Monday, 24 January, 2022
TopicBudget 2019

Topic: Budget 2019

Nirmala Sitharaman’s aunt stitched the budget bahi-khata, took it to Mumbai temples

The red cloth in which the budget documents were wrapped in was first taken to Mumbai’s Siddhivinayak and Mahalakshmi temples to seek blessings.

Nirmala Sitharaman’s budget puts the ball back in RBI’s court to spur growth

By keeping spending in check, increasing taxes on the wealthy, and raising duties on gold and fuel, the budget showed a fiscal conservatism that immediately spooked investors.

Nirmala Sitharaman broke tradition in Budget speech by going back to tradition

The finance minister discarded the famous briefcase for a bahi-khata and didn’t mention fiscal deficit numbers, unlike her predecessors.

Sweet Dreams: What Subramanian Swamy said to Nirmala Sitharaman after budget

BJP’s Subramanian Swamy mocked Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Twitter, where he quoted paragraphs from the budget and questioned govt figures.

Budget 2019 shows how India can not only become $5 trillion economy, but can also do it fast

With a favourable external environment and a stable exchange rate, India can achieve $4 trillion in next three years.

Arun Jaitley writes Budget 2019 blends good economics & politics, like in Modi’s first term

Nirmala Sitharaman’s Budget 2019 is based on the premise that fiscally prudent economies will eventually be rewarded against those who indulge in fiscal adventurism.

Farm to health to education, Modi govt’s Budget has no clear vision for India’s social sector

The Budget reverted to Modi government’s old avatar – a focus on infrastructure and a mission-mode model of meeting targets, this time for water.

Modi govt’s Budget 2019 as a platform for uplifting India to $5 trillion economy

Pushing the Indian economy to a size of $5 trillion by 2024-25 depends on real growth rate, inflation rate and the movement of rupee vis-à-vis US dollar.

Budget: Govt may favour gradualism over sudden change, pragmatic tinkering over clear plan

Combination of constrained fiscal situation, slowing economy and an extraordinary electoral mandate can provide the push for experimentation.

On Camera


Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.

South-East Asia’s SMEs are underperforming. Their ‘digital revolution’ depends on fintech

Digitisation of South-East Asia's economy during the pandemic is uneven. The growth in digital services has favoured individual consumers, not SMEs.


File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.