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Is India in the position to boycott Chinese products?

Jul 14, 2017

According to official figures, in the year 2015-16, India's export to China was $ 7.56 billion and India's imports from China stood at $ 52.26 billion. These data shows that India's trade deficit with China was $ 44.7 billion. Indians need to keep in mind that India sends 8% of its total exports to China, while China sends only 2% of its total exports to India.

Structure of Banking Sector in India

Jul 11, 2017

Reserve Bank of India is the Central Bank of our country. It was established on 1st April 1935 under the RBI Act of 1934. It holds the apex position in the banking structure. RBI performs various developmental and promotional functions. As of now 26 public sector banks in India out of which 21 are Nationalised banks and 5 are State Bank of India and its associate banks. There are total 92 commercial banks in India. Public sector banks hold near about 75% of the total bank deposits in India.

List of all Five Year Plans of India

Jun 29, 2017

Economic planning is the process in which the limited natural resources are used skillfully so as to achieve the desired goals. The concept of economic planning in India is derived from the Russia (then USSR). India has launched 12 five year plans so far and now NITI Aayog decided not to launch any five year plan. First five year plan was launched in 1951.

What is GST Bill and how will it affect the life of a Common Man?

Jun 23, 2017

The GST bill was passed by Indian Parliament on August 8, 2016. After a few more formalities, the bill will finally become a law. This single tax will replace all the existing indirect taxes in India. Due to this single tax named GST, the prices of many commodities will decline and it is also expected to increase the Gross Domestic Product of the country by 2%.

UPA vs NDA Government: Comparison Since 2014 to2017

Jun 12, 2017

Today, India tagged as the fastest growing economy in the whole world. The size of economy has grown to 2.54 lakh crores which made it the 7th largest economy in the world.  In this article, we have compared the changes in the different sectors of economy of India between 2014 to 2017.In this article basically we have compared 3 years of the current NDA government which resumed office in 2014 and performance of previous UPA government.

Which Indian states have GDP equal to or more than other countries of the world?

May 18, 2017

At present, the size of Indian economy has grown more than $ 2 trillion and tagged as the highest growing economy in the world. The richest Indian state is Maharashtra, whose State Gross Domestic Product (SGDP) is $ 380 billion which is equal to Norway’s economy. The second richest Indian state is Tamil Nadu whose SGDP is $ 208 billion which is followed by Karnataka (SGDP $ 190 billion).

What is Benami Property and what does the law say about it?

May 15, 2017

The property which is held by a person in the name of other person but the price has been paid by someone else or somebody uses his/her name to allow someone to buy any house, land or any other property. Moreover, making fixed deposits in bank accounts by other names is also considered a Benami property.

What are the differences between Commercial Banks and Co-operative banks?

May 11, 2017

As per the website of RBI, there are 31 state Co-operative banks, 370 central Co-operative banks and 81 commercial banks (20 government and 61 private) working in India. Banking regulation act, 1949 is completely applicable to all the commercial banks of India while Co-operative banks are partially obliged to follow this act.

How to withdraw money from provident fund without consent of employer?

May 10, 2017

Usually 12% of Basic Salary is being deducted from employee’s monthly salary and the same amount is being paid by the company. The main objective of EPF deduction from employee’s salary is to provide financial security to employees at the time of retirement. Ministry of Labour renders the interest at the rate 7% to 9% annual on the EPF amount.

What salary/perks enjoyed by RBI Governor?

Apr 21, 2017

The government has increased their basic salaries by more than twice. Urjit Patel's basic salary has been increased to Rs. 2.5 lakh and Deputy Governor’s salary has been increased to Rs. 2.25 lakh. This change is effective from January 1, 2016. Prior to this increase, the basic salary of the Governor of the Reserve Bank was Rs.90.000 per month.

What are the Benefits of Plastic Notes in the Indian Economy

Apr 14, 2017

In the presence of parallel economy and lesser life of the paper currency notes, the Reserve Bank of India has decided to circulate plastic notes of Rs. 10 denomination in the five cities i.e. Mysore, Kochi, Jaipur, Shimla and Bhubneshwar on trial basis.

Union Budget of India: Definition and different types

Apr 6, 2017

Budget’ is a systematic list of items of revenue and expenditure of the government of a defined duration or we can say it’s a plan for the income and expenditure of the government for the present, past and future financial years.

Asian Development Bank: Functions and Assistance to India

Apr 4, 2017

Asian Development Bank (ADB) was established in Dec. 1966. The aim of this bank was to accelerate economic and social development in Asia and pacific region. The bank started its functioning on January 1, 1967. Its head quarter is located at Manila, Philippines. Its chairmanship is always given to Japanese and 3 deputy chairmen belong to USA, Europe and Asia.

SEBI: Powers and Functions to regulate Security Market in India

Mar 31, 2017

The Securities and Exchange Board of India is the regulatory body for dealing with all matters related to the development and regulation of securities market in India. It was established on 12th of April in 1988. It is headquartered in Mumbai. SEBI was declared a constitutional body in 1992. At present, Ajay Tyagi is the Chairperson of SEBI.

