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List of Maharatna and Navratna Companies in India

Apr 8, 2021
List of Maharatna and Navratna: As of January 2020, India has 10 Maharatna companies, 14 Navratna companies in India, and 73 Miniratna companies divided into Category 1 and Category 2. 

List of Finance Ministers of India

Apr 7, 2021
The Ministry of Finance is one of the most important ministries within the Government of India and is headed by the Finance Minister of the country. 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 the present.  

List of all Five Year Plans of India

Apr 7, 2021
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. 

GK Quiz on Economic Survey 2021

Feb 2, 2021
The Economic Survey was tabled on January 29, 2021, in the Parliament by Nirmala Sitharaman. Take a look at the questions important from competitive exams point of view and go through each explanation. 

GK Question and Answers on Union Budget 2021

Feb 1, 2021
The Union Budget is out and announced. Take  a look at the terms stated below and go through the explanation of each question listed below

India's first Social Impact Bond (SIB): Here's all you need to know

Jan 27, 2021
The Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) signed an MoU with UNDP India to co-create India’s first Social Impact Bond (SIB).

State of the Economy Report 2020: What is V-shaped economic recovery?

Jan 27, 2021
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) released its 'State of the Economy Report 2020' on 21 January 2021. RBI in its report has stated that the shape of the economic recovery in FY 2021-22 will be V-shaped, where 'V' stands for 'Vaccine'. 

Explained: World Economic Forum's Global Risks Report 2021

Jan 25, 2021
World Economic Forums Global Risks Report 2021 has been released recently.  This is the 15th edition of the Global Risks Report. Take a look at the details below

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

Jan 21, 2021
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?

Jan 18, 2021
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.

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 

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. 

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. 

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.

Why is Gold Price Rising in India?

Jul 29, 2020
According to the World Gold Council, Indian household has around between 24,000 to 25,000 tonnes of gold. India's central bank RBI had purchased 40.45 tonnes of gold in the financial year 2019-20, which has now has a total reserve of 653 tonnes. Let us know in this article, why is the price of gold increasing in the country despite the huge storage of the Gold in India? 

What is ASEEM Digital Platform and Why is it started?

Jul 27, 2020
The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has introduced Artificial Intelligence based 'ASEEM' digital platform to bridge the gap between the demand-supply of skilled employees in various fields. The purpose of this portal is to provide employment opportunities to the skilled and non-skilled people who have returned to villages and India due to corona disease.

Consumer Protection Act, 2019: Meaning and Key Features

Jul 23, 2020
The Consumer Protection Act, 2019 replaced the old Consumer Protection Act, 1986. The new bill was passed by the president on Aug 06, 2019. Here we are explaining the key features of this Consumer Protection Act, 2019. 

What is the Form 26AS?

Jul 22, 2020
Form 26AS is your annual tax statement. You can find it from the website of the income tax department with the help of your PAN number. Form 26AS contains information about the tax you paid to the government. This form will reflect details of all high-value transactions made by the taxpayers.

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