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Budget 2019

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

Feb 01, 2020 Outlook Web Bureau

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.

Parliament Approves Modi-2.0 Govt's FY20 Budget

Jul 23, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

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.

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 July 1, 2019. And it will also waive-off IMPS charges for its INB, MB and YONO customers effective from August 1, 2019.

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

Jul 10, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

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.

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 help India achieve PM Modi's target of $5-trllion-economy.

09 July, 2019

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

Arabinda K Padhee

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.

08 July, 2019

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

Outlook Web Bureau

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

Outlook Web Bureau

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

06 July, 2019

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

Subrat Das

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.

06 July, 2019

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

Robin Banerjee

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.

06 July, 2019

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

Outlook Web Bureau

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

Outlook Web Bureau

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

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

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.

05 July, 2019

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

Jyotika Sood

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.

05 July, 2019

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

Outlook Bureau

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.

05 July, 2019

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

Outlook Web Bureau

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

Alam Srinivas

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

N.C. Saxena

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

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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