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BSP’s national general secretary and Leader of Opposition in upper house, (Source: Express archive photo) Related News The first of the 49 ODI hundreds that Sachin Tendulkar smashed came during the Singer Cup 1994 against Australia in Colombo.It was 23 years ago on this day that the maestro reached the three-figure mark and since then there was no looking back Noticeably Tendulkar took 78 matches to score his first hundred in ODIs His innings of 110 (130 balls) helped India win the match India managed to put up 246/8 in their 50 overs While Australia was bowled out for 215 runs as they fell short by by 31 runs India would later go on to win the tournament as they defeated Sri Lanka in the final by six wickets Maiden ODI Hundred#OnThisDAy in 1994 @sachin_rt scored his maiden ODI Hundred in his 78th ODI @bbctms‘ legend @blowersh behind the mic pictwittercom/MhD8Y90FHJ — Cricketopia (@CricketopiaCom) 9 September 2017 From thereon Tendulkar went on to have a stellar one-day career He aggregated 18426 runs in 463 matches He also recorded 96 half-centuries He would also go on to torment Australia as he developed a special liking towards them Four years later he would go on to play the historic innings in Sharjah known as the ‘Desert Storm’ Later on Tendulkar spoke about facing Australia and said “In my case that was one experience which I remember how tough it was to stay there and play the best team in the world — Australia was number one at that stage — and to beat them so convincingly was extremely satisfying” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Surjit S Bhalla | Updated: May 28 2016 10:36 am The economy was booming and the inflation low when the UPA came to power in May 2004 The economy was in a shambles and inflation very high when Modi assumed office Related News Two years and counting is what Prime Minister Modi and the BJP are saying After their unexpected victory in May 2014 and the change in course they have attempted for the Indian economy since two years is enough of a time to begin to pass judgment How good or bad economically speaking have these two years been But how does one evaluate performance One criteria could be that performance is measured as the difference between reality (what actually happened) and expectation If the difference — let us call it Delta — is positive then performance is better than expectation; if it is lower then perfomance will have to be deemed as worse Now whose expectations are we considering as the benchmark If one peruses the outpouring of literature on the second anniversary it is clear that expectations are different for different people Some people mention that acche din were promised and if one looks out of the window and two successive droughts it is “clear” that the good news days are not here But is this the correct method of evaluation It isn’t It is like saying that Djokovic wanted to win the Grand Slam but lost the French Open and therefore clearly is not the “best” tennis player Yet another method would be to evaluate what we the “judges” expected Modi to do policy wise in the last two years Here besides looking at success we should also look at failures For example the BJP has been unable to pass legislation regarding the Goods and Services Tax (GST) But can we really blame the BJP for non-passage of the GST It is a failure but whose failure is it Could it not be deemed the failure of the Congress for deviously obstructing the bill Blaming the BJP for non-passage of the GST reminds me of that evocative phrase ulta chor kotwal ko daante But there is an objective method of evaluation It is a method that can be applied to economies sports players etc which is to compare performance among peers This is an objective method a simple method and one that can stand the test of time and space The reference group (peer) for India is developing economies with a population greater than 30 million in 2011 excluding both India and China and hereafter EM (for emerging markets) But what are the indicators to be used An important warning here to all those who make such attempts: Comparison should not be about levels of performance (for example infant mortality rate) but should be about change about Delta Regarding Delta several economic indicators can be used: Export growth change in the share of fiscal deficit in GDP change in investment rates change in savings rates etc Each indicator has its advocate In the mid-1960s distinguished American economist Arthur Okun came out with a misery index for the US and this index was a simple average of two negative indicators the inflation rate and the unemployment rate Higher the index worse the economy Unfortunately data on employment (and unemployment) are available only on a five-year basis in India (that is on the occasion of the large sample NSS survey of employment and unemployment) But a performance index can be formed for India (and other countries where frequent employment data are not available) as follows The three-step procedure is as follows: Step 1: Compute the difference (dG) in the GDP growth rate of the country and the population weighted growth rate of its peers Step 2: Compute the difference (dC) in the median CPI inflation rate of the peer group and the CPI inflation rate of the country A lower than peer inflation rate is positive a higher than peer inflation rate is a negative Performance is defined by dG for growth and dC for inflation Both incorporate global effects and both ignore domestic shocks US interest rates oil process commodity prices slump in world growth etc all affect the computation of dG and dC There is one final computation — and assumption — involved before we can reach a conclusion as to how good the two years of Modi government have been How does one aggregate growth and inflation performance This is the first (and only) subjective element we bring to our analysis Any weighting of the two indicators will be subject to criticism and accusations of bias Since time immemorial social scientists have taken refuge with the “average” and we do the same Maybe the “average” was invented to settle debates about performance How good have the first two Modi years been The first major result emerging from the table is that the Modi years are the third best in the last 20 years (since 1996 data not shown for 1996/97 and 1997/98) The best two-year period was the NDA’s Vajpayee-Sinha years of 1998/99 and 1999/00 Macro-economic performance in those two years averaged 152 basis points that is on average India was 15 percentage points (ppt) better than the EM peers Note that GDP growth in India was 27 ppt (or 270 basis points) higher than EMs Somewhat surprisingly CPI inflation was also lower than EMs — 36 per cent versus 4 per cent The second best two-year period was the first two years of the Sonia Gandhi-Manmohan Singh government of 2004/5 and 2005/6 (hereafter UPA I) Average performance index 130 basis points with GDP growth being almost 300 basis points above average Marginally behind the third best two-year period are the Modi years with an average index of 125 only five basis points behind the UPA1 average of 130 It is instructive to look at two other factors The nature of the economy inherited by the two regimes (UPA I and Modi I) and rainfall On both counts UPA I was decidedly luckier The economy was booming and inflation low when the UPA came to power in May 2004 The economy was in a shambles and inflation very high when Modi assumed office Further average rainfall during UPA I was five per cent below the long run average (the normal range is +/- 6 per cent from the average); during Modi 1 it was 13 per cent below the long-run average All things considered it is only fair to conclude that economic performance during the first two years of Modi were the second-best in the last 20 years Now think about this: If the Monsoon in 2016 is as expected then the first three years of Modi will be the best three years since 1996 and possibly the best three consecutive years for Indian economy since independence (This article first appeared in the print edition under the headline ‘Evaluating Modi’) Surjit S Bhalla is contributing editor ‘The Indian Express’ and senior India analyst The Observatory Group a New York-based macro policy advisory group He tweets @surjitbhalla For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsSrinagar: A 15-year-old boy was killed on Wednesday in clashes between security forces and violent protesters in Sopore area of north Kashmir Baramulla district taking the death toll in the ongoing unrest in the Valley to 69 Representational image PTI Danish Manzoor and six other persons sustained injuries when security forces allegedly opened fire at stone-pelting protesters in Lodora in Sopore area a police official said? 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