31 Dec, 2019

  • SDG India Index 2019 - Economy
  • India State of Forest report 2019 - Environment
  • Operation Twist - Economy
  • Carbon Tax - Environment
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    RBI BUYS RS. 10,000 CRORE WORTH GOVERNMENT SECURITIES VIA OMO

    RBI conducted the 2nd round of open market operation under its version of Operation Twist. In the second round RBI has bought Rs. 10,000 crore of long-term government securities (10-year bonds-GS 2029) and sold Rs. 8,500 crore of three short-term bonds (1-year bonds –GS-2020).

    • Open Market Operation
    • RBI
    • Operation Twist

     

    KERALA LEADS RACE FOR UN DEVELOPMENT GOALS

    NITI Aayog today released the second edition of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) India Index, which comprehensively documents the progress made by India’s States and Union Territories towards achieving the 2030 SDG targets.

    • Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) India Index
    • National Development Agenda
    • Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI)

     

    OVERALL GREEN COVER RISES, BUT NORTHEAST RECORDS A DIP   

    Forest Survey of India (FSI) presents findings of its mapping and forest resource assessment activities at the national level, biennially, by publishing India State of Forest Report (ISFR).

    • Forest Survey of India
    • What is its importance?
    • ShanonWienner Index

     

    CARBON TAX WAIVER FOR COAL MOOTED          

    Prime Minister’s Office has proposed waiving a tax on coal to help finance pollution-curbing equipment. PMO has proposed waiving the carbon tax of ₹400 per tonne that was levied on the production and import of coal, according to the documents reviewed by Reuters.

    • waiving a tax on coal
    • improve the financial health
    • Coal Industry

     

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