Sunday, 3 July, 2022
TopicNational Small Savings Fund

Topic: National Small Savings Fund

Bengal tops India’s small savings since 2000. No wonder govt reversed rate cut on voting day

As govt withdraws rate cut on small savings scheme, data with National Savings Institute shows that West Bengal has consistently led states in small savings collections.

Small savings fund, off-budget borrowings rescue Modi govt again on fiscal deficit

The fiscal deficit for 2019-20 and 2020-21 would have been higher at 4.6% and 4.4% respectively if the govt had not shifted its liabilities out of the budget.

India’s next budget may rely on some bogus numbers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a reputation for fiscal prudence, so the expectation is that somehow or the other his finance ministry will get the numbers in line.

Air India gets ₹1000 cr from Small Savings Fund: Wasting public money or last-minute push?

Cash-strapped Air India has got Rs 1,000 crore from the National Small Savings Fund, and may raise Rs 500 crore from banks by next...

On Camera

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Richard Hadlee, the speedster who could cast a ‘spell’ even on slow, spinning Indian wickets

Richard Hadlee shares his birthday with his partner-in-crime Ewen John Chatfield. Together, they formed one of the greatest fast-bowling partnerships of all time.
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

File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

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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