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What is repo rate?It is the rate at which commercial banks borrow from the RBIWhat is monetary policy transmission ?When RBI changes rates and so on, if the same is reflected in the policies of the banks, it is called transmission. Is the change in the repo rate made by the RBI being passed on by the banks?Curbing inflation or stimulating growth by raising or lowering the cost of money is the key objective of monetary policy. But for ... Read More...

  May 26, 2020   Economy

What is the Arctic Council?The Arctic Council is the leading intergovernmental forum promoting cooperation, coordination and interaction among the Arctic States, Arctic indigenous communities and other Arctic inhabitants on common Arctic issues, in particular on issues of sustainable development and environmental protection in the Arctic.Is India associated with it?India has been an Observer at the Arctic Council from 2013 onwards. India has been re-elected as an observer to the Arct... Read More...

  May 26, 2020   International Relations

Venezuela is engulfed in a political crisis with two rival politicians claiming to be the country's legitimate leader.What is the background?Venezuela has been governed for the past 20 years by a socialist party. For about 15 years till 2013, Hugo Chávez was president. He was succeeded by Nicolás Maduro, who narrowly defeated the opposition candidate in elections.Why did its economy crash?Due to global great recession and crude price crash, Venezuela's economy collapsed as it dependend pr... Read More...

  May 26, 2020   International Relations

What were the pillars of India-Russia relationship traditionally?Traditionally, the Indo-Russian strategic partnership has been built on five major components: 1.  Politics (anti-imperialism, anti-aparthied etc till the 1980’s)2.  Defence,3.  Civil nuclear energy,4.  Anti-terrorism co-operation and5.  Space.However, in recent years a sixth, economic component has grown in importance, with both countries setting a target of reaching US$30 billion in bilateral trade by 2025 from about US$9.4 billion in the year 2017. In order to meet this goal, both countries are looking to devel... Read More...

  May 26, 2020   International Relations

What is the IBC?The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC) is the bankruptcy law of India which seeks to consolidate the existing framework by creating a single law for insolvency and bankruptcy.What are its aims?The bankruptcy code is a one stop solution for resolving insolvencies which previously was a long process that was not economically viable. The code aims to protect the interests of creditors, enable faster recovery, bring in investment and make the process of doing business less cumbersome Read More...

  May 25, 2020   Economy

What are the elements of the Agriculture Export Policy 2018To promote the agricultural exports, the Government has introduced a comprehensive Agriculture Export Policy in 2018 with the following vision:Harness export potential of Indian agriculture, through suitable policy instruments, to make India a global power in agriculture, and raise farmers’ income is the overall goal. Objectives of the Agriculture Export policy are as under:i. To double agricultural exports from present ~US$ 30+ Billion to ~US$ 60+ Billion by 2022 and rea... Read More...

  May 25, 2020   Economy

Why is the agreement necessary?Sudan has been in a state of political turmoil since the army ousted veteran leader Omar al-Bashir in April, with dozens of demonstrators killed during street protests.What is the agreement about?Sudan’s ruling military council and pro-democracy protesters signed a landmark agreement on power sharing that aimed to establish civilian rule in Sudan. It is aimed at paving the way for a transition to civilian rule after the ouster of President O... Read More...

  May 25, 2020   International Relations

UAPA  UAPA Act, 1967UAPA(Amendment) Act,2019On terror designation   At present, only an organization can be designated as terrorist.The amendment Act allows the government to designate an individual as terrorist. ... Read More...

  May 25, 2020   Polity

What does Art.371 deal with?Article 371 of the Indian Constitution deals with special provisions for eleven states of the Indian Union. As part of XXI of the Constitution of India, Article 371 grants special provisions to some states in the country. Part XXI deals with Temporary, Transitional and Special Provisions but the word `temporary' is not used for the Art.371. Which states are the beneficiaries?Ranging from Article 371-A to Article 371-J, this Article gives special provisions for ... Read More...

  May 24, 2020   Polity

What was the Doklam issue and why did it flare up in 2017?Doklam is an area disputed between China and Bhutan located near their tri-junction with India. Unlike China and Bhutan, India does not claim Doklam but supports Bhutan's claim. The 2017 Doklam standoff refers to the military border standoff between the Indian Armed Forces and the People's Liberation Army of China over Chinese construction of a road in Doklam near a trijunction border area. In June 2017 Chinese troops with construction vehicles and road-building equipment began extending an existing road southward in... Read More...

