Finance Current Affairs, GK & News
In the city of Mumbai, the Financial Stability and Development Council’s (FSDC) 25th meeting was held. This meeting was held under the chair of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Overview: The council discussed the different mandates of the FSDC as well as important macro-financial concerns that have arisen as a result of certain domestic and global ..
Category: Economy & Banking Current Affairs
The Reserve Bank of India has come up with the Second National Strategy for Financial Education (NSFE) for the time period of 2020-25. The document of the apex bank recommended a ‘5 C’ approach with the objective of the circulation of financial education in the country. What is the National Strategy for Financial Education 2020-25? ..
On April 28, 2020, the Asian Development Bank approved 1.5 billion USD loan to support the Indian Government in its actions against the spread of COVID-19 crisis. The fund is to be used in disease containments, social protection and disease prevention. Highlights The loan sanctioned by the ADB is to be used for social protection ..
Category: International Current Affairs
US-based think tank Global Financial Integrity (GFI) recently released a report titled “Trade-related Illicit Financial Flows in 135 Developing Countries: 2008-2017”. As per the report, five countries with the largest gaps were China ($457.7 billion), followed by Mexico, India, Russia and Poland. India has the third-highest trade-related illicit financial flow escaping the government’s tax net, with $83.5 ..
In the recent Union Budget 2020-21, the government has estimated the fiscal deficit target for 2020-21 at 3.5 per cent of GDP (Budget Estimate). The fiscal deficit target for 2019-20 was estimated at 3.3% earlier, which has also been revised to 3.8% of GDP, citing revenue shortage as the reason. Under the Fiscal Responsibility and ..