Nirmala Sitharaman

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BJP's big Bihar promises: Free coronavirus vaccine; 19 lakh jobs

22 Oct 2020

BJP's big Bihar promises: Free coronavirus vaccine; 19 lakh jobs

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday released manifesto for poll-bound Bihar and among the big promises were free coronavirus vaccine for all and an assurance of 19 lakh jobs to seekers.

Centre announces travel payout, festival advance for government employees

12 Oct 2020

Centre announces travel payout, festival advance for government employees

To aid the economy, bruised by the coronavirus pandemic, the Centre on Monday announced a few measures for government employees.

Expunged-remark, coronavirus talk: Details from Day 1 of Monsoon Session

14 Sep 2020

Expunged-remark, coronavirus talk: Details from Day 1 of Monsoon Session

On the first day of the Monsoon Session, the Lok Sabha witnessed an uproar over various issues, from the removal of question hour to the rise in coronavirus numbers and a comment by Trinamool Congress leader Sougata Roy on Finance Minister.

Ease of doing business: Andhra Pradesh tops states' rankings

05 Sep 2020

Ease of doing business: Andhra Pradesh tops states' rankings

The Centre on Saturday released the rankings of states and union territories in terms of Ease of Doing Business (EoDB).

Pranab Mukherjee passes away; PM Modi, President Kovind pay tributes

31 Aug 2020

Pranab Mukherjee passes away; PM Modi, President Kovind pay tributes

India's former President and Congress veteran Pranab Mukherjee passed away on Monday, weeks after he tested positive for coronavirus,

FIDE Online Chess Olympiad: R Praggnanandhaa shines for India

24 Aug 2020

FIDE Online Chess Olympiad: R Praggnanandhaa shines for India

15-year-old Indian chess sensation R Praggnanandhaa starred for the nation in the ongoing FIDE Online Chess Olympiad.

PM Modi launches Transparent Taxation platform for honest taxpayers

13 Aug 2020

PM Modi launches Transparent Taxation platform for honest taxpayers

In a move aimed at helping honest taxpayers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched the "Transparent Taxation - Honoring The Honest" platform.

Union government decides to bring cooperative banks under RBI's supervision

24 Jun 2020

Union government decides to bring cooperative banks under RBI's supervision

In a move meant to boost depositors' confidence, the Union government has decided to bring all cooperative banks under the supervision of Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Union Minister Prakash Javadekar announced in a virtual press conference on Wednesday, after a Cabinet meeting.

Modi launches Rs. 50,000 crore employment scheme for migrant workers

20 Jun 2020

Modi launches Rs. 50,000 crore employment scheme for migrant workers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched a scheme to create employment for migrant workers who returned home during the coronavirus lockdown.

Sitharaman unveils details of PM Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan

18 Jun 2020

Sitharaman unveils details of PM Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday addressed a curtain-raiser press conference to provide details on the PM Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan.

Decades of lockdown ends: PM launches auction of coal mines

18 Jun 2020

Decades of lockdown ends: PM launches auction of coal mines

Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a two-stage electronic auction of coal blocks for commercial mining, saying this will make India self-reliant energy-wise, and help all sectors.

All important decisions taken on farmers, MSMEs during Cabinet meeting

01 Jun 2020

All important decisions taken on farmers, MSMEs during Cabinet meeting

Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar, Nitin Gadkari, and Narendra Tomar addressed media, a short while after Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a Cabinet meeting.

Lockdown 5.0: Centre could extend restrictions for two more weeks

27 May 2020

Lockdown 5.0: Centre could extend restrictions for two more weeks

The Central government is mulling extending the lockdown for two more weeks after May 31, when the current bout of restrictions will end, News18 said on Wednesday.

Bitter fight between Piyush Goyal, Uddhav Thackeray over Shramik trains

25 May 2020

Bitter fight between Piyush Goyal, Uddhav Thackeray over Shramik trains

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal locked horns over Shramik special trains on Sunday.

Amid coronavirus crisis, RBI extends loan moratorium till August

22 May 2020

Amid coronavirus crisis, RBI extends loan moratorium till August

Addressing the media on Friday, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das said the central bank has brought down the repo rate by 40 basis points.

Sitharaman fifth tranche announcements: All sectors open to private firms

17 May 2020

Sitharaman fifth tranche announcements: All sectors open to private firms

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday announced the fifth and last tranche of the Rs. 20 lakh crore economic package announced by the government to revive the economy amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus: India records biggest spike in cases; tally crosses 90,000

17 May 2020

Coronavirus: India records biggest spike in cases; tally crosses 90,000

India on Saturday reported roughly 4,800 new cases of COVID-19, hitting the biggest spike again—the second time since last Sunday.

Private firms allowed to access ISRO facilities, explore space travel

16 May 2020

Private firms allowed to access ISRO facilities, explore space travel

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday announced that the government will boost private participation in the space sector.

Structural reforms in 8 sectors; coal won't be government monopoly

16 May 2020

Structural reforms in 8 sectors; coal won't be government monopoly

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addressed the media on Saturday for the fourth consecutive day to detail the government's economic package to revive the economy.

Day 3: Nirmala Sitharaman announces stimulus for agriculture, allied activities

15 May 2020

Day 3: Nirmala Sitharaman announces stimulus for agriculture, allied activities

On the third day of addressing the press on the Rs. 20 lakh crore package announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today focused on agriculture and allied activities.

