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Mint Primer

Mint Primer

Mint - HT Smartcast


This podcast version of the popular Mint Primer breaks down the Big News into quick easy consumable Questions & Answers. Each morning, host Prasid Banerjee and Alisha Sachdeva feature the finest explanations into the major and complex stories to provide a full and clear picture of the topic of the day. This is a Mint production, brought to you by HT Smartcast

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Available Episodes

05:46
Making sense of the windfall tax on crude oil
EPISODE 25
06 Jul 2022

On 1 July, the government imposed a special additional excise duty of ₹23,250 per tonne on the sale of locally produced crude oil, sending stocks of oil producers tumbling. Here is ... Read more

06 Jul6 MINS
05:13
How will DESH boost Indian manufacturing?
EPISODE 24
05 Jul 2022

The government plans to table the Development of Enterprise and Service Hubs (DESH) Bill in the monsoon session of the Parliament, which will overhaul the special economic zones (S ... Read more

05 Jul5 MINS
04:48
Why India Keeps Buffer Stocks Of Key Food Grains?
EPISODE 23
03 Jul 2022

The government maintains buffer stocks for commodities such as wheat and rice to supply its welfare schemes, ensure price stability, and guard against exigencies. However, these st ... Read more

03 Jul5 MINS
05:28
The road ahead for GST as it completes 5 years
EPISODE 22
28 Jun 2022

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council meets for two days from Tuesday as the landmark indirect tax reform completes five years. The meeting is crucial, coming at a time central ... Read more

28 Jun5 MINS
05:24
What does our current account deficit show?
EPISODE 21
27 Jun 2022

The data for the country’s current account balance for the fourth quarter of FY 2021-22 shows a decrease in the deficit to 1.5% of gross domestic product (GDP) from 2.6% of GDP in ... Read more

27 Jun5 MINS
05:56
How RBI's norms for prepaid cards impact fintechs
EPISODE 20
23 Jun 2022

On Monday, the RBI said prepaid payment instruments (PPIs) must not be loaded through credit lines from non-bank lenders, sending the wallet and buy-now-pay-later industry into con ... Read more

23 Jun6 MINS
05:42
How the rupee’s slide will impact India’s economy?
EPISODE 19
21 Jun 2022

Multiple forces have been pulling the Indian rupee down, including the exit of foreign portfolio investors, the rising cost of international crude oil prices, and a strong dollar. ... Read more

21 Jun6 MINS
05:06
Understanding India’s stand on IPR at the WTO
EPISODE 18
20 Jun 2022

With WTO countries making progress on the patent waiver for covid vaccines  last  week, Mint examines how  crucial  it is to amend the WTO’s IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) norm ... Read more

20 Jun5 MINS
05:21
Why Petrol Pumps Are Running Dry In Some States?
EPISODE 17
17 Jun 2022

Several states are witnessing a shortage of fuel, leading to long queues at fuel stations and anxiety among consumers. Even though crude oil prices have crossed $120 per barrel, re ... Read more

17 Jun5 MINS
08:02
What VPN Server Closures In India Mean For Users?
EPISODE 16
16 Jun 2022

The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team’s (CERT-In’s) directive to virtual private network (VPN) providers to store user data on Indian servers has prompted many of them to shu ... Read more

16 Jun8 MINS
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