3 Feb, 2020

  • Falling short of aspirations (Article) - Economy
  • Budget's blurred social sector vision (Article) - economy
  • Archeological sites as Iconic Tourist sits - Culture
  • Global Misery Index - Economy
  • Flame throated Bulbul - Env
  • Clarification - (34:44)
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    HARYANA’S HARAPPAN SITE TO CREATE JOBS

    The residents of Rakhigarhi village has welcomed the announcement in the Union Budget to develop the Harappan site as an iconic site and set up a national museum spread across 500 hectares.

    • Rakhigrahi
    • Iconic Site
    • Harappan civilization

     

    NEW MASCOT FOR NATIONAL GAMES

    Goa’s State bird, flame-throated bulbul, gets the tag for India’s National Game

    • Goa’s State Bird
    • Flame throated bulbul
    • National Game

     

    FALLING SHORT OF ASPIRATIONS (LEAD ARTICLE)

    The main cause behind the Economic crisis right now is the decline in rural consumption expenditure and demand. The first part of the article analyses the impact of the provisions of the budget on rural economy in terms of rural demand and investment.

    • Decline in rural consumption expenditure and demand
    • Skill development
    • income transfer
    • Why MGNREGA is needed?
    • PMKISAN
    • Private infrastructure investment
    • Corporate Bond Market
    • Startups

     

    THE BUDGET’S BLURRED SOCIAL SECTOR VISION – ARTICLE

    Achieving any of the above themes will require extraordinary efforts on the social sector front starting with allocating additional resources for health, education, nutrition, employment guarantee, and social security schemes. 

    • Social sector and the vision of the Budget
    • Present state of the economy
    • Case study of two important social sector schemes
    • Greater privatisation in social sector

      

    US ECONOMISTS BACKS CONG ON GMI

    Steve Hanke of Johns Hopkins University, an applied economist who popularised the Global Misery Index GMI concept.

    • Global Misery Index
    • Okun - GMI
    • Steve Hanke – GMI
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