Category Archives: Indian Economy


The Southern States are mainly protesting over a particular term of reference of the new 15th Finance Commission. It is the use of 2011 census as the basis of allocation of tax resources between the states. (Read: Explained: Finance Commission and its Read more…


What is a trade war? Investopedia defines trade war as, “A negative side effect of protectionism that occurs when Country A raises tariffs on Country B’s imports in retaliation for Country B raising tariffs on Country A’s imports.” The US has raised tariffs on certain imports. If other Read more…


The chapter 4 of the Economic Survey is titled, “Reconciling Fiscal Federalism and Accountability: Is there a low equilibrium trap?” This chapter argues that fiscal federalism and fiscal accountability is necessary for the long-run institutional development of the country. Fiscal Read more…


What is a Mutual Fund? A mutual fund is a financial institution which collects money from a large number of investors. The money collected is invested in shares, bonds etc. The income and capital gains earned through these investments are Read more…


Market Stabilization Scheme (MSS) is a monetary policy tool used by the RBI to manage money supply in the economy. (You may also read: Repo, CRR, SLR, Reverse Repo, Bank Rate- Explained) Under Market Stabilization Scheme or MSS, if there is an Read more…


What are Treasury bills or T-bills? Treasury bills are Government bonds with a maturity of less than 1 year. (Read: What is a Bond?) T-bills are issued by the Government to meet its short-term expenditure requirements. It is also issued to Read more…


The Chapter 3 of the Economic Survey is titled, “Investment and Saving Slowdowns and Recoveries: Cross-Country Insights for India.” This chapter makes a point that savings and investment growth in India is not unduly low. In fact, they are above Read more…

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