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Nirmala Sitharaman says Afghan crisis may impact economy; claims inflation has come down
Business

Nirmala Sitharaman says Afghan crisis may impact economy; claims inflation has come down

In an exclusive interview to political editor Marya Shakil of CNN-News18, she also addresses the Infosys controversy by saying that the “anti-national statement" made by RSS-backed magazine Panchajanya was not right at all.

Earth’s energy budget is out of balance: How does energy flow and what this means for climate change
World

Earth’s energy budget is out of balance: How does energy flow and what this means for climate change

Our climate is determined by these energy flows. When the amount of energy coming in is more than the energy going out, the planet warms up

Rajnath Singh approves budgetary support of nearly Rs 499 crore for innovations in defence sector
India

Rajnath Singh approves budgetary support of nearly Rs 499 crore for innovations in defence sector

The funds will be used to support nearly 300 start-ups and MSMEs and innovators with the aim of ensuring self-reliance in the defence sector, an official statement said

Budget 2021: Scientific social responsibility policy to be announced in coming months
India

Budget 2021: Scientific social responsibility policy to be announced in coming months

Union Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Harsh Vardhan said there has been a 30 percent increase in the budget for these ministries.

Budget Session: Narendra Modi slams Congress' 'confused' stance on farm laws; Oppn takes aim at Budget
India

Budget Session: Narendra Modi slams Congress' 'confused' stance on farm laws; Oppn takes aim at Budget

Several Congress members walked out of the Lok Sabha in protest while Modi was speaking on the farm laws

Union Budget 2021: DoS granted funds for ISRO's Chandrayaan 3, Gaganyaan launch, deep ocean mission
India

Union Budget 2021: DoS granted funds for ISRO's Chandrayaan 3, Gaganyaan launch, deep ocean mission

FM says four Indians are in Russia undergoing astronaut training as part of the joint partnership between ISRO and Roscosmos.

Union Budget 2021: Childs rights budget lowest its ever been in 10 years leaving NGOs disappointed
India

Union Budget 2021: Childs rights budget lowest its ever been in 10 years leaving NGOs disappointed

Allocation under the major child protection scheme for children has declined by 40 percent from Rs 1,500 crore in the allocation of 2020 to Rs 900 crore in 2021.

Budget 2021 highlights for healthcare sector: Funds for COVID-19 vaccines, new health intiatives
India

Budget 2021 highlights for healthcare sector: Funds for COVID-19 vaccines, new health intiatives

Rs 64,180 crore will be allocated for the Atmanirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana over the next six years, to advance primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare.

Union budget 2021: Fiscal deficit, tax revenue, capital expenditure and other key numbers to be watched
Business

Union budget 2021: Fiscal deficit, tax revenue, capital expenditure and other key numbers to be watched

Budget 2021 is widely expected to be an ‘economic vaccine’ after the brunt borne in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic

Union Budget 2021: Industry body demands GST rate cut on agrochemicals, focus on R&D
Business

Union Budget 2021: Industry body demands GST rate cut on agrochemicals, focus on R&D

CropLife India said slashing the GST rate will help lower the prices of agrochemicals and benefit farmers

Union Budget 2021: Focus must be on creating demand, encouraging infrastructure spending, says India Inc survey
Business

Union Budget 2021: Focus must be on creating demand, encouraging infrastructure spending, says India Inc survey

India Inc expects the government to continue with its policy focus on strengthening the manufacturing ecosystem, promoting research and development, and incentivising futuristic technologies

Union Budget 2021: Gems, jewellery industry seeks reduction of import duty to 4%
Business

Union Budget 2021: Gems, jewellery industry seeks reduction of import duty to 4%

All India Gem and Jewellery Domestic Council chief Ashish Pethe said the EMI facility should be extended to their industry and to increase the cash purchase limit to Rs 1 lakh from Rs 10,000

ISRO, SpaceX similar because they deliver efficient performance says former chief Madhavan Nair
science

ISRO, SpaceX similar because they deliver efficient performance says former chief Madhavan Nair

India had undertaken planetary missions to the Moon and Mars on a shoestring budget of around USD one billion compared to China's USD three billion and USD 25 billion of USA.

Maharashtra Budget 2020: Uddhav Thackeray-led govt announces farm sops, hikes VAT on petrol, diesel
Business

Maharashtra Budget 2020: Uddhav Thackeray-led govt announces farm sops, hikes VAT on petrol, diesel

In its maiden budget, the Maha vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in Maharashtra on Friday announced sops for farmers, proposed to increase VAT on petrol and diesel by Re 1 per litre and reduced electricity duty for industries

BPCL disinvestment: Vedanta chief Anil Agarwal says state-run company's valuation high, evaluating bid; oil PSU's m-cap at 92,920 cr
Business

BPCL disinvestment: Vedanta chief Anil Agarwal says state-run company's valuation high, evaluating bid; oil PSU's m-cap at 92,920 cr

The government plans to sell its entire 52.98 percent stake in BPCL that will give buyers ready access to 14% of India's oil refining capacity and about one-fifth of the fuel market share in the world's fastest-growing energy market.

BJP issues whip to Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha MPs asking them to be present on Tuesday for discussion of ‘very important legislative work’
Politics

BJP issues whip to Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha MPs asking them to be present on Tuesday for discussion of ‘very important legislative work’

The BJP has issued a whip asking its members of parliament to be present in their respective Houses on Tuesday when Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is expected to reply to discussions on the Union Budget in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha

Budget 2020: Nirmala Sitharaman's fiscal math seems to have put worst behind; economy set to rebound with proposals announced
Business

Budget 2020: Nirmala Sitharaman's fiscal math seems to have put worst behind; economy set to rebound with proposals announced

The Budget brought more clarity on the fiscal deficit side by pegging the deficit figures at 3.8% of the GDP for FY 2019-20 and 3.5% for FY 2020-21, showing a deviation of 0.5% from the fiscal glide path.

PMC Bank fallout: Cabinet clears amendment to banking laws to strengthen cooperative banks; RBI nod to be made mandatory for appointments
Business

PMC Bank fallout: Cabinet clears amendment to banking laws to strengthen cooperative banks; RBI nod to be made mandatory for appointments

The decision assumes significance in the wake of a scam in the PMC Bank affecting lakhs of customers who are facing difficulties in withdrawing their money due to restrictions imposed by the RBI.

Mutual fund industry body seeks clarification from tax authorities on removal of DDT, TDS introduction
Business

Mutual fund industry body seeks clarification from tax authorities on removal of DDT, TDS introduction

Industry body AMFI has sought clarification from relevant tax authorities with regard to the government's plan to scrap dividend distribution tax (DDT) on mutual funds and introduction of tax deducted at source on the income distributed by such products, fund managers and officials have said

Budget 2020: Nirmala Sitharaman ushers host of reforms; delivers much-needed prod to economy
Business

Budget 2020: Nirmala Sitharaman ushers host of reforms; delivers much-needed prod to economy

Nirmala Sitharaman also attempts to maintain a balance by underscoring various measures taken by the government towards the woman and child welfare, culture and tourism, environment and climate change