Economics
Govt retains Rs. 12-lakh cr. borrowing plan - The Hindu - 01/10/2020
2020-10-03 20:26

India’s fiscal deficit soared to 109% of the Budget target in just the first five months of the year (2020-21), with revenues remaining muted. Th… Continue Reading

One-third of funding by AIIB has gone to India - The Hindu - 26-09-2020
2020-09-26 20:24

Out of the USD 20 billion in loans issued by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), about $6 billion has gone to India. India is one of t… Continue Reading

RBI releases document on UCBs’ cybersecurity -The Hindu - 25-09-2020
2020-09-26 20:18

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has brought out a document titled the ‘Technology Vision for Cyber Security for Urban Co-operative Banks (UCBs) 2020… Continue Reading

Five States can borrow more on reform -The Hindu-25-09-2020
2020-09-26 20:16

The Centre has permitted five states to borrow an additional Rs.9,913 crore through open market borrowings to meet expenditure requirements amid falli… Continue Reading

Govt. extends IBC pause by 3 months -The Hindu-25-09-2020
2020-09-26 20:14

Corporates in India have got three more months of relief from the invocation of insolvency and bankruptcy (IBC) proceedings by lenders. Details: … Continue Reading

SBI raises Rs.7000 crore through Basel-III bonds-The Hindu-22-09-2020
2020-09-24 09:59

The bonds qualify as tier II capital of the bank. The bonds have a face value of Rs.10 lakh each, bearing a coupon rate of 6.24% per annum payable an… Continue Reading

Parliament passes Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code Bill-The Hindu-22-09-2020
2020-09-24 09:55

The Rajya Sabha passed the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Bill (IBC), 2020. The Bill replaces an Ordinance passed in June 2020. … Continue Reading

Amid fierce protests, Rajya Sabha passes two farm Bills - The Hindu -21-09-2020
2020-09-22 06:45

Two of the three agriculture-related legislation aimed at liberalising the farm sector have been passed by the Rajya Sabha, these legislations were ea… Continue Reading

Fewer than 34,000 inter-State migrant workers in 2019-20- The Hindu -16-09-2020
2020-09-16 22:12

Inter-State Migrant Workmen (ISMW) Act, 1979: The ISMW Act came into force four decades ago. It is meant to protect vulnerable workers who leave t… Continue Reading

GST compensation due to States is Rs.1.51 lakh cr.- The Hindu -15-09-2020
2020-09-16 21:58

In the current fiscal year (2020-21), States are looking at a staggering Rs.2.35 lakh crore GST revenue shortfall.… Continue Reading

Three agri reform Bills introduced - The Hindu -15-09-2020
2020-09-16 21:56

Amendments have been made to the Essential Commodities Act, new laws have been framed to bypass the State APMC Acts and to facilitate contract farming… Continue Reading

Urban employment as the focal point - The Hindu - 15-09-2020
2020-09-15 22:34

Unemployment problem in India: Employment concern and associated issues: Notably, the employment-intensive sectors like construction (–50%), t… Continue Reading

Bold action needed to revive economy - The Hindu - 10-09-2020
2020-09-11 09:03

FICCI has urged bold and decisive action from the government to stimulate demand for India to return to a positive growth trajectory, following a 23.9… Continue Reading

‘Borrowings by States soar 51% to Rs.2.97 lakh cr. - The Hindu - 09-09-2020
2020-09-11 08:04

Acc. to CARE rating agency, the pandemic-stricken states have borrowed a whopping Rs.2.97 lakh crore so far this financial year, which is as much as 5… Continue Reading

‘Global economy to contract 4.4%, China to grow at 2.7%’ - The Hindu - 09-09-2020
2020-09-11 08:01

Fitch Ratings projected the global GDP to contract 4.4% for 2020-21 but revised upwards China’s growth estimate to 2.7% for 2020. Fitch has slash… Continue Reading

RBI to buy, sell G-secs worth Rs.10,000 crore - The Hindu - 08-09-2020
2020-09-11 07:53

A Government Security (G-Sec) is a tradeable instrument issued by the Central Government or the State Governments. It acknowledges the Government’s … Continue Reading

RBI sets sectoral norms for resolution of COVID-19 related stressed assets - The Hindu - 08-09-2020
2020-09-10 22:25

The RBI has specified five financial ratios and sector-specific thresholds for resolution of COVID-19 related stressed assets in 26 sectors, including… Continue Reading

Financing economic recovery - The Hindu-07-09-2020
2020-09-08 09:04

The United Nations is steering an initiative called the Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond, to articulate a comprehensive fin… Continue Reading

Mixed messaging (USISPF) - The Hindu-07-09-2020
2020-09-08 08:59

The PM laid out a vision of making India a manufacturing hub at the heart of global supply chains. The pitch comes in the backdrop of the governmen… Continue Reading

Close old power plants, save Rs. 53,000 crore - The Hindu-07-09-2020
2020-09-08 08:49

Stress in the power sector: Surplus capacity: Several states have installed capacity that is far in excess of actual requirements. Despite havi… Continue Reading

A.P. tops in ease of doing business -The Hindu-06-09-2020
2020-09-07 11:11

Ease of Doing Business (EODB) is a joint initiative by the DPIIT and the World Bank to improve the overall business environment in the States. Thes… Continue Reading

Auto parts makers urged to cut imports -The Hindu-06-09-2020
2020-09-07 11:03

The Road Transport and Highways Minister speaking at the annual session of the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) have ask… Continue Reading

What counts as ‘Act of God’? -The Indian Express-05-09-2020
2020-09-07 10:30

Attributing the shortfall in GST collections to disruptions due to Covid-19, the Finance Minister said the economy is facing an "Act-of-God"-like situ… Continue Reading

Piped gas suppliers may gain from norms on force majeure -The Hindu-05-09-2020
2020-09-07 10:18

City Gas Distribution (CGD) entities are likely to save on penalties for work delays triggered by the pandemic. The fundamental norm of the law of … Continue Reading

RBI alters priority sector norms to help start-ups, farmers avail loans -The Hindu-05-09-2020
2020-09-07 10:15

The altered guidelines include funding to segments including start-ups and agriculture. Bank finance of up to Rs.50 crore to start-ups, loans to fa… Continue Reading

Global Innovation Index (GII) - PIB- 02-09-2020
2020-09-04 09:24

India has been ranked 48th in the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2020 as per the GII 2020 Report jointly published by Cornell, INSEAD and World Intelle… Continue Reading

Inevitable collapse - The Hindu - 02-09-2020
2020-09-04 09:00

The data released by the National Statistical Office, India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has suffered its steepest contraction on record in the Ap… Continue Reading

GDP falls 23.9% in first quarter - The Hindu - 01-09-2020
2020-09-02 21:44

A data released by the National Statistical Office(NSO), the GDP of India has shrunk by a record 23.9% in the April to June 2020 quarter in comparison… Continue Reading

GST reform needs a new grand bargain - The Hindu - 01-09-2020
2020-09-02 21:40

Flaws in the current GST system: The current design and implementation of the GST system have failed to deliver on the promise of enhanced economic… Continue Reading

Fiscal deficit overshoots FY budget target - The Hindu - 01-09-2020
2020-09-02 21:38

India’s fiscal deficit in the four months to end July 2020 stood at 103.1% of the budgeted target for FY21. Net tax receipts were Rs.2.03 trillio… Continue Reading

Green Term Ahead Market - PIB - 01-09-2020
2020-09-02 21:28

In August 2020, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) had approved Green term ahead market (GTAM) contracts on the Indian Energy Exchan… Continue Reading

Plea to hike cess on tobacco products- The Hindu -25/08/2020
2020-08-29 17:31

Public health groups, along with doctors and economists, have urged the GST Council to increase compensation cess on all tobacco products. Pros: … Continue Reading

GOI and AIIB signed an agreement - PIB - 24-08-2020
2020-08-26 13:13

The Government of India, (Government of Maharashtra), Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) signed a lo… Continue Reading

API Aarogya Setu - PIB - 23/08/2020
2020-08-25 16:24

Aarogya Setu introduces ‘Open API Service’. This is a novel feature in the app to help people, businesses and the economy to return to normalcy… Continue Reading

World Bank may forecast steeper India contraction- THE HINDU-20-08-2020
2020-08-25 16:26

The World Bank had, previously in May 2020, projected that the Indian economy would contract by 3.2% in the current fiscal year and would only rebound… Continue Reading

”Business Responsibility and Sustainability Report (BRSR)” - LIVE MINT - 13 AUG 2020
2020-08-13 19:32

NEWS: Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA), Rajesh Verma released the “Report of the Committee on Business Responsibility Reporting (BRR)” from … Continue Reading

Balance of payments will be strong this year -THE HINDU- 11 AUG 2020
2020-08-11 22:21

Balance of Payments: The balance of payments (BOP) is a statement of all transactions made between entities in one country and the rest of the worl… Continue Reading

Making up for shortfalls in GST collection -THE HINDU- 11 AUG 2020
2020-08-11 22:14

NEWS The release of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) compensation due to the States for the financial year 2019-20. Compensation cess fund A comp… Continue Reading

Agriculture Infrastructure Fund (AIF) -THE HINDU- 10-AUG-2020
2020-08-10 21:44

Context: PM to launch a financing facility under Agriculture Infrastructure Fund and release benefits under PM-KISAN. Details: The Union Cabi… Continue Reading

India’s GDP to contract by 5.3% in FY21-THE HINDU-19-07-2020
2020-07-20 08:47

Context: Centre’s fiscal deficit to increase to 7.6% & India’s GDP to contract by 5.3% in FY21: India Ratings and Research’s Report. Details:… Continue Reading

ICRA projects India’s GDP growth to contract by 9.5% in FY21 from earlier 5%-THE HINDU-18-07-2020
2020-07-19 09:19

Context:ICRA projects Indian economy to contract 9.5% in 2020-’21, cites rising coronavirus cases, lockdown. Details: *Rating agency ICRA on T… Continue Reading

