Current Affairs – February, 2019

BSE Carbonex- India’s first carbon-based thematic index launched

The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) launched, country’s first carbon based thematic index, BSE Carbonex, which will provide a strategic perspective of organizational commitment to climate change mitigation. What is the aim of BSE Carbonex? This index is introduced with an aim providing a benchmark, and increasing awareness about the dangers posed by climate change. It Read More…

Liquid Index ETFs shall be eligible for trading in the SLB segment: SEBI

As part of changes in the securities lending and borrowing framework, SEBI has permitted ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds) that track indices to trade in the short selling market. Liquid Index ETFs shall be eligible for trading in the Securities Lending and Borrowing (SLB) segment. SEBI has also said that an Index ETF would be considered Read More…

India declines 4 places, ranked 40th in WEF’s financial development index

 India was ranked at 40th position in the World Economic Forum’s Financial Development Report 2012, down four spots from last year. The index ranked 62 leading financial systems and capital markets. As per the report weak institutional and business environment in India is the reason behind the fall in ranking. As per Financial Development Report Read More…

Uttarakhand tops in “Environmental Performance Index (EPI)”

Uttarakhand (scored 0.8123) topped the list of best-performing States and Union territories in terms of environmental performance. As per the Environmental Performance Index (EPI) released by Planning Commission: · Uttarakhand is followed by Himachal Pradesh (0.7316), Chandigarh (0.7270), Sikkim (0.7149), and Andhra Pradesh (0.7147). · Best states in terms of air quality: Mizoram, Kerala, Goa, Read More…