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Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana for poors: Interest free loans on e-rickshaws, three-wheelers

The sub-scheme will provide safe, affordable and community monitored rural transport services like e-rickshaws, 3 and 4 wheeler motorised transport vehicles to connect remote villages with key services and amenities including access to markets, education and health for the overall economic development of the area.

Recommended for : Ministry of Rural Development , Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana , Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana , National Rural Livelihoods Mission

Publish Date : Jul 21, 2017

Volkswagen returns to Iranian market after 17-year absence

European firms have been eyeing opportunities in Iran since a nuclear deal with world powers came into force in January 2016, lifting many sanctions in exchange for tight controls on the country's atomic programme.

Recommended for : Volkswagen , Mammut Khodro , Iran , Iran Sanctions

Publish Date : Jul 5, 2017

Current Affairs One liner of the day: 5 July 2017

5 July 2017: The one liner of 5 July covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams. The day’s one liner’s cover important the happenings like first female Chief Executive of Hong Kong, date till which pre-GST goods can be sold and German automaker that reentered the Iranian market for the first time in 17 years among others.

Recommended for : Current Affairs Recap , Current Affairs One Liners , Current Affairs Question Answer

Publish Date : Jul 5, 2017

On the stroke of midnight, India will wakeup to GST & What you should know about it?

When the clock ticks 12 tonight, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unveil the new tax regime unifying the country's USD 2 trillion economy and 1.3 billion people into a common market.

Recommended for : Launch of GST , Goods and Services Tax , GST , Central Hall of Parliament , Narendra Modi

Publish Date : Jun 30, 2017

Positive growth registered in foreign & domestic tourists in 2016

Market Research Division of Ministry of Tourism aggregates information on domestic and foreign traveler visits to States/Union Territories (UTs) gotten from Departments of Tourism of different State Governments and UT Administrations. These numbers shows the result of 12.68% and 5.92% growth respectively for domestic and foreign traveler.

Recommended for : Domestic and Foreign Tourist , Tourists visit , India's Tourism

Publish Date : Jun 23, 2017

EU imposes new anti-dumping duties on steel products from China

The European Commission that has a series of standoffs with China over trade has found that Chinese businessmen benefit from various practices that allow them to sell their steel products at very low rates thereby swamping the markets with them.

Recommended for : European Commission , Anti-dumping duties on steel products from China China , World’s largest steel maker , International trade agreements , EU Trade Commission , European Union ,

Publish Date : Jun 11, 2017

India One of Top 5 Consumer Markets in Asia, says BMI report

According to BMI research, China, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, India and Indonesia represent five favourite consumer markets in Asia, offering retailers the strongest consumer spending growth over its forecast period to 2021.

Recommended for : BMI Research , Top 5 Consumer Markets in Asia , Economy , Consumer Spending Growth , E-Commerce , Amazon , Flipkart

Publish Date : Jun 8, 2017

Re. 1 denomination currency notes with Rupee symbol and the inset letter ‘L’ to hit market soon

The central bank said that the note will bear the signature of Shaktikanta Das, Secretary in the Ministry of Finance. Rest other currency notes bear the signature of the RBI Governor.

Recommended for : Currency notes of Rs one , Rs one currency notes , bank notes of Rs 1 , RBI , Rupee one note to be put in circulation , One Rupee coin , Sagar Samrat

Publish Date : May 31, 2017

Amul signs MoU with ISRO for fodder acreage estimation

As per the MoU, ISRO will help Amul in classification of food crops and fodder crops at village level.

Recommended for : Amul-ISRO , fodder acreage estimation , Amul , Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation

Publish Date : May 30, 2017

IIT Delhi scientists develop cheapest respiratory filter

The product will soon be available in Indian and global markets under the brand name Nasofilters by Nanoclean Global Pvt Ltd, a company formed by the innovators.

Recommended for : Nasofilters , Nano-Respiratory Filter , Cheapest Mask , Air Pollution

Publish Date : May 19, 2017

India ageing gradually; every 5th person to be 60+ by 2050

The report suggested that almost 90 per cent of the population was below the age of 60 years and the working age population proportion stood at 44 per cent in 2015.

Recommended for : PFRDA-CRISIL report , Report Financial security for India's elderly - The imperatives , Pension , under-penetrated pension market , Atal Pension Yojna , self- sustaining pension , Pension sector , Indian pension industry , Voluntary Pension Schemes ,

Publish Date : May 17, 2017

Maharashtra government sends three Marathi films to Cannes, again

Similar to 2016, this year again three Marathi films have found their way to Cannes, one of the biggest film markets in the world.

Recommended for : Cannes Film Festival , Cannes 2017 , Marathi Films , The National Film award , Maharashtra Government

Publish Date : Apr 20, 2017

SBI becomes India's most-valued Public Sector Company

On the other hand, in Private Sector, IT major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) became the most-valued Indian company with a market cap of Rs 454902.85 crore.

Recommended for : SBI , India's most-valued Public Sector Company , State Bank of India , Tata Consultancy Services , Reliance Industries Limited

Publish Date : Apr 19, 2017

Centre plans to buy 1 lakh potato from UP farmers to ease their load

The centre has planned to buy 1 lakh tonnes of potato from the farmers in UP to guard them against the drastic fall in the crop’s prices.

Recommended for : The Union Agriculture Ministry , Market Intervention Scheme , Uttar Pradesh , UP Government , The Union Ministry

Publish Date : Apr 12, 2017

Cairn India merged with Vedanta Ltd

The merged company will have a larger market cap of USD 15.6 billion.

