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ET Explains: Why the Rs 40,000 crore tax sop may not bring relief to a groaning economy

The clamour for a personal income tax cut started when the FM announced a cut in corporate tax in Sept.

ET Explains: 7 reasons why this will be the most difficult Budget in a decade

The nominal growth for current fiscal is projected to fall to a 42-year low. Slowdown has hit the government's finances hard.

ET Explains: Will February 1 be FM Sitharaman's Thatcherite moment?

For FM, Feb 1 could be the proverbial moment to borrow from Thatcher's playbook and go on a privatisation spree.

ET Explains: Six ways in which the Budget can turn the economy around

What can Sitharaman do to present a Big-Bang Budget? Here is a six-point solution.

ET Explains: Everything you need to know about the novel coronavirus

The deadly outbreak has claimed lives of over 69,000 people and infected nearly 1,200,000 globally. The WHO has declared it a pandemic.

ET Explains: Not all may be bad about India's rising inflation

Once the vegetable prices cool down, the headline inflation figure will fall back within RBI's comfort zone.

Lessons from Murugappa: What are your inheritance rights as a woman?

Succession and inheritance laws are still grey areas for many women, largely due to the lack of uniformity.

ET Explains: Why Nepal is upset about the maps India just released

Nepal is contesting a border on a recently released map of India, alleging that the border encroaches a 35- square kilometre area known as Kalapani.

ET Explains: Why Yogi Adityanath wants a ban on Popular Front of India (PFI)

Set up in February 17, 2007, the PFI initiated its operations as a branch of three state-level organisations - the National Development Fund (NDF) Kerala, Karnataka Forum for Dignity (KFD) Karnataka and Manitha Neethi Pasiray (MNP) Tamil Nadu. The outfit boasts of a structural presence in 17 states in India.

ET Explains: India's coal sector output is back in the black. Here's what that means

The numbers are critical for India as it powers ahead to reach its goal of $5 trillion GDP.

What Arvind Subramanian meant when he talked of India's Four Balance Sheet challenge

What Arvind Subramanian meant when he talked of India's Four Balance Sheet challenge

Subramanian discussed the twin balance sheet challenge in great detail in the Economic Survey of 2016-17.

Citizenship Amendment Bill: Why Assam is protesting?

Citizenship Amendment Bill: Why Assam is protesting?

ET explains why it has rekindled the anti-foreigner sentiment of the 1980s. Protesters say CAB will make NRC redundant and bestow citizenship on illegal immigrants.

ET Explains: What's making the pass-through of RBI's policy decisions sticky

ET Explains: What's making the pass-through of RBI's policy decisions sticky

The issue of lack of monetary transmission hasn't cropped up suddenly and is something that has been a matter of concern for the RBI in ensuring the pass-through of its policy decisions. The matter snowballed in the last few months after the RBI observed that the effects of its rate cuts are not being felt in terms of interest rates coming down.

CAB in Parliament: 10 things we need to know about the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

CAB in Parliament: 10 things we need to know about the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019, that seeks to give Indian nationality to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan passed in the Lok Sabha on Monday. ET's Rahul Tripathi explains the ten crucial elements of the bill that you need to know. Watch

Understanding NRC: What it is and if it can be implemented across the country

Understanding NRC: What it is and if it can be implemented across the country

In Assam, the Supreme Court mandated and monitored exercise caused widespread disruption. In the state, one first had to produce documentary proof issued before March 24, 1971 – like the 1951 NRC or electoral rolls up to March 24, 1971 – to prove that one’s ancestors were residing in India before that date.

Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019: What is it and why is it seen as a problem

Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019: What is it and why is it seen as a problem

The act seeks to amend the definition of illegal immigrants for Hindu, Sikh, Parsi, Buddhist and Christian immigrants from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, who have lived in India without documentation.

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