Debt Current Affairs - 2020

Status Paper on Government Debt released

On May 22, 2020, the Ministry of Finance released Status Paper on Government Debt 2018-19. According to the report, the overall debt of centres and states declined by 68.7% in March 2018 to 68.6% in 2019. Highlights The Status Paper on Government Debt is being produced by the Ministry of Finance since 2010. Current debt Read More…

UNCTAD cancels 1 trillion USD debts owed by developing countries

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has announced that it is to cancel over 1 trillion USD of debt owed by developing countries. Highlights According to the UNCTAD, over 64 low-income countries spend more on debts than their health systems. They are now struggling with growing debt burden to plummet prices of Read More…

India attends Development Committee Meeting of IMF-World Bank

On April 17, 2020, India attended the Development Committee meeting of World Bank-International Monetary Fund. India was represented by the Finance Minister Smt Nirmala Sitaraman. Highlights India participated in the 101st meeting of the development committee that was held through video conference. The experts that attended the meet discussed response to COVID-19 emergency and COVID-19 Read More…

What is Counter Cyclical Fiscal Policy of GoI?

The Government of India has adopted “Counter Cyclical Fiscal Policy” in order to decrease the Economic Slow Down in the country. The Economic Chief Advisor Subramanian at the Express Adda event in Mumbai highlighted that Counter Cyclical Fiscal Policy is the only way forward to create additional fiscal headroom Highlights The GoI is in the Read More…

Cabinet Approval: Capital Infusion in three public sector Units OICL, UIICL and NICL

On February 12, 2020, the Union Cabinet approved on capital infusion in three Public Sector Units namely United India Insurance Company (UIICL), Oriental Insurance Company Limited (OICL) and National Insurance Company Limited (NICL). Highlights During the meet the cabinet also approved an immediate release of Rs 2,500 crores in order to address their critical financial Read More…