Suresh Tendulkar Current Affairs, GK & News

Distinguished Indian economist and a scholar Prof. T N Srinivasan passes away

Prof. Thirukodikaval Nilakanta Srinivasan (85), a distinguished Indian economist and a scholar, has passed away in Chennai, Tamil Nadu on November 11, 2018. He was known for being one of the key advocates of the 1991 economic reforms. Srinivasan, who was a Professor of Economics and International Area Studies Emeritus at Yale University, had been ..

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Angus Deaton’s contribution to Indian policy making

The main focus of the Deaton’s study is on measurement issues. In the 1980’s, the research in the economic development was mostly based theoretical and wherever it was empirical, it was based on the aggregate data from nation accounts. And the studies were based on several assumptions about individual consumption behaviour. Deaton questioned the notion ..

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Poverty Estimation: Expert Group under Rangarajan to review methodology

Planning Commission constitutes an expert group headed by noted Economist C. Rangarajan to review the Tendulkar Committee methodology for estimating poverty. Why this group has been constituted? After the controversy triggered by the Tendulkar Committee methodology that people consuming more than Rs 28.65 per daily in cities and Rs 22.42 in rural areas are not ..

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Current Affairs : June 21, 2011

Cancellation of flights due to Ash Clouds in Australia The Chilean ash clouds returned to Australia Forced cancellation of flights The clouds created by the eruption of the Puyehue volcano high in the Andes As per the Airservices Australia the ash cloud is denser and larger than that which caused widespread disruption to flights last ..

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