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

India’s Retail Inflation in December 2021

The retail inflation in India increased to 5.59% in December 2021. This is the highest in the last five months. The inflation data was released by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation. About the increase in retail inflation The inflation rate is measured by Consumer Price Index. In December 2020, the retail inflation in ..

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MPLAD Scheme restored

Union Cabinet restored the Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLAD) scheme on November 10, 2021, citing economic recovery. Highlights This scheme was suspended in April 2020 and its funds were subsumed in the consolidated fund of India. It was suspended for two financial years that is, 2020-21 and 2021-22. However, as the covid-19 ..

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NSO report: Women and Men in India, 2020

The National Statistical Office operating under Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) recently released the Women and Men in India report. The report consolidates the crucial socio-economic indicators that portray gender situation in the country. This is the twenty second issue in its series. The report is published annually by the MoSPI. Population related ..

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NSO’s GDP Forecast- Highlights

The National Statistical Office (NSO) recently released its data on the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the financial year 2021. Key Facts As per the NSO, the Indian economy will be expanded by 0.4% in the December quarter. Thus, with this, the economy will be emerged from the recession which was induced by the covid-19 ..

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Unemployment rate at 6.1% in 2017-18

Minister of State for Labour Santosh Gangwar recently announced that the government is conducting a new Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS). The survey conducted this year comprises of new parameters and bigger sample size. As per the results of the PLFS survey being conducted by the government, the Unemployment rate in the country in 2017-18 was ..

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World Bank lowers India’s FY 2019-20 Growth Estimate to 5%

On Wednesday, 8th January 2020, the Washington D.C based international financial institution, World Bank has lowered India’s growth rate to 5 percent for the Financial Year (FY) 2019-2020 from the earlier projected growth rate of 6 percent, following the projection of 5 percent growth rate by both the India’s central bank- the Reserve Bank of ..

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