The Union Cabinet today moved amendments to the GST Constitutional Amendment Bill, approved passage of a new consumer protection bill as well as setting up of the Rs 20,000 crore National Investment & Infrastructure Fund that was announced in the Budget this year.
India focused equity funds have witnessed an inflow of over USD 9.5 billion from worldwide investors in the first six months of the year, while neighboring China has seen a hefty outflow of USD 17 billion during the same period, says a report.
The bank's shareholders, at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) yesterday, also approved an increase in its borrowing limit to Rs 50,000 crore, as also hiking the combined investment limit for FPIs and FIIs to 74 percent.
Phased replacement of fossil fuel-based vehicles with those based on latest technologies will lead to a net saving of Rs 14,000 crore, Union Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Anant Geete said.
Finance minister Arun Jaitley had announced the setting up of National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) in the Union Budget. The North Block has now issued a draft Cabinet note on its formation.
Analysts polled by CNBC-TV18 expect volume growth to continue to remain muted in Q4 impacted by four consecutive years of excise duty hikes and corresponding price hikes of 15 percent taken post Union Budget. Cigarette volumes are expected to decline by 9-10 percent, similar to what was seen in last quarter.
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Parliament will reconvene on Monday after a month and the government faces the mammoth task of getting the re-promulgated land ordinance converted into legislation, the task they couldn't achieve in the first part of the Budget session due to stiff opposition in the Rajya Sabha where it struggles with numbers.
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had announced plans to set up the bureau during his budget, which follows other moves like separating the post of chairman from managing director as well as inviting applications from professionals working in the private sector to apply for top posts.