09 Nov, 2019

  • Moody lowers India outlook to 'negative' - Editorial - Economy
  • At the altar of national security (GHI, 2019) - Lead Article - Social Issues
  • Maternal Death Rate declining: Report - (MMR) - Social Issues
  • RBI ups limits on borrowings from MFIs - Editorial - Economy
  • Dhrupad - Hindustani Classical Music & Carnatic Music - History & Culture
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    Maternal Death Rate Declining: Report

    India’s Maternal Mortality Ratio has seen a decline from 130 per 1 lakh live births in 2014-16 to 122 per 1 lakh live births in 2015-17. This shows that there is a decline in MMR by 6.2%

    • Maternal Mortality Ratio
    • National Health Mission
    • Sustainable Development Goals


    At the altar of national security

    The government has emphasised more on emotive issues such as nationalism, national security, terrorism etc. rather than focusing on developmental aspects of health, education, unemployment and farmer’s distress.

    • Health
    • Global Hunger Index, 2019
    • Rank of India - Global Hunger Index, 2019
    • Education
    • Unemployment
    • Farmer’s distress


    Moody’s revision of India’s Sovereign rating 

    Global ratings agency Moody’s cut its outlook for India’s credit ratings to “negative” from “stable”, citing the ongoing economic slowdown, financial stress among rural households, weak job creation, and the liquidity crunch in non-banking financial companies.

    • India’s Baa2 long-term sovereign rating
    • Reasons for negative outlook
    • economic and institutional weaknesses
    • Ratings for PSUs and companies downgraded
    • Sign of hope for economic revival


    RBI increases limits on borrowings from MFIs

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has increased the household income limits for borrowers of NBFC-MFIs from Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. 1.25 lakh and for urban or semi-urban areas to Rs. 2 lakh from Rs. 1.6 lakh.

    • RBI Circular on NBFC-MFIs
    • Increased household limits
    • Micro Financial Institutions


    Drupad maestro Ramakant Gundecha dead

    It explains the importance of Dhrupad, Hindustani Classical Music and Carnatic Music

    • Hindustani classical music
    • Dhrupad
    • Carnatic Music
    • Akbar-Navaratnas
    • Tanpura and Pakhwaj