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1st February 2019 : The Hindu Decoded Part1
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Arpita Sharma
2+ years of teaching experience in UPSC Category. YouTube channel : Arpita Sharma

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Thank you but please make lesson more easily
Pranay Rawat
2 years ago
Okk...will do that
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Mam plz start in Hindi explanation too
Arpita Sharma
6 months ago
It's explained in both languages .
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Anu
6 months ago
Sorry , Mam I getting only in English language .
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Anu
6 months ago
Jan 2019 & Feb 2019
Arpita Sharma
6 months ago
Kindly first go through the entire month's lessons .
hello maam, could u plz explain what does a basis point mean ? but simple way mein coz m not getting it after reading from some other source:(
Arpita Sharma
7 months ago
Basis points, otherwise known as bps or "bips," are a unit of measure used in finance to describe the percentage change in the value or rate of a financial instrument. Onebasis point is equivalent to 0.01% (1/100th of a percent) or 0.0001 in decimal form
Shaliha Mirza
7 months ago
ok tq for such good expalnation :) i got it
thank u so much mam and you are very helpful of news relevant .
THANK SO MUCH MAM. IT IS VERY HELPFUL.BEST WISHES
I’m waiting for it mam thankyou so much Arpita mam 😊
  1. The Hindu Decoded- Feb 2019 By Arpita Sharma


  2. Unemployment data based on draft report: NITI Aayog Page 1GS3/2 The government's think tank NITI Aayog debunked claims of a news report that unemployment in 2017-18 was at a 45-year high The NITI Aayog said the report of the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO), cited as the source for the report, was in fact a draft and not approved by the government. . A report in the Business Standard on Thursday, which cited the NSSO's periodic labour force survey that is yet to be releasedsaid the unemployment rate was 6.1% in 2017-18. The only year of comparable data when the unemployment rate was higher was in 1972-73. It was at 2.2% in 2011-12. The NSSO report is a matter of much controversy, with the two external members of the National Statistical Commission citing the delay in its release as a major reason for their resignations


  3. The data reportedly showed that joblessness was higher in urban India (7.8%) than in rural India (5.3%) Within this, it stood at 17.4% for rural males and 13.6% for rural females. In urban India, joblessness was at 18.7% among males and a huge 27.2% among females. . . . Importantly, the data reportedly showed that the labour force participation rate (LFPR), the measure of people working or looking for jobs, declined from 39.5% in 2011-12 to 36.9% in 2017- 18. This phenomenon of unemployment rising while the LFPR dipped is a cause for serious worry, experts say, explaining that it probably shows that people are simply giving up on finding jobs and have stopped seeking work


  4. 1. Consider the following statements regarding the NITI Aayog: I. The National Institution for Transforming India, also called NITI Aayog, was formed via a resolution of the Union Cabinet on January 1, 2015. II. NITI Aayog is the premier policy 'Think Tank' of the Government of India, providing both directional and policy inputs. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct? a. Only I b. Only II c. Both I and II d. Neither I nor II


  5. 1. Consider the following statements regarding the NITI Aayog: I. The National Institution for Transforming India, also called NITI Aayog, was formed via a resolution of the Union Cabinet on January 1, 2015. II. NITI Aayog is the premier policy 'Think Tank' of the Government of India, providing both directional and policy inputs. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct? a. Only I b. Only II c. Both I and II d. Neither I nor II


