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Nirmala Sitharaman tweets small savings rate cut order to be withdrawn; Congress calls it 'poll-driven hindsight'
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Nirmala Sitharaman tweets small savings rate cut order to be withdrawn; Congress calls it 'poll-driven hindsight'

On Wednesday, in a jolt to savers, the finance ministry had reduced interest rate by up to 1.1 percent across various small savings schemes

Lok Sabha passes Insurance (Amendment) Bill, 2021 raising FDI from 49 percent to 74 percent
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Lok Sabha passes Insurance (Amendment) Bill, 2021 raising FDI from 49 percent to 74 percent

Piloting the bill, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said hiking the FDI limit in the insurance sector will help insurers raise additional funds and tide over the financial problems

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

Ruckus in Rajya Sabha over bill raising FDI in insurance; Opposition demands review by standing committee
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Ruckus in Rajya Sabha over bill raising FDI in insurance; Opposition demands review by standing committee

BJP leader Bhupender Yadav, however, said that the bill has already been examined by a standing committee, the Law Commission and the Narasimhan Commission

Union Cabinet approves bill to set up Development Finance Institution with Rs 20,000 cr initial capital
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Union Cabinet approves bill to set up Development Finance Institution with Rs 20,000 cr initial capital

The proposed legislation will give effect to the Budget announcement made by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on 1 February

India Today Conclave: India will not 'shut off all windows' for cryptocurrency, says Nirmala Sitharaman
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India Today Conclave: India will not 'shut off all windows' for cryptocurrency, says Nirmala Sitharaman

Speaking at the India Today Conclave on 14 March, Sitharaman said that a Cabinet note is being prepared on the issue of formulation of cryptocurrency in India

Banking operations likely to be impacted today and 16 March as bank unions call for strike
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Banking operations likely to be impacted today and 16 March as bank unions call for strike

The United Forum of Bank Unions, an umbrella body of nine unions, has called for the nationwide strike to protest against the proposed privatisation of two state-owned lenders

Bank unions call for strike on 15 and 16 March against proposed privatisation of PSBs
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Bank unions call for strike on 15 and 16 March against proposed privatisation of PSBs

Most of the banks, including the State Bank of India (SBI), have informed their customers about the impact on the functioning of branches and offices if the strike materialises

'Not so sasti anymore': Taapsee Pannu's rebuttal to Nirmala Sitharaman's claims on IT raids
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'Not so sasti anymore': Taapsee Pannu's rebuttal to Nirmala Sitharaman's claims on IT raids

"Not so sasti anymore," Taapsee Pannu responds to the IT raids at her place, referring to Kangana Ranaut's "sasti copy" remark from 2019

EPFO likely to announce interest rates on provident fund deposits for FY 2020-21 today
India

EPFO likely to announce interest rates on provident fund deposits for FY 2020-21 today

New EPFO enrolments have grown to 12.54 lakh in December 2020, a staggering 24 percent rise when compared to the same month for the year 2019

Finance ministry allows all private sector banks to participate in government-related businesses
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Finance ministry allows all private sector banks to participate in government-related businesses

This step is expected to further enhance customer convenience, spur competition and raise efficiency in customer services, a ministry statement said

Centre lifts embargo on grant of government business to private banks, says Nirmala Sitharaman
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Centre lifts embargo on grant of government business to private banks, says Nirmala Sitharaman

Private banks can now be equal partners in the development of the Indian economy, the Union finance minister added

West Bengal reduces tax on petrol, diesel by Re 1; move will give respite to people, says state finance minister
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West Bengal reduces tax on petrol, diesel by Re 1; move will give respite to people, says state finance minister

Earlier, Nirmala Sitharaman said that Centre and state governments will need to figure out a mechanism to bring retail rates down to reasonable levels.

Privatisation of CPSEs during recession 'horrible idea', says former chief statistician Pronab Sen
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Privatisation of CPSEs during recession 'horrible idea', says former chief statistician Pronab Sen

Speaking at an event organised by industry body PHDCCI, Sen said Nirmala Sitharaman did not mention world 'employment' in her Budget speech

Nirmala Sitharaman lists out key Union Budget initiatives in meeting with RBI's central board
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Nirmala Sitharaman lists out key Union Budget initiatives in meeting with RBI's central board

The board, in its meeting, reviewed various areas of operations of the RBI, including ways to strengthen grievance redressal mechanisms in banks

First phase of Budget session ends; Amit Shah terms J&K Centre's 'top priority', Sitharaman speaks on push for 'self-reliance'
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First phase of Budget session ends; Amit Shah terms J&K Centre's 'top priority', Sitharaman speaks on push for 'self-reliance'

The Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 8 March on Friday. Both Houses of Parliament will reconvene for the second leg of the Budget session on 8 March

In LS, Nirmala Sitharaman says Budget laid path for Aatmanirbhar Bharat, alleges Rahul Gandhi becoming 'doomsday man'
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In LS, Nirmala Sitharaman says Budget laid path for Aatmanirbhar Bharat, alleges Rahul Gandhi becoming 'doomsday man'

Sitharaman said the challenges of the pandemic did not deter government from undertaking reforms for maintaining long term goals of the country

Sitharaman accuses Oppn of creating 'false narrative' in Rajya Sabha; Lok Sabha passes arbitration amendment bill
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Sitharaman accuses Oppn of creating 'false narrative' in Rajya Sabha; Lok Sabha passes arbitration amendment bill

The Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till 8 March with Chairman Venkaiah Naidu saying that the Upper House clocked 99 percent productivity during the two-week-long sitting of the two-phased Budget session

'Budget not for damads of country, but for poor,' says Sitharaman in Rajya Sabha, accuses Oppn of creating false narrative
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'Budget not for damads of country, but for poor,' says Sitharaman in Rajya Sabha, accuses Oppn of creating false narrative

Hitting out at the Congress for taking the credit for MGNREGA, the Union finance minister said, "You may have given birth to the scheme but you left it in a mess."