DMPQ- Atal Bhujal Yojana.

In order to acknowledge and contain the ever-growing problem of groundwater depletion, the Indian Government introduced the Atal Bhujal Yojana (ABY) in December 2019 after getting financial approval by the World Bank in 2018. It has been launched under Jal Jeevan Mission of the government. Atal Bhujal scheme is related to groundwater usage and conservation … Read more

DMPQ- In the current COVID-19 crisis , the government is facing the issue of breaching the comfortable limit of fiscal deficit. What are the consequences of high fiscal deficit?

Fiscal deficit refers to the excess of total budget expenditure over total budget receipts excluding borrowings during a fiscal year. Fiscal Deficit = Total Budget Expenditure – Total Receipts excluding borrowings = Revenue Expenditure + Capital Expenditure – Revenue receipts – Capital Receipts of only non-debt type   Implications of high fiscal deficit on economy: … Read more

DMPQ- Merchant discount rate.

Merchant discount rate on debit cards is the amount that a merchant has to pay to its service providers when a consumer swipes her card on the merchant’s point of sales terminal. It is also applicable for online transactions and QR based transactions.  The amount that the merchant pays for every transaction gets distributed among … Read more

DMPQ- Purchasing power Parity.

The purchasing power of a currency refers to the quantity of the currency needed to purchase a given unit of a good, or common basket of goods and services.  Purchasing power is clearly determined by the relative cost of living and inflation rates in different countries. Purchasing power parity means equalising the purchasing power of … Read more

DMPQ- One Nation One card scheme.

To sustain the reforms brought in by scheme on ‘End to End Computerization of Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) Operations’ the Department of Food & Public Distribution has launched a new scheme namely “Integrated Management of Public Distribution System (IM-PDS)” for implementation during 2018-19 and 2019-20. The main objective of the scheme is to introduce … Read more

DMPQ- What are junk bonds?

According to SEBI, Junk bonds are high yield bonds issued by low rated companies.   Junk bonds are a high-yielding debt instrument without an investment grade (noninvestment-grade bond).  These bonds carry a credit rating of BB and lower, because they have a higher risk of default. Typically, these bonds also give higher returns as opposed to … Read more

DMPQ- Pradhan mantri rojgar Prohtsahan yojana.

It is being implemented by the Ministry of Labour and Employment and is operational since August, 2016.  It was launched for incentivising employers for generation of new employment. The Government of India will pay the entire employer’s contribution (12 per cent or admissible contribution) towards the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) and the Employees’ Pension Scheme … Read more

DMPQ- Salient features of Pradhan mantri gareeb kalyan Yojana.

To overcome the economic impact of coronavirus-induced lockdown on the poor, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, soon after the imposition of lockdown on March 24, announced a relief of Rs 1.70 lakh crore under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana. salient features of the scheme —                Insurance cover of Rs 50 Lakh per health worker … Read more

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