Explaining the sharp rise in the rupee

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What is the issue? Since the beginning of this year, the rupee has appreciated nearly 4% against the US dollar. What are the reasons behind this effect? Part of it is due to the winding down…

March 29, 2017 0 190

Farm loan waiver

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Why in news? The BJP had promised to waive off loans of small and marginalised farmers in Uttar Pradesh in its 2017 poll manifesto,. What is the issue? Reserve Bank of India Deputy Governor and S…

March 29, 2017 0 83

States leads the way in Economic Reforms

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Why in news? In the fourth quarter of 2016, Haryana, Gujarat and Maharashtra have led the way in making reforms. These three states had a combined 12 legal or regulatory reforms which helped to im…

March 21, 2017 0 436

Hiking Interest rates by Fed Reserve

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Why in news? The US Federal Reserve has hiked interest rates by another 25 basis points. What is it? The Fed Funds Rate is the interest rate at which the top US banks borrow overnight money from …

March 21, 2017 0 299

Fight against Shell Companies

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Why in news? Investigative agencies have found that about Rs.4,000 crore of cash was deposited in shell companies following the demonetisation. What are Shell Companies? It is a non-trading compa…

March 20, 2017 0 412

GST – Challenges

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Why in news? At its twelfth meeting on 17th March, 2017, the GST Council cleared all the requisite State and Central-level legislative measures to implement the indirect tax regime. What is GST? …

March 20, 2017 0 500

Sustaining exports

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Why in news? The trend of contraction in exports has been arrested, following six straight months of growth. What are the reasons behind the growth? There has been 17.5% year-on-year rise in Febr…

March 19, 2017 0 356

Fed rate hike

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Why in news? US Federal Reserve raised the Fed Funds policy rate for the second time in succession by 25 basis points. It was in line with the market consensus. Why was it raised? The raise w…

March 17, 2017 0 375

America’s new Trade Policy agenda 2017

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Why in news? America had released a new Trade Policy Agenda 2017, which sets to identify and crack down on such trade partners with whom the US runs a big trade deficit, and force them to shrink it. …

March 14, 2017 0 519

CPSE Exchange Traded Fund

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What is EPF? The present government has specially constructed a fund to sell the equity stakes in PSUs. It is called CPSE Exchange Traded Fund. CPSE ETF was originally managed by Goldman Sachs MF,…

March 09, 2017 0 474