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Piyush Goyal says, ''Industry, exporters should not depend on subsidies; work for competitiveness''
Fri, Jun 07, 2019
Commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday told industry and exporters to stop depending on the crutches of subsidies and grants from the government, and strive to make industry more competitive and self-reliant.
Can't govt have legitimate concerns on welfare scheme, asks SC
Wed, Jan 31, 2018
Can the government not have "legitimate concern" that the benefits of its social welfare schemes are reaching the right persons or verify whether the beneficiaries are even alive or not, the Supreme Court asked today.
Here's a complete list of what Aadhaar is and will be needed for
Wed, Apr 19, 2017
It all started with the passing of the Aadhaar Act 2016 by Lok Sabha last year which was initially aimed to provide legal backing to the unique identification number project.
Govt orders departments, states to ensure privacy with Aadhaar card details
Mon, Apr 03, 2017
Indian government ordered its central departments and states to maintain strict privacy of Aadhaar card details of people, a report by ET Now said on Monday.
Aadhaar not mandatory for extending welfare schemes benefit: SC
Mon, Mar 27, 2017
The Supreme Court today made it clear that Aadhaar cards cannot be made mandatory by the government for extending benefits of social welfare schemes.
Aadhaar mandatory for receiving subsidised foodgrains from PDS shops from June
Thu, Feb 09, 2017
The Government of India on Thursday announced that people who have ration cards under the National Food Security Act need to undergo Aadhaar authentication process to receive further subsidies.
Economic Survey may suggest replacing subsidies with Universal Basic Income
Tue, Jan 31, 2017
Finance Ministry is likely to suggest a Universal Basic Income (UBI) for the poor in the Economic Survey 2016-17 to be tabled in Parliament on Tuesday January 31, 2017 at 1 pm.
Budget 2017: ICRA expects government to keep fiscal deficit target of lower than 3.5% of GDP for FY18
Tue, Jan 24, 2017
As the Government of India prepares to announce its Union Budget 2017-18 in February, its unlikely to budget a fiscal deficit target higher than 3.5% of gross domestic product (GDP) for the fiscal year 2017-18 (FY18), said ICRA in its latest report on Budget 2017 expectations.
Budget 2017: 8-10% cigarette tax, rural stimulus imminent, says FMCG experts
Sun, Jan 22, 2017
The upcoming budget has all eyes turned to how the government will calm the seas after the demonetisation and Goods and Service Tax (GST) storm in 2016.
China will quadruple energy vehicle annual output to 2 million by 2020
Mon, Jan 16, 2017
China will quadruple its new energy vehicle annual output to two million by 2020, a cabinet minister has said.
Indian Railways incurred a loss of Rs 35,700 crore on concessions, subsidies last year
Fri, Aug 05, 2016
Concessions for senior citizens amounted the most at Rs 1,285.99 crore, followed concession for physically challenged persons which were Rs 107.13 crore.