Rising Bond Yields

Rising Bond Yields: Explanation

Increasing returns on government securities or bonds are an alarming concern in the United States and India. This can pessimistically impact the stock market. Read more: Electoral Bonds Scheme The yield on 10-year bonds in India had risen up to 6.20% from a recent low of 5.76% with the increase in US yields. This might...

India EU Summit

India EU Virtual Summit

French President Emmanuel Macron expressed his solidarity with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the India EU Virtual Summit in presence of 26 other EU leaders. He said, “India does not need to listen to lectures from anyone about vaccine supplies. India has exported a lot for humanity to many countries. We know what situation...

Small Savings Scheme

Small Savings Scheme- Revised Rates

The government withdrew the new small savings rates which were declared a few days ago. The Government had initially cut the rate from 4% to 3.5% for the first quarter of 2021-2022 but later they withdrew the order. On 31st March, the Government cut interest rates on various Small Savings Schemes sharply. The revised...

Electoral Bond

Electoral Bonds Scheme

Introduced in the 2017 Union Budget, Electoral Bonds are the interest-free bearers to donate money to a political party anonymously. Read More:- The Union Budget 2021-22 And Its Impact On The Stock Market On 26th March 2021, the SC dismissed petitions asking to stay the sale of new electoral bonds ahead of the assembly...

Loan Moratorium Case

The Supreme court ruled against giving a complete interest waiver to borrowers but they have to be compensated for the interest charged on the 6 month moratorium period, i.e., compound interest. The complete waiver of interest can affect depositors. The apex court refused to extend the six months loan moratorium period. Read More:- The Union...

Insurance-Amendment-Bill-2021

Insurance Amendment Bill 2021

On 22nd March, Lok Sabha passed the Insurance Amendment Bill to raise the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) limit in insurance companies from 49% to 74%. It was passed by the Rajya Sabha last week.   Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman specified that raising the FDI limit in the insurance sector will help companies increase additional...