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Indian Economy for Prelims and Mains 8999 10999

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Title of the Course           : Economy for Civil Services  (Prelims and Mains)
Duration of the Course    : 3 Months
Date of Commencement  : 1st February 2019
Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to Economics
  • Introduction to Indian Economy
  • Measures of Income and Growth
  • Measures of Development
  • Introduction to Monetary and Fiscal Policy
  • Inflation
  • Monetary Policy
  • Fiscal Policy-Budgeting
  • Taxation
  • Money and Banking
  • Money Market and Capital Markets
  • Reforms in Monetary and Fiscal Sectors
  • Balance of Payments
  • IMF and World Bank
  • GATT and WTO
  • Poverty, Inequality, and Unemployment.
  • Inclusive Growth and Issues arising from it.
  • Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport, and marketing of agricultural produce and issues related constraints; e-technology in aid of farmers.
  • Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution.
  • Food Processing and related industries in India-scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.
  • Land reforms in India.

Course Curriculum:

  1. Introduction to Economics
  1. Why Economics?
  2. Economics and Economy
  3. Micro and Macro Economics
  4. What is Economics all about?
  5. Principles of Economics
  6. Three Central Problems of an economy
  7. Capitalism and Socialism
  8. Three Different Sectors of an Economy
  9. Closed and Open Economy
  1. Introduction to Indian Economy
  1. Indian Economy before Independence
  2. India from 1947 to 1991
  3. LPG and its Impact on Indian Economy
  1. Measures of Income and Growth
  1. Why Measure Income
  2. Factors of Production
  3. National Income, National Output, and National Expenditure
  4. Three Methods of Measuring National Income
  5. GDP, GNP, NDP, and NNP
  6. National Income at Factor Cost
  7. Per capita Income, Personal Income, and Disposable Income
  8. Nominal vs Real GDP
  9. Measuring Growth
  10. GDP Deflator
  11. Measuring Inflation using GDP Deflator
  12. Inclusive, Exclusive Growth and Sustainable Growth
  13. Growth Vs Development
  1. Measures of Development
  1. Human Development Index (HDI)
  2. Human Poverty Index (HPI)
  3. Gender Development Index (GDI)
  4. Gender Empowerment Measure (GEM)
  5. Multi-Dimensional Poverty Index (MPI)
  6. Physical Quality Life Index (PQLI) and Social Progress Indicator
  7. Gross National Happiness Index
  1. Introduction to Monetary and Fiscal Policy
  1. Business Cycles and Its Impact
  2. The two major problems-Inflation and Unemployment
  3. Why Monetary and Fiscal Policies?
  4. Introduction to Monetary Policy
  5. Introduction to Fiscal Policy
  1. Inflation
  1. Inflation, Deflation, Reflation, and Disinflation
  2. Stagflation
  3. Types of Inflation based on Rate of Inflation
  4. Types of Inflation based on Causes
  5. Impact of Inflation
  6. Various Measures of Inflation
  1. Monetary Policy
  1. Definition
  2. An objective of Monetary Policy
  3. Formulation of Monetary Policy
  4. Monetary Policy Committee
  5. Inflation Targeting
  6. Expansionary and Contractionary Policies
  7. Instruments of Monetary Policy (Quantitative and Qualitative)
  8. Fractional Reserve Banking
  9. Reserve Ratios (CRR and SLR)
  10. Standby Deposit Facility
  11. Repo Ratios (Liquidity Adjustment Facility)
  12. Marginal Standing Facility
  13. Bank Rate
  14. Open Market Operations
  15. Quantitative Easing and its Impact
  16. Moral Suasion and Selective Credit Control
  17. Liquidity Crunch and Liquidity Trap
  18. Why Fiscal Policy?
  1. Fiscal Policy-Budgeting
  1. Definition
  2. Expansionary and Contractionary Policies
  3. Objectives of Fiscal Policy
  4. Budget- Definition
  5. Revenue Vs Capital
  6. Receipts Vs Expenditure
  7. Plan Vs Non-Plan
  8. Deficits (Revenue, Effective Revenue, Fiscal and Primary)
  9. Financing of Deficits
  10. Budget Deficit and Monetization of Deficits
  11. Ways and Means Advances
  12. Fiscal Responsibility and Budgetary Management Act (FRBM Act,2003)
  13. Expenditure Management Commission
  14. FRBM Review Committee
  1. Taxation
  1. Definitions
  2. Difference between Tax, Cess and Surcharge
  3. Direct and Indirect Taxes
  4. Various Direct Taxes
  5. Indirect Taxes
  6. Problems Related to Taxation
  7. VAT and GST
  8. Tax Avoidance and Tax Evasion
  9. Tax Treaties like DTAA
  10. Tax Haven, Round Tripping and Treaty Shopping
  11. General Anti Avoidance Rules (GAAR)
  12. Base Erosion and Profit Shifting
  1. Money and Banking
  1. What is Money?
  2. Evolution of Money
  3. Measures of Money
  4. Banks and Non-Banking Financial Companies
  5. Types of Banks
  6. Problems of Banking Sector in India
  7. Issues related to Monetary Transmission
  8. Prime Lending Rate, BPLR, Base Rate and Marginal Cost of Lending Rate
  9. Internal and External Benchmarking
  10. Non-Performing Assets
  11. Resolving the Problem of NPA’s
  12. Asset Reconstruction Companies and SARFAESI Act
  13. Strategic Debt Restructuring and Scheme for Sustainable Structuring of Stressed Assets (S4A)
  14. Twin Balance Sheet Problem
  15. Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code
  16. Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill
  17. Bank of International Settlements and Basel Norms
  18. Narasimaham-I and II Committee Recommendations
  19. Damodaran Committee Recommendations
  20. NachiketMor Committee Recommendations
  1. Money Market and Capital Markets
  1. Definition of Money and Capital Markets
  2. Importance and Relevance of Money and Capital Markets
  3. Compounding and Discounting
  4. Bonds, Bond Yield
  5. Money Market Instruments
  6. Types of Investors
  7. Equity Markets
  8. Stock Exchanges (BSE and NSE)
  9. Debt Market
  10. Derivative Market

