Economy

Gold option contract

Daily News GS III Economy

Why in news? Recently Multi Commodity Exchange has introduced gold option contracts for the first time in India. What is a gold option? It is a derivative instrument, which allows investors to b…

October 20, 2017 0 218

Adhering To Fiscal Deficit Target

Editorial GS III Economy

What is the issue? India is witnessing a sharp deceleration in economic growth. Fiscal stimulus is being touted as a policy measure to revive the economy. However, a deeper understanding in terms…

October 17, 2017 1 415

Primary market boom

Daily News GS III Economy

What is the issue? In India there is a primary market boom but there is a difference in trend when compared with previous booms. What is a primary market? The primary market is where securities a…

October 17, 2017 0 477

Rejections in Indian exports

Daily News GS III Economy

What is the issue? Indian agriculture produce faces more rejections in key export markets compared to products from other developing countries. What is the status of India’s export market? …

October 17, 2017 0 477

Economic Recovery from Policy Shocks

Daily News GS III Economy

What does recent Data say?   A considerable 4.3% growth was noted in Index of Industrial Production (IIP) for the month of August.  But the effect of demonetisation - which has dramatic…

October 16, 2017 0 559

Global Hunger Index - India

Daily News GS I GS III Economy

What is the issue? Washington-based International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has recently released the Global Hunger Index (GHI) report. India's low 100th rank among 119 countries …

October 14, 2017 0 636

Shortfalls in employment surveys

Daily News GS III Economy

What is the issue? There has been a lack of official unemployment estimates. This undermines democratic accountability. What are theshortfalls in employment survey mechanisms? NSSO - there ha…

October 13, 2017 0 666

EAC-PM Meeting

Daily News GS III Economy

What is the issue? Indian economic growth is declining, various economic agencies proves this fact. Amidst the Indian economic slowdown,first meeting of Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Mini…

October 13, 2017 0 598

New complications with GST

Daily News GS III Economy

What is the issue? Recently amended GST law eases tax filing for small businesses, but it has created new set of complications. What are amendments regarding small business? Small and medium busi…

October 12, 2017 0 567

Behavioural Economics – A new branch

GS III Economy

What is the issue? Richard Thaler (2017 Nobel economic laureate) is credited for having developed ‘Behavioural Economics’ as separate stream.       Behavioural…

October 12, 2017 0 182

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