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What is Open Market Operations? Types

Open Market Operations: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to conduct simultaneous purchase and sale of government securities (G-Sec) under Open Market Operations (OMOs) for an amount of Rs. 10,000 crore each. Simultaneous purchase and sale of government securities under OMOs, popularly known as operation twist, involves purchasing G-Sec of longer maturities and […]

Wholesale Price Index (WPI) : February, 2021

Wholesale Price Index (WPI) For The Month Of February 2021: The Office of the Economic Adviser, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade has released the Wholesale Price Index (WPI) for the month of February 2021. Wholesale Price-Inflation: It increased for the second consecutive month to 4.17%. This is the highest since November 2018, […]

AICTE : Compulsory Subjects (PCM) Optional

The All India Council for Technical Education: Compulsory subject: The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) — the technical education regulator — has made Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) optional for students who wish to pursue technical courses like biotechnology, textile or agriculture engineering at the undergraduate level. However, PCM remains mandatory for most […]

Bank Credit And Deposits Grew in Feb 2021 : RBI – Reasons

Bank Credit And Deposits grew: RBI: Recent data released by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) showed that Bank credit and deposits grew and were higher in February 2021 than January 2021. The credit and deposits for February 2021 were even higher than the pre-pandemic data of February 2020. Bank by RBI: At the end […]

India’s Foreign Exchange Reserves : Fourth Largest

India’s Foreign Exchange Reserves: India’s foreign exchange reserves now world’s fourth-largest: India’s foreign exchange reserves surpass Russia’s to become the world’s fourth-largest. India’s reserves, enough to cover roughly 18 months of imports, have been bolstered by a rare current-account surplus, rising inflows into the local stock market, and foreign direct investment. India’s foreign currency holdings […]

What is Prompt Corrective Action Framework of RBI?

Prompt Corrective Action Framework: The Reserve Bank of India has taken IDBI Bank Ltd out of its prompt corrective action list after it found the state-run lender was not in breach of the central bank’s parameters. IDBI Bank was placed under the so-called PCA framework in 2017 over its high bad loans and a negative […]

Rationalisation Of Both Freight And Passenger Fares

Rationalization Of Both Freight And Passenger Fares: The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Railways has suggested rationalisation of both freight and passenger fares. The losses incurred by the railways in passenger services purportedly due to the social service obligations which include pricing tickets at fares lower than costs and passenger concessions. The railways incur losses to […]