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BASEL norms

[Economy Q] Basel III Norms: Tier 1 and Tier 2 Capital meaning use

Why BASEL? What is BASEL? What are BASEL Capital adequacy requirements (CAR)? BASEL-III norms Criticism of BASEL norms Why BASEL? 2007-08: Subprime crisis in USA, after their banks loaned money to “subprime” borrowers i.e. people without capacity to repay the loan. The resultant housing [...]

[Biodiversity] Meaning and Types of Species+ Mock Questions for CSAT

What is biodiversity? Keystone species Sentinel species: frogs Blue whales Non-native species Vultures and diclofenac What is biodiversity hotspot? Plant biodiversity and Green Revolution Cites: convention on international trade What is Biodiversity? Biodiversity = biological diversity. It means number and variety of plants and animals. [...]

Debt vs Equity chart

[Economy] Bonds vs Shares, Debt vs Equity, IPO, Underwriter, Venture Capital, Angel Investor, Junk Bonds, Bearer Bonds, Gilt Edged securities: Meaning, Explained

How to arrange business finance? Finance methods: Debt OR Equity #1: Debt: Bonds Junk Bonds vs Gilt Edged Security Bearer Bonds #2: Equity –Shares Shareholders and Board of Directors Venture Capitalist and Angel Investors What is Venture Capital? Who is Angel Investor? Who [...]

[Economy] General Anti-Avodiance Rules (GAAR): Meaning, Pros, Cons, Implications, Explained

Drafting of the DTC Bill Rules of GAAR Burden of Proof Parliament of India (August 2009) Review by Standing Committee Pro and Anti GAAR viewpoints Summery Epilogue Location: Ministry of Finance, Delhi (2008) Why government wants to extract maximum revenue? Pranab Ok, This year we need to [...]

[Economy] FCNR Rate Hike to Prevent Rupee Downfall: Meaning, Implications, Explained

What is FCNR? Example SBI FCNR What does SBI do with foreign currency? Why is FCNR in News? Implication of FCNR interest Rate hike What is FCNR? Foreign Currency  Non-Resident (FCNR) scheme was launched by RBI in the early 1990s. It allows NRIs to [...]

[Economy] Vodafone Essar Case: Capital Gains Tax Meaning, Reasons, Timeline, Implications, explained

Before venturing into Vodafone Essar Court Case, Let’s start with the basics Some information may be technically incorrect / outdated. This article is for illustration and understanding purpose only and not for writing the actual answers in your exam. Two type of taxes. What is [...]

[Diplomacy] JIMEX 12: Indo-Japan Joint Naval Exercise : Meaning Significance

What is JIMEX 12? activities in JIMEX 12 Naval Exercise? What is the importance of Indo-Japan Naval Exercise? Why Joint Naval Exercises? Move against China’s pearl string? What is JIMEX 12? It is the first joint exercise ever between the two navies of India [...]

social security in Constitution-of-india

[Economy] Social Security: Meaning and Laws in India

What is Social Security? History of Social security Social Security in India Social Security: Constitutional Provisions Concurrent List Part IV Directive Principles of State Policy Difference between Organized and Unorganized Sectors SOCIAL SECURITY LAWS in India Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948 (ESI Act) [...]

[Yearbook] National Organ Transplant Programme (NOTP), India Organ Donor Register: Meaning, Significance

Organ Transplant in India: The Present Situation What is the solution? What is National Organ Transplantation Programme (NOTP) ? Side Question: What are immunosuppressant Drugs? What is Indian Organ Donor Register? Why is NOTP in News? Why this budget cut in NOTP? Organ Transplant [...]

[Diplomacy] TAPI Gas pipeline : Meaning, Importance, Significance for India and its neighbours

What is TAPI Pipeline? Route of this piepline What does Turkmenistan gain from this? What does Pakistan Gain? What does Afghanistan Gain? What is in for India? What’re the Obstacles to TAPI pipeline What is the Response of the US to TAPI project? Another [...]

[Science] Higgs Boson Particle, CERN : Meaning, significance

What is Standard model? What is Higgs Boson particle? Big Bang and universe Formation What is CERN? How do they find God particle? Why waste money on a stupid experiment? Who is Bose? What is Standard model? The standard model is a theory of [...]

[Science] Cloud Computing: Meaning, Advantages, Disadvantages

What is Cloud Computing? Definition of Cloud Computing Advantages & limitations of Cloud Computing What is Cloud Computing? Situation 1 I am looking for a house. My first constraint, being a middle class man, obviously is money. The House owner here is ready to give [...]