Economy

IASGateAdmin | 16, May 2020

Prelim Snippets – 16.05.2020

1.Diamer-Bhasha Dam Why in News? Pakistan has recently signed a contract with a joint venture of a China Power (Chinese…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, May 2020

Prelim Snippets – 09.05.2020

1.Kailash – Mansarovar Yatra Route from Dharchula to Lipulekh Why in News? The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has completed the…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, May 2020

Prelim Snippets – 06.05.2020

1.Government of India to Facilitate Return of Indian Nationals Stranded Abroad Why in News? The Government of India will be…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, May 2020

DECLINE IN FPI OUTFLOWS

Why in News? As per the recent data published by Central Depository Services Limited (CDSL), the Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs)…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, May 2020

Prelim Snippets – 02.05.2020

 1.Chak-Hao, Gorakhpur Terracotta and Kovilpatti Kadalai Mittai Why in News? Recently, Kovilpatti Kadalai Mittai of Tamil Nadu, Chak-Hao, the black…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Apr 2020

Prelim Snippets – 30.04.2020

1.Exemptions to the farming community Why in News? To ensure that there is no shortage of food grains in the…

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IASGateAdmin | 27, Apr 2020

Prelim Snippets – 27.04.2020

1.Credit Risk Funds Why in News? Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund has recently decided to close its six credit risk funds.…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, Apr 2020

Prelim Snippets – 24.04.2020

1.Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Context: Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) is recently seen in news About CRPF: It is…

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IASGateAdmin | 23, Apr 2020

Prelim Snippets – 23.04.2020

1.e-Raktkosh Portal Why in News? The Union Health minister has recently urged the use of e-Raktkosh portal as a single…

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IASGateAdmin | 22, Apr 2020

Prelim Snippets – 22.04.2020

1.Civil Services Day Why in News? Recently, the Civil Services Day is celebrated on April 21 by the Government of…

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IASGateAdmin | 18, Apr 2020

Prelim Snippets – 18.04.2020

1.Greenland and Antarctica is Melting Faster Why in News? Recently, the climate change in Greenland and Antarctica to melt 6…

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IASGateAdmin | 16, Apr 2020

Prelim Snippets – 16.04.2020

1.Targeted Long Term Repo Operations Why in News? The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) recently introduced the Targeted Long Term…

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IASGateAdmin | 14, Apr 2020

Prelim Snippets- 14.04.2020

1.Meru Jatra Festival Why in News? Recently, the Odisha government banned the Meru Jatra festival and congregations related to it…

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IASGateAdmin | 08, Apr 2020

Prelim Snippets – 08.04.2020

1.Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) Why in News? Recently, the Supreme Court extended by three months the tenure…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Apr 2020

Prelim Snippets- 04.04.2020

1.Exercise NCC Yogdan Why in the News? Recently, the National Cadet Corps (NCC) launched “Exercise NCC Yogdan” to offer a…

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IASGateAdmin | 31, Mar 2020

Daily Current Affairs Quiz…

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IASGateAdmin | 27, Mar 2020

Prelim Snippets- 27.03.2020

1. Payroll Reporting in India: An Employment Perspective Why in the News? National Statistical Office (NSO), Ministry of Statistics and…

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IASGateAdmin | 25, Mar 2020

Prelim Snippets- 25.03.2020

1. World Tuberculosis Day Context: Recently, World Tuberculosis (TB) Day has observed on 24th March every year to raise public…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, Mar 2020

Prelim Snippets- 24.03.2020

1.Government Raises Excise Duty Cap on Fuel Why in News? The government has raised the cap on special additional excise…

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IASGateAdmin | 23, Mar 2020

Prelim Snippets- 23.03.2020

1. AYUSH Health and Wellness Centre (AYUSH HWC) Why in News? Recently, the Union Cabinet has approved the inclusion of…

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IASGateAdmin | 20, Mar 2020

Prelim Snippets- 20.03.2020

1. Indira Gandhi Matritva Poshan Yojana Context: Indira Gandhi Matritva Poshan Yojana was recently announced by the Rajasthan Government on…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, Mar 2020

