Category Archives: Economics and Business

US Government Shutdown ??

  THE US government faces it first shutdown since 1996 after the Republican-held House of Representatives passed a measure on Sunday that would derail President Obama’s healthcare bill by stripping…

National Project on Climate Resilient Agriculture

  Climate Change, caused by the increased concentration of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the atmosphere, has emerged as the most prominent global environmental problem. Most of the countries including India…

Damodaran Panel Report

  A committee headed by former Sebi chairman M Damodaran has recommended scrapping of ‘retrospective taxation’ as a chief measure to make India an attractive destination to do business. The…

BRICS: Why it matters ??

  Author: Parveen Kaswan (Follow for more updates) At the first Bric summit in Yekaterinburg, Russia in 2009, then member states India, Brazil, Russia,  and China expressed mounting discontentment with the inertia in the Bretton Woods institutions (the…

Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority Bill, 2011

  The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority Bill (PFRDA), 2011 was passed by the Lok Sabha today with official amendments. It was earlier introduced in Lok Sabha on the…

Understanding Macroeconomics and Microeconomics

  Macroeconomics examines the economy as a whole. It answers questions such as: What causes the economy to grow over time? What causes short-run fluctuations in the economy? What influences…

Hope Chidambaram will one day say thank god, RBI exists: Subbarao’s speech

  With the salvo fired at the finance minister, hitting the Manmohan Singh government where it hurts most, outgoing Reserve Bank of India governor Duvvuri Subbarao has opened up the…

Companies Bill

  The much-awaited Companies Bill has been introduced in the Rajya Sabha. It has already been passed by the Lok Sabha in December 2012, replacing 56-year-old Companies Act, 1956. The…

National Spot Exchange Crisis

  What is a spot exchange? It is an electronic version of the age-old mandi, where buyers and sellers meet to exchange goods and money 2) How many spot exchanges…

Sovereign Wealth Fund: Decoded

  Aimed at acquiring big-ticket natural resources abroad, the creation of a Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) for India has been under the consideration of the finance ministry since 2008. In…