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Chidambaram attacks govt for discontinuing RBI Bonds scheme, says it is another 'cruel blow' to citizens
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Chidambaram attacks govt for discontinuing RBI Bonds scheme, says it is another 'cruel blow' to citizens

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Thursday hit out at the government for discontinuing the RBI Bonds scheme, saying it is another "cruel blow" to the citizens

Coronavirus Outbreak: Govt extends deadline for deposits in PPF, Sukanya Samriddhi accounts; to safeguard interests of small saving depositors
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Govt extends deadline for deposits in PPF, Sukanya Samriddhi accounts; to safeguard interests of small saving depositors

The subscribers of PPF and SSA may now deposit their savings up to 30 June, which couldn't be deposited in 2019-20 due to lockdown in the country,

Govt's decision to slash interest on small savings based on 'stupid advice'; GDP to rise once coronavirus in control: P Chidambaram
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Govt's decision to slash interest on small savings based on 'stupid advice'; GDP to rise once coronavirus in control: P Chidambaram

He also said though India's GDP for the last quarter could not be have been more than 4 percent, it was time to focus on saving people's lives and not the GDP.

Interest rates of PPF, Kisan Vikas Patra and other small savings schemes slashed; new rates will be applicable from today (1 April)
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Interest rates of PPF, Kisan Vikas Patra and other small savings schemes slashed; new rates will be applicable from today (1 April)

People with accounts in Public Provident Fund (PPF), Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) and National Savings Certificate (NSC) will earn less after the rates were cut by 70-140 basis points (bps).

Income tax: Taxpayers should evaluate previous, latest slabs before finalising option; here's all you need to know about two regimes
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Income tax: Taxpayers should evaluate previous, latest slabs before finalising option; here's all you need to know about two regimes

Seven slabs have been introduced for personal income tax. The tax rates on income up to Rs 15 lakh have been reduced to benefit the Indian taxpayers.

Govt may cut interest rate on PPF, NSC, other small savings schemes in April-June quarter
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Govt may cut interest rate on PPF, NSC, other small savings schemes in April-June quarter

The government is considering rate moderation for small savings schemes in the upcoming quarter, a development that could lead to speedier transmission of monetary policy rate cuts, sources said

Small savings schemes: Govt keeps interest rates unchanged for January-March quarter
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Small savings schemes: Govt keeps interest rates unchanged for January-March quarter

The government on Tuesday kept the interest rates on small savings schemes, including NSC and PPF, unchanged for the fourth quarter of 2019-20 despite moderating bank deposit rates

If you think RBI’s 35 bps surprise rate cut is big bonanza for common man, the joke is on you; here’s why
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If you think RBI’s 35 bps surprise rate cut is big bonanza for common man, the joke is on you; here’s why

The banks have room for further reduction of at least 80 bps in their lending rates if these entities choose to pass on the full benefit of the RBI rate cuts to the end-borrower.

Govt slashes interest on GPF to 7.9% after decline in overall rates in financial system
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Govt slashes interest on GPF to 7.9% after decline in overall rates in financial system

In April this year, the government had retained the interest rate for GPF and other related schemes at 8 percent for the April-June quarter.

Govt cuts interest rates of small savings schemes by 10 bps for July-September quarter
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Govt cuts interest rates of small savings schemes by 10 bps for July-September quarter

Schemes that will fetch lower interest are Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP), Public Providend Fund (PPF), among others

Govt cuts interest rate on NSC, PPF and other small savings schemes by 0.1% for July-September quarter
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Govt cuts interest rate on NSC, PPF and other small savings schemes by 0.1% for July-September quarter

The government on Friday reduced the interest rate on small savings schemes, including NSC and PPF, by 0.1 percent for the July-September quarter

Small savings schemes: Govt keeps interest rates unchanged for Apr-June quarter on NSC, PPF, KVP
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Small savings schemes: Govt keeps interest rates unchanged for Apr-June quarter on NSC, PPF, KVP

The government has kept the interest rates on small savings schemes, including NSC and PPF, unchanged for the April-June quarter

Don't be in a hurry to make tax-saving investments; seek professional guidance based on financial goals
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Don't be in a hurry to make tax-saving investments; seek professional guidance based on financial goals

Final choice of the investor for choosing a tax-saving instrument depends upon various factors like risk profile, the kind of tax-saving instrument which can be linked to a specific goal, tenure, and the taxability status.

Finance Minister should consider liberalising Section 80C, and increase tax exemption limit
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Finance Minister should consider liberalising Section 80C, and increase tax exemption limit

Senior citizens have their own geriatric needs. Unfortunately, section 80C doesn’t cater to them.

Govt hikes General Provident Fund interest rate by 40 bps to 8% for Oct-Dec quarter
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Govt hikes General Provident Fund interest rate by 40 bps to 8% for Oct-Dec quarter

The interest rate would apply on Provident Funds of central government employees, railways and defence forces.

IL&FS crisis: How did the auditors, rating agencies remain silent spectators even as the ship was sinking
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IL&FS crisis: How did the auditors, rating agencies remain silent spectators even as the ship was sinking

It is the auditor whose role always comes into question when a scam or mismanagement unfolds like it has happened with IL&FS

IL&FS fiasco: Stock markets are bleeding; what should a retail investor do now to ensure longevity in bear phase?
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IL&FS fiasco: Stock markets are bleeding; what should a retail investor do now to ensure longevity in bear phase?

Constant inflows are needed in equity markets to propel stock prices higher, combating gravity and selling pressure are additional counter forces.

Why despite falling rupee and declining Sensex, Narendra Modi govt is not in a panic mode yet
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Why despite falling rupee and declining Sensex, Narendra Modi govt is not in a panic mode yet

Narendra Modi came to power as a middle class icon but almost at the end of his current term serving the bottom of the pyramid defines his core politics

Hike in small savings rates: Govt may reduce market borrowing in second of FY18, says report
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Hike in small savings rates: Govt may reduce market borrowing in second of FY18, says report

Interest rates for small savings schemes are notified on a quarterly basis.