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Global Economic Prospects Report

The World Bank recently released the Global Economic Prospects report. What are the key findings of the Global Economic Prospects report? According to the report the Indian economy is to contract by 9.6% in 2020-21.  The Indian economy is to recover 5.4 percent in 2021-22.  The contraction in Indian economy will be mainly due to ..

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World Bank Report

The World Bank in its latest Global Economic Prospect downgraded its projection of growth of India by -9%. However, the World Bank believes that Indian growth is to bounce back in 2021. Highlights The World Bank says that the growth of India has slowed by 4.2% in 2019-20. The other international rating agencies such as ..

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Portal GARUD launched by DGCA

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) operating under Ministry of Civil Aviation launched “GARUD” Portal. GARUD is Government Authorisation for Relief Using Drones. Highlights The GARUD portal will assist state entities to obtain exemptions from central government to operate drones for COVID-19 purposes. The portal is important as several state entities are deploying drones ..

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Fifteenth Finance Commission to assess impacts of COVID-19

The Economic Advisory Council of the Fifteenth Finance Commission is to meet on April 23 and 24, 2020. The council is to discuss the impacts of COVID-19. Highlights A two-day meeting is to be held through video conference. The experts will discuss about macro variables over time. The agenda of the meet also includes public ..

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World Bank: India is expected to grow at 1.5% to 2.8%

On April 13, 2020, the World Bank released its report “South Asia Economic Focus”. According to the report, the Indian Economy is expected to grow at 1.5% to 2.8%. Key Highlights of the report The report says that India’s growth rate is to be the lowest since its balance of payment crisis in 1991. Earlier, ..

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