Tue, Nov 28, 2023
The 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference or Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC, more commonly referred to as COP28, will be the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference, which will be held from November 30 until December 12, 2023, in Dubai.
Fri, Oct 20, 2023
In a scathing critique of global multilateral institutions, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that they've become less effective than a participation trophy. She called for a rethink of their role in the world, saying that they are no longer able to meet the challenges of the 21st century. The comments come as the world grapples with a number of crises, including the COVID-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine, and the climate crisis.
Thu, Oct 19, 2023
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's statement at the Global Maritime India Summit, 'Government's focus on blue economy in the last 9 years', 'Middle-East economy improved through maritime'
Fri, Jul 05, 2019
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman decided to go with ‘swadeshi bahi-khata’ on the day of Union Budget presentation. She kept budget documents in four fold red cloth instead of a briefcase that reminds of traditional ‘bahi-khata’ (ledger). Last time, Piyush Goyal presented the Union Budget and posed with the ‘briefcase’ in February 2019 due to illness of then FM Arun Jaitley. Former FM Arun Jaitley used a brown-colored briefcase for the budget day as well in his tenure (2014-2018). P Chidambaram, Pranab Mukherjee also used the briefcase to keep the documents. Former FMs Yashwant Sinha, Manmohan Singh also followed the tradition. The tradition of posing with ‘briefcase’ before budget started by India’s first-ever Finance Minister RK Shanmukham Chetty on November 26, 1947.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the budget for 2019-2020 in the national capital today. While addressing at the Lok Sabha, Nirmala Sitharaman said, “The comprehensive restructuring of National Highways Programme will be done, to ensure the creation of National Highways Grid of desirable capacity. Government envisions using rivers for cargo transport and it will also decongest roads and railways,” she added. “Railway infrastructure would need an investment of Rs 50 lakh crores between 2018 and 2030. PPP to be used to unleash faster development and the delivery of passenger freight services,” she further stated.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the budget for 2019-2020 in the national capital today. While addressing at the Lok Sabha, Nirmala Sitharaman said, “We don't look down upon legitimate profit earning. Gone are the days of policy paralysis and license quota control regime. India Inc are India's job creators, nation's wealth creators. Together with mutual trust we can gain, catalyse past and attain sustained growth.” “Schemes such as 'Bharatmala', 'Sagarmala' and 'Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik’ (UDAN) are bridging the rural and urban divide, improving our transport infrastructure.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the budget for 2019-2020 in the national capital today. While addressing at the Lok Sabha, Nirmala Sitharaman said, “Chanakya Neeti sutra says ‘Kaarya purusha kare na lakshyam sampa dayate’. Meaning with determined human effort, the tasks will surely be completed.”
Significantly, direct tax revenue has significantly increased over the past couple of years.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the budget for 2019-2020 in the national capital today. While addressing at the Lok Sabha, Nirmala Sitharaman said, “The Indian economy will grow to become a $3 trillion economy in the current year itself. It is now the sixth largest in the world. Five years ago it was at the 11th position.” “It took us over 55 years to reach $1 trillion dollar economy. But, when the hearts are filled with hope, trust and aspiration, we in just five years, added $1 trillion,” she added.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the budget for 2019-2020 in the national capital today. While addressing at the Lok Sabha, Nirmala Sitharaman said, “The recent election was charged with brimming home and desire for a bright and stable 'New India'. Voter turnout was highest and every section came to stamp their approval for performing government.” “The first term of Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government stood out as a performing government. Between, 2014-2019, he provided a rejuvenated centre-state dynamics, cooperative federalism, Goods and Services Tax (GST) council and strident commitment to fiscal discipline,” she added.
Government of India rewarded the middle-class. In the new budget income tax slabs remain the same. However surcharge has been imposed on those earning over Rs 2 crore to Rs 5 crore, by 3% and those earning beyond Rs 5 crore by 7%.
Nirmala Sitharaman presented Union Budget for FY 2019-20 today, Budget made some big announcements for the agriculture sector, including zero-budget farming. Watch this video to know more.
The finance minister said that major economies worldwide are set to face severe labour shortages in the future.
In this special segment, know all about the newly presented Budget for FY 2019-20.
The new education policy, presently in the draft form, proposes major changes in both school and higher education among others, according to the Finance Minister.
The current government ensures farmers to avail all the benefits of e-nam and access to safe and adequate water. Continuing further, the survey conducted in the year 2018- 19 showed farmer sector growth witnessed tapering in total Gross Value Added (GVA) has been consistently falling and now positioned at 16.1 per cent in the last fiscal.
In this special segment, our special guest will give you the gist of the Indian Budget 2019.
TDS on withdrawals was not really a surprise as recommendations have been made in this regards over the last two years.
In line with the government’s focus on ‘Ease of Doing business’, ‘Make in India’, ‘Rationalisation of various regulations’, it has taken up the streamlining of Labour Laws.
Asbe believes, in next 5 year, with RBI and government efforts, India could emerge as innovation hub for digital payments.
Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala Sitharaman made her maiden Budget Speech on Friday and presented the Union Budget 2019-20 before Parliament. While a major part of Sitharaman's speech was focused on infrastructure, the Budget had something for almost every sector.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented Budget 2019 in which she hiked indirect taxes like excise duty, custom duty in a big blow for the industry.
If you are a taxpayer, then you must know these three new proposed rules in regards to Aadhaar card and PAN card as laid out by FM Sitharaman.
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