Consumer Price Index (CPI) Current Affairs - 2020

India’s Retail inflation dips marginally from 6.73% of July to 6.69% in August: Important facts

The data released by the government showed a slight downfall of CPI-based Retail inflation in India from 6.73% of July to 6.69% in August. Food inflation in August also degraded marginally to 9.05% from the previous 9.62%. What is retail inflation? Retail inflation is the increase in the price of goods which is sold at Read More…

India seeks help from IMF and World Bank to fill data gaps

The Government of India has approached multilateral organizations such as World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) to find out methods that will help in preparing economic indicators such as retail inflation, industrial production and economic growth. Highlights In today’s world Data Inadequacy has become a global phenomenon. Hence, the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Read More…

RBI: CPI Inflation to ease from 4.8% to 4.4% in Q2

On April 9, 2020, the Reserve Bank of India projected that the consumer Price Index is to ease from 4.8% in Q1 to 4.4% in Q2 of the financial year 2020-21. Highlights The estimated easing of CPI implies that the aggregate demand will weaken further. RBI had reduced repo rate and cash reserve ratios during Read More…

RBI: Inflation linked bonds for sale from December 23, 2013

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will issue Inflation Indexed National Savings Securities Cumulative (IINSS-C) bonds (or inflation linked bonds) for retail investors by opening the subscription on December 23, 2013 and close it on December 31, 2013. Objective: The move will help to protect retail investors from price rise. The IINSS-C bonds will offer Read More…