Sunday, 3 July, 2022
TopicFinance Minister

Topic: Finance Minister

Govt will protect interest of workers of state-owned banks that may be privatised — Sitharaman

The finance ministers assurances come amid strikes by bank unions opposing the govt's policy to privatise lenders.

Dream Budget, silenced critics — the rebirth of Nirmala Sitharaman

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman previously served as India's first full-time woman defence minister. Amid constant rumours of being shunted out, she presented her third Budget this week.

Nirmala Sitharaman’s anger isn’t helping Modi govt’s image in lockdown

If Nirmala Sitharaman’s anger is the only thing India is taking away from her press briefings, she should take a few lessons from Arun Jaitley and Sonia Gandhi.

Nirmala Sitharaman announces free foodgrains for 8 cr migrant workers for next 2 months

Finance Minister Thursday announced that migrant workers who do not have central or state PDS cards will get 5 kg of grains and 1 kg of 'chana' for two months.

India’s growth may have slowed down, but there’s no recession, says Nirmala Sitharaman

Comparing 5 years of Congress’ UPA-II regime and BJP’s first term, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in Rajya Sabha inflation was lower & growth higher under Modi govt.

Author calls for Swamy to replace Sitharaman, minister responds with 3 question-marks

Author Devdutt Pattanaik later apologises to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, but social media goes into a tizzy about the exchange.

P Chidambaram denies using the finance ministry for personal gain in INX Media case

Arrested for corruption, Congress leader P. Chidambaram told the Delhi High Court that no public funds were involved in the INX Media case and questioned the credibility of Indrani Mukerjea.

As govt bans e-cigarettes, Twitter wonders why real tobacco products not prohibited

Some are supportive of the govt move, but many say the ban is hypocritical as tobacco products are still allowed.

Nirmala Sitharaman announces Rs 20,000-cr aid for home-buyers, but not all will benefit

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Saturday said that only ‘non-NPA and non-NCLT housing projects’ would get the fund support.

Don’t hate millennials for not buying cars. They will be driving India’s economy soon

If India is to become a $5-trillion economy, then millennials need to be taken on board, or on that Uber pool. Because it’s the economy, stupid.

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Representational image of a protest against rise in prices of fuel and LPG, in Kolkata | ANI

You thought inflation’s high in India? Data shows at least 100 countries doing worse

Lebanon faces worst inflation rate in the world, followed by Zimbabwe and Sudan, according to 'Trading Economics', which sources data from governments.

Defence

Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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