Editorials, GS-3, Indian Economy, Uncategorized

Retail inflation is overstated

Indian Express Context According to author, retail inflation in India is overestimated. We are losing credibility Prominent Western experts have stated that Indian GDP growth is overstated, and maybe by as much as 250 basis points for 2015-16. That is, instead of being 7.6 per cent, it “likely” to be close to 5 per cent.… Continue reading Retail inflation is overstated

GS-3, Indian Economy, Uncategorized

Steel firms may get NIIF funding support

The Hindu Issue Government is looking at creating a fund under India’s first sovereign wealth fund, NIIF, which will address capital requirements of domestic steel companies. NIIF National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) is a fund created by the Government of India for enhancing infrastructure financing in the country. NIIF, proposed to be set up… Continue reading Steel firms may get NIIF funding support

Agriculture, GS-3, Uncategorized

Overseas investors continue to shun oil palm industry

The Hindu Issue The government’s allowed 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in oil palm plantations last year but has failed to draw even a single investor. Analysis India spends huge amount on imports of edible oil every year. Attempts to increase the area under oilseeds in India have not been very successful, but… Continue reading Overseas investors continue to shun oil palm industry

GS-3, Indian Economy, Uncategorized

Carriers can choose regional route

The Hindu Issue Reforms in the aviation sector to boost regional connectivity. What is the plan? The civil aviation ministry has planned to give domestic carriers the choice of regional airports that they may find viable to fly to. Taking a cue from the ‘Swiss Challenge’ model, the airlines will submit their proposals for operating… Continue reading Carriers can choose regional route