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GDP.9.jpg Social Progress Index can complement GDP
Amit Kapoor | 27 Feb, 2017
GDP is easily the most controversial measure in the field of economics. It is a measure of economic production that should have lost its relevance in a world disgusted by environmental degradation and social injustice. 
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gem-THMB.jpg Govt e-Marketplace - Procurement made smart
Binoy Kumar & S. Radha Chauhan | 21 Feb, 2017
Government e-Marketplace is a very bold step of the Government with the aim to transform the way in which procurement of goods and services is done by the Government Ministries and Departments, Public Sector Undertakings and other apex autonomous bodies of the Central Government. 
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economy.thumb.jpg Capital expenditure alone can't support Indian growth story
Amit Kapoor & Chirag Yadav | 14 Feb, 2017
Unlike in most countries of the world, the Budget unusually holds widespread public interest in India. However, the Budget due on February 1 has an exceptionally heightened sense of anticipation -- for a variety of reasons. 
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BUDGET-GENERIC-THMB.jpg Budget aimed at fulfilling heightened expectations post-demonetisation
Amit Kapoor & Chirag Yadav | 06 Feb, 2017
All in all, the Budget aimed at fulfilling the heightened expectations that it had generated, especially with the government's take on black money. However, it is hoped that future government actions address the issues it has left wanting. 
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Arun Jaitley THMB Budget Highlights
SME Times News Bureau
Highlights of the Union budget for 2017-18 presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in parliament on Wednesday: 
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industry-smeTHMB.jpg Can the Budget lift Indian SMEs, worst hit by demonetisation?
Anil Bhardwaj | 31 Jan, 2017
Post demonetisation, keeping in view of set of issues that need to be addressed to alleviate the pain of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), FM Jaitley needs to come up with a comprehensive package... 
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BUDGET-GENERIC-THMB.jpg India's 2017 Budget: What should SME investors look for?
Dezan Shira & Associates | 27 Jan, 2017
The countdown to the 2017 Union Budget has begun. The government will announce the budget on the first day of February, one month ahead of the traditional announcement on the last day of February. This new date was inspired by the government's wish to solidify the budget ahead of the new financial year, a grace period that many businesspeople will appreciate after the shock and awe of November 2016's demonetization. 
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Card.9.Thmb.jpg Making Payments Digitally
Sarita Brara | 24 Jan, 2017
Promoting digital payment options, is an integral part of Govt's overall strategy to weed out black money and corruption from public life. Under the two incentive schemes all transactions by consumers and merchants starting from the 9th of November last year till April 14, this year are eligible for the cash rewards in the lucky draw. 
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