Indian Economy

Additional safeguards for export of Basmati rice

Syllabus: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment Context Introduction of additional safeguards for export of Basmati rice to prevent exports of Non-Basmati white rice through mis-classification as Basmati rice. Reason To check the domestic prices and to ensure domestic food security, the …

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India’s ageing workforce

Indian economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. 2.India’s ageing workforce Context: An analysis of India’s workforce, sourced from Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy’s (CMIE’s) Economic Outlook data, shows that while India may be the country with the most youthful population, its workforce is rapidly ageing. …

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Pulses prices may spiral as deficient rain mars sowing

Syllabus: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. Context Tomato prices may be cooling from recent highs, but pulses could play the next spoilsport in the battle against inflation, with a below-par monsoon in August dragging down the sown area for pulses in …

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PM Vishwakarma scheme

Syllabus: inclusive growth & development Context Artisans need a ready market for their products, not just affordable credit PM Vishwakarma scheme It help traditional craftspeople and artisans with an economic boost An outlay of ₹13,000 crore, provides loans of up to a total of ₹3 lakh (in two tranches) at …

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PC import curbs

TOPICS COVERED: Indian economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. Context:  Recently, the government restricted the import of laptops, tablets, all-in-one personal computers, ultra-small form factor computers and servers. Key details: The import of these products would be allowed against a valid licence for restricted imports. …

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New economic policy

Syllabus: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment Context India needs a new economic policy urgently. It needs to be a policy that is based on clear objectives, priorities, have a strategy to achieve targets, and spell out an intelligent and transparent resource …

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Rearing and Maintenance of Milch Animals under White Revolution

Syllabus: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. Context The Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying is implementing Rashtriya Gokul Mission (RGM) for development and conservation of indigenous breeds, genetic upgradation of bovine population and enhancement of milk production and productivity of bovines …

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NATIONAL HANDLOOM DAY

Context: National Handloom Day is observed across India on August 7 every year. The primary goal of celebrating Handloom Day is to promote handloom and to recognize the efforts as well as skills of the community of weavers engaged in the sector. National Handloom Day 2023 The National Handloom Day was first observed in …

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Deep tech startups taking brave risks

Syllabus: Indian Economy Development & Employment Context The Great Indian Startup Boom of the last decade, led by young entrepreneurs and catalysed by the government’s Startup India movement, created an environment of entrepreneurship in India. The Startup movement is not limited to metro cities, but has successfully captured the imagination …

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CIRCULAR ECONOMY

Resource Efficiency Circular Economy Industry Coalition (RECEIC) was recently launched on the sidelines of the fourth G-20 Environment and Climate Sustainability Working Group (ECSWG) and Environment and Climate Ministers’ meeting. Circular Economy Circular Economy aims to eliminate all forms of junk from the market. Junk refers to any inefficient utilization of resources or assets. It is …

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