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The Central Bank, on 4 April 2019, in its first bi-monthly policy review for the financial year 2019-20 has slashed the policy rate by 0.25 percent to 6% for the second time in a row.  More room for rate cuts was denied immediately in the face of impending General Elections from April 11 to May 18.

The output gap remains negative and the domestic economy is facing headwinds especially on the global front. The need is to strengthen domestic growth impulses by spurring private investment which has remained sluggish. The resolution of the bad loans will be an immediate concern for the RBI to issue revised directives to its member banks.

Fitch Ratings has rated  Indian Economy at BBB- showing lowest investment grade rating which has remained unchanged for the last 13 years. Election campaign promises to support farmers'incomes including direct cash transfers and farm loan waivers will add to spending measures in FY 2019-20. Next government is likely to have a smaller majority in the …


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The year 2019 will be a challenging year for the Indian Economy as General Elections are to be held in April this year. This will impact development work in the country and stock markets will see a lot of fluctuations due to Fed decisions over interest rates in the United States which will have worldwide repercussions including India. Increasing outflows of foreign funds may influence exchange rates very badly and Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments may go awry.

Economic Challenger is doing its best to cover important events through various research articles and opinions. The content list presented hereunder brings many topics in thelimelight.


Notification- Publication in UGC Listed Journals Is Not Mandatory

According to the latest UGC regulations published in July 2018, minimum research publications in UGC listed journals is no more a mandatory, but optional. According to the revised regulations, publications in peer-reviewed journals will also be considered for the appointment of academic faculty (Assistant / Associate / Professor / Vice Principal / Principal).  These regulations are issued for minimum qualifications for appointment and other service conditions of University and College teachers and cadres of Librarians, Directors of Physical Education and Sports for maintenance of standards in higher education and revision of pay-scales.
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