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India’s GDP Growth Decelerates to 7 percent for fiscal 2016-17: World Bank

The World Bank on January 11, 2017 cut the India’s GDP growth for 2016-17 fiscal ending on March 31, 2017 to 7 percent from its previous estimate of 7.6 percent due to demonetization.
The bank cited the immediate withdrawal of a large volume of currency in circulation and subsequent replacement with new notes as the main reason behind the deceleration of the GDP growth rate.
Highlights of the Report
The report mentioned that demonetization would have negative impact on the Goods and Services Tax, labour reforms and land reforms.


India and CERN

India becomes a part of CERN
India formally became an associate member of CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) with the government completing the internal approval procedures for the agreement it signed in November 2016.
Benefits for India Now
India can take part in meetings of the CERN Council and its committees (Scientific Policy Committee and Finance Committee). However India will not have voting rights on decisions of the council.


Will Reliance Jio be a sustainable business model in a country like India?

Achievers GDPI Workshop : Concept Builder

Topic : Will Reliance Jio be a sustainable business model in a country like India?

Factors that will help Jio

  • Largest fiber optic network in India
    • 250,000+ KMs of high quality fiber optic cable and have installed over 90,000 eco-friendly 4G towers.
    • Till date, Airtel Vodafone and Idea Cellular have used 12-24 fiber threads, while Jio is using mostly cables with 288 fibers (in some cases 96 fibers).
    • More fibers means, they will have more bandwidth and hence they will be able to offer more speed. The reason why most internet providers limit your data is basically because they do not have enough bandwidth to handle so much data. But Reliance will not be facing that problem.
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Do We Really Need Smart Cities?

Achievers GDPI Workshop: Concept Builder

Topic: Do we really need Smart Cities?


Definition – A city can be defined as ‘smart’ when investments in human and social capital and traditional (transport) and modern (ICT) communication infrastructure fuel sustainable economic development and a high quality of life, with a wise management of natural resources, through participatory action and engagement


Ban on 500,1000 notes Boon or Bane for the Economy

Achievers GDPI Workshop: Concept Builder

Topic: Ban on 500,1000 notes Boon or Bane for the Economy


  • Many black money holders will be under radar: Current 500 and 1000 rupee notes can only be exchanged at banks. The exchange can be carried out by providing valid proofs like Adhar Card, PAN card or voting card. Bank will keep record of each details, so it will check whether the money is black money or not.


Can the Indian Economy go Cashless

Achievers GDPI Workshop: Concept Builder

Topic: Can the Indian Economy go Cashless

Barriers to digital payment options

Acceptance Infrastructure
Point-of-Sale (POS) terminals penetration in India is amongst the lowest in the world. While that is a collective
grievance being addressed by ecosystem players and the RBI has planned a fund (Acceptance Development
Fund) to improve numbers, it’s a long term play.


snap gdpi

SNAP GDPI Experiences

Taken the SNAP entrance exams?
The next step towards getting admission at your dream college is the Group Discussions Personal Interviews and extempore
Catking has compiled a number of resources to help you prepare for the upcoming GD-PI sessions the process of selection at SIBM consists of a Group Discussion on the basis of a picture shown, followed by another Group Discussion and then Personal Interview and extempore.
They include interview group discussions topics and experiences of the students to guide you more about the process.

Step One :- Audio Visual Group Discussion


NMAT GDPI Experiance



  • Workers had quit the job after they had to do overtime and night shifts. HR department and Operations department want to get them back. Suggest the measures to deal with situation.


  • An Indian entrepreneur exports textile to US and US meltdown lead to losses for him. He and his family committed suicide, whom to blame?