India, Sept. 9 -- Union minister for human resource development (HRD), Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Monday brushed aside the country's economic slowdown as "little ups and downs".

Pokhriyal who was addressing the media in Dehradun on '100 days of bold initiatives and decisive actions' of the NDA government's second term, said, "Our government has talked about $5trillion economy which I think has lot of might. However, there have been some criticism on the current economic situation which I think is due to little ups and downs which happens sometimes and is nothing."

On some 'major actions' taken by the Centre, he said, "There have been a 25% increase in the FDI (foreign direct investment). Our country has become the centre of attraction ...