Voluntary National Review- NITI AAYOG
2020-07-14 09:05

NITI Aayog presented India’s 2nd Voluntary National Review at UN’s High-Level Political Forum; held virtually * NITI Aayog presented India’s … Continue Reading

NSDC Collaborates with Microsoft India to Provide Digital Skills to Indian Yout-THE HINDU-09-07-2020
2020-07-10 18:07

Context:NSDC Collaborates with Microsoft India to Provide Digital Skills to Indian Yout. Details: * The National Skill Development Corporation (… Continue Reading

SBM Bank India Partnered with Mastercard to facilitate Real-time domestic-THE HINDU-07-07-2020
2020-07-08 11:02

Context: SBM Bank India Partnered with Mastercard to facilitate Real-time domestic & cross-border payments & remittances through ‘Mastercard Send’… Continue Reading

NLC, Coal India to form 50:50 JV to develop solar and thermal power assets-THE HINDU-06-07-2020
2020-07-07 09:43

Context:NLC, Coal India to form 50:50 JV to develop solar and thermal power assets. Details: *Government-owned mining majors NLC India Ltd and C… Continue Reading

Tourism Sector Could Lose 1.2 Trillion USD Due To Covid Pandemic-THE HINDU-06-07-2020
2020-07-07 09:14

Context:Tourism Sector Could Lose 1.2 Trillion USD Due To Covid Pandemic: UNCTAD Report. Details: *The United Nations Conference on Trade and De… Continue Reading

India’s External debt increased by 2.8% to USD558.5 bn in FY20: RBI data-THE HINDU-04-07-2020
2020-07-05 09:48

Context:In accordance with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) data, India’s external debt stood at USD558.5 billion in March 2020, an increase of USD15… Continue Reading

Core’s contraction-THE HINDU-03-07-2020
2020-07-03 22:39

Context:The Commerce Ministry’s provisional figures for the core sector for May 2020. Details: *Output in the eight core industries suffered a… Continue Reading

RBI to tighten rules for home finance firms-THE HINDU-18-06-2020
2020-06-19 08:37

Context:RBI to tighten rules for home finance firms. Details: *The Reserve Bank of India has proposed stringent norms for housing finance compan… Continue Reading

SEBI eases fund-raising norms for firms-THE HINDU-18-06-2020
2020-06-19 08:24

Context:SEBI has further eased fund-raising norms for firms. Details: *These measures along with the relaxation on rights issues, permitted earl… Continue Reading

Govt. banks disburse Rs16,031 crore to MSMEs-THE HINDU-17-06-2020
2020-06-18 07:55

Context:The public sector banks have disbursed Rs16,031.39 crore till June 12, 2020, under the Rs3-lakh crore Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (… Continue Reading

Pipeline tariff policy coming, to raise share of gas in energy basket-THE HINDU-16-06-2020
2020-06-17 13:23

Context:New pipeline tariff, authorisation policy to push for higher share of gas in energy basket. Details: *In a bid to raise the share of nat… Continue Reading

MSMEs wait for work as demand slumps post lockdown-THE HINDU-15-06-2020
2020-06-16 08:29

Context: MSMEs wait for work as demand slumps post lockdown Pandemic. Details: *In the economic package for MSMEs, one of the major casualties… Continue Reading

Government puts off decision on States’ GST dues till July-THE HINDU-13-06-2020
2020-06-14 10:01

Context: Government puts off decision on States' GST dues till July Details: *GST collections in the past two months have only reached 45% of th… Continue Reading

SC allows firms to negotiate with staff on lockdown wages-THE HINDU-13-06-2020
2020-06-14 09:36

Content: Lockdown wages, Supreme Court allows firms to negotiate with staff. Details: *The Supreme Court on Friday asked factory owners and othe… Continue Reading

Being vocal on the right local-THE HINDU-10-06-2020
2020-06-11 08:03

Details: On May 12, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called upon Indians to be “vocal for local”. The way in which we, as citizens and professional… Continue Reading

Gross Value Added numbers and the economy-THE HINDU-07-06-2020
2020-06-08 07:46

Details: As per the NSO, real GDP in the full fiscal year was estimated to have expanded by 4.2% from a year earlier, the slowest pace of growth in… Continue Reading

RBI creates Rs.500 cr. fund to boost payment infra-THE HINDU-06-06-2020
2020-06-07 06:35

Details: RBI will make an initial contribution of Rs250 crore to the PIDF, covering half of the fund, while the remaining contribution will be from… Continue Reading

Move fast to ease liquidity: RBI’s Das-THE HINDU-06-06-2020
2020-06-07 06:32

Details: With economic growth expected to be in the negative territory for the current financial year, Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta D… Continue Reading

U.P.S.C REVISED DATES
2020-06-06 20:10

UPSC Civil Services Examinations 2020 dates announced. Check the new schedule The UPSC Civil Services and IFS preliminary examinations will now be … Continue Reading

What relief is ultimately granted if interest accrues?-THE HINDU-05-06-2020
2020-06-06 08:15

Details: Justice Bhushan said there were two issues in the case. One, whether interest should be charged at all during the moratorium period. Two,… Continue Reading

Time to discontinue free power for farmers-THE HINDU-04-06-2020
2020-06-05 07:30

Details: Exactly 15 years after Manmohan Singh, as Congress Prime Minister, openly spoke against the free power supply scheme for farmers, the Bhar… Continue Reading

Cabinet nod for agri marketing reforms-THE HINDU-04-06-2020
2020-06-05 06:50

Details: Special arrangement: At its meeting on Wednesday, the Cabinet also approved ordinances to remove restrictions on farmers selling their … Continue Reading

Cabinet sets up Secretaries’ group to attract investmen-THE HINDU-04-06-2020
2020-06-05 05:17

Details: How can India contain the economic impact of COVID-19? This will make India a more investor-friendly destination and we will also hand-… Continue Reading

Electronics incentive schemes launched-THE HINDU-03-06-2020
2020-06-03 22:32

Details: Modest success: Stating that India had been able to achieve “modest success” in electronics manufacturing, Mr. Prasad said that Ind… Continue Reading

Ominous signals: on slowdown of India's economy-THE HINDU-02-06-2020
2020-06-03 08:12

Details: India’s economy is in a severe slowdown that is only going to get worse in a pandemic-stricken world. Three months after Finance Ministr… Continue Reading

Can allow non-profit organisations to list-THE HINDU-02-06-2020
2020-06-03 08:04

Details: The idea of a social stock exchange for listing of social enterprise and voluntary organisations was mooted by Finance Minister Nirmala Si… Continue Reading

Cabinet committee okays Rs50,000 cr. infusion for MSMEs-THE HINDU-02-06-2020
2020-06-03 07:58

Details: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Monday approved Rs50,000 crore equity infusion for micro, small, and medium enterprises with … Continue Reading

Street vendors to get credit without collateral-THE HINDU-02-06-2020
2020-06-03 07:54

Details: The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs on Monday launched a micro-credit scheme for street vendors, which was announced by Finance Mini… Continue Reading

Pulses, oilseeds see sharp hike in MSP-THE HINDU-02-06-2020
2020-06-03 07:45

Details: Among cereals, the government increased the support price of bajra by Rs150 to Rs2,150 per quintal for this year, while that of ragi has b… Continue Reading

Open with caution-THE HINDU-01-06-2020
2020-06-02 09:35

Details: The ‘Unlock 1’ plan should ensure a careful restarting of activities, the most important of which is the delivery of goods and everyda… Continue Reading

It’s time for a universal basic income programme in India-THE HINDU-01-06-2020
2020-06-02 09:32

Details: The ongoing crisis is creating changes that could end up dividing society into pre- and post-COVID-19 days. These giants, all technology c… Continue Reading

GDP growth slows to a 11-year low of 4.2%, Q4 slumps to 3.1%-THE HINDU-30-05-2020
2020-05-31 09:11

Details: India’s economic growth slipped to 3. 1% in the January-March quarter of 2019-20 showing impact of COVID-19 pandemic. In 2019-20, the In… Continue Reading

From a standoff to a stalemate-THE HINDU-29-05-2020
2020-05-30 09:46

Details: Again in 2007, China’s perception of the border in Depsang in the Ladakh sector, in Sikkim, and in many other places appeared to change.… Continue Reading

Locust Swarms -The Hindu-15-01-2020
2020-05-29 09:37

Details: Just last week, eastern India was battered by one of the most powerful cyclones in decades and now, even as hundreds of lives are lost eve… Continue Reading

Enjoying the fruits of their labour-THE HINDU-28-05-2020
2020-05-29 09:29

Details: Today, India is a leading producer of a variety of agricultural and allied produce and exporter of some of them. This is due to the relent… Continue Reading

Loans to MSMEs may get ‘risk-free’ tag-THE HINDU-28-05-2020
2020-05-29 09:25

Details: The Reserve Bank of India is likely to allow banks to assign zero risk weight for loans that will be extended to the micro, medium and sma… Continue Reading

A well-balanced stimulus package-THE HINDU-26-05-2020
2020-05-27 09:32

Details: The thrust is to get the Reserve Bank of India and other public financial institutions to infuse liquidity and increase lending by the fin… Continue Reading

The problem with the liquidity push-THE HINDU-26-05-2020
2020-05-27 09:20

Details: The thrust is to get the Reserve Bank of India and other public financial institutions to infuse liquidity and increase lending by the fin… Continue Reading

ILO urges PM not to dilute labour laws-THE HINDU-27-05-2020
2020-05-27 09:09

Details: A group of 10 Central trade unions wrote to ILO, seeking its intervention to protect workers’ rights and international labour standards.… Continue Reading

Hardly the 1991 moment for agriculture-THE HINDU-25-05-2020
2020-05-26 06:00

Details: While it does not mean much on the ground, it has successfully managed to deflect attention from the pittance offered by way of fiscal sup… Continue Reading

More area under cotton crop this season-THE HINDU-24-05-2020
2020-05-25 06:14

Details: Both governments have discouraged farmers from growing rice, officials told The Hindu. In Haryana, farmers had sown cotton in 5.11 lakh he… Continue Reading

