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What are Domestic Systematically Important Banks (D-SIBs)?

16 hrs ago
What are domestic systematically important banks or DSIBs? How are SBI, ICICI, HDFC too big to fail- Know all about it here

What is K shaped economic recovery?

3 days ago
Know what is K shaped economic recovery, what are its implications for India and what are its limitations.  Take a look at the article below to understand the economic condition of India.

Entrepreneurship Skill Development Programme (ESDP): Objective, Eligibility, Nature of Assistance and Implementation

Jan 4, 2021
Entrepreneurship Skill Development Programme (ESDP): It is an entrepreneurship scheme that nurtures the talent of youth by enlightening them on several aspects of industrial or business activity that are required for setting up MSEs. Let us read in detail about ESDP.

What is Digital Lending? Know its significance, loopholes and advantages here

Dec 24, 2020
Know all about Digital Lending and why RBI asked individuals and small businesses not to fall prey to the growing number of unauthorised digital lending platforms and mobile applications 

Farmer's Day 2020: The Birthday of Chaudhary Charan Singh

Dec 23, 2020
Kisan Divas or Farmer’s Day or Kisan Samman Divas is observed in India on the 23rd of December. This day symbolizes the birthday of Chaudhary Charan Singh-the fifth Prime Minister of the Indian Republic. Charan Singh served as the Prime Minister of India from 28 July 1979 to 14 January 1980. Let us read more about Farmer's Day.

What is Cryptocurrency? Know all about Bitcoins and others here

Dec 22, 2020
Bitcoin has recently crossed the value of 20,000 US dollars. Know more about cryptocurrency, Bitcoin and many other details below.   

List of International Organizations and their Headquarters in the Area of Economics, Social & Politics

Dec 18, 2020
International Organizations is an important examination topic for the candidates preparing for UPSC, SSC, RRB, Bank PO/Clerk or any other government and competitive examinations. In this article, we have provided a list of International Organizations. 

Differences between Social Commerce and E-commerce (Electronic Commerce)

Dec 15, 2020
In this article, we have underscored the differences between e-commerce and social commerce. 

List of all Five Year Plans of India

Dec 15, 2020
The first five-year plan in India was launched in 1951 and since then, India has witnessed twelve Five Year Plans. The present government had however discontinued the Five-year plan system and a new mechanism was put into place. Let us have a look at all the Five Year Plans the country has witnessed so far. 

Sovereign Wealth Funds: How India replaced China in terms of investments in the private sector?

Dec 14, 2020
In 2020, a record $14.8 billion is invested in India-- three times than the investment in China ($4.5 billion).

Smart Phone Business: Can India overtake China in manufacturing of phones?

Dec 4, 2020
Indian Smartphone industry is a seven billion dollar industry. The initiatives that have been taken by the Indian Government in recent years has not only supported the manufacturing of smartphones in India but also has increased the user interest and decreased the dependency on other countries for our demands.

Why Facebook-backed 'Libra' rebrands to 'Diem' ahead of 2021 launch?

Dec 4, 2020
Facebook-backed 'Libra' rebrands to 'Diem' ahead of 2021 launch. With this announcement, the currency will be known as Diem Dollar. 

Municipal Bonds in India: Definition, Types and List of Cities

Dec 3, 2020
A Municipal Bond is a debt instrument issued by municipal corporations or associated bodies in India to finance socio-economic development projects. Nine Indian cities have issued Municipal Bonds so far. 

International Reports and India's Rank in various indexes 2019-2020

Dec 1, 2020
In this article, we have mentioned India's rank in various indexes in 2019-2020. These rankings are important examination topic for the candidates preparing for UPSC, SSC, RRB, Bank PO/Clerk or any other government and competitive examinations.

What are the key recommendations of the Internal Working Group (IWG) constituted by RBI?

Nov 24, 2020
The Internal Working Group (IWG) of the RBI has suggested the guarded entry of corporate houses into the banking space, hike in promoters’ stake, conversion of NBFCs into banks and Payments Banks into SFB amongst others. 

What is the difference between Recession and Technical Recession?

Nov 19, 2020
India is currently under 'Technical Recession' as per RBI's monthly bulletin for November. But do you know what does it mean and how it is different from 'Recession'? Read the article below to find out.  

List of Finance Ministers of India

Nov 17, 2020
Ministry of Finance is one of the most important ministries within the Government of India and is headed by the Finance Minister. Nirmala Sitharaman is the current Finance Minister of India. She took charge on 31 May 2019. Let us have a look at the list of Finance Ministers of India from 1947 to present.  

List of Chinese Funded Companies in India

Nov 9, 2020
In the initial three years of the Modi regime, Chinese investment in India increased five folds to $ 8 billion from $1.6 billion in 2014.  Chinese companies have also invested in acquiring stakes in Indian companies, mostly in the pharmaceutical and technology sectors. Read this article to know more about Chinese funded companies in India.

Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2020: All you need to know

Oct 19, 2020
The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is a tool that comprehensively measures and tracks hunger at global, regional, and national levels. Let us have a look at India's rank and about Global Hunger Index 2020 in detail.

List of Important Schemes launched by the Modi Government

Oct 15, 2020
List of Modi Government Schemes: The Modi government has started many welfare schemes which include; Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao, Swachchh Bharat Mission, PM Mudra Yojna, Atal Pension Yojna, Smart city scheme, and Make in India etc. Read this article to know the list of important welfare schemes started by Narendra Modi.

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