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

Aug 23, 2021 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.

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

Aug 23, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

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


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

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

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

Aug 21, 2021 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.


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

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

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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)."


04 August, 2021

RS Passes Limited Liability Partnership Amendment Bill To Make Doing Business Easier

Outlook Web Desk

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman moved the bill for consideration and passage. The bill was introduced in the House last week.


13 July, 2021

FM Hopes For Stronger Bilateral Ties With Bhutan Upon Launching BHIM-UPI

Outlook Web Desk

The launch is expected to benefit more than 2,00,000 tourists from India who travel to Bhutan each year.


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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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