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GST revenue crosses Rs 1-lakh crore mark in December 2019

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January 2, 2020

Modi govt approves Chandrayaan-3; launch may happen next year: ISRO Chief

Indian Space Research Organisation Chief K Sivan on Wednesday said the Modi government had approved Chandrayaan-3, and that the project is going on smoothly. The ISRO chief added that the projected cost was about Rs 250 crore and it could be launched as early as next year.

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GST revenue crosses Rs 1-lakh crore mark in December 2019

The gross GST (Goods and Services Tax) revenue collection for December 2019 has crossed Rs 1-lakh crore mark, showing a 16 per cent rise in revenue YoY.  It is for the ninth time since the inception of GST in July 2017 that monthly collection has crossed the mark of Rs 1 lakh crore.

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India will "struggle" to achieve 5 per cent GDP growth in 2020 as the significant deceleration in past few quarters was largely owing to credit squeeze which is a cyclical problem, said noted American economist Steve Hanke. Hanke, who currently teaches applied economics at Johns Hopkins University (USA), pointed out that India experienced an unsustainable credit boom, and now there is a massive pile of non-performing loans piled up, primarily at the state-owned banks.

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