GS-2, Uncategorized

Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Himachal top India’s child well-being index

Child well-being index, a tool designed to measure and tracks children’s well-being comprehensively has been released. Details: The report released by the non-government organisation World Vision India and research institute IFMR LEAD. The report is an attempt to look at how India fairs on child well-being using a composite child well-being index. The India child… Continue reading Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Himachal top India’s child well-being index

GS-3, Uncategorized

RBI transfer ‘surplus’ to government

Context Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Board has approved a transfer of Rs 1,76,051 crore to the government, including a surplus or dividend of Rs 1,23,414 crore, and a one-time transfer of excess provisions amounting to Rs 52,637 crore. Bimal Jalan Committee The outflow from the RBI’s reserves was limited to this amount only because… Continue reading RBI transfer ‘surplus’ to government

GS-3, Uncategorized

Rediscovering Development Banks

Context Finance Minister recently announced a slew of measures to boost the economy and financial market sentiments. One of the measures was a proposal to establish an organisation to provide credit enhancement for infrastructure and housing projects with an aim to enhance fund flows towards such projects. The announcement can have far-reaching implications for India’s financial system.… Continue reading Rediscovering Development Banks

GS-3, Uncategorized

Boosting Regional Air Connectivity

Context Civil Aviation, being a central subject, gets little attention from states. It is evident from the fact that very few States in India have active civil aviation departments. The Regional Connectivity Scheme, Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik (UDAN), has become a game changer as this flagship programme has a built-in mechanism to develop stakes of State governments in… Continue reading Boosting Regional Air Connectivity