Economy

Recapitalisation & Financial Sector Reforms

Daily News GS III Economy

What is the issue? Recapitalisation of banks needs to be done with a clear and structured foresight. What is recapitalisation? Re-capitalisation of banks means infusing money into the banks in or…

August 22, 2017 0 527

Bitcoins Regulation

Daily News GS III Economy

Why in news? There is a sharp increase in the use of bitcoins in the recent months. What are the recent developments? The market capitalisation of bitcoins currently stands at $67 billion and dai…

August 22, 2017 0 570

Uncovered Interest Rate Parity vs Depreciation

Editorial GS III Mains

What is the issue?  RBI recently cut the policy repo rate by 25 bps (1 percentage point is 100 bps) to 6%, as headline inflation dropped to a historic low of 1.54%. It is believed that as a…

August 22, 2017 0 311

A look at tax collections

Editorial GS III Economy

What is the issue? Widening tax net and increased tax collections are achievements of the recent government initiatives. However, declining non-individual returns and rising cost of collections ca…

August 21, 2017 0 472

Sahara Scam – Missing Investors

Daily News GS III Economy

Why in news? Very few investors in Sahara’s firms have come forward to reclaim their money despite SEBI’s repeated notices.   What was the scam about? ‘Sahara vs SEBI&rsquo…

August 21, 2017 0 700

The case for longterm Power Purchase Agreements

Daily News GS III Mains

What is the issue? India’s generation glut in electricity has been exacerbated due to stunted demand, which has brought down prices & left investors in the lurch.   What is the backgr…

August 18, 2017 0 843

Deregistering LLP firms

Daily News GS III Mains

What is the issue? In its drive against generation of black money and money laundering, government has now turned its focus on Limited Liability Partnership (LLPs) firms. LLPs could be used for ta…

August 18, 2017 0 608

UDAY – The DISCOM Crisis

Daily News GS III Mains

What is the issue? Almost a year and a half after it was implemented, the objectives with which UDAY scheme commenced seems to be slipping away. What is UDAY scheme? Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana…

August 18, 2017 0 683

Rising Gold Imports

Daily News GS III Mains

What is the issue? India’s gold imports in the first four months of this fiscal have doubled in value from the year-ago period. This has contributed to a threefold expansion in the merchandi…

August 18, 2017 0 498

A relook on Banks Consolidation

Daily News GS III Economy

What is the issue? SBI recently merged its five associate banks and Bharatiya Mahila Bank (BMB) with itself. The release of first quarterly performance of the merged entity calls for a rethink on …

August 17, 2017 0 870

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