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The results showed no difference between husbands and wives in the study.The study was published by the American Psychological Association in the journal Health Psychology For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Surjit S Bhalla | Published: July 11 2014 2:37 am No matter how you slice it Budget 2014-15 is one of the best content budgets of the last two decades Related News At the traditional meeting of the finance minister with economists I addressed the issue of how the budget should be assessed once it is delivered I suggested a simple yardstick — if at the end of the budget presentation there was even a single person comparing the BJP-Modi-Jaitley budget to the UPA budgets the FM should consider himself to have failed So how did the FM perform To be sure there were the Congress apologists and prisoners of “political opposition” who felt compelled to say this was a bad budget From my vantage point the fact that the opposition to the budget was fatuous is further proof that this maiden Narendra Modi budget was path-breaking and pro-growth in many respects However I must mention that at the end of the first 45 minutes or so of the speech I did comment: “What is the difference between the BJP and the Congress” There was the usual laundry list of items to be done the usual cookbook approach to the harnessing of ingredients — Rs 100 crore of coriander added to Rs 300 crore of rice etc A recommendation to Jaitley and one I have been making (without any success) to every FM for the last 20 years: please don’t mention anything in the budget speech unless its value is more than Rs 1000 crore; and please adjust it for twice the inflation rate for the next 10 years The difference between Jaitley’s budget and the UPA budgets is not in the presentation (bad in both) but in content The BJP budget talks about investment and how the investments necessary for enhanced growth will be financed how the cost of this financing has to be and will be substantially reduced for example no CRR and SLR requirements for infrastructure investments The UPA budgets in contrast talked about how by giving rights to all of all kinds including happiness they would end up by delivering everyone misery That is the difference between Modi-Jaitley and Sonia Gamdhi-UPA — and vive la différence Now for the good news organised according to the wish list of many On retrospective tax promise of no future misbehaviour but lack of clarity on what to do about tax crimes already committed by the (previous) government If the spirit of this budget is taken and indications taken from promises about the future then the grade is 8/10 But objectively 5/10 On fiscal consolidation there is only a promise to overhaul the inherited bad subsidy regime The FM said: “I also propose to overhaul the subsidy regime including food and petroleum subsidies and make it more targeted while providing full protection to the marginalised poor and SC/ STs A new urea policy would also be formulated” If the comments on NREGA are taken in conjunction with the above comment (that is “wage employment would be provided under MGNREGA through works that are more productive asset-creating and substantially linked to agriculture and allied activities”) there is a distinct message here — the old subsidy regime will go replaced by more targeted (read Aadhaar) allocations Score: 7/10 On social programmes no Indian budget has talked so much about clean water rivers sanitation and toilets In addition there is considerable emphasis on the empowerment of women enhancement of girl-child programmes concern about the sex ratio (killing of the girl child) and safety of women The concern is well founded and expressed and strong intent of policy is discernible No hesitation in concluding that on this much-neglected social sector the government needs to act much more and likely will Score: 8/10 On capital markets investment and growth one of the strongest components of Budget 2014-15 There is 49 per cent FDI in insurance and defence and increased incentives for investment in real estate and infrastructure And there is concern and budget provision for the recapitalisation of banks Oh yes — and Indians can now manage foreign portfolio investments based in India Such a combination of policies for growth was rarely (strike that — never) seen in the UPA budgets of the last 10 years Score: 9/10 On decentralisation and power to the states Modi during his campaign speeches as well as his time as chief minister of Gujarat constantly reiterated the importance of decentralisation that is power to the states While the budget speech is silent on this point a perusal of the budget expenditure figures show that for the large plan expenditure component (approximately 5 per cent of GDP) there has been a complete reversal of trend In 2013-14 state plans constituted 25 per cent of this total; in 2014-15 states will handle nearly 60 per cent of the total Score: 10/10 Finally the fiscal deficit Oops I almost forgot Somewhat surprisingly the FM has stuck to the target of 41 per cent of GDP for 2014-15 rather than the widely expected 45 per cent As readers of No Proof Required know I am not a big fan of the lazy economist’s approach to macro-economics — previously it used to be “Look at the rate of growth of Money Supply” and now it is “What size is your fiscal deficit” Thankfully Jaitley substitutes thinking for blind regurgitation and solves his low growth drought-infested 2014-15 deficit problem by selling government assets; for the future there is the “roadmap for fiscal consolidation is a fiscal deficit of 36 per cent for 2015-16 and 3 per cent for 2016-17” The lower deficits will come about through (finally) the implementation of the GST and higher growth Score: 10/10 No matter how you slice it Budget 2014-15 (but not the long “everything and don’t forget the kitchen sink” speech) is one of the best content budgets of the last two decades One will have to wait till the February budget (2015-16) to see if the Modi-Jaitley budget will be remembered as second only (or equal to) the Narasimha Rao-Manmohan Singh budget of 1991 The writer is chairman ofOxus Investments an emerging market advisory firm and a senior advisor to Zyfin a leading financialinformation company For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shivani Naik | Published: April 8 2013 1:29 am Related News Because the heyday of girls with golden guns in India was synonymous with Anjali BhagwatSuma Shirur and Deepali Deshpande who shot to fame with their international scoresthe present overview of women’s shootingwhich is seeing unprecedented success in pistolstill seems a tad incomplete without the roaring success of the rifle girls Laszlo Szucsak’s possible return as coach might seem almost messianicgiven the pressing need of finishing expertise that the women rifle shooters find themselves inwith the results coming in from the World Cup in Korea being stark reminders of that missing link Rahi Sarnobat won a first-ever gold for 25m pistol this weekend It is consistent with India’s general success in the shorter barrel event of late At the 2012 OlympicsRahi was one of the three women pistol shootersalong with Annuraj Singh and Heena Sidhu In sharp contrastwomen’s rifle had no representation in London Absence of high-end coaching is one part of the story of rifle’s slump among women shootersbut that spark of exceptional talent too seems to have gone missing since the time the high-achieving trio lined up at firing ranges Experts preach patience with the likes of young Pooja Ghatkar and Ayonika Paulwho do brilliantly nationally but are yet to replicate those scores internationally where the GermansRussians and Chinese are producing rifle champs on a conveyor belt India’s legacythough not wastedisn’t pointing to a dazzling immediate future In Maharashtrawhere the first wave of rifle talent came frompistol’s steadily gained in popularity among fresh starters because it’s less cumbersome in its gear Solid numbers of girls stopping by at the Worli range for quick-fire rounds of pistol in Mumbaiunlike riflewhich takes 45 minutes to just strap on the gearare very high There’s optimism with Shirur getting down to grooming talent at Panvel and Bhagwat in Punebut as of now pistol seems to be booming louder amongst the girls Szucsak’s third stint will also be looked forward to by the likes of Tejaswini Sawantwondering what’s bottlenecking her once-promising performance Shivani is special correspondent based in Mumbai [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News000.

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