ECONOMICS – 2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 5

ECONOMICS – 2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 5 ARCHIVES Answer in 150 words: 1) Differentiate between the complete, partial and zero crowding out effect of a given increase in government expenditure in an economy. (2014- 10 marks) 2) Explain the paradox of thrift. (2014 – 10 marks) 3) “Monetarists are of the view that …

ECONOMICS – 2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 4

ECONOMICS – 2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 4 Archives Advanced Macro Economics: Answer in 300 words: 1) If workers supply labour on the basis of an expected real wage, how is the aggregate supply of output determined in the economy? Suppose aggregate demand and supply are below the natural rate of employment and output. …

ECONOMICS-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 3

ECONOMICS-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 3 Archives Advanced Micro Economics: 1) Show how investment and savings propensities determine distributive shares in the Kaldor theory of distribution. Suppose the investment is not exogenous as in Kaldor’s original model but that it varies with profits. What does this mean for the stability of the Kaldor model …

ECONOMICS-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 2

ECONOMICS-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 2 Archives Advanced Micro Economics: 1) Examine the process of reaching the Ricardian steady state. How can the tendency towards steady state be countered? (2014 – 20 marks) 2) The conventional analysis of profit maximisation breaks down if the entrepreneur sells his output and possesses a production function which …

Economics 2015 – Daily Answer Writing Challenge : 1

Economics 2015 – Daily Answer Writing Challenge : 1 Archives 04 September 2015 Advanced Micro Economics: Examine the relation between own and cross prie elasticities for a compensated demand function (2014 – 10 marks) What do you mean by the existence and uniqueness of equilibrium in a market? Examine these concepts in a market where …

Economic Survey – 2014 – 2015: Highlights and Download PDF

Download Economic Survey – 2014-15 (PDF) Volume – 1 Volume – 2 Economic Survey 2014-15 Highlights (Copied from PIB) Economic Outlook, Prospects and Policy Challenges · Macroeconomic fundamentals in 2014-15 have dramatically improved. Highlights are: · Inflation has declined by over 6 percentage points since late 2013. · The current account deficit has declined from …

India: Industrial Policy, Liberalization and Impact

    Syllabus mentions – Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth. Table of Content Introduction Why industrial policy? Arguments against industrial policy Common instruments of Industrial Policy Evolution and Changes in Industrial Policy in India   Introduction One of the most important tasks of the …

Cyber Security and Related Issues: Comprehensive Coverage

Structure Introduction Types of Security Threats Conventional cyber crimes Cyber warfare and its examples Cyber terrorism Cyber terror: Some Example Why we need to regulate Cyber space Tool to protect against Cyber Threats Cyber Laws in India Ongoing efforts in India Stakeholder Agencies in India Intergovernmental organizations and Initiatives Conclusion Introduction Cyberspace is such a …

Food Processing Industry: Concepts, Issues and Its Scenario in India and the World

    What is food processing industry (FPI)? Right from the cultivation and harvest of crop, upto the consumption of product by consumer, there is certain degree of value addition in every product. This value addition can be of numerous types. As it goes from producer, to wholesaler, to retailer and finally to consumer, every …

Agriculture: Procurement, Buffer Stock, FCI Reforms and PDS

….. Food Corporation of India Procurement Storage Operational Stock Strategic and Buffer stock Open Market Sale Scheme FCI reforms Entrepreneur Guarantee Scheme Public Distribution System Identification of Beneficiaries Food Security Act Other Welfare Schemes Central Issue Price and Economic Cost Topics from Syllabus Covered GS paper 2 – Government policies and interventions for development in …

Agriculture: Issues Related to Minimum Support Prices (MSP), WTO and Subsidies

Pricing policy and WTO Minimum Support Price Additional bonus announced by Center and States Commission for Agriculture Cost and Prices (CACP) Criticism of MSP MSP on Minor forest produce (MFP) Levy procurement System WTO and Subsidies India is faced with a complicated situation as on one hand there is record production of cereals and on …

Agriculture: Subsidies, Seeds, Fertilizers and Related Issues

Agriculture: Subsidies, Seeds, Fertilizers and Related Issues   Table of Contents Inputs of Agriculture, related issues and Subsidies thereon Seeds Fertilizers Power, Water and Irrigation Credit and Insurance Introduction Agriculture sector is undoubtedly most important sector of Indian economy as it provides employment to 54.6% of people and food security of India revolves around this …

Understanding Issues Related to Black Money

Table of Contents Introduction     Tax Heavens     Offshore Financial Centers     Money Laundering     Hawala System     Round Tripping     1.    Participatory Notes     2.    Raising Capital by Global Depository Receipts     3.    Money coming in NGOs and Charitable Institutions     4.    Transfer Pricing     Effects of Black …

Economics-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 45

ARCHIVES 06 November 2014 Q1) Critically examine Myrdal’s thesis on economic development and structural change in the context of the process of economic development of less developed countries. Do you think that the structural changes in these countries are in right direction? Elaborate your answer (60 Marks) Q2) Critically evaluate Kuznet’s inverted U shaped curve …

Economics-2014:Answer Writing Challenge-44

Archives 04 November 2014 Q) Examine the impact of WTO on Indian SSI units. Do you think that withdrawal of reservations and other measures would threaten their survival? ( 60 Marks) Q) What is social banking? To what extent has it helped in promoting employment and alleviating poverty in India? (60 Marks)

India’s Energy Security – Renewable Sources of Energy

    As we already know that Inida’s energy mix is heavily skewed in favor of conventional sources of energy, more particularly Coal and Big Hydro Plants, there is growing clamour for Inreasing share of Renewable energy. Renewable sources of energy mainly includes – Solar, Wind, Small Hydro, Waste to Energy, Bio energy. These have …