Friday, February 27, 2015

Economic Survey 2014-15 Highlights, Full in PDF

Economic Survey 2014-15: The survey prepared by the finance ministry's chief economic adviser Arvind Subramanian on the state of Indian economy was released ahead of Saturday's Union Budget announcement for 2015-16 fiscal year that begins on April 1. It has highlighted that the Indian economy would grow by more than 8 percent in the 2015-16 fiscal year. Economic survey showed that Indian economy appears to have now gone past the economic slowdown. It indicated that a clear political mandate for reform and a benign external environment now is expected to propel India on to a double digit trajectory. GDP growth is expected to accelerate between 8.1% to 8.5% in 2015-16. Inflation has declined by over 6% since late 2013. Current account deficit has declined from a peak of 6.7% of GDP to an estimated 1% in the coming fiscal year.. 
Economic Survey 2014-15 Highlights:
Growth
=> 2015-16 GDP growth seen at over 8 pct y/y
=> Double digit economic growth trajectory now a possibility
=> Economic growth at market prices seen between 8.1 - 8.5 percent in 2015-16 on new GDP calculation formula
=> Total stalled projects seen at about 7 percent of GDP, mostly in private sector
Reforms=> There is scope for big bang reforms now
=> India can increase public investments and still hit its borrowing targets
Inflation=> Inflation shows declining trend in 2014-15
=> Inflation likely to be below central bank target by 0.5 - 1 percentage point
=> Lower inflation opens up space for more monetary policy easing
=> Government and central bank need to conclude monetary framework pact to consolidate gains in inflation control
=> Consumer inflation in 2015-16 likely to range between 5-5.5 percent

Rail Budget 2015-16 in PDF Hindi, English

Full Rail Budget 2015-16 in PDF Hindi, English: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu presented Rail Budget 2015-16 in parliament. Rail budget 2015-16 received mixed reactions from political parties. SP President Mulayam Singh Yadav praised it for its lack of populist measures but the Congress criticised it for not lowering fares. While the Rail Minister has earned applause for not hiking passenger fares, the opposition has not found anything worth praising in the proposals. Some termed it a directionless exercise while others called it a plain betrayal. NDA allies have applauded the budget calling it a step taken in the right direction.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

87th Oscar Awards 2015 Winners List

87th Oscar Awards 2015 Winners List: Oscar Awards 2015 or 87th Academy Awards is declared after various nominations under different categories. Oscar awards 2015 was resented in 24 different categories. Here is complete list of 87th Oscar Awards 2015 Winners:
87th Oscar Awards 2015 Winners List:
Best Picture: Birdman
Actress in a Leading Role: Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Actor in a Leading Role: Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
Directing: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Birdman
Actress in a Supporting Role: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Actor in a Supporting Role: JK Simmons, Whiplash
Foreign Language Film: Ida
Writing - Adapted Screenplay: Graham Moore, The Imitation Game
Writing - Original Screenplay: Alejandro G Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr & Armando Bo, Birdman
Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, Birdman
Music - Original Score: Alexandre Desplat, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Makeup and Hairstyling: Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Costume Design: Milena Canonero, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Music - Original Song: John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn for 'Glory' from Selma
Visual Effects: Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter and Scott Fisher, Interstellar
Documentary Short Subject: Ellen Goosenberg Kent and Dana Perry, Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
Documentary Feature: Citizen Four
Film Editing: Tom Cross, Whiplash
Sound Editing: Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman, American Sniper
Sound Mixing: Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins and Thomas Curley, Whiplash
Production Design: Adam Stockhausen (Production Design); Anna Pinnock (Set Decoration), The Grand Budapest Hotel
Short Film - Live Action: The Phone Call
Short Film - Animated: Feast
Animated Feature Film: Big Hero 6l.

India GK Question Paper 130

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Q.2161 Which movie wins Oscar award 2015 for best movie ?
A. Gravity
B. Birdman
C. Boyhood
D. Argo
Answer: B

Q.2162 The duration of 14th Finance Commission report is ?
A. 1st April 2014, to 31st March, 2019
B. 1st April 2010, to 31st March, 2015
C. 1st April 2015, to 31st March, 2020
D. 1st January 2015, to 31st Dec, 2020
Answer: C

Q.2163 Which former India cricket player recently inducted into ICC Hall of Fame ?
A. Sunil Gavaskar
B. Sachin Tendulkar
C. Sourav Ganguly
D. Anil Kumble
Answer: D. Anil Kumble