T+1 Settlement Cycle

T+1 Settlement Cycle Context: After China, India will become the second country in the world to start the ‘trade-plus-one’ (T+1) settlement cycle in top listed securities today (January 27), bringing operational efficiency, faster fund remittances, share delivery, and ease for stock market participants. About: Due […]

Challenges to Indian Migrant Workers

Challenges to Indian Migrant Workers Context: International Migrants Day, which is annually celebrated on December 18, requires to be viewed against the backdrop of the COVID­19 pandemic’s unparalleled instability, which started in 2020. Along with this other event included the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, Russia’s […]

GST Council

GST Council Context: The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council on Saturday clarified tax provisions on items ranging from fryums to sport utility vehicles (SUVs) to reduce disputes. It also approved decriminalisation of some offences but could not find the time to discuss half its […]

Remittances to India – 2022

Remittances to India – 2022 Context: According to the World Bank’s most recent Migration and Development Brief, “Remittances Brave Global Headwinds,” remittances to India are expected to reach a record $100 billion in 2022. India received $89.4 billion in 2021, becoming the first nation to […]

Investments to Manufacturing Sector

Investments to Manufacturing Sector Context: Recently, the finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman asked captains of industry what was holding them back from investing in manufacturing. She likened industry to Lord Hanuman from the Ramayana by stating that industry did not realise its own strength and that […]

Private Investment in Indian Economy

Private Investment in Indian Economy Context: In a recent meeting with India’s corporate leaders the finance minister raised concerns about sluggish corporate investment, despite the government’s business-friendly stance, including a reduction in the corporate tax. About: The Government of India in the year 2019 had taken […]

Significance of Semiconductor Chips

Significance of Semiconductor Chips Context: The semiconductor chips are becoming vital part of the world and is bound to shape the lives of people around the world. Critical sectors such as defence, telecom, electronics and mobility are hugely impacted by the chip shortage. Every message […]

India’s Services Sector

India’s Services Sector Context: India’s services sector stuttered in September as new business and output growth grew at the slowest pace since March, as per the S&P Global India Services Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), which eased to 54.3 from August’s robust 57.2 level. Background: India’s […]

Competition (Amendment) Bill, 2022

Competition (Amendment) Bill, 2022 Context: The long-awaited Bill to amend the Competition Act, 2002, was finally tabled in the Lok Sabha recently. About The Indian Competition Act was passed in 2002, but it wasn’t until seven years later that it actually took effect. Anti-competitive agreements, […]