28.04.18 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs


  • Jharkhand doubles the electric fare in the urban areas


  • The month of May in Jharkhand will see high bill electricity bills because the rates of electricity units have been doubled.
  • The State Electricity Regulatory Commission approved it on Friday about this hike in electricity tariff.
  • Domestic urban consumers currently pay 2.90 per unit for up to 200 units. According to the new rate, now the domestic consumers will have to pay Rs 5.50 per unit.
  • At present, the domestic rural consumers will have to pay Rs. 4.40 to 4.75 per unit instead of 1.25 per unit. This time only electricity categories are fixed in five categories that include domestic, irrigation, business, industrial and institutional.


  • The commission is not clear about the system of complaint related to the provisions of the subsidy, including the modalities. It is surprising that the cost of electricity in the domestic category will be almost equal to the electricity used in the industries.



  • Google most trusted Internet brand in India: Report


  • Online search engine Google is the most trusted Internet brand in India, followed by Facebook, a report said.


  • With 1.2 trillion searches per year, Google has become the first port of call for all things on the Internet.


  • According to the report, e-commerce major Amazon ranked third among the most trusted Internet brands in the country and e-Bay ranked fourth.



  • India’s GDP to grow 7.3% in FY19: Fitch


  • India’s economy will grow 7.3% in the current financial year and gain pace to 7.5% next year as the “temporary drag” from demonetisation and the goods and services tax fades away, Fitch Ratings forecast.


  • The rating company reaffirmed India’s ‘BBB-’ rating with a stable outlook as it pointed to India’s growth potential and lauded the Reserve Bank of India’s monetary management.


  • Fitch said GST is an important reform that would support growth in the medium term when teething issues dissipate.


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