Mumbai Conclave 2019: Day 1 RBI Governor, Air Chief Marshal Among The Speakers

With the welcome address by Aroon Purie, the two-day India Today Conclave, Mumbai edition, 2019 got kicked off on Friday.

Mumbai Conclave 2019: Day 1

The Conclave took off a new height when Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa graced the occasion and spoke about the changing role of the Indian Air Force.

After a fascinating session on the state of the Indian economy with RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das where he provided us with his reaction to the corporate tax rebates announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, the discussion further moved on to a panel of economists including Shamika Ravi (member of PM’s economic advisory council), Roopa Purushothaman (chief economist at Tata Sons Ltd) and Ritu Dewan (VP, Indian Society of Labour Economics).

The RBI governor said that the GDP growth for the first quarter of the financial year 2019-20 dropped to five percent, a sharp decline of 0.8 percent points compared to the last quarter that ended in March. He further added that there are factors pulling down the growth and there are opportunities available, and if we garb those opportunities, we can get out of any challenge.

Apart from the GDP, the focus of the India Today Conclave in Mumbai in the next two days will be on the Kashmir situation, the economic slowdown, the embattled auto sector, and the water crisis.

Union ministers Nitin Gadkari and Piyush Goyal will also be among the speakers on Day 1 of the India Today Conclave Mumbai. Over two different sessions, the ministers will speak on Indian enterprises and industries. Apart from these, Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa would also address the Conclave on the changing role of the Indian Air Force (IAF). Reportedly, the air force has been in focus this year for the Balakot airstrike it carried out in Pakistan.

Jitendra Singh, Minister of State (MoS), PMO would also speak on the Day 1 on the Modi-Shah gamble in Kashmir and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s daughter Iltija will offer a people’s perspective on Article 370.

The Day 1 of the Indian Today Conclave Mumbai will also see celebrities such as Vicky Kaushal, Karan Johar and Arjun Kapoor sharing their thoughts.

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