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How did the Indian stock market react to elections in the past?

Sensex and Nifty hit record highs post RBI's generous transfer to government. Historical data shows markets have mostly had muted reactions to election results.

The new logo of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building is seen in Mumbai.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
Updated on May 24, 2024 03:31 PM IST

Number Theory: The journey of BSE Sensex to 75,000 points

The index touched a new record a day after its market capitalisation crossed ₹400 lakh crore for the first time since its inception

BSE Sensex. (File)
Updated on Apr 10, 2024 07:52 AM IST

Number Theory: Can India become self-sufficient in pulses?

Pulses are an important source of protein in non-meat-eating households

Union minister Amit Shah said the country should become self-reliant in pulses by December 2027(HT FILE/Bachchan Kumar)
Published on Jan 24, 2024 06:21 PM IST

Number Theory: Dim picture of India’s demographic dividend

Government surveys such as the Periodic Labour Force Survey suggest that 75% of India's 14-18 year olds live in rural areas

The findings indicate that schools are not of much help in educating students about really promising avenues of work or career building.(Reuters)
Updated on Jan 17, 2024 07:53 PM IST

What does data tell us about road accidents in India?

Here is what data on road accidents and their treatment within the criminal justice system tells us.

At least six people were killed after the car they were travelling in hit a road divider in Jamshedpur on January 1. (PTI)
Updated on Jan 03, 2024 04:46 AM IST

Number Theory: Four key takeaways from the NCRB reports

Sudden deaths have not increased after the pandemic and farmer suicides are falling, but a large number of suicides are committed by the poor.

For representational purposes only. (Getty image)
Updated on Dec 05, 2023 08:20 AM IST

Number Theory: In poll season, paddy price wars in Chhattisgarh explained

What explains the politics over paddy prices in the state? Here are four charts that unpack this question.

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Published on Nov 06, 2023 10:35 AM IST

Road accidents back to pre-pandemic trend, says official data

The year 2022 was the most fatal year for road accidents in India, with 122 per million population dying in road accidents, the highest rate since at least 1970

Over-speeding accounted for 72% of road accidents and 71% of deaths resulting from such accidents. (File photo)
Published on Nov 01, 2023 11:17 AM IST

Number Theory: Behind the challenges of civic governance in India

Local bodies such as municipal corporations and municipalities are critical in urban governance and the provision of last-mile services to people

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Published on Oct 20, 2023 10:43 AM IST

Number Theory: How the economies of poll-bound states look

Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram and Telangana are headed for assembly election next month

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Updated on Oct 19, 2023 03:23 PM IST

What do the economies of election-bound states look like?

The state of the economy will play some part in the upcoming state elections, influencing at least some part of the voting decisions of some voters.

Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Telangana hgrown faster than India average since 2018-19(AFP File/Representative Image)
Updated on Oct 17, 2023 06:32 PM IST

An ‘econ’ class by the finance minister

Nirmala Sitharaman said the Centre has followed a Nobel prize-winning economist’s ‘nudge theory’ in its policies to great effect. What does that involve?

Last week, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman brought up Richard Thaler’s nudge theory while speaking about the economic policies of the government (PTI)
Published on Oct 10, 2023 01:17 PM IST

Service sector activity rises to 61 in September

Input cost price index softened 2.8 points to 54.4. Output price index too fell 1 point to 53.2 in the reporting month

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Updated on Oct 06, 2023 06:42 AM IST

Manufacturing PMI dips to 5-month low on slower new order growth in September

India's manufacturing activity slowed to the slowest in five months in September, with new orders growing at a slower pace, according to a private survey. The Purchasing Manager's Index (PMI) dropped to 57.5 in September, down from 58.6 in August, but remained in positive territory for the 27th consecutive month. Despite the slowdown, India's factory output grew at the highest rate among emerging markets in Asia. Employment rose due to increased production and new orders, while input costs eased. However, higher oil prices may increase input costs in the future.

