ESPN Releases Its New “Bottom 10” Rankings After Week 6

first_imgAn overhead view of Boone Pickens Stadium.STILLWATER, OK – NOVEMBER 7 : A general view of the stadium during the game against the TCU Horned Frogs November 7, 2015 at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The Cowboys defeated the Horned Frogs 49-29. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Every week, ESPN updates its “Bottom 10” rankings. After Week 6, the list is still filled with Power 5 programs.We have a newcomer to the misery as well: Oklahoma State. The Cowboys are coming off a 48-42 loss to Iowa State, which occurred two weeks after they got whupped by Texas Tech 41-17.Some of the other Power 5 teams on this list (Rutgers, UCLA, Oregon State) have been on for a while and are likely to spend the entire season in the “Bottom 10.”That is not a place you want to be.Here is the full ESPN “Bottom 10” after Week 6:UTEPSan Jose StateUConnRiceOklahoma StateTexas StateRutgersOregon StateNebraskaUCLAListen, this list updates weekly, so a couple of wins usually gets you off it. There’s time for some of these teams to turn it around.However, like we said, some seem like total lost causes at this point.last_img read more

Economy to grow 7 in FY20 Survey

first_imgNew Delhi: The government Thursday projected the country’s GDP growth for 2019-20 at 7 per cent, up from a five-year low of 6.8 per cent, on the back of an anticipated pickup in investment and consumption.According to the Economic Survey 2018-19, tabled by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in Parliament, India continues to remain the fastest-growing major economy in the world in 2018-19, despite a slight moderation in its gross domestic product (GDP) growth from 7.2 per cent in 2017-18 to 6.8 per cent in 2018-19. Also Read – Balakot strikes show major shift in govt’s handling of terror attacks: IAF chief”India’s growth of real GDP has been high with an average growth of 7.5 per cent in the last five years (2014-15 onwards). The economy grew at 6.8 per cent in 2018-19, thereby experiencing some moderation in growth when compared to the previous year,” it said. This moderation in growth momentum is mainly on account of lower growth in agriculture, trade, transport communication and services related to broadcasting among others, it said. During the last five years, India’s economy has performed well, it said, adding that the government has ensured that the benefits of growth and macroeconomic stability reach the bottom of the pyramid by opening up several pathways for trickle-down. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps, 20 launch pads along LoC”To achieve the objective of becoming a USD 5-trillion economy by 2024-25, as laid down by the Prime Minister, India needs to sustain a real GDP growth rate of 8 per cent,” it said. As per the survey, GDP growth for the year 2019-20 is projected at 7 per cent, reflecting a recovery in the economy after a deceleration in the growth momentum throughout 2018-19. “The growth in the economy is expected to pick up in 2019-20 as macroeconomic conditions continue to be stable while structural reforms initiated in the previous few years are continuing on course. However, both downside risks and upside prospects persist in 2019-20,” it said. The survey, meanwhile, retained the fiscal deficit at 3.4 per cent of the GDP for the current fiscal, the same as projected in the revised estimate of the interim Budget 2019-20. However, the general fiscal deficit – centre and states combined – has been pegged at 5.8 per cent in 2018-19, down from 6.4 per cent in the previous fiscal. The current account deficit (CAD) in the economy increased from 1.9 per cent of GDP in 2017-18 to 2.6 per cent in April-December 2018. “The widening of the CAD was largely on account of a higher trade deficit driven by a rise in international crude oil prices (Indian basket). The trade deficit increased from USD 162.1 billion in 2017-18 to USD 184 billion 2018-19,” it said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday tweeted: “The EconomicSurvey2019 outlines a vision to achieve a $5 trillion economy. It also depicts the gains from advancement in the social sector, adoption of technology and energy security. Do read!” See insidelast_img read more