Important Articles from Indian Express : 2/2/2024

Front Page

  • Interim budget : No poll vault, measured step looking ahead

Govt & Politics

  • US clears sale of 31 MQ-9B armed drones to India

Explained

  • Converns over GDP, spending cuts; fiscal deficit is bright spot

Macro

  • Tax buoyancy helps centre align with its fiscal roadmap
  • Negotiating BITs with trade partners to boost FDI
  • Centre to follow a calibrated approach to divestments in FY 25

Infra

  • Households to get 200 units free power under rooftop solar scheme
  • Trade corridor will be strategic game changer

Rural

  • Job guarantee scheme outlay stays at 86000 cr no change in PM Kisan
  • 500cr for drone didis plan for India’s self reliance in edible oils
  • Food fertiliser, fuel subsidy bill to fall to 5 year low

Welfare

  • 2cr new rural houses, scheme for urban buyers
  • Govt makes HPV shot for girls a priority no separate allocation yet
  • In pursuit of Viksit Bharat a panel to look at population challenges

Editorial

  • Stability over political gestures
  • Neglecting the farm

Ideas Page

  • Over the privates sector
  • The what if of growth

Govt & Politics

  • Viability gap fundig for tapping off shore wind leads green push
  • 61.7% hike for military upgrade
  • Bhutan gets lion’s share in MEA development aid
  • Lakshadweep in focus domestic tourism to get a boost

Express Network

  • 1981 amendment does a half hearted job : SC reserves verdict on AMU minority tag

World

  • As airstrikes pound Gaza, Netanyahu says UN Agency for Palestinians must close

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