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Negotiations on India-EU trade deal to resume next month, says finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman
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Negotiations on India-EU trade deal to resume next month, says finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Negotiations on a free trade agreement have been stalled since May 2013, when both sides failed to bridge substantial gaps on crucial issues including data security status for the IT sector

Rajya Sabha passes bill allowing 74% FDI in insurance sector amid Opposition walkout, ruckus
India

Rajya Sabha passes bill allowing 74% FDI in insurance sector amid Opposition walkout, ruckus

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that insurance companies were facing liquidity pressure and the higher limit would help meet the growing capital requirement

Get around 5% rebate from automakers on purchase of new car under Vehicle Scrapping Policy, says Nitin Gadkari
India

Get around 5% rebate from automakers on purchase of new car under Vehicle Scrapping Policy, says Nitin Gadkari

The policy announced in the 2021-2022 Union Budget by Nirmala Sitharaman mandates a fitness test after 20 years for personal vehicles and 15 years for commercial vehicles

Union Budget 2021: Refrigerators, ACs, mobile phones to become costlier; gold, silver to be cheaper
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Union Budget 2021: Refrigerators, ACs, mobile phones to become costlier; gold, silver to be cheaper

Sitharaman announced a hike in customs duty on mobile phone parts and mobile phone charger components to 2.5 percent from nil while customs duty on gold and silver has been reduced to 7.5 percent from 12.5 percent

Budget 2021: Government raises import duty on parts of mobile phones, chargers
India

Budget 2021: Government raises import duty on parts of mobile phones, chargers

The finance minister announced withdrawal of duty exemption on components used for mobile chargers and imposed 10 percent duty on them with effect from 2 February.

Union Budget 2021: Download Centre's mobile app to access Budget documents, here's how
India

Union Budget 2021: Download Centre's mobile app to access Budget documents, here's how

The Budget documents will be available on the Mobile App after the completion of the Budget Speech by the finance minister in Parliament on Monday, 1 February.

Union Budget 2021: Increase spending to boost healthcare infrastructure, service providers tell Centre
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Union Budget 2021: Increase spending to boost healthcare infrastructure, service providers tell Centre

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed the chinks in the healthcare system and highlighted the need for a major infrastructure revamp, Manipal Hospitals MD and CEO Dilip Jose said

Finance ministry permits five states to borrow extra Rs 16k crore post Ease of Doing Business reforms
India

Finance ministry permits five states to borrow extra Rs 16k crore post Ease of Doing Business reforms

The Centre had in May decided to link grant of additional borrowing permission to states who undertook reforms. Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh have been allowed to withdraw funds

Centre will give govt employees cash vouchers instead of LTC to stimulate economy, says Nirmala Sitharaman
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Centre will give govt employees cash vouchers instead of LTC to stimulate economy, says Nirmala Sitharaman

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also announced additional capital spending and Rs 12,000 crore, 50-year interest-free loan to states.

GST Council fails to reach consensus on compensation to states; next meeting on 12 October
Business

GST Council fails to reach consensus on compensation to states; next meeting on 12 October

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the panel decided to extend the use of GST cess collections for compensating states beyond the previously agreed June 2022 timeframe

Andhra Pradesh retains top position in ease of doing business rankings 2019
Business

Andhra Pradesh retains top position in ease of doing business rankings 2019

Uttar Pradesh and Telangana were at the second and third place respectively, in the rankings prepared by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade

Indian Army concerns over quality control, weekly ammunition-related accidents: Why Centre is pushing to corporatize OFB
India

Indian Army concerns over quality control, weekly ammunition-related accidents: Why Centre is pushing to corporatize OFB

The apprehension was not just about fatalities, injuries and damage to equipment due to defects but also on the overall preparedness for the Indian Army.

Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: 366 new COVID-19 infections reported in Gujarat today, total number of cases rises to 11,746 in state
India

Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: 366 new COVID-19 infections reported in Gujarat today, total number of cases rises to 11,746 in state

Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE Updates: Reports said that 366 new coronavirus cases were reported in Gujarat on Monday, taking the state's tally to 11,746.

Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Rajasthan reports highest single-day spike in cases as 242 more test positive; case count climbs to 5,202, toll touches 131
India

Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Rajasthan reports highest single-day spike in cases as 242 more test positive; case count climbs to 5,202, toll touches 131

Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Rajasthan on Sunday recorded the highest single day spike of 242 new cases and five more fatalities, officials said. The number of cases in the state stands at 5,202 and fatalities at 131.

Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Uttar Pradesh reports nine deaths, taking toll to 104; 203 more test positive, total rises to 4,258
India

Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Uttar Pradesh reports nine deaths, taking toll to 104; 203 more test positive, total rises to 4,258

Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: As many as 203 fresh cases have been reported in Uttar Pradesh in the past 24 hours taking the total tally to 4,258, reports News18.The new cases have been reported in Merrut, Rampur and Saharanpur districts.

Military experts welcome reform measures in defence sector, say proper implementation will help cut India's ballooning import bill on weapons
India

Military experts welcome reform measures in defence sector, say proper implementation will help cut India's ballooning import bill on weapons

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a series of initiatives to promote indigenous defence production which included making separate budgetary outlay to procure Indian-made military hardware, increasing FDI limit to 74% under the automatic route and generating a year-wise negative list of weapons whose import won't be allowed

Nirmala Sitharaman on Economic Package: Centre hikes FDI in defence, allows commercial mining of coal, opens space sector for private players in 4th tranche; key takeaways
Business

Nirmala Sitharaman on Economic Package: Centre hikes FDI in defence, allows commercial mining of coal, opens space sector for private players in 4th tranche; key takeaways

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Saturday announced a slew of reforms in eight sectors such as allowing commercial mining of coal, raising FDI limit in defence prodcution, privatisation of power discoms in the UTs to opening up more air space of civil aviation, and the space sector among others as part of Centre's Rs 20-lakh-crore stimulus package to kick-start the economy

In easing agri markets and movement of produce, Nirmala Sitharaman has reiterated earlier promises; here are seven more urgently needed reforms
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In easing agri markets and movement of produce, Nirmala Sitharaman has reiterated earlier promises; here are seven more urgently needed reforms

In terms of outlay, the agricultural reform announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharman on 14 May is not as ambitious as other schemes.

Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Mumbai, Ahmedabad among India's worst hit cities as COVID-19 count crosses 81,000
India

Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Mumbai, Ahmedabad among India's worst hit cities as COVID-19 count crosses 81,000

Coronavirus Outbeak LIVE Updates: The number of coronavirus cases in Ahmedabad district rose to 7,171 after 261 new cases were reported since Thursday night, officials said. Of the 20 COVID-19 patients who died across Gujarat during this period, 14 died at hospitals in Ahmedabad city, said Principal Secretary, Health, Jayanti Ravi. Death toll in the district thus reached 479.

Nirmala Sitharaman on Economic Package: Reforms for agriculture, farmers, fishermen will provide employment opportunities
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Nirmala Sitharaman on Economic Package: Reforms for agriculture, farmers, fishermen will provide employment opportunities

The agricultural sector has been subjected to a host of restrictions which are no longer relevant.