Sources of revenue and expenditure of Government of India

Mar 20, 2017

The Government of India had stated in the budget of 2017-18 that the total income of the government was Rs.21,46,735 cr. while fiscal deficit amounted to Rs. 5,46,532. Government of India receives maximum revenue from Borrowing and other Liabilities (19% of total revenue) while the share of states in taxes and fees (24% of the total expenditure)is the largest item of expenditure.

What are the main functions of Reserve Bank of India

Mar 6, 2017

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is the supreme monetary authority of India. This organization is responsible for printing of currency notes and managing the supply of money in the Indian economy. RBI works as a custodian of foreign reserve, banker’s bank, banker to the government of India and controller of credit.

13 Parameters to Compare India and China

Feb 20, 2017

India has become the fastest growing economy of the world. The size of Indian economy is $US 4.99 trillion while china stands at $US13.39 trillion in terms of PPP. In this article we have compared these two super powers of the world with the help of authentic data.

Foreign Direct Investment limit in the different Sectors of the Indian Economy

Feb 3, 2017

A Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is an investment by foreign investors in the foreign based company. Mainly there are two types of FDI, one is Green Field Investment (a fresh company is established in a foreign country) and the other is Portfolio Investment (shares of a foreign company are purchased or ownership acquired in a foreign company).

What is depicted by 16 digits printed on Debit Card?

Jan 24, 2017

ATM card is also known as Debit Card and it is used for online shopping, online bill payments etc .Without going bank we can withdraw money from ATM machine with the help of debit card. In this article we will see that 16 numbers on debit card carries a lot of information including the card issuer and many more.

How National Highways are named in India

Jan 19, 2017

National Highways Authority of India (NHAI; was set up in 1988) is responsible for development, maintenance and management of Highways in India. In India, the road network extends to 5,472,144 Kilometers out of which 97,991 Kilometers belongs to national highways. India has the second largest road network across the world.

6 Amazing Questions on Indian Budget You Never Know

Jan 12, 2017

The Union Budget of India, which is known also as the ‘Annual financial statement’ in the Article 112 of the Indian Constitution. The first Union budget of independent India was presented by R. K. Shanmukham Chetty on November 26, 1947. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former finance minister Yashwant Sinha are the only two leaders who presented the Union Budget of India 5 times consecutively.

Jargons of Economics-III

Jan 7, 2017

Economics is a very crucial subject for all the completive exams like IAS/PCS/SSC/Banking etc. every completive exam ask some questions based on the terminology of economics. So to cater the objectives of the aspirants; Jagran josh is giving some important terms of economics.

White Revolution in India

Dec 21, 2016

White Revolution is associated with a sharp increase in the milk production. The White Revolution in India, also known as Operation Flood was launched in 1970s to make India self dependent in milk production. Dr Verghese Kurien is known as the father of The White Revolution in India. Currently India is the world’s largest milk producer.

What is GDP and how it calculate India’s Income

Dec 17, 2016

An Overview of the GDP of a nation is crucial in understanding the economy of that nation. But, do you know how GDP is defined and how can it be an insight to the Economy of a nation? GDP stands for Gross Domestic Product which helps to calculate the aggregate production; hence it works as economic indicator as well.

Prime Minister’s Plan for all Sections of the Country

Dec 8, 2016

India is famous for its unity in diversity that is why the policy makers of the country need to make plans for every citizens of the country. The same is also justified by the launch of programmes like Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Yojna, SABLA, Kaushal Vikas Yojna, MGNREGA and Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojna etc.

History of Taxation in India

Dec 6, 2016

Tax is a mandatory liability for every citizen of the country. There are two types of tax in india i.e. direct and indirect. Taxation in India is rooted from the period of Manu Smriti and Arthasastra. Present Indian tax system is based on this ancient tax system which was based on the theory of maximum social welfare.

List of Various Rural Development Schemes in India

Dec 5, 2016

Different ministries of the government of India formulate various development schemes not to raise the profit but to maximise the welfare of the people. Some schemes like National Rural Livelihood Mission, MGNREGA, Bharat Nirman etc. are made by the government for rural development of India.

5 Reasons How Debit Card can lead you to Fraud Transaction

Nov 11, 2016

As we all know, Fraud cases are increasing day by day via internet banking or we can say it as cyber crime which is done by means of computer or internet. Through this article I am making you aware that while using debit card make sure that you will follow these 5 safe measures to keep your account from getting hacked.

Rs of 500 and 1000 Note Ban: Benefits & Drawbacks

Nov 9, 2016

PM Modi announced a decisive war against black money and also corruption by demonetising notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 which will be no longer legal. So, let us have a look on the benefits of this scheme, how it will be beneficial and also some drawbacks.

Rs of 500 and 1000 Note Ban: Is this the first time in Indian History?

Nov 9, 2016

PM Modi’s announcement regarding the ban on Rs 500 and 1000 Notes has come as a surprise for all of us. But, this is not the first time that the Indian government has taken such a bold step to tackle the menace of black money. We list down the earlier instance, when the government has demonetized high-value currency.

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