Extend loans without fear of 3Cs: FM-THE HINDU-24-05-2020
2020-05-25 06:11

Details: She said clear instructions had been given in a meeting with CEOs and MDs of public sector banks and financial institutions on Friday that… Continue Reading

Notes on a digital currency plan, made in China-23-05-2020
2020-05-24 08:35

Details: To intensively advance the trial work of fintech innovation regulation, the PBoC supports the expansion of the pilot program to cover the … Continue Reading

RBI cuts repo rate again, down to 4%-THE HINDU-23-05-2020
2020-05-24 08:32

Details: The Reserve Bank of India further reduced the key interest rate or the repo rate by 40 bps on Friday, after a yet another out-of-turn Mone… Continue Reading

Working safely: On workplaces during the pandemic-THE HINDU-21-05-2020
2020-05-21 23:24

Details : Opening up economic production from a lockdown, even partially, when the COVID-19 pandemic has not peaked in the country poses an extraor… Continue Reading

Cabinet okays NBFC liquidity plan-THE HINDU-21-05-2020
2020-05-21 23:15

Details: A special purpose vehicle would be set up by a public sector bank to manage a Stressed Asset Fund whose special securities would be guaran… Continue Reading

Labour rights are in free fall-THE HINDU-18-05-2020
2020-05-18 18:57

Details: As India slowly attempts to lift its nationwide lockdown, under compulsion of reviving the economy, labour rights are disappearing at an a… Continue Reading

Punjab farmers’ to go for direct seeding of rice-THE HINDU-18-05-2020
2020-05-18 18:48

Details: The DSR technique is less time consuming and labour intensive than the conventional practice. The DSR technique called ‘tar-wattar DSR… Continue Reading

Centre throws open all sectors to private players-THE HINDU-18-05-2020
2020-05-18 18:38

Details: The total package amounts to almost Rs.21 lakh crore by the Centre’s accounting, but is heavy on credit-related measures, including Rs.8… Continue Reading

How will the COVID-19 relief for MSMEs help?-THE HINDU-17-052020
2020-05-18 07:40

Details: The first tranche, aimed at micro, small and medium enterprises , non-banking financial companies and at some individuals was announced by… Continue Reading

Reforms and agriculture-THE HINDU-17-05-2020
2020-05-18 07:26

Details: The government has maintained that the farm sector is functioning smoothly despite the lockdown to check the spread of COVID-19, and the l… Continue Reading

Govt. throws open defence production and coal sectors-THE HINDU-17-05-2020
2020-05-18 07:19

Details: Sitharaman said, noting that structural reforms were the focus of Saturday’s announcements. “These sectors with these reforms are goin… Continue Reading

1 lakh crore rupee farm infra fund to be financed by NABARD: FM-THE HINDU-16-05-2020
2020-05-16 23:04

Details: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday announced Rs 1 lakh crore fund to boost agriculture infrastructure across the country. The f… Continue Reading

New law for contract farming-THE HINDU-16-05-2020
2020-05-16 23:00

Details: Sitharaman said. Several agricultural economists and farm activists welcomed the reform and investment announcements, but questioned the l… Continue Reading

U.K. HC rejects Vijay Mallya’s plea-THE HINDU-15-05-2020
2020-05-16 22:39

Details: The UK High Court on Thursday rejected a plea of businessman Vijay Mallya for permission to move the Supreme Court against the dismissal o… Continue Reading

Migrant workers to get free foodgrains-THE HINDU -15-05-2020
2020-05-16 22:33

Details: Sitharaman said there are an estimated 8 crore migrant workers who have been housed in government and privately run relief camps across th… Continue Reading

Liquidity lifeline- THE HINDU-14-05-2020
2020-05-15 08:20

Details: The government could have specified the interest cap on these loans without leaving it to individual lenders as each of them has its own r… Continue Reading

A Plan to revive a broken Economy-THE HINDU-14-05-2020
2020-05-15 08:13

Details: The Prime Minister has just announced Lockdown 4.0. The announcements by the Finance Minister thus far involve no additional public spendi… Continue Reading

Provide income support, restore jobs-THE HINDU-14-05-2020
2020-05-15 08:08

Details: Shock point: Snatching away labour rights in the midst of a global pandemic and national lockdown is distressing and shocking. Over the… Continue Reading

PM announces Rs20 lakh crore economic stimulus package-THE HINDU -13-05-2020
2020-05-14 08:07

Details: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said a new-look Lockdown 4.0 beyond May 17 was in the offing, while announcing an economic stimulu… Continue Reading

Trade unions may knock at ILO’s door-THE HINDU-12-05-2020
2020-05-13 07:41

Details: Ten central trade unions on May 11 said they were considering lodging a complaint with the International Labour Organisation against the … Continue Reading

Mandis linked to e-platform see 65% rise in count post-lockdown-THE HINDU-12-05-2020
2020-05-13 07:33

Details: COVID-19 has given a boost to e-NAM, the national digital platform for agricultural trade, with the number of connected mandis, or wholesa… Continue Reading

Ration card portability usage low: Paswan-THE HINDU-09-05-2020
2020-05-10 08:29

Details: Even pre-lockdown, it was only 800 transactions per month, out of the 22 crore ration cards making transactions each month. If utilised pr… Continue Reading

Moody’s warns of downgrade-THE HINDU-09-05-2020
2020-05-10 08:26

Details: Rating agency Moody’s said that the negative outlook of India reflects increasing risks that economic growth will remain significantly l… Continue Reading

Pathways to a more resilient economy-THE HINDU-06-05-2020
2020-05-09 13:15

Details: When complex systems come to catastrophes, i. critical points of instability, they re-emerge in distinctly new forms, according to the sci… Continue Reading

A grain stockist with a role still relevant-THE HINDU-05-05-2020
2020-05-09 13:17

Details: Set up under the Food Corporations Act 1964, in its first decade, the FCI was at the forefront of India’s quest of self-sufficiency in r… Continue Reading

Mallya seeks approval to move U.K. Supreme Court-THE HINDU-05-05-2020
2020-05-09 13:18

Details: Businessman Vijay Mallya has sought permission from the U.S . had turned down the businessman’s appeal, concluding that there was a p… Continue Reading

Economic recovery may take over a year, says CII-THE HINDU-04-05-2020
2020-05-09 13:13

Details: Biggest problem: In a CII poll of 300-odd CEOs released on Sunday, almost half say an economic recovery will take over a year. In such … Continue Reading

Debt and mutual funds-THE HINDU-03-05-2020
2020-05-04 09:59

Details: Why was it needed? That led to fears that the debt funds of many other fund houses could face redemption pressure accentuated by the pa… Continue Reading

It’s about food, nutrition and livelihood security-THE HINDU-02-05-2020
2020-05-04 09:26

Details: Widen the food basket: The second dimension is the access to food, which is a function of purchasing power, as unless you are a farmer … Continue Reading

Economists call for urban jobs scheme-THE HINDU-02-05-2020
2020-05-04 09:22

Details: A new Urban Employment Guarantee Act is needed to complement the existing rural jobs scheme during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, said a gro… Continue Reading

Banks borrow Rs.2,000 crore from RBI for mutual funds-THE HINDU-30-04-2020
2020-05-01 12:13

details: On Monday, the RBI had announced a special window of Rs.50,000 crore for mutual funds in view of the redemption pressure that the fund hou… Continue Reading

Brokers seek action against Templeton-THE HINDU-28-04-2020
2020-04-29 06:38

Details: A high-powered panel must take over management of fund house, says brokers’ association. The Association of National Exchanges Member… Continue Reading

RBI opens Rs.50,000 cr. liquidity tap for MFs-THE HINDU-28-04-2020
2020-04-29 06:35

Details: In a bid to address concerns arising out of Franklin Templeton’s decision to wind up six debt funds, the Reserve Bank of India on Monday… Continue Reading

Industries hobbled by curbs on mobility of men, material-THE HINDU-27-04-2020
2020-04-27 16:17

Details: Movement of inputs and finished goods is still disrupted even after lockdown relaxation, say 60% of companies. Almost half of the indus… Continue Reading

Punjab could see more areas under cotton cultivation-27-04-2020
2020-04-27 16:11

Details: Shortage of labour due to COVID-19 pandemic likely to influence decision of the farmers in the State. Punjab can see around three lakh … Continue Reading

Quick nod likely for China investments-THE HINDU-26-04-2020
2020-04-27 15:48

Details: The Centre plans to fast track the review of some investment proposals from neigbouring countries such as China following concerns new scr… Continue Reading

No plan to ease fiscal deficit targets-THE HINDU-25-04-2020
2020-04-26 08:51

Details: Despite the strain on government finances due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is no credible proposal to amend the legislation meant to co… Continue Reading

Anonymise data before handover, HC tells Kerala govt.-THE HINDU-25-04-2020
2020-04-26 08:47

Details: A Division Bench of the Kerala High Court on Friday directed the State government to anonymise the data of COVID-19 patients and those un… Continue Reading

RBI to restart Operation Twist to manage yields-THE HINDU-24-04-2020
2020-04-25 00:16

Details: The Reserve Bank of India has announced simultaneous purchase and sale of government bonds in a bid to soften long-term yields. Such open … Continue Reading

Govt. to suspend IBC rules for up to one year-THE HINDU-24-04-2020
2020-04-25 00:12

Details: In a major relief for corporate borrowers hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, the government has decided to amend the insolvency law to… Continue Reading

Global remittances will see a sharp fall: WB- THE HINDU-23-04-2020
2020-04-24 11:18

Details: The pandemic and declining oil prices are likely to reduce remittances from the U.S. the U.K, and EU countries to South Asia, resulting in… Continue Reading

Centre, State can fix sugarcane price, says SC-THE HINDU-23-04-2020
2020-04-24 10:59

Details: A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court on Wednesday held that both the Central and State governments have the power to fix the price of… Continue Reading

