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List of Public sector banks in India and their headquarters

Sep 6, 2017
A bank is a financial institution that accepts deposits from the public and creates credit. Here, we are giving the ‘List of Public sector banks in India and their headquarters’ along with their taglines and year of establishment. In this article, we have also included the proposed merger of SBI’s associate banks and Bhartiy Mahila Bank with state bank of India and its impact on Indian Banking Industry which will be useful GK Study material for the aspirants who are preparing for competitive exams like IAS/PCS/SSC and Banking etc.

10 Poorest Countries of the World

Jul 26, 2017
This article tells about the 10 poorest economies of the world. In the list of ten countries no country individually has its total GDP greater than the total assets of the richest person of the world i.e. Bill Gates. Haiti, a country situated in Caribbean Sea has the most of its population (77%) Below Poverty Line.

Is India in the position to boycott Chinese products?

Jul 14, 2017
According to official figures, in the year 2015-16, India's export to China was $ 7.56 billion and India's imports from China stood at $ 52.26 billion. These data shows that India's trade deficit with China was $ 44.7 billion. Indians need to keep in mind that India sends 8% of its total exports to China, while China sends only 2% of its total exports to India.

Which countries give highest salary in the world?

Jul 10, 2017
According to the OECD Global Report, the country which pays highest salary in the world is Luxembourg, here a workers gets average salary of Rs.40 lacs per year.After this country USA is on the second spot which pays Rs.37.85 lacs per year.On an average, highly skilled employees in India get an average of Rs.6 lakh per year.

List of all Five Year Plans of India

Jun 29, 2017
Economic planning is the process in which the limited natural resources are used skillfully so as to achieve the desired goals. The concept of economic planning in India is derived from the Russia (then USSR). India has launched 12 five year plans so far and now NITI Aayog decided not to launch any five year plan. First five year plan was launched in 1951.

What is GST Bill and how will it affect the life of a Common Man?

Jun 23, 2017
The GST bill was passed by Indian Parliament on August 8, 2016. After a few more formalities, the bill will finally become a law. This single tax will replace all the existing indirect taxes in India. Due to this single tax named GST, the prices of many commodities will decline and it is also expected to increase the Gross Domestic Product of the country by 2%.

Which countries in the world levy highest income tax?

Jun 23, 2017
Every country imposes taxes on the income of its citizens, production activities and services to run their economy. When the government collects tax, then it uses the same to provide basic facilities such as electricity, water, education, hospital and road etc. to its citizens so that the welfare of the people can be increased.

What is PAN Card, PAN Number, Uses and Benefits

Jun 21, 2017
PAN Card is a Permanent Account Number consisting of 10-digit alphanumeric number, which is used as an identity proof and issued under the Indian Income Tax Act, 1961. PAN Card is issued by the Indian Income Tax Department under the supervision of the Central Board for Direct Taxes (CBDT). The PAN number is important for major financial transactions like opening a bank account, receiving taxable salary, sale or purchase of assets etc.

The History of the Indian Currency Notes and its Evolution

Jun 15, 2017
The origin of the word “Rupee” is from Sanskrit word Rupya which means shaped, stamped, impressed, coin and also from the Sanskrit word “raupya” which means silver. There was a long history of struggle, exploration and wealth which can be traced back to the ancient India of the 6th Century BC regarding rupee. The Paper Currency Act of 1861 gave the Government the monopoly of note issued throughout the vast expanse of British India.

India vs. Pakistan: Economic Comparision 2017

Jun 12, 2017
As of now the size of India Economy has become $2088 billion which tagged it as the 7th largest economy in the whole world. On the other hand, the size of Pakistan's economy is about $273 billion. So, India's GDP is almost 7 times larger than Pakistan's economy.

UPA vs NDA Government: Comparison Since 2014 to2017

Jun 12, 2017
Today, India tagged as the fastest growing economy in the whole world. The size of economy has grown to 2.54 lakh crores which made it the 7th largest economy in the world.  In this article, we have compared the changes in the different sectors of economy of India between 2014 to 2017.In this article basically we have compared 3 years of the current NDA government which resumed office in 2014 and performance of previous UPA government.

List of Most Productive Countries in the World

Jun 2, 2017
The productivity, according to the economics is defined as the ratio of the quantity and quality of units produced to the labour per unit of time. When it comes to Country’s economic health then GDP is the only prime indicator. Here, we are giving the list of Most Productive Countries in the World by comparing GDP per hour worked, Average work week (hrs) and Employed Population.

What is Benami Property and what does the law say about it?

May 15, 2017
The property which is held by a person in the name of other person but the price has been paid by someone else or somebody uses his/her name to allow someone to buy any house, land or any other property. Moreover, making fixed deposits in bank accounts by other names is also considered a Benami property.

How to withdraw money from provident fund without consent of employer?

May 10, 2017
Usually 12% of Basic Salary is being deducted from employee’s monthly salary and the same amount is being paid by the company. The main objective of EPF deduction from employee’s salary is to provide financial security to employees at the time of retirement. Ministry of Labour renders the interest at the rate 7% to 9% annual on the EPF amount.

Which benefits and rights you are entitled to at Petrol Pumps in India?

