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  • Q3 GDP data: Government consumption spending growth in FY21 likely to be slower than FY20, show advance estimates Feb 26, 2021 07:00 PM IST

    Q3 GDP data: Government consumption spending growth in FY21 likely to be slower than FY20, show advance estimates

    During the first quarter of the current financial year, GFCE was 16.4 percent of the GDP, pushed by a rise in government spending.

  • Bihar govt presents Rs 2.18 lakh crore budget for FY22 in Assembly, no new tax imposed Feb 22, 2021 08:35 PM IST

    Bihar govt presents Rs 2.18 lakh crore budget for FY22 in Assembly, no new tax imposed

    Speaking on the budget, Kumar said it was "balanced" and prepared by protecting the interests of all sections of people in the society.

  • Privatisation of CPSEs during recession time a 'horrible idea': Pronab Sen Feb 18, 2021 10:38 AM IST

    Privatisation of CPSEs during recession time a 'horrible idea': Pronab Sen

    The government has budgeted Rs 1.75 lakh crore from stake sale in public sector companies and financial institutions, including two public sector banks (PSBs) and one general insurance company, in the next fiscal year beginning April 1.

  • Budget 2021 has something to cheer for unorganised sector employees Feb 17, 2021 11:28 AM IST

    Budget 2021 has something to cheer for unorganised sector employees

    Gig, platform and home-based workers will now get social security benefits

  • Agreed to 15th Finance Commission's suggestion on non-lapsable Defence Fund: Finance Minister Feb 13, 2021 11:43 AM IST

    Agreed to 15th Finance Commission's suggestion on non-lapsable Defence Fund: Finance Minister

    The 15th Finance Commission had recommended constitution of Modernisation Fund for Defence and Internal Security (MFDIS), a non-lapsable dedicated fund to bridge the gap between projected budgetary requirements and allocation for internal security and defence.

  • Vedanta, Centricus join hands to create $10-billion fund to invest in divestment-bound PSUs Feb 12, 2021 10:11 PM IST

    Vedanta, Centricus join hands to create $10-billion fund to invest in divestment-bound PSUs

    Vedanta and private equity firms Apollo Global and I Squared Capital's arm Think Gas have shown interest in buying the government's 52.98 per cent stake in BPCL.

  • The Budget’s impact on NRIs—what you need to know Feb 12, 2021 03:41 PM IST

    The Budget’s impact on NRIs—what you need to know

    Relaxation in double taxation of retirement funds to setting up of one-person company, the Budget 2021 has something for NRIs as well.

  • Budget 2021 | Why doing away NSSF loans to Food Corp of India is such a big deal Feb 04, 2021 01:53 PM IST

    Budget 2021 | Why doing away NSSF loans to Food Corp of India is such a big deal

    Experts welcomed the move as a step towards enhancing budget transparency

  • Budget’s EPF tax googly: Should you rework your retirement strategy? Feb 04, 2021 09:30 AM IST

    Budget’s EPF tax googly: Should you rework your retirement strategy?

    Interest earned on provident contributions of Rs 2.5 lakh in a year will now be taxed. Is it time to look for alternatives?

  • Agriculture infrastructure cess: States' tax revenue to take a hit as FM cuts duty Feb 02, 2021 12:21 PM IST

    Agriculture infrastructure cess: States' tax revenue to take a hit as FM cuts duty

    Agriculture Infrastructure and Development Cess has been placed on fuel, alcoholic beverages, gold, silver, crude, soybean, and a few other commodities.

  • Budget 2021 – This time, the numbers do not lie Feb 02, 2021 10:35 AM IST

    Budget 2021 – This time, the numbers do not lie

    Despite the expressions of intent, the actual capital expenditure is far short of being called a game changer

  • Budget 2021: Hits & Misses Feb 01, 2021 08:16 PM IST

    Budget 2021: Hits & Misses

    Check out the Hits & Misses of the Union Budget 2021-22 in this quick chat with Mr Dilip Oommen, CEO, ArcelorMittal/Nippon Steel India and Moneycontrol's Prince Thomas

  • Budget 2021 | Rs 35,000 crore allotment for COVID-19 vaccination brings cheers to vaccine makers Feb 01, 2021 07:43 PM IST

    Budget 2021 | Rs 35,000 crore allotment for COVID-19 vaccination brings cheers to vaccine makers

    Adar Poonawalla, CEO, Serum Institute of India (SII) called the spending on healthcare infrastructure and vaccine by countries as the best bang for their buck.