The new order index fell to 60.9 in September from 63.2 in August. Export orders fell to 55.5 in the month against 56.3 in August. (REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 04, 2023 07:32 AM IST

Number Theory: How Nifty 50 has changed since its inception in 1995

The index came into existence in 1995 and Nifty 50 has changed over this period

People look at a screen displaying the Sensex results on the facade of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai.(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 19, 2023 07:24 AM IST

Number Theory: Nifty50 @ 20,000 – A remarkable journey

Nifty came into existence on 22 April 1996, trading with the value of 3 November 1995 as base. It comprises stocks of 50 companies representative of the market

The National Stock Exchange of India building in BKC, Mumbai. (Mint Photo)
Published on Sep 12, 2023 11:21 AM IST

Number Theory: An oil slick over govt's fiscal plan for elections?

The government’s balancing act between inflation and fiscal prudence could become even more difficult

The price of India’s crude oil basket (COB) climbed to $89.8 per barrel on September 4
Published on Sep 06, 2023 07:34 AM IST

Key takeaways from the reduction in LPG prices

A look at what the decision to decrease LPG cylinder price by ₹200 may mean.

PMUY consumers now get a subsidy of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>400.
Updated on Aug 30, 2023 11:56 PM IST

What India has to do to become a developed country

While India becoming the third largest economy in the new few years is almost a given, it will take more than GDP growth for India to become a developed country

New Delhi, Aug 15 (ANI): People throng near India Gate on the occasion of the 77th Independence Day in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI Photo/ Ayush Sharma)
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Updated on Aug 17, 2023 02:25 PM IST

India’s laptop import restrictions is not a bad move

A look at why the decision to impose an import license on computers, if implemented intelligently, may not be a bad move

The government, last week, issued a notification announcing the introduction of import licenses for laptops, personal computers and servers.
Published on Aug 08, 2023 12:42 AM IST

India’s manufacturing activity eases to 57.7 in July

India's manufacturing activity expanded in July, with the Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) at 57.7, slightly lower than June's reading of 57.8. New orders increased, leading to an increase in production and employment. Input costs were at a nine-month high, leading to higher selling prices. Despite a seasonal slowdown, Barclays maintains its GDP growth forecast of 7.2% for 2023-24.

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Updated on Aug 01, 2023 11:54 PM IST

Number theory: Charts that explain NDA govt’s tax performance

The centre’s Gross Tax Revenue, as per the provisional numbers for 2022-23, is Rs.30.5 lakh crore, marginally higher than the given in the Revised Estimates.

The centre’s Gross Tax Revenue (GTR), as per the provisional numbers for 2022-23, is Rs.30.5 lakh crore. (Representative image)
Updated on Jun 15, 2023 06:20 PM IST

Manufacturing PMI in May hits 31-month high

The seasonally adjusted manufacturing PMI rose from 57.2 in April to 58.7 in May, the highest value since October 2020

The seasonally adjusted manufacturing PMI rose from 57.2 in April to 58.7 in May, the highest value since October 2020 (MINT)
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 02:21 PM IST

Number theory: Understanding the state of the Indian economy

The Union government released important economic data including GDP numbers, fiscal figures, and core sector index. What do these numbers tell us?

Customers buy vegetables at a night market in Hyderabad. (AFP)
Updated on Jun 01, 2023 05:36 PM IST

Five key numbers in the RBI Annual Report

RBI's annual report shows a 47% increase in its total income, which led to a higher dividend payment to the Centre and an increase in contingency requirements

FILE PHOTO: A woman walks past the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) logo inside its headquarters in Mumbai, India, April 6, 2023. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas/File Photo (REUTERS)
Updated on May 30, 2023 10:12 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Number theory: Green energy overturns investment gap, needs to cover lost ground

The world is expected to invest $1.74 trillion (2022 prices) in clean energy in 2023, 1.7 times the money which will go in fossil fuel investments.

Storing energy at lower prices is one of the central challenges in making things such as solar energy economically viable.(AP)
Updated on May 26, 2023 03:55 PM IST
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