Inflation Current Affairs, GK & News

Asian Development Outlook

The Asian Development Bank recently released the Asian Development Outlook. Under its outlook, the Asian Development Bank projected that Indian economy is to contract by – 8% in the fiscal year 2020-21. Earlier it was estimated by the bank that India would contract by – 9%. This is the GDP forecast of India by the ..

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What is Repo Rate?

Repo rate is the rate at which the central bank lends money to the commercial banks in case of fund crunch. It is a tool used by the monetary authorities to control inflation. The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), during the 3-day meeting that began on December 2, has ..

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WPI inflation at 1.48% in October 2020; Increased for third consecutive month

The Wholesale Price Index (WPI) increased to 1.48% in October 2020. This was the highest in the past eight months. Key Highlights The inflation rate based on WPI Food Index fell from 6.92% in September 2020 t0 5.78% in October 2020. The WPI manufacturing increased to 2.12% in October 2020 as compared to 1.61% in ..

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India Bans Export of all Varieties of Onion

Government of India have released a notification banning the export of all varieties of onions. The ban has been imposed three months after the central government made changes in the Essential Commodities Act, 1955. Why exports have been banned? There could be two major reasons for imposing this ban- The wholesale price of the onion ..

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Iran: New Currency introduced to tackle Inflation

The Iran Government has recently come up with the decision of changing the name of the its currency to toman. The unit of Iranian currency if Rial. According to the Iranian Government, one Toman is 10,000 rials. Highlights Gheran is another new denomination. 100 Gheran makes a Toman. The new system was authorized by the ..

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