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Dip in exports from India

Due to global economic slowdown, the export sector in India has been facing decline. In last two years the government has failed to achieve the fixed export target. The downfall has been noticed in

High decibel celebration over two years of NaMo government

 The electoral victory in Assam has come just in time for the Narendra Modi government to celebrate its second anniversary with aplomb. “We used to dream of this [forming gover

We respect Raghuram Rajan’s decision: Sitharaman

Commerce minister Nirmala  Sitharaman on Monday tried to play down the  controversy regarding RBI governor

India to create a buffer stock of pulses: Nirmala Sitharaman

The Indian government is negotiating with countries like Mozambique, Malawe, Canada and Myanmar, to buy pulses to end the chronic and recurring price rise, said Nirmala Sithraman, commerce and in

The crisis of regulation on social media

Digital India may be in full swing, but the events around it expose the lack of control and carefree nature of social media. BJP with its full might is taking credit for pushing India to the digita

ONGC hires consultants to evaluate GSPC KG block reserves

 State-owned ONGC has hired US-based Ryder Scott Petroleum Consultants to assess natural gas reserves in Gujarat State Petroleum Corp`s (GSPC) KG (Deendayal) block before deciding to buy a sta

Government finds it difficult to appoint women directors: Nirmala Sitharaman

 The government is finding it extremely difficult to appoint women on boards of companies, said minister of state for commerce and industry Nirmala Sitharaman. Addressing a gathering

People are adapting faster than we had thought: Nirmala Sitharaman

As part of the government, how do you look at demonetisation? It’s by far the bold… the boldest of all the steps, in line with several other steps the g

Central scheme being formulated to create export infrastructure

The central government is trying to formulate a scheme that will help create export infrastructure, commerce and industry minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Thursday. “As almo

Need to digitise value chain of textile industry: Amitabh Kant

“If India has to grow rapidly, it cannot grow without exports. We still import a lot of raw material like laces, buttons, elastics etc, which makes production expensive for the (clothing) man

The rise and rise of Nirmala Sitharaman

The erudite Nirmala Sitharaman being appointed India’s first full time defence minister was the highlight of the cabinet rejig carried out by prime minister Narendra Modi – and it was

Defence enterprises hand over products to armed forces

 Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman laid emphasis on becoming self-reliant in defence production.   She lauded defence public sector undertakings (DPSUs) and ordnan

The ascent of Nirmala Sitharaman

Today, Nirmala Sitharaman, India’s first woman full-time defence minister, may appear a picture of poise and confidence. But 11 years ago, she wasn’t even sure if she should join the Bh

Rise of Nirmala Sitharaman, plight of Baiga women and more from the week gone by

Today, Nirmala Sitharaman, India’s first woman full-time defence minister, may appear a picture of poise and confidence. But 11 years ago, she wasn’t even sure if she should join the Bh

When rival telecom honchos will share the stage

 When was the last time you saw all rival telecom corporate leaders come together. May be at time of the formal launch of prime minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India programme in July 2

INS Kiltan commissioned into Indian Navy

 INS Kiltan, the third anti-submarine warfare (ASW) stealth corvette built under project 28 (Kamorta class), was commissioned into the Indian Navy by defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman at the

Why the fight for Tejas and Arjun is not just about defence forces

This one definitely isn’t the typical fight witnessed within defence circles. The high-profile fracas over the Tejas fighter aircraft and the more subdued skirmish over the Arjun tank carry w

Defending Tejas fiercely and applauding Rudra & Nag

Something unusual is happening in the defence arena: the Narendra Modi government has shown remarkable courage to embark on a long and arduous journey that will have a long-term impact on India&rsq

Sitharaman visits BEL, lauds women staff executing Akash missile project

Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman recently made her maiden visit to the Bangalore complex of Navratna defence PSU- Bharat Electronics Ltd and was briefed on both the ongoing and futuristic projec

Tales from the defence world to give heart to Modi & Sitharaman

Prime minister Narendra Modi and defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman are in the midst of one direct attack, one insidious insinuation and a special kind of offensive. These concerted actions have

India’s balancing act with China

On the first day of his August 19-20 visit to India, when Japanese defence minister Itsunori Onodera held talks with his Indian counterpart Nirmala Sitharaman, several defence and strategic-related

What’s wrong with the Indian PSUs?