Prelim Snippets- 17.03.2020

1. Hubballi-Ankola Railway Link Project Why in News? The controversial Hubballi-Ankola railway line project, which came up for discussion at…

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IASGateAdmin | 14, Mar 2020

AT-1 BONDS

Why in News? Recently, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has made a proposal to write-down Additional Tier-1 (AT-1) bonds…

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IASGateAdmin | 14, Mar 2020

Prelim Snippets – 14.03.2020

1.Bhoomi Rashi Portal Why in News? Bhoomi Rashi Portal is in news recently regarding the land acquisition process of Central…

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IASGateAdmin | 13, Mar 2020

Prelim Snippets – 13.03.2020

1.ARI-516-Hybrid Variety of Grapes Why in News? Scientists from Agharkar Research Institute (ARI), an autonomous institute of the Department of…

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IASGateAdmin | 12, Mar 2020

Prelim Snippets – 12.03.2020

1.White Giraffe Why in News? Two extremely rare white giraffes in northeast Kenya has been killed by the poachers, leaving…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Mar 2020

Prelim Snippets- 04.03.2020

1.Mission Purvodaya Why in news? A workshop on “Enabling Procedures for Increase of Steel Usage for the Growth of Economy”…

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IASGateAdmin | 03, Mar 2020

Prelim Snippets- 03.03.2020

1. Dwar Praday Yojana (Door Delivery System) Context: Dwar Praday Yojana is a pilot project that was recently started in…

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IASGateAdmin | 18, Feb 2020

Prelim Snippets – 18.02.2020

1.Hope Spacecraft Why in News? The UAE is on the verge of making history after turning its dream of becoming…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, Feb 2020

Prelim Snippets- 17.02.2020

1.  Radio Tagging Indian pangolins Why in News? Scientists have, for the first time, radio-tagged the Indian pangolin, an endangered…

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IASGateAdmin | 15, Feb 2020

Prelim Snippets- 15.02.2020

1.BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise – 2020 Why in News? The Minister of State for Home Affairs inaugurated the Field Training…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, Feb 2020

Prelim Snippets- 06.02.2020

1. Burhi Dihing river Context: Recently, the Burhi Dihing River in eastern Assam was on fire due to a leakage…

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IASGateAdmin | 31, Jan 2020

Prelim Snippets- 31.01.2020

1.Nagoba Jatara Why in News? Nagoba Jatara, the tribal festival of Telangana has been concluded recently. About: Nagoba Jatara is…

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IASGateAdmin | 20, Jan 2020

Prelim Snippets-20.01.2020

1. India to invite Pakistan for SCO summit in Delhi Why in News? India said that it will invite the…

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IASGateAdmin | 18, Jan 2020

Prelim Snippets-18.01.2020

1. Fuel Conservation Campaign: Saksham Why in News? An annual one-month long “People centric fuel conservation campaign” of the Petroleum…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Jan 2020

Prelims Snippets – 04-01-2020

1. Patola Saree Why in News? In a Historic Initiative taken by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), a silk…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, Jan 2020

NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE PIPELINE

The Government has recently released a report of the “Task force on National Infrastructure Pipeline” for 2019-2025. The government has…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, Dec 2019

Prelim Snippets 24-12-2019

1.  Railway unveils a new signalling system Why in news? Modernization of the signalling system in the Indian railways. Highlights:…

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IASGateAdmin | 21, Dec 2019

SHOULD THE GOVERNMENT EXIT…

Context: Government has recently approved the sale of its complete stake in Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited which is a Maharatna…

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IASGateAdmin | 20, Dec 2019

Prelim Snippets 20-12-2019

1. SHARJAH-IAU Why in News? Recently, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) has named the newly discovered stars as "Sharjah" About:…

