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1.What the National Infrastructure Pipeline will need to regain momentum after COVID19 pandemic

The National Infrastructure Pipeline launched this year by the Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, is the framework on which the PM proposes to transform India into a $ 5 trillion economy by 2024.


2.RBI Governor: Interest rates to be cut by 75 bp

Reverse repo rate to be reduced by 90 bp to 4 per cent amid the current COVID-19 crisis


3.An Open Letter to Finance Minister

The construction industry employs 35 million people, which is more than the population of Australia or Malaysia, and contributes 8 per cent of India’s GDP.


4.FM announces Construction Workers' Fund

Rs 310 bn set aside for construction workers to combat the impact of Coronavirus


5.The government will spend in public investment-related programmes

After the Union Budget 2020 announcement on February 1, 2020, as a first-of-its-kind initiative, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman along with her team embarked upon an outreach programme across cities


6.India Jumps up 79 positions in World Bank Doing Business Rankings

India improves from 142 in 2014 to 63 in 2019 in World Bank's Doing Business Rankings


7.Railways Capex for 2020-21 pegged at all time high

Target of new lines, gauge conversion and doubling/tripling for 2020-21 is 3,750 route km against 3,150 in 2019-20


8.National Logistics Policy to soon be released

Policy to create a single window e- logistics market


9.Budget 2020 will ensure an integrated development of both infra and realty sectors

The allocation of Rs 100 trillion for infrastructure development in the next five years is a move in the positive direction.


10.Economic Survey: Need to relax fiscal deficit for the current fiscal to revive growth

The Annual Economic Survey 2019-20, prepared by a team headed by the Chief Economic Adviser Krishnamurthy Subramanian, and tabled by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman


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