The recent move by the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to borrow Rs 962 crore from banks to pay salaries to its employees has once again exposed the sorry state of the public sector undertaking

Here are the new behemoths of public sector banking

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman has announced what is described as ‘Big Bank’ reforms, consolidating the public sector banking by merging 10 banks into four. This will make Punjab N

Special push on the housing front can aid economy too

The real estate sector is arguably the most representative of the slowdown in the economy. The government has moved to offer it a helping hand with a Rs 10,000 crore package, which has the potentia

Budget goes to print with Halwa ceremony

The budget season is here, and the annual document has gone to print, beginning the lock-in period till its presentation in parliament on February 1. The Halwa ceremony, marking the

Key theme of Economic Survey: Wealth creation and policy that enables it

For more than three-fourths of known economic history, India has been the dominant financial power globally. During much of this dominance, the economy relied on the invisible hand of the market fo

Thalinomics of Economic Survey: Daily bread is more affordable now

The Economic Survey, tabled in parliament Friday by minister for finance and corporate affairs Nirmala Sitharaman, devotes a section on what it calls Thalinomics – an attempt to quantify what

Union budget 2020-21: key highlights

Presenting the first union budget of the third decade of the century, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday unveiled a series of far-reaching reforms, aimed at energizing the Indian econo

Union budget 2020-21: Significant relief to middle class taxpayers

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the union budget for 2020-21 on Friday, providing significant relief in particular to middle-class taxpayers. Here are the main proposals related to ta

Union Budget 2020-21: Central tenet is Ease of Living

“Our prime minister has laid before us ‘Ease of Living’ as a goal to be achieved on behalf of all citizens,” said minister for finance Nirmala Sitharaman while presenting th

No criminality in business default: PSB consolidation from April

Genuine and bona fide default in business will no longer lead to the tag of criminality and punishment, as the government has decided to amend the company law. The union cabinet, chaired by prime m

COVID-19: FM announces relief package

As the coronavirus outbreak is impacting the economy, the government on Tuesday came out with a package to provide relief to various sectors of the economy. Addressing the press thro

All you want to know about stimulus package

To revive an economy badly hit by Covid-19 and the resulting long lockdown, the government has announced yet another stimulus package, putting more money in the hands of citizen just in time for th

FM concludes pre-budget meets

Union minister for finance & corporate affairs Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday chaired the last of a series of pre-budget consultation meetings for the union budget 2021-22, interacting via vir

MP, AP first states to win rewards of reforms

Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh have become the first group of states to complete three out of the four citizen-centric reforms stipulated by the department of expenditure, ministry of finance. T

Fiscal deficit at 3.8% in 2019-20(Re) and 3.5% for 2020-21(Be)

With the clear intent of achieving fiscal targets and affirming the government’s commitment towards prudent fiscal management and boosting investments, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman pro

75? Only pension and interest income? No need to file tax return

The Union Budget 2021-22 presented in Parliament on Monday by the finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman seeks to further simplify the tax administration, litigation management and ease the compliance

Budget 2021-22 in short: A vision for AatmaNirbhar Bharat

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday presented in Parliament the Union Budget 2021-22, the first budget of this new decade and also a digital one against the backdrop of unprecedented COVI

Covid impact: weak revenue flow, high expenditure on essential relief

In the budget speech on Monday, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman drew the attention of the Parliament on the fact that the pandemic’s impact on the economy has resulted in a weak revenue i

Budget focuses on tribal schools, research collaboration and higher ed commission

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her budget speech on Monday announced the total budget allocation Rs 54,873.66 crore for school education and Rs 38,325.15 crore for higher education in Budge

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