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IASGateAdmin | 16, Dec 2019

Prelim Snippets 16-12-2019

1. Unified Payments Interface (UPI) Why in News? Recently, Google has written to US Federal Reserve about UPI which is…

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IASGateAdmin | 13, Dec 2019

Prelim Snippets 13-12-2019

1.National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) Why in News? The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) has issued Audit Quality Review (AQR)…

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IASGateAdmin | 12, Dec 2019

Prelim Snippets 12-12-2019

1. Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) Why in News? Recently, Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) was jointly released by Germanwatch,…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, Dec 2019

Prelim Snippets 09-12-2019

1. Asian Elephant Specialist Group’s (AsESG) Recently Asian Elephant Specialist Group’s (AsESG) 10th meeting commenced in Malaysia in December. About:…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, Dec 2019

Prelim Snippets 06-12-2019

1. Startup India Global Venture Capital Summit 2019 Why in News? The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Dec 2019

Prelim Snippets 04-12-2019

1. Purana Quila Why in News? The Government/Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) will set up a museum at Purana Quila…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, Dec 2019

Prelim Snippets 02-12-2019

1.Hornbill Festival Why in News? The 20th Edition of Hornbill Festival began at Naga Heritage Kisama in Nagaland recently. About:…

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IASGateAdmin | 23, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 23-11-2019

1.Secretagogin (SCGN) Why in news? Scientists at the CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) in Hyderabad have demonstrated the…

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IASGateAdmin | 22, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 22-11-2019

1.Maha Bodhi Temple Complex Why in News? Bhutan’s Foreign Minister recently visited Maha Bodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya, Bihar. About:…

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IASGateAdmin | 20, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 20-11-2019

1.Contempt of Court Why in News? Supreme Court has said Kerala Government may face Contempt of Court in Sabarimala issue.…

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IASGateAdmin | 20, Nov 2019

SPIKE IN INDIAN ROAD…

Why in News? The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways recently released the annual report on road accidents in India.…

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IASGateAdmin | 19, Nov 2019

HOUSEHOLD CONSUMER EXPENDITURE SURVEY

Why in News? Govt has scrapped this year’s NSOs Consumer Expenditure survey Over Data Quality. Consumer Expenditure Survey: The Consumer…

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IASGateAdmin | 19, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 19-11-2019

1.Jallianwala Bagh Massacre Why in News? Victoria Memorial Hall will host an exhibition on the worst blot of the British…

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IASGateAdmin | 18, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 18-11-2019

1. Cyclofine Why in News? Despite the alarming levels of air pollution all over India, IIT Madras (IIT-M) has been…

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IASGateAdmin | 16, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 16-11-2019

1. A Massive Earthquake in Indonesia Why in News? A strong 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of North Maluku…

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IASGateAdmin | 14, Nov 2019

BASE YEAR IN GDP…

Why in News? At a time when India is facing an economic slowdown in GDP growth the Ministry of Statistics…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, Nov 2019

STEEL SCRAP RECYCLING POLICY

Why in News? Ministry of Steel has issued the Steel Scrap Recycling Policy. Background: Steel Ministry’s endeavor is to develop…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 11-11-2019

1.Samudra Shakthi Why in News? A joint bilateral maritime exercise between India and Indonesia was held recently. About: It is…

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IASGateAdmin | 08, Nov 2019

RBI PANEL MOOTS TIGHTER…

Why in News? In 2018, Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Company (IL&FS), a core Investment company (CIC) with over 300 subsidiaries,…

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IASGateAdmin | 08, Nov 2019

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT FUNDS (AIFS)

Why in News? The Union Cabinet has recently approved the creation of an Alternative Investment Fund (AIF) of Rs. 25,000…

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IASGateAdmin | 08, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 08-11-2019

1.Financial Stability Development Council (FSDC) Why in News? Our Finance Minister has held a review meeting with the Financial Stability…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 07-11-2019

