Nirmala Sitharaman announces Rs 2.65 lakh crore Atmanirbhar Bharat package to incentivise job creation, boost real estate
The finance minister also announced a credit guarantee support scheme for the health care sector and 26 sectors stressed due to COVID-19 as well as a Production Linked Incentive (PLI) worth Rs 1.46 lakh crore for 10 champion sectors
FM Nirmala Sitharaman Press Conference Updates: EPFO subsidy, tax relief for home buyers among 12 measures in Stimulus 2.0
FM Nirmala Sitharaman Press Conference LATEST Updates: Nirmala Sitharaman said at the presser an additional outlay of Rs 10,000 has been announced for the PM Garib Kalyan Rozgar Yojana. She said that Rs 73,504 crore has already been spent from the current outlay of Rs 1 lakh crore
Parliament Monsoon Session: LS clears bill allowing RBI to supervise cooperative banks; Congress raises Chinese surveillance issue
The Centre told the Parliament in a written reply to a question that India’s ties with China have not worsened in the aftermath of the border tensions
Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: 267 new COVID-19 patients reported in Rajasthan today, total number of cases rises to 6,494
Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE Updates: Two police stations have been sealed partially after a head constable was tested positive for COVID-19. According to police, the infected head constable was overseeing the arrangements to quarantine people who came from Mumbai.
Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Mumbai reports 1,382 new COVID-19 cases; confirmed infections rise to 25,317
Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE Updates: The MHA on Thursday said that state governments should 'ensure night curfew or prohibition of all non-essential activities between 7 pm and 7 am'.
Proper delineation of containment zones, social distancing mandatory post lockdown; enforce night curfew strictly, MHA tells states
MHA said the night curfew has been imposed to ensure that people observe social distance.
Coronavirus Outbreak: IAS officers deputed to 3 Mumbai civic hospitals for effective management of COVID-19 treatment
As coronavirus cases continue to rise unabated in Mumbai, the Maharashtra government on Thursday deputed three IAS officers to three major civic-run hospitals in the city for effective management of the outbreak
Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Railways will partially restore train services from 1 June, says Centre; bookings for 200 trains to begin tomorrow
Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to take adequate steps to maintain social distancing once the Metro Rail is permitted to function, particularly, since compartments are fully packed, which can be dangerous in the current COVID-19 pandemic situation.
Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Assam reports highest single-day rise in COVID-19 cases with 39 new infections; 107 active cases in state currently
Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE Updates: Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that 13 new coronavirus cases were detected from the Sarusajai Quarantine Centre. He added that the total patient count rose to 154.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The agricultural sector has been subjected to a host of restrictions which are no longer relevant.
Nirmala Sitharaman on Economic Package: FM announces Rs 1-lakh-crore agri infra fund, new scheme for MFEs in third tranche; key takeaways
In a move to strenghten infrastructure in agriculture, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced financing facility of Rs. 1 lakh crore for funding Agriculture Infrastructure Projects at farm-gate and aggregation points
Nirmala Sitharaman on Economic Package: Govt to amend Essential Commodities Act to deregulate cereals, edible oil, pulses
The government will amend the six-and-a-half-decade old Essential Commodities Act to deregulate food items, including cereals, edible oil, oilseeds, pulses, onion and potato, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Friday
Nirmala Sitharaman on Economic Package: FM announces setting up of Rs 1 lakh cr agri fund for farm-gate infrastructure
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday announced setting up of a Rs 1 lakh crore agri infrastructure fund for farm-gate infrastructure