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    GDP back series data



    Context: Three years after the shift to the new base year of 2011-12, the CSO and NITI Aayog jointly released the back series GDP data detailing growth numbers for 2004-05 to 2011-12. Introduction of ......

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    Different types of indices used in India



    The most important economic indices used in India are the following. The same are used for macroeconomic planning and forecasting. Index of Industrial Production Index of Industrial Production (IIP) m ......

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    Is ‘poverty line’ a satisfactory method - an overview ?



    The ‘poverty line’ is quite unsatisfactory when it comes to grasping the extent of poverty in India. It is not only because of its extremely narrow definition of ‘who is poor’ and the debatable method ......

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    India and HDI


    Growth and development

    India got 131st rank among 188 countries ranked in 2017 Human Development Index (HDI) released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) recently. India’s rank slipped down one place in compa ......

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    Technocratic vs Socialistic tools for measuring development


    Growth and development

    In the early 1930s a need was felt to capture all economic transactions by individuals, companies, and the government in a single measure. It was essential for this measure to reflect an increase in i ......

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    Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI)



    Poverty has traditionally been measured in one dimension, usually income or consumption. This means that whether a person is poor or not decides on the basis of basket of goods and services. But pover ......

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    Global Peace Index


    External Security

    India ranks a lowly 143rd on a Global Peace Index, lagging way behind the likes of Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh with Iceland emerging as the most peaceful nation in the world. According to ......

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