Wanna get our awesome news?
We will send you weekly news & updates. Isn't that cool?
Subscribe!

Actually we will not spam you and keep your personal data secure

Wanna get our awesome news?
We will send you emails only several times per week. Isn't that cool?
Subscribe!

Actually we will not spam you and keep your personal data secure

Fri, 20 Sep 2019

Northeast Today

Maths didn’t help Einstein discover gravity: Union minister Piyush Goyal

Maths didn’t help Einstein discover gravity: Union minister Piyush Goyal
September 12
15:14 2019

NET Bureau

Bharatiya Janata Party ministers are not having a good time when it comes to handling the economic slowdown — both in public perception as well as in policy.

After Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s insistence that millennials are the reason behind the crisis in the auto sector, her colleague Piyush Goyal made an embarrassing gaffe while defending the government’s $5 trillion-economy dream.

On Thursday, Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal was attending a Board of Trade meeting when he said something interesting — “Maths didn’t help Einstein discover gravity”.

Piyush Goyal was defending the government against the allegations of economic slowdown. He was trying to answer the question of how projected GDP growth rates don’t seem to align with the $5 trillion-dollar economy mission.

The commerce minister went into a rant against the GDP calculations made by experts when he said this:

“Don’t get into the calculations that you see on television…don’t get into those maths. Maths have never helped Einstein discover gravity.

He then continues: “If he [Einstein] had only gone through structured formulae and what was past knowledge, I don’t think there would have been any innovation in the world.”

Source: India Today

Tags
Share

Related Articles

0 Comments