Saturday, 1 October, 2022
TopicFinance Minister

Topic: Finance Minister

Pakistan Finance Minister Miftah Ismail resigns, senior PML-N leader Ishaq Dar to take over

The resignation came after it was formally decided in the party meeting that the country needs a new finance minister and Nawaz Sharif nominated Dar for the 'tough' job.

Sri Lanka’s new finance minister quits after one day in office as economic crisis worsens

Ali Sabry's departure is in keeping with the trend of govt officials distancing themselves from the powerful Rajapaksa family in face of growing public anger over surge in inflation.

India has no proposal to recognise Bitcoin as currency: Nirmala Sitharaman in Parliament

Sitharaman said the Modi govt doesn't collect data on Bitcoin transactions. Centre plans to introduce cryptocurrency bill that seeks to ban all but a few private cryptocurrencies.

Sitharaman to meet heads of banks & financial institution for two-day conference next week

The conference beginning on 17 November will focus on the flow of credit into different sectors of the economy in a seamless manner, according to the Finance Ministry.

Pushing to have LIC IPO done by March 2022, FM Sitharaman says

Sitharaman said any delay won't be due to a lack of political will. The 65-year old insurer's internal valuation hasn't been done & the process will take time, she added.

Nirmala Sitharaman meets leaders of global corporations in US, discusses reforms in India

Finance Minister Sitharaman is on an official US visit to attend the annual meet of the World Bank and IMF and G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) meeting.

Trust between govt & industry crucial in using opportunities created by Covid: FM Sitharaman

While addressing members of the Confederation of Indian Industry, FM Nirmala Sitharaman also assured that the proposed Development Financial institution will become functional soon.

Banks should adopt digitisation to ensure govt schemes reach needy, says Nirmala Sitharaman

The Finance Minister said it was due to use of digitisation through banking correspondents that govt's financial disbursements were distributed to the poor even during Covid pandemic.

Govt ready to do everything to revive & support economic growth, says Nirmala Sitharaman

Speaking at the CII Annual Meeting, Sitharaman said indicators suggested that economy is buoyant and recovery is taking place after lifting of Covid restrictions by states.

Strong fundamentals, market size will attract foreign investments, says Nirmala Sitharaman

In a written reply to Lok Sabha, Sitharaman said the fundamentals of the economy remained strong as gradual scaling back of lockdowns placed India firmly on the path of recovery.

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Congress issues notice to three Ashok Gehlot loyalists for 'indiscipline'

Congress can end Rajasthan impasse despite Gehlot rebellion. Two scenarios emerge

Scenario one would demand Gehlot’s resignation— the high command gets to preserve its authority and Gehlot retains control over the choice of his successor.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.