Page-11 of Inflation Current Affairs, GK & News

Negative Interest Rate Policy (NIRP)

In recent years, the a few central banks such as in Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, European Union (EU) and recently in Japan have implemented the Negative Interest Rate Policy (NIRP) regimes in their jurisdictions in an attempt to raise economic growth and counter deflationary conditions. In this article, we are taking basic to advanced questions related ..

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Constraints to Increase Pulse Production in India

In recent years, pulses have become the main drivers of food prices inflation in India. There are three reasons behind this: High demand-supply gap. The above data shows that despite being largest producer of pulses, India is dependent on import of pulses to bridge the demand supply gap. Low productivity and low growth in productivity. ..

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Deficit Financing

Deficit refers to the difference between expenditure and receipts. In public finance, it means the government is spending more than what it is earning. Government expenditure and revenue can be split into capital and revenue. Capital expenditure generally includes those expenses which result in creation of assets. Revenue expenditure is primarily that which does not ..

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RBI cuts SLR, releases Rs 60,000 crore

RBI slashed the Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR) by 1 percentage point from 24 % to 23 % which is expected to provide liquidity of around Rs 60, 000 crore. It kept the major indicative policy rates unchanged while it slashed the gross domestic product (GDP) projections for the current financial year from 7.3 % to ..

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Producer Price Index (PPI): RBI proposes for PPI to measure inflation

The Governor of RBI, D. Subbarao has mooted for a Producer Price Index (PPI) to measure the average change over time in the sale prices of domestic goods and services. Currently, it uses Consumer Price Index (CPI) and Wholesale Price Index (WPI) to aid in measuring inflation. But WPI does not capture price movements of ..

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