerpts:
Over the next few years, a number of entrepreneurs, who had shot to
prominence over the past decade and a half, will either have lost their
entire businesses or will see their empires shrink dramatically in size,
after losing many of their companies.