Government Budgeting

National Monetisation Pipeline (NMP)

Unlocking Value in Infrastructure The NMP is a government initiative launched in the 2021-22 Union Budget to leverage private sector expertise for infrastructure development. It focuses on monetizing core government assets (roads, railways, power) through partnerships, not privatization (ownership transfer). Goals and Benefits: Generate Rs 6 lakh crore over four …

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PMLA: Combating Money Laundering and Financial Crimes

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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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Purchasing Managers’ Index: The Economic Health Indicator

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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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Parliament paves way for 28% GST on online gaming

Syllabus: Government Budgeting. Context Parliament on Friday cleared amendments to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) laws to facilitate the levy of 28% GST on the face value of all bets made in casinos, horse-racing and online gaming. Approval done Approved by the GST Council earlier this month, the legislative …

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INDIA NEEDS A BUDGET FOR ITS YOUNG

The world is indeed looking up to the Indian economy as a ‘bright star’, as the Finance Minister noted in the Budget speech on February 1. In 2020, India accounted for 20.6% of the worldwide population of 15 to 29 year olds. Which means that in the years ahead, one …

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ECONOMIC SURVEY 2022-23: HIGHLIGHTS

Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, presented the Economic Survey 2022-23 in the Union Parliament today. The highlights of the Survey are as follows: State of the Economy 2022-23: Recovery Complete Recovering from pandemic-induced contraction, Russian-Ukraine conflict and inflation, Indian economy is staging a broad based …

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