Thursday, 19 July 2012

Last 6 months Economy Current Affairs for IBPS RRB Exam 2012

Note : Last Six Month Economy Current Affairs for IBPS RRB Office Assistant(Multipurpose and Officers  Exam 2012. Here Providing some Important Economy issues .... From Different source
1. The union government of India on 23 March 2012 gave its consent to a seven percentage increase in the rate of dearness allowance (DA) for its employees and pensioners

2. The Union government on 23 March 2012 reduced the import tariff value of gold from USD 573 per 10 grams to USD 530 per 10 grams

3. The Union Cabinet on 23 March 2012 approved the setting up of a credit risk guarantee fund trust with an initial corpus of Rs. 1200 crore to with an objective to encourage housing for low-income groups in the India

4. Union Railway Minister Mukul Roy rolled back the railway fare hike as proposed by Dinesh Trivedi in the first Union Rail Budget 2012-13 presented on 14 March 2012. Roy also struck down the plan to restructure Railway Board

5. Four States namely Jharkhand, Mizoram, Sikkim and Lakshadweep on 16 March 2012 signed MoU with the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation under the Indian Statistical Strengthening Project (ISSP) for the States and Union Territories

6 . The Central Empowered Committee (CEC) set up by the Supreme Court to investigate illegal mining in Karnataka submitted its final report on 4 February 2012. The committee recommended the cancellation of leases of 49 mines that have violated the terms of their licence. It also recommended the auction of these leases 

7 . Railway Ministry on 7 February 2012 extended the time period for the advance booking of Railway tickets from 90 days to 120 days. This new reservation policy will come into effect from March 10, 2012

8. Union Finance Minister in his Union Budget 2012-13 speech tabled on 16 March 2012 announced several provisions for both the education and health sector

9. Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in the Union budget 2012-13 proposed allocation of Rs. 50 lakh crore towards infrastructure investment during the Twelfth Plan period. About half of this is likely to come from the private sector
10. The Economic Survey was tabled by the Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on  15 March 2012. Indian economy was estimated to grow by 6.9% in 2011-12 mainly due to weakening industrial growth

11. Union Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi presented the Union Railway Budget 2012-13 in the Lok Sabha on 14 March 2012. The total union budget outlay for 2012-13 stood at Rs 60100 crore

12. As per data released by the Commerce Ministry on 9 March 2012, India's merchandise exports in February grew only by 4.3 per cent to $24.6 billion due to poor overseas demand. Exports in February grew at the slowest pace in three months. The poor performance in the export sector was attributed to dip in demand for electronics, engineering and textiles goods in Europe

13. As per the data released by the ministry of statistics and programme implementation on  12          March 2012, Indian industrial sector registered a growth of 6.8 per cent in January 2012 on a year-on-year basis

14. The Reserve Bank of India on 9 March 2012 cut the cash reserve ratio (CRR) by 75 basis points. The CRR was cut to 4.75 per cent of their net demand and time liabilities (NDTL) effective the fortnight beginning 10 March 2012

15. As per VCCEdge data, PE investors in February 2012 offloaded stakes worth $751.45 million across eight open market transactions. PE investors in February 2012 encashed investments worth $826 million in almost 16 deals

16. As per the data released by the Central Statistical organisation (CSO) on 29 February  2012, India’s economic growth rate dipped to 6.1% in the third quarter (October-December) of 2011-12 due to poor performance of the manufacturing, mining and farm sectors

17. As per the data released by the Controller General of Accounts on 29 February 2012, fiscal deficit stood at Rs 4.34 lakh crore, or 105 per cent of the total annual target in the April-January period of 2011-12

18. According to data released by the ministry of commerce and industry on 28 February 2012, output of eight core segments that comprise the manufacturing sector dipped to 0.5% in January 2012, marking the slowest growth in three months

19. The Delhi High Court on 23 February 2012 dismissed a plea from the Centre challenging Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal’s (TDSAT) authority to stop the department of telecom (DoT) from enforcing a ban on 3G roaming pacts between telcos 

20. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) panel on priority sector lending on 21 February 2012 proposed increment in the target (priority sector) for foreign banks to 40% of net bank credit from the current level of 32 per cent with sub-targets of 15 per cent for exports and 15 per cent for the MSE sector

21. Director General of Foreign Trade [DGFT] on 22 February 2012 issued a formal notification allowing the domestic airlines to directly import Aviation Turbine Fuel [ATF]. At present only state trading enterprises of the government are allowed to import ATF

22. The Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Panel (PMEAC) on 22 February 2012 projected 7.5 - 8 per cent growth rate for the fiscal 2012-13. India is also expected to achieve a higher economic expansion if the global environment turns favourable

23. As per the first nationwide retail inflation data released by the Centre of Statistical Office on 21 February 2012, inflation based on the all India Consumer Price Index stood at 7.65 per cent in January 2012

24. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 13 February 2012 changed the bank rate, a medium-term signal rate after nine years. The bank rate, a benchmark rate at which RBI buys or re-discounts bills of exchange or other commercial papers eligible for purchase, was hiked with immediate effect to 9.5% from 6%

25. The Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) headed by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on 15 February 2012 approved the auction route for selling 5 per cent stake in state-run oil major ONGC before the end of the current fiscal 2011-12

26 . The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 14 February 2012, issued the ‘Draft Circular for
Deployment of White Label Automated Teller Machines (WLAs) from non-bank entities

27 . The number of foreigners availing Visa on Arrival (VOA) scheme registered 72 per cent increase in January 2012 as against January 2011. There were as many as 1359 foreigners, who availed themselves of the scheme in January compared with 790 in January 2011, registering a growth of 72 per cent

28. The Union budget 2012-13 presented by Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on 16 March 2012 proposed an increase by 18 per cent to Rs. 20208 crore in the total Plan Outlay for the Department of Agriculture and Cooperation in 2012-13 


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