Tuesday, 24 May, 2022
TopicBudget 2019

Topic: Budget 2019

Confident of return, Modi govt nudges finance ministry to work on budget & Economic Survey

Senior finance ministry officials have started discussions with ministries and departments to work on the budget & Economic Survey. Focus is on social and rural sectors.

Why Modi govt’s budget looks more like a Patanjali product designed by Ramdev

Be it women and children’s health or farmers’ crops or ex-servicemen’s OROP, Piyush Goyal’s interim budget slashed hope on every front

RBI does its bit to compliment Modi govt’s budget sops for farmers

RBI raises cap on collateral-free agricultural loans to Rs 1.6 lakh from Rs 1 lakh — move to benefit all farmers who were left out from budget proposals.

Job plan is missing link in Modi govt’s last budget amid drama over data

Much of the interim budget focused on consumer stimulus with few specific measures to create opportunities for about 12 million young Indians who enter the job market each year.

The arithmetic of this election year interim budget is questionable

Overstatement of revenue and understatement of expenditure is a constant problem with Indian budgets.

This is where Modi govt is getting its money from for budget giveaways

Slew of measures in budget will cost exchequer over Rs 94,000 cr, for which govt is banking on higher RBI surplus, better disinvestment and corporate tax.

Metro projects get 25% more in this year’s Housing and Urban Affairs budget

The Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry has been allocated Rs 48,000 crore, 17 per cent more than last year's provision.

Budget an imitation of Rythu Bandhu scheme, says KT Rama Rao

Rama Rao targeted the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi which will help farmers owning less than two hectares of land.

Budget stumps opposition but euphoria in the BJP camp misplaced

The Modi dispensation still has to contend with the lack of jobs narrative and the growing OBC, SC/ST consolidation over the upper caste quota.

How to pay zero tax on income of upto Rs 10 lakh, thanks to Piyush Goyal’s budget

After today’s interim budget announcement, a person earning upto Rs 10 lakh can pay zero income tax with smart financial management.

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Golden Temple

What Akal Takht must know about harmonium and music before banishing it from Golden Temple

In an era where India’s past and ‘purity’ are constantly being dug up and debated, the humble harmonium has become the latest victim.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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