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In Jammu And Kashmir, Sitharaman Hands Over Credit Sanction Letters Of Rs 306 Crore To 145 Beneficiaries

Nov 24, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

On the occasion, Sitharaman said that she will ensure that more bank activities take place in Jammu and Kashmir and more Public Sector Banks set up branches in all districts so that every person has access to banking facilities.

States Will Be Given An Additional Rs 47,541 Crore As Devolution Amount Instalment In November: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

Nov 15, 2021 Outlook Business Team

The Finance Minister informed instead of the normal devolution payment, a total of Rs 95,082 crore would be collectively given to states for post-pandemic development.


FM Sitharaman Meets Top CEOs In New York, Discusses Gati Shakti, Digitisation, 'Make in India'

'The initiatives and progress towards #financialinclusion and #DigitalTransformation formed part of the discussion,' the Ministry of Finance said in a tweet.

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

Oct 15, 2021 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’.


Highlights: FM Nirmala Sitharaman Says Time Not The Right To Bring Petro Products Under GST After 45th Council Meeting

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a series of exemptions after the 45th GST Council meeting on Friday, this also includes an extension of GST concessional rates on COVID-19 related medicines to 31st December, 2021

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16 September, 2021

FM Nirmala Sitharaman To Head GST Meet Today

Kamalika Ghosh

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will preside over the 45th meeting of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council in Lucknow today.


16 September, 2021

Highlights: Govt Announces Setting Up Of National Asset Reconstruction Company

Outlook Business Team

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman cleared a proposal providing Rs 30,600cr government guarantee for security receipts to be issued by the National Asset Reconstruction Company to tackle bad loans


16 September, 2021

On-Ground GST Council Meet After 20 months. Here's What You Should Look Out For

Kamalika Ghosh

The 45th Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council meeting is set to convene physically after a long time in Lucknow on September 17


12 September, 2021

Finance Minister Calls Vaccination The Only Medicine To Boost Economy

Outlook Web Desk

On Sunday, the health ministry in Tamil Nadu eyeing to inoculate 20 lakh people is holding a 'Mega Vaccination Camp' through 40,000 camps being conducted across the State.


27 August, 2021

FM Promises Sanction Of Rs 1300 Cr Package For Development Of Tripura's Tribal Belt In 10 Days

Outlook Web Desk

Addressing a meeting after inaugurating a slew of 11 projects at Mohanpur, about 50 km from here, Sitharaman said the Rs. 1300-crore project with World Bank funding would ensure an all-round development in the state's tribal areas.


25 August, 2021

Govt Declares Increase In Family Pension For PSB Employees; Employer Contribution To NPS Also Sees Hike

Outlook Web Desk

This would result in the family pensions rise to as high as Rs 30,000-Rs 35,000 a month, said Department of Financial Services Secretary Debasish Panda.


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25 August, 2021

'Congress Received Kickbacks By Selling Resources': Sitharaman Questions Rahul's Understanding Of NMP

Outlook Web Bureau

Does Rahul Gandhi understand what is monetization, the finance minister asked.


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.


23 August, 2021

Infosys Submits Roadmap To Fix IT Portal Glitches In CEO’s Meeting With Finance Minister

Outlook Web Desk

The finance ministry summoned Infosys CEO Salil Parekh over continued snags in India's new electronic tax filing portal


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.


21 August, 2021

Finance Minister Launches Third Phase Of 'Mission Shakti' In Uttar Pradesh

Outlook Web Desk

The Union minister said the Centre is promoting women-led development, and the Uttar Pradesh government is taking all those programmes with the same vigour.


16 August, 2021

Fuel Price Hike: FM Says Can't Reduce Excise Duty On Petrol, Diesel, Blames UPA

Outlook Web Bureau

The union finance minister remained non-commital on excise duty cut on petrol and diesel saying payments in lieu of past subsidised fuel pose limitations.


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05 August, 2021

Govt Brings Tax Withdrawal Bill To Lok Sabha To Revoke Tax Demand On Cairn, Vodafone

Outlook Web Desk

The bill provides for the withdrawal of tax demand made on "indirect transfer of Indian assets if the transaction was undertaken before May 28, 2012 (i.e. the day the retrospective tax legislation came into being)."


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A dog swims through the floodwaters following heavy rains at Periyar Nagar near Chennai.

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The newly appointed Naval Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar inspects the Guard of Honour during a ceremony at South Block, in New Delhi.

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The newly appointed Naval Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar (R) being welcomed by the outgoing Naval Chief Admiral Karambir Singh at South Block, in New Delhi.

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In this image provided by Twitter, Parag Agrawal poses for a picture. Newly named Twitter CEO Agrawal has emerged from behind the scenes to take over one of Silicon Valley's highest-profile and politically volatile jobs.

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PSG player Lionel Messi reacts after winning the 2021 Ballon d'Or trophy during the 65th Ballon d'Or ceremony at Theatre du Chatelet, in Paris. Messi won the Ballon d'Or for seventh time.

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