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'Budget For Boosting Income, Purchasing Power': Nirmala Sitharaman Reveals Union Budget 2020

'Budget For Boosting Income, Purchasing Power': Nirmala Sitharaman Reveals Union Budget 2020

This is the second time Sitharaman is delivering the budget speech. She is only the second woman finance minister after Indira Gandhi to do so in the history of independent India.

01 February 2020
Parliament Approves Modi-2.0 Govt's FY20 Budget

Parliament Approves Modi-2.0 Govt's FY20 Budget

The Appropriation (No 2) Bill, 2019 and the Finance (No 2) Bill, 2019 -- cleared by Lok Sabha last week -- were returned by the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday after a...

23 July 2019

State Bank of India Waives RTGS, NEFT, IMPS Charges

To provide an impetus to digital funds movement, SBI waived-off RTGS and NEFT charges for YONO, internet banking (INB) and mobile banking (MB) customers from...

Government Committed To Fiscal Consolidation Without Compromising On Public Expenditure: Nirmala Sitharaman

Government Committed To Fiscal Consolidation Without Compromising On Public Expenditure: Nirmala Sitharaman

Replying to the general discussion on Budget 2019-20 in the Lok Sabha, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the government has set the fiscal deficit...

10 July 2019

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09 July 2019
CM Yogi Adityanath Sets $1 Trillion-Economy Target For Uttar Pradesh

CM Yogi Adityanath Sets $1 Trillion-Economy Target For Uttar Pradesh

Speaking at 26th Annual Workshop of Agriculture Scientists at Acharya Narendra Dev Agriculture University, Yogi Aditynath said the state needed to do well to...


09 July 2019
Budget 2019: Focus On Agriculture Sector A Welcome Move, But Better Implementation Required

Budget 2019: Focus On Agriculture Sector A Welcome Move, But Better Implementation Required

Agriculture being a state subject, better implementation at the grassroots level with a dedicated pool of functionaries and enhanced usage of technologies can...


08 July 2019
Union Budget 2019: Will Print Industry Absorb Import Duty On Newsprint Or Pass The Cost On To Readers?

Union Budget 2019: Will Print Industry Absorb Import Duty On Newsprint Or Pass The Cost On To Readers?

A 10% import duty on newsprint will make the printing of newspapers and magazines expensive, but will they pass on the burden to the reader?


06 July 2019
BJP's Own Finds Flaws In Union Budget 2019; Subramanian Swamy Says 'Hare Ram' To Nirmala Sitharaman's Claims

BJP's Own Finds Flaws In Union Budget 2019; Subramanian Swamy Says 'Hare Ram' To Nirmala Sitharaman's Claims

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy mocked the claims made in the budget 2019 by the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented in Parliament on Friday


11 July 2019
OPINION | Budget Arithmetic For 2019-20 Reveals The Potential Concerns On Fiscal Federalism

OPINION | Budget Arithmetic For 2019-20 Reveals The Potential Concerns On Fiscal Federalism

Some of the important figures in Union Budget for 2019-20 would seem a little too ambitious if one takes a close look at two sets of budgetary figures...


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06 July 2019
OPINION | Union Budget 2019: The Good And Bad For You And Me

OPINION | Union Budget 2019: The Good And Bad For You And Me

The excess of expenditure over receipts have been kept under reasonable control. It is targeted at 3.3% of gross domestic product for next year from 3.4%. This...


06 July 2019
A Day After Tax Revision, Petrol, Diesel Prices Hiked By Over Rs 2

A Day After Tax Revision, Petrol, Diesel Prices Hiked By Over Rs 2

In Delhi, petrol is being sold Rs 2.45 higher at Rs 72.96 per litre and diesel at Rs 66.69 per litre after a Rs 2.36 hike.


06 July 2019
US Corporate Sector Hails Indian Budget, Says It Will Attract FDIs

US Corporate Sector Hails Indian Budget, Says It Will Attract FDIs

The Budget opens up the Indian market, and encourages US companies to invest more, at the same time it ensures prosperity and growth for the lower sections.


06 July 2019
Union Budget 2019: Aircraft Financing, FDI Challenging Tasks, Say Aviation Experts

Union Budget 2019: Aircraft Financing, FDI Challenging Tasks, Say Aviation Experts

In her budget speech, Sitharaman invited suggestions for further opening up of FDI; entering into aircraft financing, adopting suitable policy interventions...


05 July 2019
Modi 2.0 Budget Takes Cue From Economic Survey, Aims To Train India With New Age Skills

Modi 2.0 Budget Takes Cue From Economic Survey, Aims To Train India With New Age Skills

The government announced that it will be skilling new India with new age skills like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things, Big Data, 3D Printing,...


05 July 2019
Union Budget 2019 Devoid Of Any Roadmap To Boost Farmers’ Income

Union Budget 2019 Devoid Of Any Roadmap To Boost Farmers’ Income

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had kudos to offer to farmers for making India pulse sufficient and an appeal to do the same in the case of edible oil...


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05 July 2019
Where Are Measures To Spur Demand, Create Jobs? Asks India Inc, Gives Thumbs Down To Budget

Where Are Measures To Spur Demand, Create Jobs? Asks India Inc, Gives Thumbs Down To Budget

Stating that there are many populist measures, Nanda felt the biggest challenge the country is facing is job creation which is not addressed in the Budget.


05 July 2019
Market Conundrum: No Big Bang Proposals For Investors In Union Budget 2019

Market Conundrum: No Big Bang Proposals For Investors In Union Budget 2019

India Budget 2019: It seems that the stock markets are confused about the implications of the various proposals, which may work at cross-purposes.


05 July 2019
Opinion | Budget 2019 Is Lacklustre With No Mention Of Meaningful Goals

Opinion | Budget 2019 Is Lacklustre With No Mention Of Meaningful Goals

The budget did not talk about public health and nutrition, correction of design of social welfare schemes or school education.


05 July 2019
Don’t Kill The Goose That Lays The Golden Egg: Tourism Experts To The Govt

Don’t Kill The Goose That Lays The Golden Egg: Tourism Experts To The Govt

Disappointed due to non-inclusion of tourism sectors’ demands, tour operators and experts say that the government has a complete lack of understanding of the...


05 July 2019
Budget 2019: Over 38% Cut In Funds For RTI Propagation

Budget 2019: Over 38% Cut In Funds For RTI Propagation

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced an allocation of Rs 5.5 crore for the 'CIC and RTI' as compared to Rs 9 crore allocated in the Budget for...


05 July 2019
Opposition Slams Budget 2019, Calls It 'Old Wine In A New Bottle'

Opposition Slams Budget 2019, Calls It 'Old Wine In A New Bottle'

The Opposition parties stood united in their criticism of the Union budget presented in the Parliament on Friday by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman


05 July 2019
Budget 2019: A $5 Trillion Target For India

Budget 2019: A $5 Trillion Target For India

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Union budget on Friday in Parliament laying out the roadmap for growth to a $5 trillion economy.


05 July 2019
Union Budget 2019 Aims To Transform India Into A Land Of Billion Entrepreneurs

Union Budget 2019 Aims To Transform India Into A Land Of Billion Entrepreneurs

One of the major problems that startups face relates to their valuations, as these companies are unlisted and at the investment stage, i.e. they gobble up cash...


05 July 2019
Budget 2019 Analysis: Continuation Of Policy Initiatives On Track To Higher Growth

Budget 2019 Analysis: Continuation Of Policy Initiatives On Track To Higher Growth

For the aam admi, there are no shocks in the form of any new taxes, with incentives for loans taken to purchase a low-cost dwelling and electric vehicles while...


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