Recommended for : Cairn India , Vedanta Ltd , Cairn India-Vedanta merger

Publish Date : Apr 12, 2017

अमेज़न को टक्कर देने के लिए फ्लिप्कार्ट ने ईबे का अधिग्रहण किया

फ्लिपकार्ट में इक्विटी स्टेक के बदले एबे कैश निवेश कर रही है जिसके साथ ही ईबे का भारतीय बिज़नेस अब फ्लिकार्ट का हो जाएगा.

Recommended for : Flipkart , eBay , Amazon , e marketing , फ्लिप्कार्ट , ईबे , अमेज़न , ई मार्केटिंग

Publish Date : Apr 11, 2017

Anti-Romeo Squads in Uttar Pradesh: Lawful Policing or Moral Policing?

Anti-Romeo Squads are special teams to make public places safe and secure for girls and women. These squads consist of police personnel, majorly women constables, and are deployed in chowks, market places, malls and parks in plain clothes.

Recommended for : Anti Romeo Squads , BJP Government UP , Yogi Adityanath Government , Women safety in UP , Eve teasing , Sexual Harassment

Publish Date : Apr 4, 2017

Myanmar becomes seventh member of South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation

Up till now, SASEC members have invested more than USD 9 billion in development projects, which have connected markets and businesses over the last 15 years in the subregion.

Recommended for : South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation , SASEC , Myanmar

Publish Date : Apr 3, 2017

India becomes the third largest aviation market in domestic traffic

India beat Japan to become the third largest aviation market in terms of domestic passenger traffic. India’s domestic passenger traffic stood at 100 million in 2016, which is only behind the US (719 million) and China (436 million).

Recommended for : Domestic Air Travel , Third Largest Aviation Market , India , Air Passenger Traffic , Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation , The United States of America

Publish Date : Mar 27, 2017

ICAR, ICRISAT signed collaborative agreement for crop improvement

The collaboration is expected to benefit crores of Indian farmers, who are vulnerable to fluctuations in rainfall and demand for food items in the market.

Recommended for : ICAR , ICRISAT , Dryland farming , Agriclutre development , Indian farmers

Publish Date : Mar 19, 2017

Union Cabinet approves Policy for Early Monetization of Coal Bed Methane Gas Marketing

As per the policy, the Contractor, while discovering the market price for Arms Length Sales, has to ensure a fully transparent and competitive process for sale of CBM. While doing so, the Contractor must also take care of the fact that the best possible price is realized for the gas without any restrictive commercial practices.

Recommended for : CBD , Coal Bed Methane , Union Cabinet

Publish Date : Mar 16, 2017

Current Affairs One liner of the day: 2 March 2017

2 March 2017: The one liner of 2nd March covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams. The day’s one liner’s cover important the happenings like Report by the Internet and Mobile Association of India and Indian Market Research Bureau states, ISSF World Cup and World Bank’s (WB) loan for the Tejaswini project among others.  

Recommended for : Current Affairs Recap , Current Affairs One Liners , Current Affairs Question Answer

Publish Date : Mar 2, 2017

Indian Coast Guard Ship ICGS AYUSH commissioned in Kochi

While Tata Motors is India’s market leader in the automobile industry, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software products.

Recommended for : Tata Motors , Microsoft India , Internet of Things , Artificial Intelligence , Automobile Industry

Publish Date : Feb 20, 2017

India ranks 143rd in 2017 Index of Economic Freedom

In its 23rd edition, the Index analyzed economic policy developments in 186 countries. Countries are graded and ranked on 12 measures of economic freedom that evaluate the rule of law, government size, regulatory efficiency, and the openness of markets.

Recommended for : Economic Freedom Index , Economic Freedom , The Heritage Foundation

Publish Date : Feb 19, 2017

Tata Motors, Microsoft India signed strategic agreement to leverage IoT & AI

While Tata Motors is India’s market leader in the automobile industry, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software products.

Recommended for : Tata Motors , Microsoft India , Internet of Things , Artificial Intelligence , Automobile Industry

Publish Date : Feb 18, 2017

Summary of Economic Survey 2017

As per the advance estimates released by the CSO, the growth rate of GDP at constant market prices for the year 2016-17 is placed at 7.1 per cent, as against 7.6 per cent in 2015-16.

Recommended for : Economy Survey highlights , Arun Jaitley , Finance Minister , Budget session , Parliament , Narendra Modi , Budget

Publish Date : Jan 31, 2017

NEC and Union Ministry of Textiles sign MoU to harness the hidden potential of Cane & Bamboo

It will provide a push for the integrated and inclusive development of Cane & Bamboo Sector of NRE through skilled manpower, marketing support, technology dissemination and institutional support.

Recommended for : NEC , Union Ministry of Textiles , MoU , Cane & Bamboo industry , North Eastern Region

Publish Date : Jan 30, 2017

Union Cabinet approved short term market borrowing by NABARD

NABARD’s mission is to promote sustainable and equitable agriculture and rural prosperity through effective credit support, related services, institution development and other innovative initiatives.

Recommended for : Union Cabinet , NABARD , Agriculture , Rural development , Interest subvention

Publish Date : Jan 24, 2017

Union Cabinet approves listing of General Insurance Companies at the stock exchanges

Companies that will be listed on stock exchanges are New India Assurance, United India Insurance, Oriental Insurance, National Insurance and General Insurance.

Recommended for : Listing of General Insurance company , Capital market , Public Sector General Insurance Companies , General Insurance Companies , Stock Exchanges ,

Publish Date : Jan 19, 2017

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates India's first international stock exchange at Gift city

It will work for 22 hours in a day from sunrise to sunset i.e. it will start when the Japan exchanges begin and will close when the US markets end.

Recommended for : India's first international stock exchange , Gift city , India INX , BSE , Gandhinagar

Publish Date : Jan 12, 2017
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