No action against employers for not paying wages: Supreme Court

15 May 2020

No action against employers for not paying wages: Supreme Court

Giving a big relief to cash-strapped factory owners, the Supreme Court on Friday junked a circular from Ministry of Home Affairs, which pressurized them to pay full wages to workers, even during the lockdown.

Why Sitharaman's stimulus package has left stock market unimpressed

14 May 2020

Why Sitharaman's stimulus package has left stock market unimpressed

Domestic stocks plunged on Thursday as the government's stimulus package to revive the economy left investors unimpressed.

Migrant workers to get free-food for next two months: Sitharaman

14 May 2020

Migrant workers to get free-food for next two months: Sitharaman

Addressing media for the second straight day on the economic package announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said today's announcement revolves around migrant workers, small farmers, street vendors, etc.

Coronavirus: India's death toll reaches 2,542; Maharashtra tally crosses 25,000

14 May 2020

Coronavirus: India's death toll reaches 2,542; Maharashtra tally crosses 25,000

India on Wednesday reported 3,700 new cases of COVID-19, taking its total tally past 78,000. The nationwide death toll also stood at 2,542 on Wednesday.

With reduced EPF contribution, your take-home salary will now increase

13 May 2020

With reduced EPF contribution, your take-home salary will now increase

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday presented the details of the Rs. 20 lakh crore stimulus package to help revive the economy.

MSMEs to get Rs. 3 lakh crore collateral-free loan: Sitharaman

13 May 2020

MSMEs to get Rs. 3 lakh crore collateral-free loan: Sitharaman

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addressed the media on Wednesday, a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Rs. 20 lakh crore package to help the economy, which is suffering due to coronavirus.

Sitharaman will reveal fine print of economic package at 4pm

13 May 2020

Sitharaman will reveal fine print of economic package at 4pm

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will unveil details of the bumper economic package, announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday, at 4 pm today.

Coronavirus: Stimulus 2.0 in mind, Modi and Sitharaman hold talks

17 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Stimulus 2.0 in mind, Modi and Sitharaman hold talks

With economic activity coming to a standstill for almost a month due to the coronavirus pandemic, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss a package that could keep the wheels churning.

Lockdown extended: Amit Shah assures there's enough food and medicines

14 Apr 2020

Lockdown extended: Amit Shah assures there's enough food and medicines

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended the nationwide lockdown for almost three more weeks today, Home Minister Amit Shah, the second-most important man in the BJP-led government, put out a series of tweets saying that the country has enough stock of food, medicines, and other essential commodities.

Government planning another package to revive growth of coronavirus-stung economy

09 Apr 2020

Government planning another package to revive growth of coronavirus-stung economy

The government plans to set up a fund with a corpus of Rs. 50,000-75,000 crore to revive industries, that have been battered due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus cases reach 918 in India; all that happened today

28 Mar 2020

Coronavirus cases reach 918 in India; all that happened today

Even as India entered the fourth day of its 21-day lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak, the issue of migrant workers remained unresolved.

Coronavirus: Day after Centre's economic package, RBI cuts repo rate

27 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: Day after Centre's economic package, RBI cuts repo rate

RBI has cut repo rate by 75 basis points, bringing it down from 5.15% to 4.4%, Governor Shaktikanta Das told media at a briefing on Friday. The reverse repo rate was reduced by 90 basis points to 4%.

India's coronavirus cases near 700; here's all that happened today

26 Mar 2020

India's coronavirus cases near 700; here's all that happened today

The total number of coronavirus cases in India jumped to 694 on Thursday evening, according to the Health Ministry.

Nirmala Sitharaman announces Rs. 1.7 lakh crore package for poor

26 Mar 2020

Nirmala Sitharaman announces Rs. 1.7 lakh crore package for poor

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addressed media on Thursday amid the coronavirus crisis and the lockdown that has been imposed in India for three weeks, starting Wednesday.

#Coronavirus: India put under complete lockdown for 21-days, declares Modi

24 Mar 2020

#Coronavirus: India put under complete lockdown for 21-days, declares Modi

The entire country will go under complete lockdown starting midnight for 21 days, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Tuesday.

Coronavirus crisis: Government waives ATM withdrawal, bank balance non-maintenance charges

24 Mar 2020

Coronavirus crisis: Government waives ATM withdrawal, bank balance non-maintenance charges

In the wake of increasing COVID-19 cases across the country, the government has waived charges on withdrawals from other bank ATMs and the penalty on failing to maintain minimum bank balance for a period of three months.

Coronavirus crisis: I-TR filing deadline extended to June 30

24 Mar 2020

Coronavirus crisis: I-TR filing deadline extended to June 30

In the wake of coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc on the Indian economy, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced that an economic package will be rolled out soon.

Coronavirus: Government workers to get paid during lockdown, says FM

23 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: Government workers to get paid during lockdown, says FM

The Ministry of Finance on Monday announced that government workers, who have been forced to stay at home during the lockdown for coronavirus, will continue to be paid.

Lok Sabha adjourned sine die amid coronavirus crisis

23 Mar 2020

Lok Sabha adjourned sine die amid coronavirus crisis

With coronavirus positive cases continuing to rise across India, the Lok Sabha was adjourned sine die on Monday after the Finance Bill, 2020, was passed without discussion.

Yes Bank resumes full banking services as RBI lifts moratorium

18 Mar 2020

Yes Bank resumes full banking services as RBI lifts moratorium

The ailing private lender Yes Bank on Wednesday confirmed that its banking services are now fully operational.