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Demystifying Budget 2020: Finance Ministry to explain economic terms through #ArthShastri social media campaign from 22 January
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Demystifying Budget 2020: Finance Ministry to explain economic terms through #ArthShastri social media campaign from 22 January

Through the ''#ArthShastri'' campaign, the ministry would explain several economic terms through interesting animated videos to help common man and students understand budget exercise in a simple way, an official said.

Can mutual funds help create wealth for your future? Long-term investment in SIPs in small amounts makes it possible
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Can mutual funds help create wealth for your future? Long-term investment in SIPs in small amounts makes it possible

All the mutual funds have an element of risk attached to them as they invest in market-related instruments.

Union Budget 2019: India's income tax base not wide in proportion to population; taxpayers' number rises in past 5 years
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Union Budget 2019: India's income tax base not wide in proportion to population; taxpayers' number rises in past 5 years

Tax slabs serve as the threshold limit beyond which a person needs to pay a specific rate of tax to the government.

Union Budget 2019: Constitution makes healthcare the responsibility of state governments
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Union Budget 2019: Constitution makes healthcare the responsibility of state governments

The private health care sector is responsible for the majority of healthcare in India, and most healthcare expenses are paid directly out of pocket by patients and their families.

Union Budget 2019: People in poverty trap must be given adequate aid to get rid of the vicious cycle
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Union Budget 2019: People in poverty trap must be given adequate aid to get rid of the vicious cycle

In order to escape the poverty trap, it is argued that individuals in poverty must be given sufficient aid so that they can acquire the critical mass of capital necessary to raise themselves out of poverty.

Union Budget 2019: Capital markets provide platform for investors and businesses to fulfil their financial needs
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Union Budget 2019: Capital markets provide platform for investors and businesses to fulfil their financial needs

Capital market can also be divided in terms of the instruments being traded: Stock market or Bond market.

Union Budget 2019-20: What is Demand for Grants?
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Union Budget 2019-20: What is Demand for Grants?

Demand for Grants includes provisions with respect to revenue expenditure, capital expenditure, grants to State and Union Territory governments together with loans and advances

Union Budget 2019: Corporation tax is one of the biggest source of direct taxation for the central govt
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Union Budget 2019: Corporation tax is one of the biggest source of direct taxation for the central govt

Corporations with a net income of over Rs 10 crore need to pay a 12 percent surcharge.

Union Budget 2019: From 1973 ‘Black Budget’ to 1997 “Dream Budget’, a look back at key Budgets in last 7 decades
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Union Budget 2019: From 1973 ‘Black Budget’ to 1997 “Dream Budget’, a look back at key Budgets in last 7 decades

The Budget is remembered for the introduction of Wealth Tax, which remained in some form or the other for the next six decades.

Union Budget 2019-20: What does Budget deficit mean; three types of deficits on basis of receipts and expenditures
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Union Budget 2019-20: What does Budget deficit mean; three types of deficits on basis of receipts and expenditures

Budgetary deficit is usually expressed as a percentage of GDP. If revenue expenses of the government exceed revenue receipts, it results in a revenue account deficit

Union Budget 2019: Understanding current account deficit that represents a country's financial transactions
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Union Budget 2019: Understanding current account deficit that represents a country's financial transactions

Companies, public enterprises, businessmen who generally have higher number of regular transactions with the bank have a current account.

Union Budget 2019: High public debt detrimental to a country’s economy in long run
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Union Budget 2019: High public debt detrimental to a country’s economy in long run

Without fiscal discipline, the accumulation of public debt can ultimately have a snowball effect on the economy.

Union Budget 2019-20: What is a supplementary grant and when is it issued by Parliament
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Union Budget 2019-20: What is a supplementary grant and when is it issued by Parliament

When grants authorised by the Parliament fall short of the required expenditure, an estimate is presented before the Parliament for supplementary grant

Union Budget 2019: Disinvestment is government’s preferred way to liquidate loss-making, inefficient PSUs
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Union Budget 2019: Disinvestment is government’s preferred way to liquidate loss-making, inefficient PSUs

The concept of disinvestment follows the dictum: The government has no business to be in business

Union Budget 2019-20: What is Index of Industrial Production and how it helps govt chart future course of action
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Union Budget 2019-20: What is Index of Industrial Production and how it helps govt chart future course of action

IIP is a composite indicator that measures the changes in the volume of production of a basket of industrial products during a given period with respect to the volume of production

Union Budget 2019: Size of budgetary allocation for defence reflects a country's ability to fund military activities
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Union Budget 2019: Size of budgetary allocation for defence reflects a country's ability to fund military activities

The defence outlay works out to just about 1.58 percent of the GDP for 2018-19, the lowest such figure since the 1962 war with China wherein it was 1.65 percent.

Interim Budget: How it is different from vote-on-account and full budget
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Interim Budget: How it is different from vote-on-account and full budget

A 'Vote on Account' deals only with the expenditure side of the government's budget

Union Budget 2019: What is Gross Budgetary Support and how it ensures govt meets planned outlays during financial year
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Union Budget 2019: What is Gross Budgetary Support and how it ensures govt meets planned outlays during financial year

The central plan includes the GBS and the spending of the public enterprises that do not figure in the budget.

Union Budget 2019: Railway Budget ceased to be a separate event in 2016, ending 92-year-old history
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Union Budget 2019: Railway Budget ceased to be a separate event in 2016, ending 92-year-old history

The decision to merge the Railway Budget and the General Budget was based on the recommendations of the committee chaired by Bibek Debroy, a member of NITI Aayog.