Economics

Open market sale scheme

open market

Introduction Under OMSS, Food Corporation of India  sells surplus stocks of wheat and rice under OMSS(Domestic) at predetermined prices through eauction in the open market from time to time. OMSS aims to enhance the supply of food grains, especially wheat, during the lean season, there by moderating the open market …

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PMLA: Combating Money Laundering and Financial Crimes

pmla

Concept : The Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), enacted by the Indian government, targets money laundering and associated financial offenses. Enacted in 2002, the PMLA aims to prevent and control money laundering activities and confiscate proceeds of crime derived from illicit activities. Key Provisions: Offences and Penalties: The PMLA …

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Anti Dumping Duty – protection of Domestic Industries by WTO

ANTI-DUMPING

Concept : Governments impose anti-dumping duties as a trade remedy measure to protect domestic industries from unfair competition resulting from the dumping of goods by foreign producers. Dumping: Dumping refers to the practice of exporting goods to another country at prices lower than their normal value, typically the price in …

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Purchasing Managers’ Index: The Economic Health Indicator

purchasing manager's index

TABLE OF CONTENTS News Concept Calculation Components of PMI PMI Releases News: Business activity in the services sectors likely clocked their fastest expansion in more than 13 and a half years in March, aided by a record uptick in export orders, as per the HSBC India Services Purchasing Managers’ Index …

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Exchange Traded Currency Derivatives

Exchange Traded Currency Derivatives

TABLE OF CONTENTS News Concept Types of Exchange-Traded Currency Derivatives Currency Options News: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Thursday deferred the implementation of norms on exchange-traded currency derivatives (ETCDs) linked to Indian rupee until May 3 following concerns by investors. Concept : Derivatives are financial instruments whose value is …

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Allocation of Election Symbol

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 Concept The Election Symbols (Reservation and Allotment) Order, 1968 is a significant legal document in Indian electoral law. It was issued by the Election Commission of India (ECI) under the authority granted by the Representation of the People Act, 1951. This order primarily deals with the reservation and allotment of …

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Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs)

  Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) are privately pooled investment vehicles in India that collect funds from sophisticated investors for investing in accordance with a defined investment policy. They are regulated by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) under the SEBI (Alternative Investment Funds) Regulations, 2012. Why in NEWS …

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Earth Summit

The Earth Summit, often referred to as the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from June 3–14, 1992. This international conference brought together political leaders, diplomats, scientists, media representatives, and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) from 179 countries in an attempt to focus …

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Planters concerned with RCEP

‘More tariff cuts will worsen trade deficit in plantation commodities’ The United Planters’ Association of Southern India (UPASI) has said that plantation commodities should be kept out of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), if India signs the agreement. AL. Rm. Nagappan, president, UPASI, said in a statement that in …

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