Futures shock: On oil price fall below USD 0- THE HINDU-22-02-2020
2020-04-23 11:35

Details: Five decades after the oil shock of 1973, when an Arab embargo on the supply of oil to some western powers including the United States sen… Continue Reading

Why are oil prices in negative terrain -THE HINDU-22-04-2020
2020-04-23 11:26

Details: Why did prices fall like this? WTI oil is traded as futures contracts in the NYMEX where traders buy and sell monthly futures such as, … Continue Reading

Takeover fears-THE HINDU-21-04-2020
2020-04-22 11:23

Details: The government’s decision to ban foreign direct investments through the automatic route from neighbouring countries that share a land bo… Continue Reading

U.S. crude futures plunge over 40% to 1986 low-THE HINDU-21-04-2020
2020-04-22 11:14

Details: oil futures contract in a frenzy on Monday, sending the contract into negative territory for the first time in history, as barely any buye… Continue Reading

Vijay Mallya loses U.K. High Court appeal
2020-04-22 11:08

Details: on Monday dismissed the appeal of businessman Vijay Mallya against a lower court’s order for his extradition to India in connection with… Continue Reading

Pharma units still not able to operate freely-THE HINDU-20-04-2020
2020-04-21 10:00

Details: On April 11, the Department of Pharmaceuticals told the Home Ministry that the industry was operating at just 20%-30% of capacity and call… Continue Reading

‘Preventing food shortages is high priority for South Asia’-THE HINDU-20-04-2020
2020-04-21 09:54

Details: I have been impressed by the reaction of the India government and other governments in South Asia. With limited health-care capacity, it i… Continue Reading

New FDI rules may have unintended effects-THE HINDU-19-04-2020
2020-04-20 10:07

Details: The Ministry of Commerce press note amending the FDI policy to make investments from countries which ‘share a land border’ with India … Continue Reading

Govt. nod mandatory for FDI from neighbouring countries- THE HINDU-19-04-2020
2020-04-20 10:06

Details: In a move that will restrict Chinese investments, the Centre has made prior government approval mandatory for foreign direct investments f… Continue Reading

NBFCs get 50,000-cr. liquidity booster- THE HINDU-18-04-2020
2020-04-19 14:21

Details: RBI stipulated that small and mid-sized NBFCs and micro-finance institutions should receive at least 50% of these funds. Banks can avai… Continue Reading

RBI to pump in 1 lakh crore
2020-04-19 14:15

Details: Shaktikanta Das further said surplus liquidity in the banking system has increased substantially as result of central bank’s actions. In… Continue Reading

A blueprint to revive the economy-THE HINDU-17-04-2020
2020-04-18 13:53

Details: She has lost her source of livelihood because we are under a lockdown and economic activity has stopped. A lockdown is necessary to preven… Continue Reading

SBI to extend additional term loan facilities to borrowers, including NBFCs-THE HINDU-17-04-2020
2020-04-18 13:20

Details: State Bank of India, the country’s largest lender, has decided to extend term loan facilities to non-banking finance companies as well a… Continue Reading

India eyes organic food exports of USD1 bn- THE HINDU-17-04-2020
2020-04-18 13:17

Details: The Agriculture Ministry hopes to ramp up production of coarse cereals this year. The Ministry admits that the challenge is how to create … Continue Reading

Economic liberalisation and its faults- THE HINDU-15-04-2020
2020-04-16 12:49

Details: “India is not able to get required quantities of test kits, PPE and parts of ventilators through importation. A disastrous model: … Continue Reading

World economy to contract by 3%: IMF-THE HINDU-15-04-2020
2020-04-16 12:32

Details: Global economic output to contract by 3% due to coronavirus pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic is having a “severe” effect on the world e… Continue Reading

Centre may raise loan to pay GST dues to States-THE HINDU-14-04-2020
2020-04-15 07:52

Details: The Union government is exploring raising a loan to pay the shortfall of the Goods and Services Tax compensation amount to States as the l… Continue Reading

Trade in tatters-THE HINDU-13-04-2020
2020-04-14 07:53

Details: The only certainty right now in a pandemic-gripped world is the all-enveloping uncertainty. And the WTO acknowledged as much when it relea… Continue Reading

Pharma units in limbo amid confusion over HCQ exports-13-04-2020
2020-04-14 07:50

Details: A week after the Ministry of External Affairs announced that it would “license” the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and supply it to v… Continue Reading

Enough grains for 9 months: Paswan-THE HINDU-13-04-2020
2020-04-14 07:47

Details: With the government likely to extend the nation-wide lockdown till the month end, the Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution minis… Continue Reading

‘Resume industrial activity in 15 sectors’-THE HINDU-13-04-2020
2020-04-14 07:42

Details: They are key to improve economic activity and liquidity, says Industries Ministry. In a letter to Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla on S… Continue Reading

States must evolve norms to help labourers return: Gadkari-THE HINDU-12-04-2020
2020-04-13 08:26

Details: Gadkari said. “As for the logistics of their return as and when the lockdown is eased, the guidelines will have to come from the State g… Continue Reading

Lives and livelihoods-THE HINDU-11-04-2020
2020-04-12 10:32

Details: The government is in the process of applying its mind on whether it should extend or lift in phases the 21-day lockdown that ends next wee… Continue Reading

Removal of tariff ceiling may revive investment in renewables-THE HINDU-11-04-2020
2020-04-12 10:27

Details: The Centre’s decision to remove the tariff ceiling from renewable energy tenders will give the beleaguered industry a much-needed leg-up… Continue Reading

‘Post-pandemic period will see turnaround in job market’-THE HINDU-11-04-2020
2020-04-12 10:25

Details: Once the COVID-19 dust settles down, a new order will emerge in the job market, analysts say. Several new jobs in the field of health and … Continue Reading

Export sector may see 15 mn jobs go, NPAs rise: FIEO-THE HINDU-11-04-2020
2020-04-12 10:21

Details: With cancellation of over 50% of the orders and a gloomy forecast for the future, 15 million job losses in exports are expected. About 15 … Continue Reading

Will COVID-19 affect the course of Globalisation?-THE HINDU-10-04-2020
2020-04-11 09:02

Details: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on free trade is yet to be completely understood. Biswajit Dhar and Nagesh Kumar spoke to Vikas Dhoot … Continue Reading

A different economic approach-THE HINDU-08-04-2020
2020-04-09 11:54

Details: As it fights COVID-19 with its meagre healthcare resources, India has chosen to bring the economy to a near halt with no clear idea of how… Continue Reading

Bounty from oil plunge-THE HINDU-05-04-2020
2020-04-06 10:15

Details: Trump’s assurance that the West Asian kingdom and Russia, major oil producers, would soon announce a production cut sent prices up again… Continue Reading

Consumption, external trade to see impact-THE HINDU-05-04-2020
2020-04-06 10:11

Details: India’s real GDP decelerated to its lowest in over six years in third quarter of 2019-2020, and the outbreak of the COVID-19 posed fresh… Continue Reading

Brent surges past USD33 on output deal hope-THE HINDU-04-04-2020
2020-04-05 20:16

Details : Benchmark Brent crude oil futures climbed to as high as USD 34.91 a barrel on Friday on rising hopes of a new global deal to cut global c… Continue Reading

Rice exports halted on supply chain disruption due to virus-THE HINDU-04-04-2020
2020-04-05 20:12

Details: Indian rice traders have stopped signing new export contracts amid the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, as labour sh… Continue Reading

Foreign investors sell over 1 lakh-cr. securities -THE HINDU-04-04-2020
2020-04-05 20:07

Details: Further, both the equity and debt segments have individually registered new highs in terms of monthly outflows of Rs.61,973 crore and Rs.6… Continue Reading

The battle to set oil prices-THE HINDU-02-04-2020
2020-04-03 10:29

Details: Russia’s move to reject production cuts is driven by its strategy of denying market share to U. The global economy, grappling with the C… Continue Reading

RBI relaxes export rules, allows States and UTs to borrow more-THE HINDU-02-04-2020
2020-04-03 10:22

Details: The Reserve Bank of India has announced more measures to fight economic disruptions caused by COVID-19, including extension of the realisa… Continue Reading

Govt. cuts interest rates on NSC, PPF-01-04-2020
2020-04-02 08:54

News: The government on March 31 slashed interest rates on small savings schemes, including National Savings Certificate and Public Provident Fund,… Continue Reading

A threat to food security-THE HINDU-31-03-2020
2020-04-01 13:15

Details: The COVID-19 pandemic is putting an enormous strain on public health systems around the world. Millions of people are in some form of quar… Continue Reading

NRIs can now invest in specified govt. bonds-THE HINDU-31-03-2020
2020-04-01 13:10

Details: “This will substantially ease access of non-residents to Indian government securities markets and facilitate inclusion in global bond in… Continue Reading

The cost of the lockdown is pegged at about USD120 billion-THE HINDU-31-03-2020
2020-04-01 13:06

Details: The cost of the lockdown is pegged at around USD120 billion or 4% of the GDP. Further, 90% of India’s workforce is employed in the unorg… Continue Reading

Dressing a wounded economy-THE HINDU-26-03-2020
2020-03-26 23:14

Details: First, there are the health effects of the virus, and second is the economic impact of the various actions that have to be taken to combat… Continue Reading

Union Cabinet approves recapitalisation of RRBs-THE HINDU-26-03-2020
2020-03-26 23:10

Details: The Centre has approved a Rs.1,340-crore recapitalisation plan for regional rural banks to improve their capital-to-risk weighted assets r… Continue Reading

Banks get ready for merger, albeit reluctantly-THE HINDU-26-03-2020
2020-03-26 23:08

Details: The mergers, announced in August last, will start amid an unprecedented nationwide lockdown to fight the rapid spread of COVID-19. Banking… Continue Reading

A pandemic, an economic blow and the big fix-THE HINDU-24-02-2020
2020-03-25 02:45

Details: India has just finished a day of curfew and clapping to practise ‘social distancing’ and to express gratitude to the millions of healt… Continue Reading

