06 Dec, 2019

  • Seeds Bill (lead Article) - Polity
  • Small Finance Bank - Economy
  • Sovereign wealth Fund / NIIF - Economy
  • RBI Policy Rates - Economy
  • Forex reserves - Economy
  • Dr B.R. Ambedkar - History
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    RBI DECIDES TO KEEP POLICY RATES UNCHANGED

    In its latest meeting, the Monetary Policy Committee of the RBI has decided to keep the policy repo rate unchanged at 5.15%. The pause comes after the RBI cut the policy repo rate cumulatively by 135 basis points in the last nine months to revive the economy.

    • Present Policy Rates
    • Highlights of the MPC Decision

     

    INDIA’S FOREX RESERVES CROSS $ 450 BILLION FOR THE FIRST TIME

    According to the latest data released by the RBI, the forex reserves have crossed $450-billion mark for the first time ever due to strong foreign inflows.

    • Components of Forex Reserves
    • Reasons for increase in the Forex Reserves
    • How the increase in the forex reserves would benefit India?

     

    RBI LAYS DOWN GUIDELINES FOR PAYMENTS BANKS’ SFB LICENCE

    The RBI has recently released the Guidelines for ‘on tap’ Licensing of Small Finance Banks in the Private Sector.

    • What is On-Tap Licensing?
    • What are Small Finance Banks?
    • How are Small finance banks different from the Payment banks?
    • RBI's Guidelines on Small Finance Banks

     

    CPIIB TO INVEST $ 600 MN VIA NIIF

    National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) of India and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) have agreed for CPPIB to invest up to $600 million through the NIIF Master Fund.

    • What is Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF)?
    • What is NIIF?
    • What is the role of NIIF?

     

    ABOUT BHIMRAO AMBEDKAR

    This article discusses the important contribution of Bhimrao Ambedkar

    • Contribution of Bhimrao Ambedkar

     

    CRITIQUE OF SEEDS BILL 2019

    In 1994, India signed the agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS). In 2002, India also joined the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) Convention. 

    • Criticisms of Seeds Bill 2019
    • PROTECTION OF PLANT VARIETIES AND FARMERS’ RIGHTS ACT
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