Department of Economic Affairs: News

31 Oct 2020

Narendra Modi

Nirmala Sitharaman wanted me out of FinMin, says Ex-Finance Secretary

Former Finance Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg on Saturday blamed Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for his sudden transfer from the Ministry.

08 Dec 2019


Chandrayaan-3 official! ISRO seeks Rs. 75 crore from Centre

Months after the Indian Space Research Organisation launched the Chandrayaan-2 moon mission, the space agency has sought Rs. 75 crore from the Centre for the next phase, Chandrayaan-3.

12 Dec 2018

Tamil Nadu

Shaktikanta Das takes charge as new RBI Governor

A day after he was appointed as the new Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Shaktikanta Das, on Wednesday, took charge of the central bank.

15 Aug 2018


Punjab CM announces Rs. 3,600cr-worth development projects for Ludhiana

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today announced a slew of development projects worth over Rs. 3,600cr for Ludhiana district, ranging from infrastructure to water supply and industries to education.

01 Jul 2018


Bureaucratic rejig at Center: Alka Tiwari appointed new CVC Secretary

IAS officer Alka Tiwari has been named the Secretary of anti-corruption watchdog Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) as part of a major senior-level bureaucratic reshuffle effected by the central government.

10 Jun 2017


Sustainability initiatives: France extends 3.5 million Euros to Indian cities

In a bid to curb emissions and support sustainable initiatives in India, EU and France extended 3.5 million euros to India under the 'Mobilize Your City' (MYC) initiative.

23 Mar 2017

Lok Sabha

Has the government's 'Make in India' borne fruit?

Two years after the launch of 'Make in India', only the services sector seems to have received significant FDI whereas manufacturing, except electronics and automobiles, has been overlooked.

22 Mar 2017

Lok Sabha

Make in India: Five sectors fail to attract FDI proposals

The Parliament was informed that five sectors, including defence, ports, and coal have failed to attract any 'Foreign Direct Investments' during April-December of the current fiscal.

18 Feb 2017

Himachal Pradesh

New SEBI Chief's tenure cut short

Ajay Tyagi's appointment as new SEBI Chairman was approved and announced by the government just last week.

12 Feb 2017

Himachal Pradesh

Senior IAS officer Ajay Tyagi appointed new SEBI chief

Senior bureaucrat Ajay Tyagi has been appointed as the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).

04 Feb 2017


Sanjeev Sanyal appointed new Principal Economic Adviser

Former Chief Economist and Director of Global Markets Research in Deutsche Bank, Sanjeev Sanyal has been appointed India's new Principal Economic Adviser.