(Mains Hub) Special Materials for GS Mains 2012: "Economics"
Special Materials for GS Mains
What is Doha Development Round talks of WTO? Comment on the present
status of Doha Development Round talks.
Bring, out the salient features, of the Forward Contracts (Regulation)
What is new in new Wholesale price Index (WPI) introduced by the
Government of India in September 2010?
What do you understand by the term Financial inclusion? Bring out the
status of financial inclusion in India
With reference to international economic relations, what do you
understand by most Favoured Nation (MFN) status and National treatment (NT)?
The Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (BIPA)
Bring out the salient features of Price Control Bill, 2010
Bring out the highlights of DMP model or Diamond-Mortensen-Pissarides
model of Labour markets.
Why this model was in the news?
Comment on the recommendations of Bimal Jalan committee on Market
infrastructure institutions (MIIs)
What do you understand by the term teaser loans? Why it has been in the
Document Identification Number (DIN)
Capital Adequacy Ratio (CAR)
A stocks split
Free trade area
What do you understand by Social enterprises? What is a micro finance
institution? Bring out the recent controversy associated with micro finance
institutions. Bring put the recommendations of Malegam panel.
Bring out the responsibilities of Financial Sector Legislative Reforms
Commission (FSLRC). Bring out the justifications for the creation of
Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission
Define current account, current account surplus and current account
deficit. Bring out India’s status on current account deficit and reasons for
India’s current account deficit.
What do you understand by the term External debt? Bring out the India’s
status on External debt.
Bring out the powers and responsibilities attached to Financial
Stability and Development Council
What do you understand by Financial Action Task Force? Write about The
Financial Stability Board (FSB)
What is a debenture? What is a non-convertible debentures?
The Forward Markets Commission (PMC)
A futures contract
Follow-on public offers (FPOs)
What do you understand by primary market arid secondary market? Bring
out the features of primary markets.
What do you understand by Special Economic Zone (SEZ)? Trace the origin
of SEZs. Write about the status of SEZs n India.
What de you understand by the term a derivative?
A special purpose entity
What do you understand by Liquidity Adjustment Facility?
Japan loses No. 2 economy spot to China
SBI’s merger plan of its 5 associate banks
Write about The Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003.
The Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003 (FRBMA) was
enacted by the Parliament of India to institutionalize financial discipline,
reduce India’s fiscal deficit, improve macroeconomic management and the
overall management of the public funds by moving towards a balanced budget.
What do you understand by Maharatnas in relations to PSUs? Bring out the
new criteria to be a Maharatna. In which way Maharatnas will increase the
efficiency of PSUs?
Comment n the salient features of recent GST Bill tabled in Lok Saha
What ere the steps taken recently by the Government of India on FDI
norms to attract more investment?
Bring out the recent steps taken by the Government of India to increase
What do you understand by the term ASIDE? Bring out the objectives of
Steel production in India
Write a short note on Market Access Initiative (MAI) Scheme
What is IBEF?
Foreign Trade Policy 2009-14.
Define Micro units and Small enterprises according to the Small and
Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006. Bring out the new FDI norms for
micro and small enterprises (MSEs). How many small and medium enterprises
units are in India?
13th Finance Commission Report
What do you understar1d by the term strategic sale of a company? Bring
out the government policy on disinvestment with reference to profit making
Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs).
Global Depository Receipt (GDR) and American Depositary Receipt (ADR)
Global Depository Receipt (GDR)
Bring out the steps taken by the Government of India to increase the
export of products to China and Japan?
The Poverty line
Write a short note on Anchor Investors.
What o you understand by the term Geographic Indication? Bring out some
examples for Geographic Indicators.
What do you understand by the term unorganized sector and unorganized
workers? Bring out the presence of unorganized worker in various sectors.
Write a brief note on National Social Security Fund for unorganized workers.
What do you understand by the term direct tax? Bring out the salient
features of revised New draft Direct Tax Code released by the Government of
India in June 2010. Bring out some of the intended benefits of New draft
Direct Tax Code.
What do you understand by the term derivatives. Give a brief account of
over the counter (OT C) derivatives and Exchange traded derivative.
What do you, understand by United Stock Exchange?
Write about Generalized System of Preferences (GSP)
What do you understand by the term Credit rating agency? Bring out the
uses of credit ratings. Bring out the new guidelines given by SEBI for
credit rating agencies.
Write about Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) between
India and South Korea.
What do you understand by Greenfield and brownfield investments. Write a
short note on India’s first Greenfield merchant impart.