17 Jan, 2020

  • USA and China Sign Phase-I of the Trade Deal - International Relations
  • No SC Relief to the Telecom Operators - Indian Economy
  • India to invite Imran Khan for SCO Meet - International Relations
  • Bru Refugees to be settled in Tripura - Social Issues
  • Telecommunication Consumer Education and Protection Fund - Indian Economy
  • The Perils of RBI's Fixation on Inflation (Lead Article)
  • Preventing Mob Lynching (Reference)
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    INDIA TO INVITE IMRAN KHAN FOR SHANGHAI COUNCIL MEET   

    India will invite the heads of SCO member countries including Pakistan PM Imran Khan for the 19th Heads of Government Council meeting of SCO to be held this year.

    • About Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
    • Significance of SCO
    • Importance for India

     

    34,000 BRU REFUGEES TO BE SETTLED IN TRIPURA 

    Displaced Bru tribals from Mizoram, living as refugees in Tripura since 1997, were allowed to permanently settle in Tripura. This was facilitated by an agreement between Government of India, Governments of Tripura and Mizoram and Bru-Reang representatives in New Delhi to end the 23-year old Bru-Reang refugee crisis.

    • About Bru Refugees
    • Settlement of Bru Refugees in Tripura
    • Agreement

     

    THE PERILS OF RBI’S FIXATION ON INFLATION – ARTICLE 

    The RBI plays a multidimensional role in the economy. It regulates the money supply in the economy; influences the rate of interest on borrowing and lending money; controls the rate of inflation; manages the external sector including the exchange rate; supervises and regulates the banking sector and seeks to ensure financial stability.

    • What is Inflation Targeting?
    • Benefits of Inflation Targeting
    • Problems and Challenges with Inflation Targeting

     

    UNCLAIMED TELCOS FUNDS TO GO INTO CONSUMER FUND

    TRAI has amended the Telecommunication Consumers Education and Protection Fund Regulations of 2007 in order to facilitate transfer of all unclaimed and unrefunded money from the telecom operators towards 'Telecom Consumers Education and Protection Fund’. 

    • Need for the amendment
    • Telecommunication Consumers Education and Protection Fund Regulations of 2007
    • unclaimed funds

     

    NO SC RELIEF, TELCOS HAVE TO PAY RS. 1.47 LAKH CR.      

    A three-judge Bench of the Supreme Court led by Justice Arun Mishra, has dismissed petitions filed by telecom companies, including Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea, for a review of its October 2019 judgment upholding the recovery of past dues amounting to Rs. 1.47 lakh crore.

    • SC judgment of October, 2019
    • Understanding the Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR)
    • What was the controversy over calculation of AGR?
    • What was the Supreme Court Verdict?
    • Implications of the SC Verdict

     

    China US sign initial trade agreement  

    China will boost purchases of U.S. goods and services by $200 billion over two years in exchange for the rolling back of some tariffs under an initial trade deal signed by the world’s two largest economies, defusing an 18-month row that has hit global growth.

    • Initial Trade Agreement
    • US-China
    • Phase – 1 of Trade Deal

     

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