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CSO releases advance estimates of National Income for 2018-19

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) under the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation has released the first advance estimates of National Income for 2018-19. Highlights of the Estimate The Estimate makes the following observations: The Indian economy is expected to grow at 7.2 per cent in the financial year 2018-19 which is higher than the Read More…

The Impact of Crude Price Shock on CAD, Inflation and Fiscal Deficit

The RBI has released a paper titled ‘The Impact of Crude Price Shock on CAD, Inflation and Fiscal Deficit’. The paper outlines how the crude price shock will have an adverse impact on current account deficit (CAD), Inflation and Fiscal Deficit. Highlights of the Research Paper Since India is heavily dependent on oil imports for Read More…

Impact of increase in salinity on Gangetic Dolphins

A five-year study by researchers Sangita Mitra (National Biodiversity Authority, Chennai) and Mahua Roy Chowdhury, (a marine biologist from the University of Calcutta, West Bengal) has been published in the Journal of Threatened Taxa. The research has found that raising water salinity level is threatening the habitat of Gangetic river dolphins. Findings of the Study Read More…

‘Benefits of the Aadhaar – where it stands today’

The Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has released a Facebook post titled ‘Benefits of the Aadhaar – where it stands today’ highlighting how the efficient use of the Aadhaar based identification has aided in improving the governance and in efficient delivery of services. How Aadhaar has aided in reducing leakages? The Finance Minister highlights the efficacy Read More…

Reservation for Economically Weaker Sections

The government has announced a decision to provide ten per cent reservation in jobs and higher education for those belonging to the economically backward sections of the general category. The government aims to provide the aid of reservation to economically backward poor people who are not availing the benefit of reservation as of now. Who will be Read More…

China passes law to make Islam compatible with socialism

The Peoples Republic of China has passed a new law to regulate Islam and make it more compatible with socialism by “Sinicizing Islam”. Why the new law? The new Chinese law aims to “Sinicise” Islam. The indifference of China towards Islam was garnering it loads of criticism: China has around 20 million Muslims and Islam Read More…

Rail Kumbh Seva Mobile App

Rail Kumbh Seva Mobile App has been launched by the North Central Railway (NCR) to help the devotees arriving in Allahabad for the Kumbh Mela. About the Mobile Application The Mobile Application ‘Rail Kumbh Seva Mobile App’ has been designed to provide critical and valuable information to the devotees, tourists and other passengers who will visit Allahabad during Read More…

Centre sets up Bezbaruah committee to review the implementation of clause 6 of Assam Accord

As per the announcement made to set up a high-level committee to review the implementation of clause 6 of the Assam Accord, the government has set up a committee headed by former Union tourism secretary M.P. Bezbaruah. Terms of Reference of the committee Clause 6 of the Assam Accord provides for Constitutional, legislative and administrative Read More…