National Internet Exchange Of India (NIXI)

National Internet Exchange Of India (NIXI): Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) inaugurated three initiatives for the National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI). IPv6 Expert Panel (IP Guru): IP Guru is a group to extend support to all the Indian entities who are finding it technically challenging to migrate and adopt IPv6. It’s a […]

National Startup Advisory Council (NSAC) : First Meeting

The First Meeting Of The National Startup Advisory Council (NSAC): The first meeting of the National Startup Advisory Council (NSAC) was held recently. National Startup Advisory Council constituted by the ‘Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT). Its role is to advise the Government on measures needed to build a strong ecosystem for […]

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Pact

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Pact: Singapore’s Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan recently said that he hoped India would “reassess” its stand on regional trading agreements such as the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) pact that India withdrew from in 2019. India had “a crucial role” to play in helping the region build an inclusive architecture […]

India’s Public Debt Level Among The Emerging Economies

India’s Public Debt: As per Moody’s Investors Service, India’s public debt level is among the highest in emerging economies with a quantitative easing programme underway, while its debt affordability is among the weakest. Public debt is the total amount borrowed by the government of a country. In the Indian context, public debt includes the total […]

What is Global Minimum Corporate Tax Rate?

Global Minimum Corporate Tax Rate: The US Treasury Secretary has urged G20 nations to move towards a global minimum corporate tax. It is an attempt to reverse a “30-year race to the bottom” in which countries have resorted to slashing corporate tax rates to attract multinational corporations (MNCs). Proposal on a Global Minimum Corporate Tax […]

Criminalising Begging : Supreme Court Directive

Begging: The Supreme Court has asked the Centre and four States to file their response within three weeks on a plea seeking a direction to repeal the provisions criminalizing begging. The plea has referred to the August 2018 verdict of the Delhi High Court which had decriminalised begging in the national capital and said provisions […]

Freedom Of Navigation Operation (FONOP) In The Indian EEZ

Freedom Of Navigation Operation (FONOP) In The Indian EEZ: India has protested the U.S. decision to conduct a patrol in the Indian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in the western Indian Ocean, rejecting the U.S.’s claim that its domestic maritime law was in violation of international law. In a rare and unusual public statement, the U.S. […]

Monetary Policy : Short Term Lending Rate Or The Repo Rate Unchanged

Monetary Policy: Short Term Lending Rate Or The Repo Rate Unchanged: The Reserve Bank of India’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has decided to keep its short-term lending rate or the repo rate unchanged at 4 percent, in line with market expectations. Announcing the monetary policy, RBI Governor said the central bank will maintain its ‘accommodative […]