NSO Current Affairs, GK & News

Retail inflation in India in April

According to the data released by the National Statistical Office (NSO), retail inflation in April is 7.79%. Rural inflation surged to a near 8-year high of 8.38%, whereas urban inflation was at an 18-month high of 7.09%. What is inflation? Inflation is the general rise in the prices of goods and services in an economy. ..

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NSO First revised FY21 GDP estimates

The National Statistical Office recently released the first revised GDP estimates for the fiscal year 2021. According to the estimates, the GDP contracted by 6.6%. Earlier, the GDP had contracted by 7.3%. The contraction is mainly due to COVID pandemic and the lockdown imposed. What do the estimates say? The real GDP for 2020-21 is ..

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Enrolments in ESIC Social Security Scheme increases to 821,000

On May 23, 2020, the payroll data of the Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) was released. The data says that around 821,000 new members have joined ESIC social security scheme. Highlights The data was released by National Statistical Office (NSO). According to the data the subscribers to the scheme in 2018-19 were 14.9 million and ..

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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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GoI: Consumer Expenditure Survey, 2017-18 not to be released due to quality issues

The Ministry of Statistics and Programme implementation said that it is not releasing Consumer Expenditure Survey due to quality issues. The next Consumer Expenditure Survey is to be conducted in 2020-21 and 2021-22. Highlights According to the National Statistical Office (NSO) functioning under the Ministry, there was significant increase in the divergence in the consumption ..

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NSO to be headed by Chief Statistician

The newly created National Statistical Organisation (NSO) will be headed by Chief Statistician of India (CSI) cum Secretary (Statistics and Programme Implementation). Why the Confusion? The central government order which cleared the merger of National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) and Central Statistics Office (CSO) to create the NSO had only mentioned Secretary (Statistics and Programme ..

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