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FM for changing financing & development priorities

FM for changing financing & development priorities

🕔15:59, 23.Jun 2021

New Delhi, June 23 Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday participated virtually in Asia Infrastructure Forum (AIF2021) on ‘Enabling sustainable infrastructure for Asia’s recovery’. Speaking at the forum co-organised by Infrastructure Asia, Enterprise Singapore, Ministry of Finance Singapore and Monetary Authority

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GST Council meet begins, may consider duty cuts on medical supplies

GST Council meet begins, may consider duty cuts on medical supplies

🕔14:59, 12.Jun 2021

New Delhi, June 12  The 44th meeting of the GST Council, the second this year in the midst of the second wave of Covid pandemic, began on Saturday morning through video conferencing. The meeting is being chaired by finance minister

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FM meets heads of insurance companies for faster claim settlement

FM meets heads of insurance companies for faster claim settlement

🕔10:27, 6.Jun 2021

New Delhi, June 6  Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman met the heads of insurance companies through video conferencing on Saturday to review the progress made under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package (PMGKP) insurance scheme for health workers fighting the Covid-19

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FM chairs meet on infra road map, asks ministries to front-load capex

FM chairs meet on infra road map, asks ministries to front-load capex

🕔05:33, 5.Jun 2021

New Delhi, June 5 Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday held a virtual meeting with senior government officials to discuss the infrastructure roadmap ahead. This was her fourth review meeting with Ministries and Departments, and the second in the series

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GST compensation cess formula to stay, Centre to borrow Rs 1.58 lakh cr

GST compensation cess formula to stay, Centre to borrow Rs 1.58 lakh cr

🕔08:01, 29.May 2021

New Delhi, May 29  As the pandemic situation worsens with the second wave of Covid-19, the GST compensation cess sharing formula adopted for the last financial year amid lower revenue collection will continue in the current fiscal, the Centre said

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Amid Covid wave, GST Council meet begins; may consider duty cuts

Amid Covid wave, GST Council meet begins; may consider duty cuts

🕔15:35, 28.May 2021

New Delhi, May 28  The 43rd meeting of the GST Council, the first this year in the midst of second wave of Covid pandemic, begun on Friday morning through video conferencing. The meeting is being chaired by Finance Minister Nirmala

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GST exemption may lead to price hike of vaccines: FM

GST exemption may lead to price hike of vaccines: FM

🕔03:22, 10.May 2021

New Delhi, May 10  Amid calls for full exemption of goods and services tax (GST) on vaccines, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said that a complete waiver may lead to a rise in their prices, impacting the common man.

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FM does quick follow up of IGST exemption on Covid relief material

FM does quick follow up of IGST exemption on Covid relief material

🕔07:00, 4.May 2021

New Delhi, May 4  In an attempt to speed up clearances of goods received free of cost for distribution for Covid relief, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday undertook a quick follow up action by briefing the chief secretaries of

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India hosts 1st meet of BRICS Finance Ministers, Central Bank Governors

India hosts 1st meet of BRICS Finance Ministers, Central Bank Governors

🕔07:07, 7.Apr 2021

New Delhi, April 7  India hosted a meeting of BRICS Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors virtually on Tuesday The meeting, jointly chaired by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das, was the first meeting

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Govt withdraws decision to lower small savings rate

Govt withdraws decision to lower small savings rate

🕔10:33, 1.Apr 2021

New Delhi, April 1 Centre has withdrawn its decision to lower the small savings rate for the April-June quarter. “Interest rates of small savings schemes of GoI shall continue to be at the rates which existed in the last quarter

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FM asks NDB to facilitate private sector participation

FM asks NDB to facilitate private sector participation

🕔06:29, 31.Mar 2021

New Delhi, March 31  Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has suggested that the New Development Bank (NDB) facilitate private sector participation and explore more innovative financing structures. Addressing the 6th Annual Meeting of Board of Governors of the New Development Bank

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New tax-free ceiling on PF for employees in firms without employer contribution

New tax-free ceiling on PF for employees in firms without employer contribution

🕔06:56, 24.Mar 2021

New Delhi, March 24  The government has put yet another ceiling on tax-free contribution made to provident funds. Replying to the debate on Budget 2021-22, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that a ceiling of Rs 5 lakh per annum would

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FM holds talks with Yellen, seeks larger collaboration

FM holds talks with Yellen, seeks larger collaboration

🕔11:49, 16.Mar 2021

New Delhi, March 16  India and US have agreed to work closely through common economic and strategic collaboration in various multilateral fora, including the G20. Broad agreement of on greater collaboration between the two countries on various global fora emerged

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FM calls for approach in achieving National Monetization objectives

FM calls for approach in achieving National Monetization objectives

🕔07:23, 10.Mar 2021

New Delhi, March 10  Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has called for a proactive and collaborative approach by the Central and State agencies for achieving the objectives of the National Monetization that will create an alternative funding mechanism for the infrastructure

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Recent NSE glitch cost immensely, says Sitharaman

Recent NSE glitch cost immensely, says Sitharaman

🕔07:24, 2.Mar 2021

New Delhi, March 2  Days after the National Stock Exchange had to halt trading on its platform for around four hours, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Monday that the incident came with immense cost for the financial markets. Speaking

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FM’s dig at Chidambaram: Budget transparent; doubtful under UPA

FM’s dig at Chidambaram: Budget transparent; doubtful under UPA

🕔16:00, 12.Feb 2021

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Denying allegations of non-transparency in budgetary numbers, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said that the Modi government’s Budget was “clear and transparent”, while indicating that numbers were doubtful during the UPA rule. Her statement

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Govt seeks Parliament’s nod for additional expenditure of Rs 6.28L cr

Govt seeks Parliament’s nod for additional expenditure of Rs 6.28L cr

🕔07:32, 12.Feb 2021

New Delhi, Feb. Feb 12  The government on Thursday sought Parliament’s approval for an additional spending of Rs 6.28 lakh crore to meet its expenditure commitments made under the Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan and the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY)

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India’s Budget points to a loosening of fiscal policy: Fitch Ratings

India’s Budget points to a loosening of fiscal policy: Fitch Ratings

🕔16:06, 11.Feb 2021

Mumbai/Hong Kong, Feb 11  Indias Budget presented on February 1 by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman points to a loosening of fiscal policy to support the countrys ongoing economic recovery from the pandemic and will consequently lead to a rise

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Budget 2021-22 augments Capital of SECI and IREDA to promote development of RE sector

Budget 2021-22 augments Capital of SECI and IREDA to promote development of RE sector

🕔20:11, 9.Feb 2021

New Delhi, Feb 09: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her budget speech 2021-22  announced  capital Augmentation of Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) and Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA). She said “To give a further boost to

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Govt made Budget transparent, nothing under wraps: FM

Govt made Budget transparent, nothing under wraps: FM

🕔07:30, 9.Feb 2021

New Delhi, Feb 9  Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday said that the government has managed to make the Union Budget transparent and there is nothing under wraps or swept under the carpet. “Whatever the government is borrowing or spending

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