UNcovered by Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin | June 2021

H I G H L I G H T S • Security Council remains mute while UNGA adopts Myanmar vote    • Uncertainty about IAEA-Iran nuclear monitoring hovers over Vienna talks• Cyber Security makes a formal entry in the Security Council • Revised waiver proposal meandering at WTO  • Elections, re-elections, appointments and re-appointments   In June, there was a return of regular  “in person” diplomacy […]

Indian Economy Review by Mr AK Bhattacharya, Editorial Director, Business Standard | June 2021

HIGHLIGHTS •  Indian economy’s contraction in 2020-21 revised down•  April-June 2020 saw India’s worst decline in economic output•  Agriculture bucked the overall decline in many sectors•  Construction led the recovery from third quarter •  Services remained in contraction mode for the whole of 2020-21•  Growth forecast for 2021-22 lowered by World Bank, RBI   •  Sharp variations in Govt’s tax revenue estimates•  Actual tax revenues […]