The National Statistical Office (NSO) has recently proposed to replace the existing base year of 2011- 12 with 2017-18 for calculating the GDP estimates in India. This article highlights that presently there are certain fundamental flaws in the methodology and database used for calculating GDP and hence unless these factors are addressed, the adoption of new base year series for calculating GDP would not address the present problem.
Understanding the Basics
Recent changes in the GDP estimation (2015)
Highlights of the Article
What has been the response of the Government?
BRICS Bond Fund likely on agenda
PM Modi will attend the 11th BRICS summit to be held on 13th and 14th November in Brasilia, Brazil.
Importance for India
Pneumonia, diarrhea still a big threat
On the occasion of World Pneumonia day, the International Vaccine Access Center of John Hopkins has released the Pneumonia and Diarrhea Progress Report Card.
Basics of Pneumonia
Prevention and Treatment
Targets by 2025
Maharashtra placed under President’s Rule
Following the recommendation of the Governor of Maharashtra, the President approved the proclamation to impose President’s rule in Maharashtra under Article 356 (1) keeping the State Legislative Assembly under suspended animation.
Parliamentary Approval and Duration
Scope of Judicial Review
Impact of legislative and executive power under centre
The main objective of Rau’s Research and Innovation department is to develop learning tools to simplify preparation of the civil services exam. We put together the ideas of teachers, successful students and senior/retired bureaucrats (who were Rau’s successful students back in the day) to develop these tools which bring great value to the civil services aspirants.
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