  May 24, 2020   International Relations

Strengths of Indian economyIndia is one of the fastest growing major economies and is currently ranked as the world’s seventh largest economy (2019). India’s commitment to fiscal discipline, sound external position, unprecedented foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows, comprehensive structural reforms, and enhanced emphasis on social protection and financial inclusion have provided a robust framework for sustaining strong and inclusive growth going forward. India’s performance in the Doing Business Ranking, Global Competitiveness Index, Logistics Performance Index and Global Innovation Index are all pos... Read More...

  May 24, 2020   Economy

How does it affect the erstwhile State of J&K?The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019 contains provisions to reorganise the State of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories, one to be called Jammu and Kashmir, and the other Ladakh on 31 October 2019.The former will have a legislative assembly whereas Ladakh will be administered by a Lieutenant Governor alone. The Union Territory of Ladakh will include the districts of Leh and Kargil. All other districts will remain with Jammu and Kashmir. Read More...

  May 23, 2020   Polity

What was Fani?Fani, a rare summer cyclone in the Bay of Bengal, hit eastern India on May 3. It is one of the strongest cyclones. Storm surges and powerful winds reaching 125mph threw off roofs, damaged power lines and uprooted countless trees. But the worst-affected state, Odisha, has been successful in keeping the loss of life and numbers of affected people to a minimum. This is the result of a very effective strategy of disaster preparation and quick responding.How much damage did it cause?According to offic... Read More...

  May 23, 2020   Bio-diversity, Environment

Introduction: India has been an all-weather friend of Bhutan. India supported Bhutan’s admission in the United Nations and has been with the tiny Himalayan nation since decades assisting it for having a distinct place in the global sphere. Even smaller than Nepal in size and population, Bhutan or Druk Yul (Land of thunder dragon) is dependent on India -the two sharing geographical and socio-cultural proximity. What is the history of bilateral ties?▪ India and Bhutan have been sharing ties since 1910 when B... Read More...

  May 23, 2020   International Relations

Which issues are of worry to the developing countries?With the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Doha Round not reaching any consensus and developing countries being disappointed, four issues have emerged that are of concern to them1.   Plurilaterals;2.   Negotiations on e-commerce3.   Abolishing flexibilities available to developing countries;4.   Dispute Settlement Mechanism (DSM) weakening. Read More...

  May 23, 2020   Economy

What are plurilaterals?On most matters, all WTO members subscribe to all WTO agreements. However, there some agreements which have a narrower group of signatories and are known as “plurilateral agreements”. WTO treaty allows members to pursue new trade obligations plurilaterally- among some members and not all seeking economic advantages. It is called “WTO-plus.”Are they MFN-compliant?WTO-plus benefits of these plurilateral trade agreements can be provided in one of two wa... Read More...

  May 22, 2020   Economy

What is the Historical background?India's links with Bangladesh are civilisational, cultural, social and economic. There is much that unites the two countries – a shared history and common heritage, linguistic and cultural ties, passion for music, literature and the arts. India gave a variety of support during the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971. With the onset of economic liberalization in South Asia from early nineties, they forged greater bilateral engagement and trade. The historic Ganges Water Sharing Treaty was concluded in 1996. India and Bangladesh are close strategic partners in counter-terro... Read More...

  May 22, 2020   International Relations

How is livestock likely to be impacted by global warming?India has largest livestock numbers in world and climate change is expected to adversely affect the milk production and reproductive function of cattle and buffaloes in the country. Global warming will negatively impact the productivity of indigenous cows and decline in milk production will be higher in crossbreds followed by buffaloes and indigenous cattle.Can Indian indigenous cattle be the solution?Indian indigenous cattle possesses climate resilient trait... Read More...

  May 22, 2020   Bio-diversity, Environment

What is Art.370?Article 370 of the Indian constitution gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir allowing it to have a separate constitution, a state flag and autonomy over the internal administration of the state. The article was drafted in Part XXI of the Constitution: Temporary, Transitional and Special Provisions. Article 370 embodied following special provisions for Jammu and Kashmir:It exempted the State from the complete applicability of the Constitution of India. The State was allowed to have its own Constitution... Read More...

  May 22, 2020   Polity

Why should we study migration patterns in India?One important facet of study on population is the study of migration arising out of various social, economic or political reasons. For a large country like India, the study of movement of population in different parts of the country helps in understanding the dynamics of the society better. At this junction in the economic development, in the country, especially when many states are undergoing faster economic development, particularly in areas, such as, manufacturing, information technology or service sectors, data migration profile of population has become more ... Read More...

  May 21, 2020   Polity