RBI advances second tranche of OMO-THE HINDU-24-03-2020
2020-03-25 02:39

Details: The Reserve Bank of India has advanced its liquidity infusion plan by purchasing government bonds following a review of ‘current liquidi… Continue Reading

Centre amends law to enable excise duty increase on fuel-THE HINDU-24-03-2020
2020-03-25 02:35

Details: The government had earlier raised excise duty on petrol and diesel by Rs.3 per litre each to raise an additional Rs.39,000 crore in revenu… Continue Reading

Blunting the economic impact of a pandemic-THE HINDU-21-03-2020
2020-03-22 10:52

Details: The effect of the strong clampdown measures taken by the government to arrest the spread of the coronavirus is beginning to be felt across… Continue Reading

Struck by COVID-19, tourism industry seeks bailout-THE HINDU-21-03-2020
2020-03-22 10:35

Details: The Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism & Hospitality has sought the immediate intervention of the Prime Minister as the industry… Continue Reading

New definition of MSMEs soon: Gadkari-THE HINDU-20-03-2020
2020-03-21 10:42

Details: Gadkari said the government was working on the new definition. Gadkari admitted that “there are problems” but asserted that the govern… Continue Reading

RBI to infuse Rs.10,000 crore via OMO
2020-03-20 22:58

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to infuse Rs.10,000 crore liquidity in the banking system by buying government securities through open mar… Continue Reading

RBI to regulate payment aggregators-THE HINDU-18-03-2020
2020-03-18 23:27

Details: RBI has lowered the minimum capital requirements for payment aggregators to Rs 15 crore at the time of application for the licence from th… Continue Reading

In U-turn, govt. moots 20-year window to clear telco dues-THE HINDU-17-03-2020
2020-03-18 21:13

Details: Nearly five months after winning its legal battle in the Supreme Court against telecom majors including Vodafone and Bharti Airtel for pay… Continue Reading

Labour Ministry yet to spend Rs.2,053.59 cr. of 2019-20 Budget-THE HINDU-16-03-2020
2020-03-16 21:41

Details: Labour Ministry yet to spend Rs.2,053. The Committee, which is chaired by Biju Janata Dal MP Bhartuhari Mahtab, wrote in its report on … Continue Reading

Yes Bank and bonds-THE HINDU-15-03-2020
2020-03-16 14:21

Details: With the State Bank of India agreeing to acquire a 49% equity stake, other investors joining in and the Cabinet clearing a reconstruction … Continue Reading

Rupee rebounds after RBI intervenes-THE HINDU-14-03-2020
2020-03-14 22:41

Details: Central bank assures adequate liquidity support The rupee made a sharp recovery after touching a record low of 74.50 a dollar in early … Continue Reading

Bulls quarantine bears-THE HINDU-14-03-2020
2020-03-14 22:37

Detail: The broader Nifty settled at 9,955.20, gaining 365.05 points, or 3.81%. In fact, minutes after start of the trading session, the Nifty’s … Continue Reading

Foreign Direct Investment inflows -THE HINDU-12-03-2020
2020-03-13 19:58

About: • In 2018-19, the FDI inflow stood at a record 62 billion US dollars, highest ever recorded for a fiscal year. • The initiative was l… Continue Reading

Danger ahead: On India’s road safety record-THE HINDU-13-03-2020
2020-03-13 19:49

Details: Any reduction in road safety incidents in a rapidly motorising country is encouraging, but the cold reality is that data on those who lose… Continue Reading

Danger ahead: On India’s road safety record-THE HINDU-13-03-2020
2020-03-13 19:42

Details: Any reduction in road safety incidents in a rapidly motorising country is encouraging, but the cold reality is that data on those who lose… Continue Reading

Why oil prices are crashing-THE HINDU-13-3-2020
2020-03-13 19:37

Details: Oil prices saw their biggest single-day crash in almost 30 years on March 9, throwing global equity markets into turmoil. The price of a b… Continue Reading

Bills on bankruptcy code, mineral law get RS nod-THE HINDU-13-03-2020
2020-03-13 19:32

Details: ‘This is euthanasia’ Opening the debate on the Bill, Congress member Jairam Ramesh said only 10% of defaulted loans had been recove… Continue Reading

RBI opens dollar-swap window-THE HINDU-13-03-2020
2020-03-13 19:24

News: dollars in the market, it has been decided to undertake a six-month U. dollar sell/buy swaps to provide liquidity to the foreign exchange mar… Continue Reading

SBI board clears Rs. 7,250 crore investments in Yes Bank-THE HINDU-13-03-2020
2020-03-13 19:18

Details: The executive committee of the central board of the State Bank of India has approved purchase of 725 crore shares of Yes Bank at Rs.10 api… Continue Reading

RBI assures customers that their bank deposits are safe-THE HINDU-09-03-2020
2020-03-09 21:30

Details: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Sunday assured depositors that there is "no concern regarding the safety of their deposits in any bank"… Continue Reading

The Direct Tax Vivad se Vishwas Bill-THE HINDU-07-03-2020
2020-03-08 17:54

Details: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday introduced a bill in the Lok Sabha to provide for a mechanism to settle disputed tax case… Continue Reading

Central Government rolls out LLP settlement scheme - THE HINDU-07-03-2020
2020-03-08 17:45

Details: • The scheme will come into force on March 16, 2020 and remain in force up to June 13, 2020, an official release said. It would be appli… Continue Reading

Make containment highest priority: WHO-THE HINDU-07-03-2020
2020-03-07 23:16

Details: The global outbreak of COVID-19.: In India, we should anticipate the possibility of a rapid viral spread due to its uniqueness of being… Continue Reading

Eight PSBs announce share swap ratios-THE HINDU-06-03-2020
2020-03-07 21:54

News: With the March-end deadline for the biggest-ever amalgamation scheme approaching, eight state-owned banks on Thursday announced swap ratios f… Continue Reading

Eight PSBs announce share swap ratios-THE HINDU-06-03-2020
2020-03-07 21:33

News: With the March-end deadline for the biggest-ever amalgamation scheme approaching, eight state-owned banks on Thursday announced swap ratios f… Continue Reading

Yes Bank put under moratorium till April 3-THE HINDU-06-03-2020
2020-03-07 21:28

Details: The government has put private sector lender Yes Bank under moratorium till April 3 and capped deposit withdrawal at Rs.50,000 after sever… Continue Reading

Virtual Currency-INDIAN EXPRESS-05-03-2020
2020-03-06 14:07

Virtual currency can be defined as an electronic representation of monetary value that may be issued, managed, and controlled by private issuers, deve… Continue Reading

Cut in Budgetary allocation will jeopardise tourism: House panel- THE HINDU- 04/03/2020
2020-03-05 11:00

In its report, a Parliamentary panel has said that the Finance Ministry’s move to cut down the budgetary allocation for the Tourism Ministry in the … Continue Reading

Bottom or mirage?-THE HINDU-03-03-2020
2020-03-03 19:55

Details: Official estimates of gross domestic product for the fiscal third quarter have pegged growth in the festival demand-filled October-Decembe… Continue Reading

Sharp decline in PSB fraud amount, Centre tells Lok Sabha-THE HINDU-03-03-2020
2020-03-03 19:50

Details: Comprehensive steps taken to curb fraud in public sector banks have resulted in a sharp decline in the amount involved, from Rs.50,329 cro… Continue Reading

Bill to amend Banking Regulation Act - 02/03/2020
2020-03-02 21:24

The Parliament is likely to clear a bill to amend the Banking Regulation Act to bring multi-state cooperative banks under effective regulation of the … Continue Reading

Fitch lowers India’s economic growth forecast for FY20 to 4.9% from 5.1 % - 02/03/2020
2020-03-02 21:10

Abstract: Fitch Ratings Inc, an American credit rating agency,has lowered India’s GDP (Gross Domestic Product) growth forecast to 4.9% for the fi… Continue Reading

Farmers’ not to be hurt by govt. move to cut crop cover premium: Bhutani-THE HINDU-29-02-2020
2020-03-01 06:10

News: Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) Revamped. As part of the revamping of the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), the Centre ha… Continue Reading

Growth slows to 4.7% in Q3, ‘bottomed out’, says Centre-THE HINDU-29-02-2020
2020-02-29 23:21

News: Gross Domestic Product growth was registered at 5. India’s third-quarter growth decelerated to 4. 7%, the slowest pace in about seven years… Continue Reading

Coronavirus infects global markets, investors dump equities-THE HINDU-29-02-2020
2020-02-29 23:18

News: Sensex sinks by 1,448. Global markets went into a tailspin on Friday as investors stampeded out of stocks and commodities and flocked to the … Continue Reading

Telcos seek help on ‘priority basis’-THE HINDU-28-02-2020
2020-02-29 18:51

Details: Reeling under pressure to clear their adjusted gross revenue-related dues, telecom companies have sent an urgent request to the government… Continue Reading

Cabinet gives clearance for Technical Textiles Mission- THE HINDU -27/02/2020
2020-02-27 21:25

The National Technical Textiles Mission envisages positioning India as a global leader in technical textiles and increasing the use of technical texti… Continue Reading

Digital payments rising sharply but cash remains the king: RBI study- LIVE MINT -26/02/2020
2020-02-27 14:38

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) study titled “Assessment of the progress of digitisation from cash to electronic” cash payments are still the essence … Continue Reading

The issues around data localisation -The Hindu-25-02-2020
2020-02-26 09:39

Overview: In the aftermath of the landmark decision of the constitutional bench of the SC on Right to Privacy in Puttuswamy case, Justice Sri Kris… Continue Reading

12% GST: one rate that fits all is best stimulus-THE HINDU-23-02-2020
2020-02-23 21:05

Details: Goods and Services Tax: There is the need to converge on a single lower single tax rate of 12% for GST. This would help simplify the… Continue Reading

Need to enhance global risk monitoring, says FM-THE HINDU-23-02-2020
2020-02-23 20:59

News: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday emphasised on the need to enhance global risk monitoring and explore the scope for policy co-… Continue Reading

