Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) Current Affairs, GK & News

NSO released Revised Estimates of Economic Growth

The National Statistical Office (NSO) has released the revised estimates of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) data on January 29, 2020. The data was revised for the for the fiscal years 2017-18 to 2019-20. Highlights The first revised estimates figured the GDP growth at 4 percent for the fiscal year 2019-20. This was 20 basis point ..

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MoSPI report on Cost Overruns of Infrastructure Projects

The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) recently released its report on Cost Overruns of the Infrastructure Projects. The ministry monitored the infrastructure projects worth Rs 150 crore. Key Findings of report As per the report, around 450 infrastructure projects have been hit by the cost overruns. Each of the project is worth Rs ..

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Retail Inflation at 5-year high of 7.35% in December, 2019

According to the data released by Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation on January 13, 2020, the food inflation increased to 14.12% in December 2019 as compared to 10.01% in November 2019. The CPI (consumer Price Index) rose to 7.35% as compared to 5.54% the previous month. The inflation was increase was mainly due to ..

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Standing Committee on Economic Statistics Constituted

On December 28, 2019, the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation constituted standing committee on statistics. The objective of the committee is to improve data of the government. The committee will be headed by Chief Statistician Pronab Sen. Highlights The committee is set to meet on January 6, 2020. There are around 28 members forming ..

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Government proposes NSSO and CSO merger

The outgoing NDA government in one of its last decisions has decided to merge the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) with the Central Statistics Office (CSO) under the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI). Key Highlights About: The Government order has cleared restructuring of statistical system by proposing NSSO, CSO merger and formation of ..

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