Thursday, 20 September, 2018

Topic: Budget 2018

Arun Jaitley

Budget announces Rs 1 lakh crore new funding mechanism for higher education institutes

Scraps grants-in-aid, asks higher education institutes like IITs, IIMs NITs to take soft loans and pay 25 per cent principal.
Narendra modi in the parliament for the budget session 2018

The Modi govt shouldn’t lose its nerve and take any rash actions in this year’s Budget

Biz people and industrialists, who have been the most critical about the Modi govt privately, will settle for predictability instead of any tax bonanzas.
Jaitley and Modi

This Budget is for voters, but the speech must be for business

The business community is hungry for clarity on the new set of significant economic reforms the Modi government plans to tackle.

Talk Point: Can the Modi government undertake critical economic reforms in the little time it has left?

The Economic Survey was tabled in parliament today and comprehensively analyses the current economic situation in India. Experts weigh in.
Money, calculator and pen. The Ease of Doing Business ranking vindicates the reforms by the central government

To be or not to be populist? Modi government faces dilemma in crucial final Budget

PM insists it will be a non-populist Budget; experts also feel this govt has shown willingness to buck past trends and concentrate on fiscal deficit targets.
Uttar Pradesh State Convention of Swadeshi Jagran Manch

What RSS bodies want from budget: Jobs, higher MSP & sops for small enterprises

Swadeshi Jagran Manch and Bharatiya Kisan Sangh write to Finance Ministry, suggesting various measures to combat unemployment and farmer distress.
A health camp | Commons

Modi govt’s last full budget: Health, agriculture, education to get boost

One of the major moves could be a national scheme to extend medical insurance worth Rs 5 lakh each to over 20 crore people.

Saving the planet doesn’t mean killing economic growth

Cheap renewable energy means that poor countries will be able to follow a different, cleaner path to industrialisation without sacrificing living standards.

Mohan Bhagwat says no Hindu Rashtra without Muslims: Is RSS changing before 2019 polls?

Mohan Bhagwat, during the three-day RSS lecture series called ‘Bhavishya Ka Bharat’, said that the Sangh’s interpretation of Hindutva does not exclude Muslims a...