Tardy pace of farm schemes irks FinMin-THE HINDU-23-02-2020
2020-02-23 20:57

Details: The Finance Ministry is dissatisfied with the progress made by the Public Sector banks in implementing various schemes related to the farm… Continue Reading

RBI unveils 5 year NSFI: 2019-2024- LIVE MINT- 22/02/2020
2020-02-23 11:12

ABSTRACT: In order to promote financial literacy among customers and to provide access to formal financial services in an affordable manner, the Re… Continue Reading

India’s GDP growth to be 4.9% in 2019-20: NCAER - ECONOMIC TIMES- 22/02/2020
2020-02-23 11:10

National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER),a New Delhi based non-profit think tank of economics, has estimated India’s economic growth ra… Continue Reading

Changes in Crop Insurance Scheme- INDIAN EXPRESS - 21/02/2020
2020-02-22 10:53

The Centre has decided to restrict its premium subsidy in its flagship crop insurance schemes to 30% for unirrigated areas and 25% for irrigated areas… Continue Reading

Liquidation remains high in NCLT cases-THE HINDU-16-02-2020
2020-02-16 23:07

News: Out of a total of 1,351 closed cases, 780 or 58% were closed through liquidation and only 190 cases or 14% were resolved with an average hair… Continue Reading

Credit Growth Gaining Momentum:Das: -THE HINDU-16-02-2020
2020-02-16 22:32

News: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman with RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das during RBI post-Budget Board meeting in New Delhi on February 15,… Continue Reading

DISCUSSION ON UPSC Exam Preparation Strategy
2020-04-18 07:56

Discuss the strategy to clear the prelims 2020 in the most effective and efficient manner. Make best use of available time to crack IAS exam in the… Continue Reading

Troubling data: On falling industrial output-Editorial-THE HINDU-15-02-2020
2020-02-15 22:01

News: One of the variables she laid faith in was the industrial output data which showed a 1. 8% growth in November after contracting from August t… Continue Reading

One Asia, two perspectives-THE HINDU-15-02-2020
2020-02-15 21:22

News: The Asian economic story has moved from pessimism to optimism — a subject for two economists, over 50 years apart In 1968, Gunnar Myrdal… Continue Reading

‘Bank the unbanked to achieve USD 5-tn goal’-
2020-02-13 22:02

News: “India has become one of the largest economies in the world. Banks have been a constant part of India’s growth saga. As India aims to bec… Continue Reading

Nutrition and the Budget’s fine print-THE HINDU-13-02-2020
2020-02-13 21:50

News: While there are well-equipped schemes to address malnutrition, funding and policy gaps are problem areas The urgency around nutrition was … Continue Reading

Economy not in trouble, asserts Finance Minister-THE HINDU-12-02-2020
2020-02-12 23:30

News: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman speaks in Lok Sabha in the response to the debate on the Budget, on Tuesday. The economy is not in troubl… Continue Reading

A new approach on investment-THE HINDU -12-02-2020
2020-02-12 23:10

News: President Donald Trump to India this month, the most memorable images may well extend beyond bear-hugging and a ‘Howdy Trump’ rally. -Ind… Continue Reading

MF assets rise to record high- THE HINDU- 11/02/2020
2020-02-11 23:44

The average assets under management of mutual funds hit an all-time high of Rs 28 . 18 lakh crore in January , as flows into debt funds increased sign… Continue Reading

Facing up to realities-THE HINDU - 11/02/2020
2020-02-11 23:36

News: As India entered the 21st century, the Net National Income of the average Indian was Rs. 20,000. Instead, as the recent Economic Survey shows… Continue Reading

Start new businesses with e-forms- THE HINDU - 10/02/2020
2020-02-10 22:06

News: Continuing efforts to improve the ease of doing business, the government will soon introduce an integrated electronic form for incorporating … Continue Reading

Four-fold jump in Li-ion batteries imports since 2016, govt. tells LS- THE HINDU - 10/02/2020
2020-02-10 22:02

Context: The Ministry of Science and Technology’s response to a query in the Lok Sabha. Details: As per the Science Ministry’s admission … Continue Reading

‘Economy revival is around the corner’- THE HINDU- 09/02/2020 - PRELIMS
2020-02-09 17:29

Details: Reducing tax litigation: The Union Budget’s focus on transparency and reducing tax litigation is a welcome move. The government’s w… Continue Reading

Govt. mulls enhancing audit independence, accountability- THE HINDU- 08/02/2020 - MAINS
2020-02-09 16:28

Context: Government’s meeting paper on proposed legitimate changes and alterations to existing directions to improve freedom and accountability o… Continue Reading

RBI extends deadline for one-time debt recast for MSMEs- THE HINDU- 07/02/2020
2020-02-09 16:00

Context: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has extended the deadline for one-time debt recast for firms in the micro, small and medium enter… Continue Reading

Rates to fall despite RBI’s status quo- THE HINDU- 07/02/2020
2020-02-09 15:58

Context: The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to keep the interest rates unchanged in the wake of a r… Continue Reading

Soil health card cuts fertiliser use by 10%: NPC study-THE HINDU-06-02-2020
2020-02-06 22:01

News: A study conducted by the National Productivity Council (NPC),a national level organization to promote productivity culture in India, the impa… Continue Reading

India’s Steel Production-PIB-06-02-2020 (Prelims)
2020-02-06 21:50

India becomes second largest steel producer of Crude Steel As per World Steel Association data, India became the second largest steel producer of c… Continue Reading

What does the sixth Monetary Policy Statement for 2019-20 say? - PIB-06-02-2020
2020-02-06 17:29

On the basis of an assessment of the current and evolving macroeconomic situation, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) at its meeting on February 6, 2… Continue Reading

SATHI APP- PIB-04-02-2020
2020-02-05 11:31

Mains Paper 3: Economy Prelims level : Sophisticated Analytical and Technical Help Institutes Mains level : Nothing much. To address the nee… Continue Reading

APEDA-CFTRI-THE HINDU-04-02-2020
2020-02-05 11:28

Mains Paper 2: National Prelims level : APEDA-CFTRI Mains level : Mou between APEDA-CFTRI A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by … Continue Reading

Tourism Budget- ECONOMICS TIMES-04-02-2020
2020-02-05 09:51

Mains Paper 3: Economy Prelims level : Tourism Budget Mains level : Highlights about the allocation and the objectives • The tourism and h… Continue Reading

15th Finance Commission-PIB-04-02-2020
2020-02-05 09:47

Prelims – Polity Mains -GS2- Polity The 15th Finance Commission (FCC), has presented its interim report for 2020-21. 1. The FCC had reduced… Continue Reading

Government approves strategic disinvestment of BPCL-ECONOMIC TIMES-03-02-202
2020-02-04 12:22

News: • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has accorded ‘In-principle’ approval for strategic disinvestment in five public sect… Continue Reading

Macro-economic Framework Statement-PIB-03-02-2020
2020-02-04 11:53

News: • Macro-economic Framework Statement (MFS) 2020-21 predicts rebound in GDP growth from first quarter of 2020-21. Key highlights: •… Continue Reading

Centre rejects advice on special grants for States-THE HINDU-03-02-2020
2020-02-03 18:54

Context: • The 15th Finance Commission’s recommendations from its interim report. Details: Special grants: • The 15th Finance … Continue Reading

Removal of DDT will boost investments: CBDT-THE HINDU-03-02-2020
2020-02-03 18:46

• Finance Minister announced abolition of DDT to be paid by companies in her budget speech. • The budget proposed the removal of the Divi… Continue Reading

No call yet on the quantum of LIC stake sale-THE HINDU-03-02-2020
2020-02-03 18:40

Context: As proposed in Union Budget 2020-21 the government is planning to sell a part of its stake in the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC… Continue Reading

Money earned in India by NRIs will be taxed: FM-THE HINDU-03-02-2020
2020-02-03 18:36

News: Money earned in India by NRIs will be taxed as said by Fin Min. Background: • In the recent union budget 2020 Fin Min proposed maj… Continue Reading

Budget 2020 framed strategy for 5tr USD- INDIAN EXPRESS-03-02-2020
2020-02-03 18:28

The signature theme of the Economic Survey this year was ‘the invisible hand of the market supported by the hand of trust’. Targeting policy instr… Continue Reading

Punjab sees higher CPI inflation in rural areas -Indian Express-03-02-2020
2020-02-03 18:27

Abstract: In Punjab, rural inflation was indeed higher than urban inflation in April-December 2019. Issue: • A fall in growth of real rura… Continue Reading

Investment Clearance Cell -PIB-02-02-2020
2020-02-03 09:01

News: • Presenting the Union Budget 2020-21 in Lok Sabha, the Finance Minister observed that entrepreneurship has always been the strength of Ind… Continue Reading

Services Sector growth-PIB-02-02-2020
2020-02-03 08:55

News: • Services Sector accounted for about 55percent of the economy and Gross Value Added (GVA) growth, two- thirds of total FDI inflows into I… Continue Reading

Dividend Distribution Tax-PIB-02-02-2020
2020-02-03 08:52

News: • In order to increase the attractiveness of the Indian Equity Market, to provide relief to a large class of investors and to make India an… Continue Reading

First Fruit Train-THE HINDU-02-02-2020
2020-02-03 08:50

News: • A ‘fruit train’, said to be the first of its kind in the country, was flagged off from Tadipatri Railway Station in Anantapur distric… Continue Reading

National Logistics Policy-PIB-02-02-2020
2020-02-03 08:40

News: • The government said that a national logistics policy will be released soon which will set up a single window e-logistics market and focus… Continue Reading

National Technical Textiles Mission-PIB-02-02-2020
2020-02-03 08:38

News: • The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs has announced a proposal to set up a National Technical Textiles Mission with a four… Continue Reading

UNION BUDGET HIGHLIGHTS- PIB- 01-02-2020
2020-02-02 09:12

Below attachment of PDF is the Highlights of Union Budget 2020.… Continue Reading