1.Pro-active Governance and Timely Implementation. (PRAGATI) Why in News? Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently chaired the 31st interaction through PRAGATI…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 06-11-2019

1.Agreement on Reciprocal Logistics Support (ARLS) Why in News? India and Russia are finalising a defence agreement named “Agreement on…

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IASGateAdmin | 05, Nov 2019

ADJUSTED GROSS REVENUE (AGR)…

Why in News? In a strongly-worded order, the Supreme Court of India upheld the Department of Telecom (DoT)’s interpretation of…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 04-11-2019

1.Glyphosate Why in News? German pharma company Bayer is facing thousands of lawsuits over one of its products. A Reuters report said…

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IASGateAdmin | 01, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 01-11-2019

1.UNESCO Creative Cities Network Why in News? Mumbai, the city of dreams, and Hyderabad, the home of haleem and biryani,…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Oct 2019

MERGER OF BSNL AND…

Why in News? In an effort to revive the beleaguered state-owned telecom firms BSNL and MTNL, the Union Cabinet on…

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IASGateAdmin | 25, Oct 2019

EASE OF DOING BUSINESS…

Why in News? India climbed 14 ranks in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business 2020 survey to stand at…

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IASGateAdmin | 25, Oct 2019

Prelim Snippets 25-10-2019

1.Aye-aye: World’s Weirdest Little Primate Why in News? North Carolina State University has revealed a new secret about a strange…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, Oct 2019

Prelim Snippets 24-10-2019

1.Global Snow Leopard and Ecosystem Program (GSLEP) Why in News? Union Environment Minister has released the Snow Leopard Population Assessment…

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IASGateAdmin | 21, Sep 2019

Prelim Snippets 21-09-2019

1.Vaccine Hesitancy Why in News? The World Health Organization (WHO) recently declared vaccine hesitancy one of the ten biggest threats…

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IASGateAdmin | 26, Aug 2019

NATIONAL PRODUCTIVITY COUNCIL

Why in News? A two-day National Conference on Capacity Building of Sustainable Food Value Chains for Enhanced Food Safety and…

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IASGateAdmin | 26, Aug 2019

PRICE STABILISATION FUND (PSF)

Why in News? Onions for retailing by Safal is being made available at present from the government stock built under…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, Jul 2019

NATIONAL RURAL BANK OF…

Context- Govt is thinking of formation of National Rural Bank of India in order to consolidate in Regional rural Banks…

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IASGateAdmin | 28, Jun 2019

STORAGE OF PAYMENT SYSTEM…

Why in News? The Reserve Bank of India in its directive on ‘Storage of Payment System Data’ has made it…

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IASGateAdmin | 28, Jun 2019

FINANCIAL STABILITY REPORT

What is it About? The FSR reflects the collective assessment of the Sub-Committee of the Financial Stability and Development Council…

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IASGateAdmin | 27, Jun 2019

RBI DIRECT TO SAVE…

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has clarified that payment system providers need to store entire payments data in a…

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IASGateAdmin | 27, Jun 2019

CENTRE EXPANDS TERMS OF…

The Central Board of Direct Taxes has expanded the terms of reference of the task force set up to come…

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IASGateAdmin | 27, Jun 2019

RBI BEGINS MONITORING HFCs

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has started monitoring the liquidity position, asset-liability gap and repayment schedules of Housing Finance…

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IASGateAdmin | 25, Jun 2019

RESERVE BANK OF INDIA…

Context Viral Acharya’s resignation as Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India About: The  Reserve  Bank  of  India  was…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, May 2019

GDP NUMBERS SUGGEST HIGH…

Why in News: Projections for indirect tax fluctuating, need to stabilize. Background: The 15th Finance Commission on Thursday said that…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, May 2019

WHY AN INDUSTRIAL POLICY…

Why in News: No major country has managed to reduce poverty or sustain economic growth without a robust manufacturing sector.…

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