UPSC Economics Articles

  • To understand the basic concept of economy and many terminologies of Economics
  • Planning in India, Niti Aayog
  • Scarcity definition of Economics
  • Alternative uses of resources
  • Resource Transfer
  • Distributive effects
  • Difference between Macro and Micro Economic Policy
  • Micro Macro Balance
  • To understanding progress through data
  • Distributive impact of the various Economic Policies
  • Growth Vs development
  • Determinant of growth and development-
  • Some important concepts
  • HPI /MPI , PQLI ,HDI, GDI/GII,GEM, TAI, Green Index
  • Concept of sustainable development : need, instruments and issues
  • The source of progress, and India`s  rank in the above mentioned indices
  • Definition, causes and distribution-deprivation,
  • income vs. calories concept,
  • World bank definition
  • Measurement of poverty-Tendulkar committee
  • Status of poverty- Global and Indian States
  • Poverty eradication programmes
  • Poverty and resource policy
  • Tribal rights, Right to food, right to dignified life
  • Livelihood mission-both rural and urban
  • Definition, relevance for the individual and society
  • Type of inclusion –social political, economic including financial
  • Dimension of the financial inclusion
  • Recent initiatives regarding the promotion of the financial inclusion
  • PMJDY, Atal Pension Yojana, and other initiatives
  • Census 2011 and deviations from earlier census
  • Population by gender (Total and sex ratio)
  • Population by state (ordering)
  • By age group
    Socio economic status
    caste composition
    religion,
    gender
    literacy level, and household facilities like drinking water, sanitation, health status, homeless people
  • Energy uses and price of energy
  • Trends in human development-interstate comparisons like North and South divide
  • Definition, component
  • Receipts
  • Revenue Account and Capital Account
  • Revenue- Tax and Non Tax ,
  • Tax Revenue includes Direct and Indirect Taxes
  • Expenditure –Planned and Non Planned
  • Budget –Type, process (preparation ) and legislative process
  • Financing Health policy
  • Education policy
  • Sanitation drive
  • Drinking water
  • Social Security
  • Infrastructure Policy especially telecommunication, energy, transport
  • International trade- composition, direction and issues
  • Recent regional cooperation
  • Rationalization of MNERGS,
  • Innovations in Micro Small and Medium Enterprises(MSME)-
  • Skill India
  • Make in India
  • Industrial corridors
  • Land acquisitions
  • Centre State financial relation,
  • NITI Ayog
  • Black money
  • Insurance Bill etc
  • DBT (Direct Benefit Transfer)
  • Debroy committee on railway infrastructure and governance
  • International treaty and organisations (WTO, G-20, G-8, ADB, World Bank) Look towards and act towards East
  • Indo China, Indo- Pak, Indo-Bangladesh Policy