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

Contributors to Delhi Air Pollution

Daily News GS III Environment & Biodiversity

What is the issue? The union Ministry of Environment and Forests had published a white paper in 2003. It reported that in the time between 1970 & 2000, the contribution of vehicles to particul…

October 19, 2017 0 366

Water scarcity in Indian cities

Daily News GS III Environment & Biodiversity

Why in news? According to a recent official estimate, 22 of the country’s 32 major cities are plagued with acute water shortage. What are the inference of the estimates? There is a rising w…

October 19, 2017 0 352

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

Toxic Farming

Daily News GS III Agriculture

What is the issue? Around ten farmers have reportedly died after spraying ‘Profex Super’ insecticide on Bt cotton plantations in Yavatmal district of Maharashtra. This has raised the d…

October 16, 2017 0 496

Treats for Taj mahal

Daily News GS I GS III Infrastructure

What is the issue? Recently Uttar Pradesh government neglected Taj mahal from its tourism brochure, this move could hurt India’s tourism industry. What are the significance of Taj mahal? Th…

October 15, 2017 0 486

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