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

Oct 28, 2021 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.

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

Oct 24, 2021 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.

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

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

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

Oct 11, 2021 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.

Chief Economic Adviser KV Subramanian Resigns

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

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


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.

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,

12 June, 2021

GST On Several Covid Items Cut, But No Change In Cost Of Vaccines

Outlook Web Bureau

GST Council slashes tax rate on Covid-19 medicines and equipment like oxygen concentrators.

09 June, 2021

New Tax Site Glitches: We Will Fix It, Nilekani Assures Sitharaman

Outlook Web Bureau

Users have flooded Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's Twitter timeline with complaints

09 May, 2021

GST Exemption On Vaccine, Covid Drugs Will Make Them Costlier: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

Outlook Web Bureau

Nirmala Sitharaman tweeted her response to Mamata Banerjee's letter, saying these items are already exempted from customs duty and health cess.

13 March, 2021

Economy Looking At 'V-Shaped' Recovery, Says Anurag Thakur

Outlook Web Bureau

Thakur said the country's foreign exchange reserves, which have been steadily increasing over the last few months, had touched all time high at USD 590 billion in January 2021.


06 March, 2021

‘Not So Sasti Anymore’: Taapsee Pannu Breaks Silence On IT Raids Conducted At Her House

Outlook Web Bureau

The Bollywood actor referred to the statement made by FM on Friday where the latter had said that the same people were raided in 2013 as well, but "it wasn't an issue" and it was being made now.

Photo Gallery

Leader of Opposition in Uttarakhand Assembly Pritam Singh during a protest near the State Secretariat against the Devasthanam Act, in Dehradun.

PTI Photo

Indian Player Mayank Agarwal plays a shot during third day of the first Test cricket match between India and New Zealand, at Green Park stadium in Kanpur.

PTI Photo/Arun Sharma

MP & Bollywood actor Sunny Deol with his son Karan Deol (L) during Karan's birthday celebrations, at Sunny Super Sound studio in Mumbai.

PTI Photo

Sharad Agarwal, Head, Lamborghini India flags off a convoy of over 50 Lamborghinis as part of the Lamborghini Espierenza Giro India 2021, at Manesar in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Lok Janshakti Party (Ramvilas) President Chirag Paswan inspects Bapu Auditorium for preparation of his party foundation day function, in Patna.

PTI Photo

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