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Goyal mixes up Einstein with gravity on growth pep talk

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Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday inadvertently erred in attributing the theory of gravity to Albert Einstein while asking the industry not to get into the "nitty-gritties" of calculations of growth which requires 12 per cent rate to achieve the envisaged $5 trillion economy.
 
In his address at the Board of Trade meeting under his ministry, Goyal said: "Let's work on the new spirit of enthusiasm, believing nothing is impossible. And together we can achieve that $1 trillion target in five years, don't get into the calculations - that to have a Rs $5 trillion economy, the country will have to grow at 12 per cent, today it is growing at 6-7 per cent - don't get into those maths, those maths have never helped Einstein discover gravity .. if he had only gone by structured formulae, and what was past knowledge, I don't think there would have been any innovation in this world".
 
Earlier the minister had stated the country must target $1 trillion exports in the next five years.
 
While Einstein's general theory of relativity is one of the towering achievements of 20th-century physics, 17th century English scientist Sir Issac Newton's law of universal gravitation states that every particle attracts every other particle with a force directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them.
 
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