[Economic Survey Ch11] Infrastructure (Part 1 of 2): Coal, Gas, Fuel Sharing Agreement (FSA), gas hydrate, oil shale

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Prologue Infra India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited (IIFCL) Elasticity of energy use Consumption pattern Energy Pricing Petroleum products pricing Gas pricing Coal Pricing Coal Sector Types of Coal Peat Lignite / Brown coal Bituminous/ Black-Coal Anthracite / hard coal SING-rauli vs reni PSUs under Coal Ministry Fuel Sharing Agreement FSA highlights TCI Charges made by TCI Coal Mining: Open pit … Read More

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[Economic Survey Ch10] (Part 5 of 5) Railways: Anubhuti, Spart, Project Unigauge, Budget, World Heritage

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Introduction British Legacy: Railways Gauges Project UniGauge Bigger to smaller PSU under Railways ministry Konkan Railways Separation of Railway budget UNESCO World heritage: Indian Railways Trains: Luxury Trains: normal Railway Police Metro Rail Amendment Act 2009 Kisan Vision Project Bullet trains bio-toilets Rail Budget 2013 SPART Azadi Express Next Generation e-ticketing system Adarsh Station Anubhuti coaches LHB Coaches For women … Read More

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[Economic Survey Ch10] (Part 4 of 5) Services: Road Transport, Shipping, Aviation, sethusamudram, FANS, Greenfield airports

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Roads Width of National highways Org 4 highway construction Where does NHDP get money? BRO Central Road Fund Bharat Nirman Rural Housing Roads Electrification Telephone Connectivity Drinking Water Irrigation. Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) 12th FYP: Road Transport Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) NATRIP SARDP-NE Shipping Major ports: East vs West National Automatic Identification System (AIS) Transchart Vallarpadam Sethusamudram project … Read More

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[Economic Survey Ch10] (Part 3 of 5) Telecommunication and IT: E-Nayana, BOSS, SAMEER, NIXI

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Communication Telecom Tele-density Important org under DoT TRAI TSDAT National Telecom Policy (NTP) 2012 National policy on Electronics, 2012 USOF National optical fiber network National e-governance plan (NeGP) SWAN Common services centres State data centres e-district MSDG INDG Electronic delivery of services bill 2011 NIC NiceMail e-Lekha VAHAAN SAARTHI National knowledge network National knowledge Commission Information technology (Amendment) Act 2008 … Read More

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[Economic Survey Ch10] (Part 2 of 5) Postal Services, Project Arrow, INPEX 2013

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British-legacy Extra Departmental branch offices Franchisee Outlets Panchayat Sanchar Seva Kendras PIN Mail: 1st class vs 2nd class National Address Database Management System Rural CPI Meghdoot Millennium Project Arrow Gold coins ePost Speed post eSpeed net Business Post RAKNPA UPU Sorting machines Money transfer: Domestic and International Money order eMO iMO MO videsh International Money transfer ECS POSB Postal Life … Read More

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[Economic Survey Ch10] (Part 1 of 5) Service Sector: Tourists, Lawyers and CAs

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Prologue Service sector Definition? FDI in Multibrand Retail Trading FIPB FDI is not permitted in Tourism UNWTO report Indian Tourism challenges: Medical Visa? Surrogacy and medical visa R&D Services Global Innovation index Legal Services Challenges: legal profession FDI in legal services Bar Council of India LPO Free legal aid to Poor Legal Services Authorities Act ‘1987 NALSA LOK ADALAT Accounting … Read More

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[Economic Survey Ch9] Industrial performance, E-biz, Invest India, Manufacturing Policy, OBICUS, ASI

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Index: IIP vs WPI vs CPI Survey: OBICUS vs ASI Industrial Licensing Nitrocellulose Hydrocyanic acid Phosgene Methyl Isocyanate (MIC) Industries reserved: IEM Boosting Industrial sector National Manufacturing Policy (NMP) 2011: Objectives E-Biz Project Invest India Circular 1 of 2013 IPR initiatives The Madrid Protocol Trademark Amendment Act 2010 I-Mark JK and Hill Areas National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) 2020 … Read More

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[Economic Survey Ch8] Agriculture and Food Management

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India’s rank in Agro production FYP Achievement: Agro Crop Seasons National Monsoon Mission Sugar Ethanol Blending Program Edible Oil Agro input Fertilizers: NIP 2012 Nutrient Based Subsidy (NBS) Irrigation ICAR: programs Procurement Missions National Food Security Mission (2007) National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (2007) Bringing Green Revolution to Eastern India (2011) ISOPOM National Horticulture Mission Kisan … Read More

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[Economic Survey Ch7] International Trade, FTA, PTA, ASIDE, E-BRC, CEPA vs CECA Difference Explained

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Baltic Dry Index (BDI) India’s Chief import exports Market Diversification Top three trading partners Trade surplus / deficit? WTO Negotiations and India Trade agreements PTA FTA Customs Union Common Market Economic union CEPA vs CECA India’s trade agreements Trade agreements: Recent development Problem Areas: Export Problem Areas: Ease of Doing business Measures to improve trade? Foreign Trade Policy annual supplement … Read More

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[Economic Survey Ch6] Balance of Payments, Forex Reserves, Currency Exchange, NEER, REER

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What is Balance of Payment? Why BoP = 0 in theory? Convertibility Rupee-Dollar Exchange rate Building up Foreign Exchange Reserves FOREIGN EXCHANGE RESERVES FOREX Reserve: India vs other Why volatility in rupee? How did rupee recover? Exchange Rate of Other Emerging Economies NEER and REER Why is REER important? External Debt FDI Restrictiveness Index (FRI) FDI: defense offset CHALLENGES AND … Read More

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[Economic Survey Ch5] Financial Intermediaries: Banks, RRBs, NBFCs (Part 3 of 3)

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Prologue Banks and interest rates Rural Banking: Background Government’s action Timeline: Banking in rural areas After independence Why RRB? How is RRB different from commercial banks? Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIFD) Financial Inclusion Swabhimaan scheme Ultra Small Branches SHG Bank linkage program Development Banks/AIFI 1.ICICI 2.SIDBI 3.IDBI 4.IFCI 5.IIBI 6.NABARD 7.NHB Reverse Mortgage product FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE OF BANKS Capital Adequacy … Read More

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[Economic Survey Ch5] Financial Intermediaries: Capital Market: External Commercial Borrowing (ECB), AIF, QFI, FII, FDI, FSDC (part 2 of 3)

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Financial market Primary market: importance? Reform: ECB What is ECB? Who can borrow? Reforms in ECB? Reform: IDR fungibility What is ADR? What is IDR? IDR: Two way fungibility? Reform: FDI vs FII definition FII inflow increased FII reform? FDI reform? QFI What is Alternative Investment fund (AIF)? 3 types of AIF Why Fin literacy and RGESS? Rajiv Gandhi Equity … Read More

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[Economic Survey Ch5] Financial Intermediaries: Insurance Sector: issues, reforms, Bancassurance, FDI (part 1 of 3)

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Introduction Insurance: intro Insurance Penetration Insurance density FDI in insurance Insurance amendment bill 2008 What is Bancassurance? Example of Bankcassurance Bancassurance: pros and cons Chindu’s revival package for insurance sector Chindu’s Budget speech: Insurance Reforms New branches Banks as insurance brokers Claims New schemes Integrated social security package Government Schemes: Insurance Aam Admi Bima Yojana(AABY) Janshree Bima Yojana (JBY) Universal … Read More

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