Thalinomics- PIB-01-02-2020
2020-02-02 07:52

News: • The Economic Survey 2019-20 presented in Parliament today by the Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs Smt Nirmala Sitharaman … Continue Reading

Integrate 'ASSEMBLE IN INDIA' TO 'MAKE IN INDIA'- LIVE MINT-01-02-2020
2020-02-02 07:50

News: • India should draw a lesson from China’s success in exports, and launch a project to ‘Assemble in India for the world’ that would cr… Continue Reading

1st revised income of National Income- 01-02-2020
2020-02-02 07:47

News: • India’s prolonged slowdown appears to be deeper than anticipated as the country’s growth has been sharply revised down by 0.7 percent… Continue Reading

Pro-business policy- PIB-01-02-2020
2020-02-02 07:45

News: • The Economic Survey 2019-20 says India’s aspiration to become a USD 5 trillion economy depends critically on promoting “pro-business… Continue Reading

ECONOMIC SURVEY HIGHLIGHTS 2019-2020- PIB-31-01-2020
2020-01-31 20:55

Economic Survey was tabled by the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the Parliament today i.e. 31st of January 2020. The Economic Survey of Ind… Continue Reading

A mindset problem- EDITORIAL- THE HINDU-30-01-2020
2020-01-31 09:08

Context: • The editorial highlights that MGNREGA has the potential to raise or increase rural demand and considering the poor state of rural econ… Continue Reading

Indian Academy of Highway Engineers-PIB-30-01-2020
2020-01-31 09:01

News: • Government proposed Mid-career training mandatory for highway engineers for getting promoted to higher levels. • A proposal has been s… Continue Reading

UNDP SDG India Index-30-01-2020
2020-01-30 21:23

News: According to the United National Development Programme (UNDP), Telangana has emerged the best performing states in terms of achieving Sustain… Continue Reading

GeM Team(GOTT) Project-PIB-29-01-2020
2020-01-30 07:51

News: • Government eMarketplace (GeM), under the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry and Government of Uttar Pradesh, signed … Continue Reading

Strategic Disinvestment of Air India -INDIAN EXPRESS-29-01-2020
2020-01-30 07:41

News: • The newly constituted Air India Specific Alternative Mechanism (AISAM) has approved the release of the Preliminary Information Memorandum… Continue Reading

Related-party transactions- THE HINDU-28-01-2020
2020-01-29 07:35

What Is a Related-Party Transaction? • A related-party transaction is a deal or arrangement between two parties who are joined by a preexisting b… Continue Reading

Central Adoption Resource Authority- THE HINDU-28-01-2020
2020-01-29 07:25

News: • The Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) has begun a nationwide capacity building programme for social workers who help assess the … Continue Reading

Global Talent Competitiveness Index-LIVE MINT-28-01-2020
2020-01-29 07:17

News: Launched for the first time in 2013, the Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) is an annual benchmarking report that measures the abilit… Continue Reading

Modernization plans of Ministry of Railways- PIB- 28-01-2020
2020-01-28 16:56

News: * Station upgradation works are in progress in several railway stations across the country. * Two such railway stations wh… Continue Reading

PARADIP PORT- INDIAN EXPRESS
2020-01-28 09:06

News: • An inter-ministerial panel has approved a Ministry of Shipping proposal for deepening and optimisation of inner harbour facilities of the… Continue Reading

Merchanting Trade Transaction
2020-01-28 09:03

News: • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued the revised guidelines for Merchanting Trade Transactions (MTT) under the Foreign Exchange Man… Continue Reading

FUND OF FUNDS-THE HINDU-27-01-2020
2020-01-27 14:14

What Is a Fund Of Funds (FOF)? A fund of funds (FOF)—also known as a multi-manager investment—is a pooled investment fund that invests in other… Continue Reading

Cash crunch hits MGNREGA -THE HINDU- 27-01-2020
2020-01-27 13:24

News: The Centre is on the verge of running out of funds for the crucial Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act scheme. More than 9… Continue Reading

International financial system
2020-01-27 12:32

The world experienced substantial changes in the late 19th century which created an environment favorable to an increase in and development of interna… Continue Reading

Indian Express AGR CRISIS
2020-01-27 12:18

• The Licensing Finance Policy Wing of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) directed all departments not to take any action against telecom op… Continue Reading

India growth slowdown is temporary: IMF- THE HINDU- 25-01-2020
2020-01-25 15:39

NEWS: We expect momentum to improve further going ahead,” IMF Chief Kristalina Georgieva said. IN DETAIL: IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva o… Continue Reading

NSE world's largest derivative exchange- LIVE MINT- 25-01-2020
2020-01-25 15:38

• National Stock Exchange of India Ltd (NSE) has emerged as the world’s largest derivatives exchange in 2019 by number of contracts traded, surpas… Continue Reading

NITI Aayog Released National Data and Analytics Platform (NDAP)- PIB-24-01-2020
2020-01-25 13:57

• The development of NDAP will take place over a period of one year. The first version of the platform is expected to be launched in 2021. Key h… Continue Reading

World Employment and Social Outlook Report- ECONOMIC TIMES- 24-01-2020
2020-01-25 13:50

• Global unemployment is projected to increase by around 2.5 million in 2020 and almost half a billion people are working fewer paid hours than they… Continue Reading

Hindustan Fluorocarbon LTD- LIVE MINT-23-01-2020
2020-01-24 20:48

• Union Cabinet has approved closure of Hindustan Fluorocarbons Limited (HFL), a Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE) under Department of Chemica… Continue Reading

National Startup Advisory Council- ECONOMIC TIMES-23-01-2020
2020-01-24 20:46

• The government notified the structure of the National Startup Advisory Council. Crucial highlights: • The council is being set up in the w… Continue Reading

Guidelines for REIT, InvIT on right issue- Live Mint- 22-01-2020
2020-01-23 08:37

• The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) announced guidelines pertaining to rights issue of units by listed real estate investment trusts… Continue Reading

OXFAM REPORT 2020- INDIAN EXPRESS- 22-01-2020
2020-01-23 08:37

• A report published on Monday by Oxfam, the international nonprofit focussed on the alleviation of global poverty, underlined what has been said re… Continue Reading

50th World Economic Forum- PIB- 22-01-2020
2020-01-23 08:36

• The four day 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) began at Davos in Switzerland with the theme ‘Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World’.… Continue Reading

Global Social Mobility Report- INDIAN EXPRESS-22-01-2020
2020-01-23 08:35

• The World Economic Forum, which organises the well-known annual gathering of the world’s most influential business and political decision-makers… Continue Reading

Halwa Ceremony- THE HINDU-22-01-2020
2020-01-23 08:34

• The Union Finance Ministry held its traditional Halwa ceremony in its headquarters at North Block. The function was presided over by Finance Minis… Continue Reading

Global Investment Trend Monitor Report - THE HINDU- 22-01-2020
2020-01-23 08:33

• The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) released the Global Investment Trend Monitor report. Foreign Direct Investment… Continue Reading

Intrest Rate Future's- THE HINDU
2020-01-21 23:50

• The Metropolitan Stock Exchange (MSE) has become the first bourse to get a regulatory approval to launch weekly interest rate futures (IRF) contra… Continue Reading

IMF lowers India’s growth forecast to 4.8%-THE HINDU- 21-01-2020
2020-01-21 23:46

Context: Update of the World Economic Outlook (WEO) report of the International Monetary fund (IMF). Projections for India: The IMF has lower… Continue Reading

Assam Inland Waterways - Economic Times
2020-01-21 23:43

• With the World Bank’s support, the government will create an institutional framework to turn inland waterways into a mode of transport, which is… Continue Reading

Why ‘Make in India’ has failed-THE HINDU- 20-01-2020
2020-01-20 20:20

Abstract: Five years after its launch its appropriate time to take the stock of the progress made by ‘Make in India’. ‘ Make in India’ In… Continue Reading

Must Run States- INDIAN EXPRESS.
2020-01-19 21:28

News: • Indian Electricity Grid Code (IEGC) has asserted that renewable energy power plants shall be treated as “must run” and electricity fr… Continue Reading

Is the Indian economy staring at stagflation?- The Hindu-19-01-2020
2020-01-19 21:21

Abstract: The retail price inflation has increased to a nearly six-year high of 7.35% in December 2019, raising worries that the Indian economy may… Continue Reading

Is the Indian economy staring at stagflation?- The Hindu-19-01-2020
2020-01-19 21:21

Abstract: The retail price inflation has increased to a nearly six-year high of 7.35% in December 2019, raising worries that the Indian economy may… Continue Reading

APNA UREA – SONA UGLE- ALL INDIA RADIO - 18-01-2020
2020-01-18 19:29

Mr. Sadanand Gowda said, with the objective of making the country self-reliant in Urea, Prime Minister had directed for the revival of five major sick… Continue Reading

Centre sets higher GST mop-up target- THE HINDU- 18-01-2020
2020-01-18 19:00

Abstract: Measures being taken to increase Goods and Services Tax (GST) collections. Overview: Lower-than-expected GST collection and compensat… Continue Reading

No SC relief, telcos have to pay Rs. 1.47 lakh cr.-The Hindu-17-01-2020
2020-01-17 16:51

Abstract: A three-judge Bench of the Supreme Court led by Justice Arun Mishra, has dismissed petitions filed by telecom companies for a review of i… Continue Reading

HSN Code - PIB- 16-01-2020
2020-01-16 22:09

News: The Union Minister of Commerce & Industry clarified that "No imports will be allowed without HSN code into the country". What is HSN Code… Continue Reading

Power Replay: INDIAN EXPRESS- 16-01-2020
2020-01-16 22:04

News: UDAY the power-sector scheme once again seems to be going deep into the troubles. Problems with Discom: Losses increased: The losse… Continue Reading

WEF: Global Risks Report-16-01-2020
2020-01-16 21:42

News: The World Economic Forum released its Global Risks Report. Under the report, the Forum has identified the global risks. Top Risks: The … Continue Reading

Economic reforms are best done brick by boring brick-LIVE MINT-14-01-2020
2020-01-14 15:44