 

  1. Reforms in Monetary and Fiscal Sectors
  1. Need for Reforms in India
  2. Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC)
  3. Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission (FSLRC)
  4. Public Debt Management Agency
  5. Monetary Policy Review Framework Agreement
  6. Monetary Policy Committee
  1. Balance of Payments
  1. Definition
  2. Introduction to Current and Capital Accounts
  3. Exchange Rate and Types of Exchange Rate
  4. Depreciation Vs Devaluation
  5. Consequences of Rupee Depreciation
  6. How to contain Depreciation of Rupee
  7. Appreciation Vs Revaluation
  8. Consequences of Rupee Appreciation
  9. How to contain Appreciation of Rupee
  10. What is Convertibility
  11. Current Account Convertibility and Capital Account Convertibility
  12. Tarapore Committee Recommendations
  1. IMF and World Bank
  1. Objectives of IMF and WB
  2. Structure and Functioning of the Institutions
  3. Special Drawing Rights
  4. Criticism on Functioning of these Institutions
  5. Evolution of new International Financial Institutions
  6. NDB and AIIB
  1. GATT and WTO
  1. Need for International Trade
  2. Free Trade Vs Protectionism
  3. Barriers of Trade and Types of Barriers
  4. Economic Integration and Various Types of Economic Integration
  5. Introduction to GATT and WTO
  6. Structure and Functioning of WTO
  7. Singapore Issues
  8. Doha Development Agenda
  9. Trade Facilitation Agreement
  10. Agreement on Agriculture
  11. TRIPS
  12. Trade in Services
  1. Poverty, Inequality, and Unemployment.
  1. Definition
  2. Measure of Poverty
  3. Issues related to Measuring Poverty
  4. Inequality, Reasons, and Solutions
  5. Measure of Inequality
  6. Unemployment-Definition
  7. Various types of Unemployment
  1. Inclusive Growth and Issues arising from it.
  1. Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues related constraints; e-technology in aid of farmers.
  1. Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution.
  1. Food Processing and related industries in India-scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.
  1. Land reforms in India.

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