Former finance minister P Chidambaram, during an interview with
India Today, rated Modi government's Budget 2020 as "zero". He said the
compelling need of the hour was to arrest the six-quarter decline and
revive growth, but the budget offered nothing; A Chinese doctor who
tried to warn the world about a new coronavirus died of the disease on
Friday, prompting an outpouring of sorrow as the death toll passed 630
and Beijing declared a "people's war" on the rapidly spreading pathogen;
The Reserve Bank of India's inflation projection shows that the window
for further cut in repo rate will be open only towards the end of 2020.
The retail inflation, or the consumer price index (CPI), which the RBI
tracks to fix interest rates is expected to go below the targeted 4 per
cent by the third quarter of 2020-21. This and more news on News Blast.
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