  • Pharma: Ignore the noise as the core allocation is incremental Feb 01, 2021 07:32 PM IST

    Pharma: Ignore the noise as the core allocation is incremental

    Focus on creating health infrastructure in the Budget 2021 is clearly an incrementally structural move which should indirectly benefit all the domestic oriented companies

  • Watch: FM Sitharaman's Budget Speech In 180 Secs Feb 01, 2021 06:40 PM IST

    Watch: FM Sitharaman's Budget Speech In 180 Secs

    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Union Budget 2021-22 on February 1. Catch the highlights here:

  • Union Budget 2021: Centre leaves startups to be atmanirbhar, with little on table Feb 01, 2021 06:08 PM IST

    Union Budget 2021: Centre leaves startups to be atmanirbhar, with little on table

    The extension of capital gains exemption for investment in startups has been applauded by one and all.

  • Budget 2021 | SEBI assigned new responsibility as Gold Spot Exchange regulator Feb 01, 2021 05:38 PM IST

    Budget 2021 | SEBI assigned new responsibility as Gold Spot Exchange regulator

    In the budget of 2018-19, the government had announced its intent to establish a system of regulated gold exchanges in the country. For this purpose, SEBI will be notified as to the regulator. For warehousing purposes, the government has appointed Warehousing Development and Regulatory Authority as a regulator.

  • Union Budget 2021: Gig workers like e-commerce delivery boys, cab drivers likely to come under security net Feb 01, 2021 04:14 PM IST

    Union Budget 2021: Gig workers like e-commerce delivery boys, cab drivers likely to come under security net

    Union Budget 2021: The government will launch a portal that will collect information on gig and construction workers.

  • Union Budget 2021: Healthcare spending boost led by COVID-19 vaccination, drinking water, sanitation Feb 01, 2021 03:36 PM IST

    Union Budget 2021: Healthcare spending boost led by COVID-19 vaccination, drinking water, sanitation

    The increase was primarily led by Rs 35,000 crore allotment for COVID-19 vaccines and Rs 21,158 crore allocation to drinking water and sanitation. In addition to Finance Commission (FC) Grants of Rs 13,192 crore for health and Rs 36,022 crore for water and sanitation.

  • Budget 2021 | Government wants to make Income-Tax department taxpayer-friendly Feb 01, 2021 03:33 PM IST

    Budget 2021 | Government wants to make Income-Tax department taxpayer-friendly

    Simplification of forms, I-T filing exemption to those above 75 years of age, reduction in tenure of reassessment, and faceless dispute redressal committees are the highlights.

  • Budget 2021: Centre proposes folding three securities Acts into an umbrella legislation Feb 01, 2021 02:27 PM IST

    Budget 2021: Centre proposes folding three securities Acts into an umbrella legislation

    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has proposed merging the Securities Contracts Regulation Act, Depositaries Act, and Securities Exchange Board of India Act into a new Securities Code Act. Market experts feel this will help in faster amendment as only one Act will have to be modified when required instead of amendments across these inter-related Acts, which can be cumbersome

  • Union Budget 2021| Railway infrastructure gets a boost Feb 01, 2021 02:27 PM IST

    Union Budget 2021| Railway infrastructure gets a boost

    As per the Budget 2021 plan lined up by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman under the National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP), the Railways sector is expected to see investment worth Rs 11.43 lakh crore till 2024-25

  • Budget 2021 : Sitharaman allocates Rs 50,000 crore for National Research Foundation Feb 01, 2021 12:35 PM IST

    Budget 2021 : Sitharaman allocates Rs 50,000 crore for National Research Foundation

    In addition, around Rs 1500 crore is earmarked for financial incentive for making payments in digital mode. The new initiative National Language Translation Mission, will translate governance and policy related documents available online to major Indian languages.

  • Budget 2021 | Key terms you should know to understand the Budget better Jan 31, 2021 06:21 PM IST

    Budget 2021 | Key terms you should know to understand the Budget better

    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the Union Budget for 2021-2022 today. Understanding the Budget is a tough process as it involves complex terms. Some of the important terms are explained here to help you decode the forthcoming Budget speech.

  • Economic Survey 2021 says ‘overregulation’ leads to opaque decision making, pitches for simple regulations Jan 29, 2021 03:44 PM IST

    Economic Survey 2021 says ‘overregulation’ leads to opaque decision making, pitches for simple regulations

    The Economic Survey 2021 argues that the problem of 'overregulation' and 'opacity in Indian administrative processes' flows from the emphasis on having complete regulations that account for every possible outcome.

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