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.
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 voice vote.
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 July 1, 2019. And it will also waive-off IMPS charges for its INB, MB and YONO customers effective from August 1, 2019.
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 target at 3.3 per cent of GDP for 2019-20.
Speaking at 26th Annual Workshop of Agriculture Scientists at Acharya Narendra Dev Agriculture University, Yogi Aditynath said the state needed to do well to help India achieve PM Modi's target of $5-trllion-economy.
Agriculture being a state subject, better implementation at the grassroots level with a dedicated pool of functionaries and enhanced usage of technologies can bring in desired outcomes, writes Arabinda K Padhee.
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?
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy mocked the claims made in the budget 2019 by the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented in Parliament on Friday
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 available at present for Union Government’s finances for the year 2018-19, which ended on 31st of March this year.
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 is good news as inflationary pressures should remain under control.
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.
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.
In her budget speech, Sitharaman invited suggestions for further opening up of FDI; entering into aircraft financing, adopting suitable policy interventions for providing an enabling ecosystem for maintenance, repair, and overhaul of aircraft; and re-initiating disinvestment of Air India.
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, Virtual Reality and Robotics, which are valued highly both in India and overseas.
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 seeds production but nothing concrete to offer to distressed farmers.
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.
India Budget 2019: It seems that the stock markets are confused about the implications of the various proposals, which may work at cross-purposes.
The budget did not talk about public health and nutrition, correction of design of social welfare schemes or school education.
In this file image, Army Chief Gen Bipin Singh Rawat along with his wife Madhulika Rawat attends the funeral of Marshal of the Indian Air Force, Arjan Singh at Brar Square in New Delhi. An Indian Air Force helicopter...PTI Photo/Kamal Singh
Nihangs or Sikh religious warriors take out a religious procession on the occasion of Guru Teg Bahadur's martyrdom day, at Singhu Border, in New Delhi.PTI Photo
In this file image, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh being presented a memento by Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat during the celebration of Swarnim Vijay Varsh of 1971 war victory against Pakistan at Yelahanka...PTI Photo/Shailendra Bhojak
Leaders from the opposition parties Sanjay Singh, Mallikarjun Kharge and Tiruchi Siva address the media at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Ravi Choudhary
In this file image, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is greeted by Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat during the 68th Republic Day Parade at Rajpath in New Delhi. An Indian Air Force helicopter with Chief of Defence Staff General...PTI Photo
Young, brash and little-known artistes are using hip-hop as an outlet to speak up and speak out.
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Family from UP village forced to run around to complete post-death official paperwork and even last rites.
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While everyone is going gaga over actress Katrina Kaif in the revamped version of 'Tip Tip Barsa Pani', the replacement of Raveena Tandon does point towards the problem of sexism and ageism in the Indian film industry
Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.
As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.