News: The accepted conventional wisdom is that economic reforms in India happen only in a crisis or by stealth. The big example of the former are t… Continue Reading

Govt on GST EVADERS- THE HINDU-14-01-2020
2020-01-14 13:17

News: Fake ITC credit. Overview: The bogus ‘manufacturers,’ created in Uttarakhand, were making supplies to other fictitious entities and… Continue Reading

Retail inflation based on CPI-THE HINDU-14-01-2020
2020-01-14 13:04

Abstract: The retail inflation based on Consumer Price Index was 2.11% in December 2018 and 5.54% in November 2019. Detail: Retail inflatio… Continue Reading

Engineering Exports Promotion Council -The Hindu-11-01-2020
2020-01-11 23:46

Abstract: Engineering Export Promotion Council seeks alternative to interest subvention scheme. Details: EEPC India is the premier trade and … Continue Reading

National Strategy for Financial Inclusion (NSFI)-The Hindu-11-01-2020
2020-01-11 23:23

Abstract: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has chalked out an ambitious strategy for financial inclusion of all till 2024. Overview: Financial… Continue Reading

Mining deep: on Cabinet easing mining laws-Editorial-The Hindu-10-01-2020
2020-01-11 01:26

Abstract: While opening up the coal mining sector, the govt. must protect the interests of Coal India. The Cabinet has cleared the Mineral Laws … Continue Reading

Eurasia Group places India as 5th highest geopolitical risk in 2020 list-The HIndu-10-01-2020
2020-01-11 00:36

Abstract: Modi has spent much of his second term promoting controversial social policies at the expense of an economic agenda, says the report. … Continue Reading

Cabinet nod for ordinance enabling FDI in coal mining-The Hindu-09-01-2020
2020-01-10 01:33

Abstract: The Union Cabinet approved an ordinance to amend 2 laws to ease mining rules, enabling foreign direct investment in coal mining. Overv… Continue Reading

Govt to provide Rs. 5,559 crore funding to northeast gas grid--The Hindu-09-01-2020
2020-01-10 01:20

Abstract: The decision to provide viability gap funding to Indradhanush Gas Grid Ltd for setting up the North East Natural Gas Pipeline Grid was ta… Continue Reading

A multilateral alternative, by Asia- THE HINDU-09-01-2020
2020-01-09 13:25

As India and China resolve their border dispute, Asia is providing the multilateral alternative to a world divided by values, and no longer by ideolog… Continue Reading

Reforms in Agricultural Marketing- THE HINDU- 08-01-2020
2020-01-08 22:10

Understanding the role of Agricultural Marketing Agriculture marketing in India has a much broader connotation and basically includes all activitie… Continue Reading

Government projects slower GDP growth-THE HINDU-08-01-2020
2020-01-08 21:56

Context: Recently, the National Statistical office (NSO) released the first advance GDP Estimates for the financial year 2019-20. According to this… Continue Reading

Stressed urban cooperative banks to face PCA-like curbs-The Hindu-07-01-2020
2020-01-07 18:24

Abstract : The Reserve Bank of India has decided to impose restrictions on urban cooperative banks for deterioration of financial position, in line… Continue Reading

Saras Mk2-The Hindu- 06-01-2020
2020-01-06 23:11

Context: CSIR-NAL is currently engaged in the design, development and certification of Saras Mk2 About: It is the first indigenous light tran… Continue Reading

Need transparent UDAN: air passengers’ association-THE HINDU-06-01-2020
2020-01-06 20:41

Context The Air Passengers Association of India (APAI) wants the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) – Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN) — to be fin… Continue Reading

Why has the U.S. crippled the functioning of the WTO?-THE HINDU-05-01-2020
2020-01-05 11:17

Is the World Trade Organization dying? Why does America disregard the authority of the Appellate Body? The story so far: Even as the trade war b… Continue Reading

Arogya Sanjeevani Policy-The Hindu- 03-01-2020
2020-01-03 18:57

Context IRDAI asked the general and health insurers to offer the product to cover the basic health needs of clients by offering them a minimum of … Continue Reading

India’s twin deficits of internet connectivity and GST revenue- LIVE MINT-03-01-2020
2020-01-03 14:18

News: Web shutdowns disrupt all commercial transactions, including payments of an underperforming tax that’s due for reform. The first term of… Continue Reading

RAILWAY REFORMS- Financial Express- 03-01-2020
2020-01-03 12:54

“The railway-system will therefore become, in India, truly the forerunner of modern industry”. This is something Karl Marx wrote, and most people … Continue Reading

A persisting variance- The Hindu - OP-ED - 02-01-2020
2020-01-02 22:34

News: The NITI Aayog’s Sustainable Development Goals Index for 2019 was recently released and it comprehensively documents the progress made by I… Continue Reading

Infrastructure Push - The Hindu - Editorial - 02-01-2020
2020-01-02 22:22

Context: The recent announcement made by Finance Minister about adding Rs. 102 lakh crore in the Indian economy will definitely boost sentiments … Continue Reading

Finance Minister unveils plans for infra projects--The Hindu-01-01-2020
2020-01-01 19:20

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday outlined plans to invest more than Rs.102 lakh crore in infrastructure projects by 202425, with t… Continue Reading

Finance Minister launched eBkray for online auction of assets attached by banks- PIB-30-12-2019
2019-12-30 11:13

News: Indian Banks Auctions Mortgaged Properties Information (IBAPI) portal is an initiative of Indian Banks Association under the policy of the De… Continue Reading

World Economic League Table 2020- All India Radio-30-12-2019
2019-12-30 09:58

The report titled 'World Economic League Table 2020' was released by the UK-based Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR). A world economic … Continue Reading

Is the economy in really bad shape- The Hindu- 29-12-2019, Page-14
2019-12-29 22:07

Context: The Indian Economy has been facing economic slowdown. The GDP growth rate in the first quarter of the financial year was 5.1% and in the … Continue Reading

Commercial trial runs begin on the freight corridor-The Hindu- 28-12-2019, Page-15
2019-12-28 21:29

Context: Opening of a section of the western freight corridor for commercial trial runs. Details: The Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation … Continue Reading

Gross NPAs may rise to 9.9% by next Sept., says RBI report-The Hindu-28-12-2019-Page-15
2019-12-28 21:06

Context: Reserve Bank of India’s Financial Stability Report. Details: Gross Non-Performing Asset (GNPA): The gross non-performing asset … Continue Reading

India eyes 60% share of global ship recycling business-The Hindu-(PG-15)-26-12-2019
2019-12-26 20:23

Context: With the passing of the Recycling of Ships Act, India aims to garner at least 60% of the global ship recycling business and emerge as a ke… Continue Reading

NITI member bats for 2 GST slabs-The Hindu-(PG-15)-26-12-2019
2019-12-26 20:20

Context: Government think-tank NITI Aayog Member Ramesh Chand made a case for only two slabs under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime as again… Continue Reading

NTPC to invest Rs.50000 cr. For 10 GW solar capacity-The Hindu-(PG-15)-26-12-2019
2019-12-26 20:08

Context NTPC is planning increase solar energy generation in India by 10 GW by 2022, mainly funded by Green Bonds. WHAT ARE GREEN BONDS? The … Continue Reading

Double trouble-The Hindu-(PG-10)-25-12-2019
2019-12-25 21:17

Context: The problem of decreasing economic growth rate and increasing inflation in the Indian economy. Details: India’s GDP growth ra… Continue Reading

Key steps to kick-starting the economy-The Hindu-(PG-10)-25-12-2019
2019-12-25 21:15

Context: India’s economic slowdown. Details: India’s GDP growth rate has been decreasing. From the level of 8.1% in the fourth … Continue Reading

Strict governance norms for banks soon, says RBI-The Hindu-(PG-16)-25-12-2019
2019-12-25 21:08

Context: The Reserve Bank of India’s report on Trend and Progress of Banking in India 2018-19. Background: The recent governance failu… Continue Reading

Economic revival key to banks’ health-The Hindu-(PG-16)-25-12-2019
2019-12-25 21:05

Context: The Reserve Bank of India’s report on Trend and Progress of Banking in India 2018-19. Details: Positives: The report state… Continue Reading

India in the midst of significant slowdown: IMF-The Hindu-(PG-16)-25-12-2019
2019-12-25 21:02

Context: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) report on India. Details: In its report, the IMF Directors noted that India’s rapid eco… Continue Reading

Airlines may fly into a $600-mn loss: CAPA -The Hindu (PG-15)-24-12-2019
2019-12-24 19:03

Context: Aviation consultancy Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) estimates a full-year loss of $500-600 million for Indian carriers primarily … Continue Reading

RBI holds open market operations- The Hindu (PG-15)-24-12-2019
2019-12-24 19:00

Context: The RBI has purchased Rs.10,000-crore worth long-term government securities and sold Rs.6,825 crore of short-term securities through open … Continue Reading

Railway unveils a new signalling system - The Hindu PG-09- 23-12-2019
2019-12-24 12:58

Abstract • Indian Railway will soon implement the automatic signaling system on a pilot basis in 4 of the busiest sections in the Indian Rail… Continue Reading

‘Counter-cyclical steps, structural reforms needed to tackle slowdown’
2019-12-23 17:59

Context: RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das's interview. Details: Monetary Policy Committee: Details: The Monetary Policy Committee of India … Continue Reading

Can’t cut deposit rates beyond threshold: SBI
2019-12-23 16:09

Context: Concerns regarding the lack of monetary policy transmission in India and the subsequent Operation Twist of the Reserve Bank of India. B… Continue Reading

Why is it taking so long to label fast food ? - FSSAI
2019-12-23 15:57

Context Recently, a study conducted by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has shown that the total amount of salts, fat, trans-fat and carbo… Continue Reading

[op-ed snap] Reset the boardroom (CSR- Issues & development)
2019-12-21 15:33

News Three years after being abruptly unseated, the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) ruled that the sacking of Cyrus Mistry in 2016 an… Continue Reading