23 Nov, 2019

  • Ghoramara , Sundarbans delta - Geography
  • GST Council - Economy
  • GDP Slump will hit $5 trillion target (Revision) - Economy
  • Slowdown in consumption Expenditure
  • Challenges in Achieving $ 5 trillion Economy target
  • RCEP - (Revision) - Economy
  • Electoral bonds - reference - Polity & Governance
  • Brexit - reference - International Relations
  • Practice Questions

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    GDP Slump will hit $5 Trillion Target, Warns NITI Aayog

    The Government of India has recently come up with a grand vision of realizing $ 5 trillion economy by the end of 2024.

    • Concerns and Challenges with India's Growth Model
    • Niti Aayog’s view to achieve $ 5 trillion economy
    • Lack of Inclusive Growth
    • Poor Human Capital Formation
    • Jobless Growth
    • Environmental Destruction
    • Economic Slowdown
    • Focus on Human Capital Formation
    • Focus on Boosting Demand in the Economy


    GST Council, finance panel should work in tandem

    Chairman of the Fifteenth Finance Commission N.K. Singh has called for joint working of the GST Council and the Finance Commission.

    • GST Council
    • Fifteenth Finance Commission
    • Functions of GST Council
    • Functions of Finance Commission
    • Revenue sharing between states


    Hungry Tides in the Sundarbans

    Due to rising tides from Bay of Bengal, residents of Ghoramara are being forced to migrate as the small island is slowly being submerged by the sea.

    • Rising tides
    • Displacement of people
    • Ghoramara
    • Submerging of island
    • No bank on the island


    RCEP still on Japan’s Agenda

    Japanese officials are trying to convince India to join the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). Also the former PM of Australia has said that India’s reluctance to join RCEP is justified since it is just an economic arm of BRI of China.

    • ASEAN-led Free Trade Agreement
    • India-Japan strategic partnership
    • 15-nation RCEP grouping
    • India’s reluctance to join RCEP
    • Japan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) 
    • 2+2 Summit


    The Opacity around the electoral bonds

    According to the Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR), 70% of the funding of the political parties comes from unknown sources which increase the risk of big corporates and super-rich individuals influencing the decisions of the Government.   

    • What are Electoral Bonds
    • Electoral Bonds- Concerns and Challenges
    • Foreign Influence
    • Association of Democratic Reforms