Apr 27, 2017
There are more than 58000 petrol pumps in India out of which 95% belong to Government oil company viz. India Oil Corporation, Bharat Petroleum, Hindustan Petroleum. There would be very few people among us who have never been deceived at petrol pumps. In this article we are explaining some rights i.e. free air pressure, free Drinking water, First aid box, Toilets etc. entitled to common men at the Petrol pumps.

What are the Benefits of Plastic Notes in the Indian Economy

Apr 14, 2017
In the presence of parallel economy and lesser life of the paper currency notes, the Reserve Bank of India has decided to circulate plastic notes of Rs. 10 denomination in the five cities i.e. Mysore, Kochi, Jaipur, Shimla and Bhubneshwar on trial basis.

Union Budget of India: Definition and different types

Apr 6, 2017
‘Budget’ is a systematic list of items of revenue and expenditure of the government of a defined duration or we can say it’s a plan for the income and expenditure of the government for the present, past and future financial years.

13 Parameters to Compare India and China

Feb 20, 2017
India has become the fastest growing economy of the world. The size of Indian economy is $US 4.99 trillion while china stands at $US13.39 trillion in terms of PPP. In this article we have compared these two super powers of the world with the help of authentic data.

What is depicted by 16 digits printed on Debit Card?

Jan 24, 2017
ATM card is also known as Debit Card and it is used for online shopping, online bill payments etc .Without going bank we can withdraw money from ATM machine with the help of debit card. In this article we will see that 16 numbers on debit card carries a lot of information including the card issuer and many more.

What is GDP and how it calculate India’s Income

Dec 17, 2016
An Overview of the GDP of a nation is crucial in understanding the economy of that nation. But, do you know how GDP is defined and how can it be an insight to the Economy of a nation? GDP stands for Gross Domestic Product which helps to calculate the aggregate production; hence it works as economic indicator as well.

History of Taxation in India

Dec 6, 2016
Tax is a mandatory liability for every citizen of the country. There are two types of tax in india i.e. direct and indirect. Taxation in India is rooted from the period of Manu Smriti and Arthasastra. Present Indian tax system is based on this ancient tax system which was based on the theory of maximum social welfare.

5 Reasons How Debit Card can lead you to Fraud Transaction

Nov 11, 2016
As we all know, Fraud cases are increasing day by day via internet banking or we can say it as cyber crime which is done by means of computer or internet. Through this article I am making you aware that while using debit card make sure that you will follow these 5 safe measures to keep your account from getting hacked.

Rs of 500 and 1000 Note Ban: Is this the first time in Indian History?

Nov 9, 2016
PM Modi’s announcement regarding the ban on Rs 500 and 1000 Notes has come as a surprise for all of us. But, this is not the first time that the Indian government has taken such a bold step to tackle the menace of black money. We list down the earlier instance, when the government has demonetized high-value currency.

Rs of 500 and 1000 Note Ban: Benefits & Drawbacks

Nov 9, 2016
PM Modi announced a decisive war against black money and also corruption by demonetising notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 which will be no longer legal. So, let us have a look on the benefits of this scheme, how it will be beneficial and also some drawbacks.

List of Approved Stock Exchanges in India

Aug 26, 2016
Stock exchanges are the place where investors buy and sell the shares in the companies. As of now there are 23 SEBI approved stock exchanges in the country. Stock market is managed and regulated by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).

Top Crops Producing States of India

Jul 21, 2016
It is known to everyone that agriculture is the backbone of Indian economy. It provides direct employment to 53% population of the country. Currently it is contributing 14% of Indian GDP. In this article we provided the status of Indian states in terms of different crops produced by them.

Per Capita Income of Indian States

Jul 20, 2016
The latest report on the state per capita income released by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation on 20 Aug 2015, says that Goa has highest state per capita income followed by Delhi and Sikkim respectively. While Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Manipur, Assam, and Jharkhand are top 5 poorest states in terms of NSDP per capita.

How Poverty Line is Determined in the Indian States?

Jul 14, 2016
Suresh Tendulkar panel (in 2011-12) said that those who spend Rs. 27 in rural areas and Rs. 33 in urban areas are not poor. While an expert panel headed by former RBI governor C. Rangarajan said in a report submitted to the BJP government in July, 2014 that those spending over Rs 32 a day in rural areas and Rs 47 in towns and cities should not be considered poor.

List of Major Financial Institutions in India

Jul 14, 2016
There are so many financial companies established in India to absorb the saving of household sector. Government mobilizes this small saving in the economy through these financial institutions. These major and small institutions play the same role in the economy as the blood in the human body. Some examples of these financial institutions are RBI, SEBI, IDBI, EXIM Bank and Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India (ECGC).

What is the Intake of Government in the Public Sector Banks of India?

Jul 14, 2016
Speaking at the Indian Banks’ Association’s annual general meeting, Arun Jaitley said that “The government is looking to reduce its stake in State-run banks to 52 per cent to make them more professional and independent.” At present, the government owns over 59 per cent stake in State Bank of India, the country’s largest public sector lender, 81.5 per cent in Central Bank of India, 71.7per cent in IDBI Bank.

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