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K-Rail: Global agencies including JICA offer support, says Kerala CM

Jan 12, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

Detailing the 'green aspect’ about the multi-crore project, connecting the south and north ends of the state, Vijayan said no reserve forest or water bodies would be adversely impacted by the Silver Line.

Jammu and Kashmir Administration Sets Forth Austerity Measures For The Promotion Of Fiscal Discipline

Dec 07, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Financial Commissioner (additional chief secretary) Of Jammu and Kashmir, Finance Department Atal Dulloo has issued guidelines in a three-page order addressed to the government departments and autonomous bodies funded by the government and have further instructed the administrative secretaries to ensure compliance with the measures.


Companies Raised Rs52,759cr From IPOs Till October This Fiscal: Sitharaman

A total of Rs 52,759 crore has been raised by 61 companies through initial public offers till October this fiscal, higher than the funds mopped up through this route in the last financial year, the government told the Lok Sabha on Monday.

Bitcoin Not To Be Made Legal Tender, All Private Cryptos To Be Prohibited: Govt Tells Parliament

Nov 29, 2021 Outlook Business Team

Minister of State For Finance, Pankaj Chaudhury told the Lok Sabha that the Government does not collect any information pertaining to trading activities of the unregulated asset.


Nearly Rs 52,000 Crore Paid To States As GST Compensation: MoS Finance

Minister of State for Finance added the economic impact due to the pandemic led to greater compensation requirements because of lowered GST Collection.

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28 October, 2021

Finance Ministry Releases Rs 44,000 Crore To States To Meet GST Compensation Shortfall

Outlook Business Team

The Finance Ministry had earlier released Rs 75,000 crore in October and Rs 40,000 Crore in July. Till date, accounting the latest amount, it has released a total of Rs 1.59 lakh crore in the current fiscal year.


24 October, 2021

Sovereign Gold Bonds Scheme To Open On October 25. Should You Buy?

Outlook Business Team

Finance Ministry statement said the duration for the subscription of Series-VII is to be from October 25-October 29, and bonds will be issued on November 2.


15 October, 2021

India’s ‘Maitri’ Played Major Role In Global Covid-19 Fight: Nirmala Sitharaman

Outlook Web Desk

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said India’s pandemic response has focused on the ‘twin goals of saving both the lives and livelihoods’.


11 October, 2021

Finance Ministry Releases Revenue Deficit Grants Totalling Rs 9,871 Crore To 17 States

Outlook Business Team

West Bengal received Rs 1,467.25 crore, implying the total sum received by the state in the current financial year totalled Rs 10,270.25 crore. Kerala, received Rs 1,657 crore and Andhra Pradesh received Rs 1,438 crore.


08 October, 2021

Chief Economic Adviser KV Subramanian Resigns

Outlook Business Team

He said that he would be returning to academia following the completion of his three-year tenure.


29 September, 2021

ECLGS Extended Till March 31 Next Year

Outlook Business Team

The extension announced on Wednesday is the fifth extension since it was inaugurated in May, last year


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23 August, 2021

Centre Announces Rs 6 Lakh Cr National Monetisation Pipeline, To Monetise Assets Across Sectors

Outlook Web Bureau

Announcing the National Monetisation Pipeline (NMP), Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the asset monetisation does not involve selling of land and it is about monetising brownfield assets.


22 August, 2021

Finance Ministry 'Summons' Infosys MD & CEO Salil Parekh For Not Resolving I-T Portal Glitches

Outlook Web Bureau

Between January 2019 to June 2021, the government has paid Rs 164.5 crore to Infosys for developing the portal.


11 July, 2021

TMC Veteran Amit Mitra To Step Down As Finance Minister Of West Bengal

Outlook Web Desk

Mitra, 73, who has been the state minister for finance from the time the TMC first came to power in 2011, is reportedly retiring from active politics due to ill-health.


09 July, 2021

Economy Recovering Due To Targeted Fiscal Relief, Rapid Vaccination: Finance Ministry

PTI

About global economic growth, it said this has continued its upward trajectory in June 2021.


28 June, 2021

FM Sitharaman Announces Rs 1.1 Lakh Crore Loan Guarantee To Covid-Impacted Sectors

Outlook Web Desk

Free visa to first 5 lakh tourists; Rs 10 lakh loan to travel agencies, says Nirmala Sitharaman


27 June, 2021

Dearness Allowance For Central Govt Employees From July 1? Here's What Fin Min Says

Outlook Web Desk

A document is doing the rounds on social media claiming resumption of DA to Central Government employees & Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners from July 2021.


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23 June, 2021

Glitches On New IT Portal Impacting Tax Payers Adversely, Fix It Immediately: FM Asks Infosys

Outlook Web Bureau

The FM asked Infosys to address all issues without further loss of time, improve their services, redress grievances on priority as it was impacting taxpayers adversely,


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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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