  6. 1. Consider the following statements regarding the NITI Aayog: I. The National Aayog, was for 1, 2015 II. NITI Aayog of India, provi Which of the f a. Only I b. Only II c. Both I and II d. Neither I nor The National Institution for Transforming India, also called NITI Aayog, was formed through a resolution of the Union Cabinet on January 1, 2015. NITI Aayog is the leading policy Think Tank' providing both directional and policy inputs to the Government of India. While formulating strategic and long term policies and programmes for the Government, NITI Aayog also presents relevant technical advice to the Centre and States The Government of India, in keeping with its reform agenda, constituted the NITI Aayog to replace the Planning Commission instituted in 1950. This was done in order to better serve the needs and aspirations of the people of India. An important evolutionary change from the past, NITI Aayog acts as the quintessential platform of the Government of India to bring States to act together in national interest, and thereby fosters Cooperative Federalism At the core of NITI Aayog's creation are two hubs Team India Hub and the Knowledge and Innovation Hub. The Team India Hub leads the engagement of states with the Central government, while the Knowledge and Innovation Hub builds NITI's think-tank capabilities. These hubs reflect the two key tasks of the Aayog. NITI Aayog is also developing itself as a State of the Art Resource Centre, with the necessary resources, knowledge and skills, that will enable it to act with speed, promote research and innovation, provide strategic policy vision for the government, and deal with contingent ssues


  7. Indians arrested, students detained in U.S, on visa fraud charges Page 1 GS2 Tens of people, the overwhelming majority of whom are highly likely to be Indian citizens or of Indian origin, have been arrested across cities in the U.S. in connection with student visa fraud charges. Eight of these individuals were arrested on counts of conspiracy to commit visa fraud and to harbour aliens (non-US. citizens) for profit, according to the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division, a statement from the office of the U.S. Attorney for the District, Matthew Schneider, said. Students would pay to enrol in the University, giving the appearance that they were in approved educational programs and making normal progress towards getting a degree. However, the University had no faculty nor any classes, the indictment says, and the students were aware of this. .The "pay to stay" scheme allowed them to maintain their student visa (F-1) status and obtain work permits as part of the Curricular Practical Training (CPT) option open to qualified F-1 visa students.


  8. Govt revises GDP growth rate for 2017-18 to 7.2% from 6.7% Page 1 GS India's gross domestic product (GDP) grew at 8.2% in 2016-17, 110 basis points more than the earlier figure of 7.1%, according to the second revised estimates released by the Central Statistical Office (CSO) One basis point is one hundredth of a percentage point. The CSO also issued first revised estimates for the year 2017-18, revising GDP growth to 7.2% instead of the earlier 6.7% figure. a) The Narendra Modi government implemented demonetisation, which led to an abrupt withdrawal of 86% of the currency in circulation, on November 8, 2016. The government implemented goods and services tax (GST) in July, 2017. b) Both these moves led to a large disruption in economic activity, especially in agriculture and other unorganized sectors.


  9. . The revised figures suggest that the headwinds to growth due to these policies were . Growth in the gross value added (GVA) component of agriculture and allied activities irn The 6.3% growth in agricultural GVA in 2016-17 is due to a base effect as agricultural lower than what was captured in earlier GDP estimates. 2017-18 has been revised from 3.4% to 5% in the first revised estimates growth in 2014-15 and 2015-16 was only-0.2% and 0.6% due to deficient rainfall. Q. EXPLAIN WHAT IS GDPAND GVA AND HOW ARE THEY USEFUL IN GROWTH CALCULATION?(250 WORDS) Definition: GDP or Gross Domestic Product is the money value of all the goods and services produced within the domestic territory of a country in an accounting year.


  10. .Accounting Year or Financial Year runs from April to March GDP PER CAPITA: It's the average contribution of a citizen to a country's GDP. GDP Per Capita National Income Population. Neither GDP nor GNP is considered a good measure of economic development. . HDI or Human Development Index is often selected as a good measure of economic development.


  11. Measures of National Income GDP GNP NNP GDP (GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT) .Here the catch word is 'Domestic' which refers to 'Geographical Area The total value of all final goods and services produced within the boundary of the country during a given period of time (generally one year) is called as GDP. . In this case, the final produce of resident citizens as well as foreign nationals who reside within that geographical boundary is considered.


  12. GROSS NATIONAL PRODUCT (GNP) Here the catch word is 'National' which refers to all the citizens of a country GNP is the total value of the total production or final goods and services produced by the nationals of a country during a given period of time (generally one year) In this case, the income of all the resident and non-resident citizens (who resides in abroad) of a country in included whereas, the income of foreigners who reside within India is excluded The GNP contains the income earned by Indian Nationals (both in Indian Territory and Abroad) only