Central Statistics Office Current Affairs, GK & News

CSO releases GDP growth data for third quarter of FY20

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) recently released the GDP growth data for the October-December quarter of 2019 (third quarter of FY20). It said the GDP growth was 4.7 per cent in the third quarter, which is a slight improvement over the previous quarter’s GDP- 4.5%. As per the data, the projections for economic growth in FY20 has ..


Ex-CEA’s claim on GDP refuted by the PM s Economic Advisory Council

The Prime Minister s Economic Advisory Council (EAC) has refuted the assertion by the former chief economic advisor (CEA) Arvind Subramanian that India s GDP was overestimated between FY12 and FY17. Arvind Subramanian s Assertion His assertion was that India s GDP growth during 2011-17 was over-estimated. The official figures that the economy grew at ..



NSO to be headed by Chief Statistician

The newly created National Statistical Organisation (NSO) will be headed by Chief Statistician of India (CSI) cum Secretary (Statistics and Programme Implementation). Why the Confusion? The central government order which cleared the merger of National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) and Central Statistics Office (CSO) to create the NSO had only mentioned Secretary (Statistics and Programme ..


Why the Merger of NSSO and CSO is a cause of Concern?

The decision of the government to merge the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) into and under the Central Statistics Office (CSO) has raised many concerns. How NSSO Worked? Every year various departments of government send National Statistical Commission (NSC) a list of subjects that they would like to be investigated by the NSSO. NSC discusses ..


Ireland votes to ease restrictions on Divorce Law

People in the Republic of Ireland have voted by an overwhelming majority to ease the constitutional restriction on country’s divorce law. Key Highlights Background: A 1995 referendum granted Irish couples the right to divorce by a slim majority of 50.3% and since then the mandated separation period was a hangover condition. In 2018 Ireland again ..