04 August, 2020

  • Draft defence policy (Security)
  • COVID-Vaccine (Science & technology)
  • Real Interest rates (Economy)
  • Purchasing manager's Index (Economy)
  • Asymmetric Federalism (Polity)
  • Question for the day (Economy)

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    Govt. issues draft policy to ramp up defence exports

    Draft defense export policy has been unveiled by the government of India.

    • Goals & objectives
    • Steps taken for indigenization
    • Pillars of defence capacity

     

    Pune firm gets nod for vaccine trials

    The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has given approval to the Serum Institute of India (SII), Pune, to conduct Phase 2 and 3 clinical trials of the Oxford University-Astra Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine (COVISHIELD).

    • How does the Oxford-AstroZeneca vaccine candidate work?
    • What do the latest results mean?
    • How significant is this?

     

    Rising real lending rate roiling RBI rate cuts: report

    The Interest Rates in an economy is considered to be a key enabler to promote growth and development, particularly when the economy is facing slowdown/recession. The lower Interest rates incentivizes higher borrowings leading to increase in Investment and Consumption Expenditure and hence promote growth.

    • Understanding Nominal and Real Rate of Interest
    • Trends in Nominal and Real Rate of Interest in India
    • Reasons for higher Real rate of Interest

     

    Manufacturing contracts for fourth straight month: July PMI

    PMI for the month of July  has contracted for fourth straight month

    • What is PMI
    • Who measures it
    • Importance of PMI
    • PMI vs IIP

     

    A change that hit federalism, inclusion

    In the backdrop of the Articles on abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, let us understand about “Asymmetric Federalism” which refers to treating different states differently as per the need and circumstances of time and in the best interest of Union of India

    • Centralisation of Regional Politics (1989-2014
    • Integration of Jammu and Kashmir
    • Arguments about Asymmetric Federalism
    • Federalism constraining Unitary Power of Central Government
    • Maintaining India’s Federalism
    Comments

    KAMAL KRISHNA TIWARI 3 months ago

    Sir there is doubt in question no 4 .