current account deficit Current Affairs - 2020

Gold Imports of 2019-20 dip by 8.86% narrowing Current Account Deficit to 143 billion USD

On March 16, 2020, the Commerce Ministry reported that the gold imports for the period April to February (2019-20) has reduced by 8.86% as compared to the previous year. Highlights India is the largest importer of gold in the world. As the gold imports of the country have been reduced, the trade deficit has reduced Read More…

FATF keeps Pakistan in Grey List for Failing to Stop Terror Financing

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) condemning the Pulwama Terror Attack has decided to continue the ‘Grey’ listing of Pakistan for its failure to stop funding of terrorist groups such as Jaish-e-Mohammad, Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jamat-ud-Dawa. Why FATF has decided to continue Pakistan in Grey List? The statement issued by FATF states that Pakistan should continue Read More…

Global Economic Prospects report 2019: Key Facts about India

The World Bank has released the Global Economic Prospects report 2019 titled “Darkening Skies”. The key findings of the report related to India are: India’s GDP is expected to grow at 7.3 per cent in the fiscal year 2018-19, and 7.5 per cent in the following two years. The growth rates are attributed to an upswing Read More…