Current Affairs - December, 2018

How India-EU relations are experiencing a transformative shift?

December 3, 2018

The EU has released its strategy on India which replaces 2004 EU-India declaration on building a bilateral strategic partnership. Bottlenecks in the relations: Both India and the EU had struggled to build a partnership that can be instrumental in shaping the geopolitics and geo-economics of the 21st century. Both had their own set of grievances and

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How Indian Economy has fared in the second quarter?

December 3, 2018

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) under the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation has released the estimates of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the second quarter (July-September) Q2 of 2018-19. Indian Economy in the Second Quarter: The GDP growth has slowed to 7.1%, from 8.2% in the previous quarter. Similarly, the Gross Value Added (GVA) growth has eased

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How India and Germany are cooperating in the areas of Clean Ganga Initiative, Energy sector and Green Mobility?

December 2, 2018

India and Germany are cooperating across a wide arena of opportunities. Some of the key engagements include: Clean Ganga initiative: Germany had a similar challenge in rejuvenating the river Rhine. Even Rhine, the lifeline of Germany had faced abuse for decades with untreated industrial and domestic waste flowing into them causing major pollution and the

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Nudge Policy Making: Meaning and Relevance for India

October 20, 2018

In 2016, US President Obama asked US agencies to include nudges in their day-to-day operations. With that, the US has joined a group of nations such as the UK, Australia, Singapore and institutions like the World Bank who are using behavioural research to improve public policy and deliver better results. In the same year, the

Global Competitiveness Report -2018: Key Highlights

October 20, 2018

The world economic forum has recently published its global competitiveness report According to the WEF, the Global Competitiveness Index assesses the competitiveness of the landscape of 137 country’s economies and it provides unique insight into the drivers of their productivity and prosperity. The 2018 report uses a new methodology to capture the dynamics of the global