DMPQ- How the interest rate of the central bank of any nation affects foreign capital Investment in India?

The interest rate fluctuation impacts foreign investment in India. The developing countries like India tend to have a higher interest rate than those developed countries. The foreign investment institutes such as FIIs (Foreign Institutional Investors) borrow money from their domestic market at a low-interest rate and invest it in countries like India where the interest … Read more

DMPQ-What do you mean by Infrastructure? How does tagging of infrastructure status to Industry is beneficial. Name the Industries that are under infrastructure ambit.

Infrastructure is the term for the basic physical systems of a business or nation. Transportation, communication, sewage, water, and electric systems are all examples of infrastructure. These systems tend to be high-cost investments and are vital to a country’s economic development and prosperity. Grant of infrastructure status enables the industry to raise money from insurance … Read more

DMPQ- What are footloose industries?

Foot loose industries can be located in a wide variety of places. They are not dependent on any specific raw material, weight losing or otherwise. They largely depend on component parts which can be obtained anywhere. They produce in small quantity and also employ a small labour force. These are generally not polluting industries. The … Read more

DMPQ- What is FDI? What are the sectors prohibited for FDI.

A foreign direct investment (FDI) is an investment in the form of a controlling ownership in a business in one country by an entity based in another country. It is thus distinguished from a foreign portfolio investment by a notion of direct control. Foreign direct investment (FDI) in India is a major monetary source for … Read more

DMPQ- What are the different methodologies to capture unemployment in India.

The National Sample Survey Organization (NSSO), since its inception in 1950, does the measurement of employment/unemployment in India. The National Sample Survey Organization (NSSO) provides three different estimates of employment and unemployment based on different approaches used to classify an individual’s activity status. These are : Usual status approach with a reference period of 365 … Read more

DMPQ- What do you understand by the term Tobin Tax?

The Tobin Tax, named after Nobel Prize-winning US economist James Tobin, was proposed in 1971 for the first time with the intention to levy it on short-term capital currency transactions. whenever currency crises have erupted, the proposal for a levy on international currency transactions has been debated. Tobin tax as a tool to discourage speculative … Read more


NITI Aayog has created the India Knowledge Hub (IKH), a dynamic web portal, functioning as a repository to store and disseminate best practices from across the country. Reflecting the spirit of cooperative federalism, the NITI Aayog launched the India Knowledge Hub so that districts, States, Central ministries and other government institutions can exchange knowledge on … Read more