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  • Government to shortly announce RoDTEP rates to boost exports: Amitabh Kant of Niti Aayog Feb 23, 2021 08:51 PM IST

    Government to shortly announce RoDTEP rates to boost exports: Amitabh Kant of Niti Aayog

    Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products (RoDTEP), which became applicable with effect from January 1, 2021, was formed to replace the existing Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS). Under the MEIS regime, the government provided duty benefits at different rates depending on product and country.

  • Crisil says NBFC stressed assets may hit Rs 1.5-1.8 lakh crore by end of FY21 Feb 16, 2021 03:47 PM IST

    Crisil says NBFC stressed assets may hit Rs 1.5-1.8 lakh crore by end of FY21

    However, the one-time COVID-19 restructuring window, and the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) restructuring scheme offered by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will limit the reported gross non-performing assets (GNPAs).

  • No decision taken on opening up private market for vaccines: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Feb 15, 2021 09:06 PM IST

    No decision taken on opening up private market for vaccines: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

    "This is an emergency use authorisation (EUA), and during the course of EUA, it is the responisbilty of the govt to keep things under control, that is why it is not been opened up for private market," the health minister said.

  • Fall in India’s Covid-19 case count: Is it sustainable, and why complacency is risky Feb 10, 2021 06:45 PM IST

    Fall in India’s Covid-19 case count: Is it sustainable, and why complacency is risky

    Experts warn that the coronavirus’ behaviour is not something that can be predicted, as evident from the UK, Brazil and South Africa, where new and highly transmissible variants of the virus have led to a massive spike in cases. Complacence and vaccine hesitancy are a matter of concern

  • Budget 2021: Higher spends on infra, capex to help revive capital goods sector Feb 01, 2021 03:44 PM IST

    Budget 2021: Higher spends on infra, capex to help revive capital goods sector

    Capital goods companies believe that the cascading effect of the government spending on capex and infrastructure will boost their order book and help them recover fast from the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Economic Survey 2021 highlights need for healthcare sector regulator Jan 29, 2021 03:47 PM IST

    Economic Survey 2021 highlights need for healthcare sector regulator

    On the lines of banking and finance industry - that mitigates the information gap through credit rating agencies and credit bureaus, the Economic Survey suggests creating agencies to assess the quality of the healthcare providers – both doctors and hospitals; and patients.

  • Explained: How to read the Union Budget Jan 25, 2021 09:28 PM IST

    Explained: How to read the Union Budget

    The finance minister's budget speech is one of the many parts of the budget documents, all of which are uploaded on indiabudget.gov.in within hours of the speech. We explain what you need to look out for in the documents.

  • India may scrap e-commerce policy due to lack of unanimity: Report Jan 22, 2021 10:16 AM IST

    India may scrap e-commerce policy due to lack of unanimity: Report

    The inter-ministerial group discussing the policy consisted of the Agriculture Ministry, Corporate Affairs Ministry, Electronics and IT Ministry and the Finance Ministry.

  • Trump's last-minute moves against China complicate Biden's agenda Jan 20, 2021 11:45 PM IST

    Trump's last-minute moves against China complicate Biden's agenda

    Beijing is likely to pressure Biden to reverse at least some of the Trump administration’s decisions as a condition of resuming talks on other issues.

  • Union cabinet clears 850 MW Ratle power project in J&K Jan 20, 2021 07:08 PM IST

    Union cabinet clears 850 MW Ratle power project in J&K

    The Ratle hydroelectric project will result in direct and indirect employment to around 4,000 persons. Further, Jammu and kashmir will benefit by getting free power worth Rs 5,289 crore and through a levy of water usage charges worth Rs 9,581crore from the project, during its lifecycle of 40 years.

  • Budget 2021 | Centre working on policy to centralise regional rural banks under holding company: Report Jan 20, 2021 02:47 PM IST

    Budget 2021 | Centre working on policy to centralise regional rural banks under holding company: Report

    Applicable to the 43 RRBs in India, the policy will also lay out a “common strategy for the 21,871 branches of these banks".

  • Toycathon 2021: Here is all you need to know Jan 19, 2021 03:14 PM IST

    Toycathon 2021: Here is all you need to know

    Aim of Toycathon 2021 is to crowd source ideas for developing and games based on Indian ethos and value systems, local folklore and heroes

  • Do we need to change India’s flexible inflation targeting framework? Jan 04, 2021 08:50 AM IST

    Do we need to change India’s flexible inflation targeting framework?

    If low interest rates are not enough to revive growth, then the private sector will not really be able to kickstart the economy and the burden for growth will fall entirely on the government, until vaccination restores confidence

  • Year-ender 2020 | Infrastructure projects on track despite COVID blues, cost overrun a lingering issue Dec 29, 2020 03:33 PM IST

    Year-ender 2020 | Infrastructure projects on track despite COVID blues, cost overrun a lingering issue

    The relief measures announced under the Atmanirbhar Bharat 3.0 package indicate the government's continued focus on the sector.

  • Confident we'll get enough funds as per National Infrastructure Pipeline target: Road ministry secretary Giridhar Aramane Dec 15, 2020 04:19 PM IST

    Confident we'll get enough funds as per National Infrastructure Pipeline target: Road ministry secretary Giridhar Aramane

    In an interview with Moneycontrol, Giridhar Aramane said the Road Ministry may spend more than the allocated amount, adding that the 11,000 km target will generate employment on a large scale.

  • Coming soon, a standard personal accident insurance policy: Should you buy it? Dec 14, 2020 09:06 AM IST

    Coming soon, a standard personal accident insurance policy: Should you buy it?

    The proposed standard insurance product will have to be mandatorily offered by all general and health insurers from April 1, 2021

  • Aim of PLI scheme is to ensure India can become a champion in 10 sectors: Amitabh Kant Dec 12, 2020 02:54 PM IST

    Aim of PLI scheme is to ensure India can become a champion in 10 sectors: Amitabh Kant

    Speaking at the FICCI AGM, Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog, said the PLI scheme will be a gamechanger for the sectors.

  • Toll collection only via FASTags laced with challenges, says expert Dec 08, 2020 09:45 PM IST

    Toll collection only via FASTags laced with challenges, says expert

    Samir Kanabar, Partner, EY India, says the move's success hinges on a number of factors, most importantly every state government's intent to embrace this change.

  • New Labour Code: White-collar employees to receive overtime pay Dec 08, 2020 10:36 AM IST

    New Labour Code: White-collar employees to receive overtime pay

    Labour Code, 2019, will merge three central labour acts, The Trade Unions Act, 1926, The Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946 and The Industrial Disputes Act, 1947.

  • Canada contradicting its WTO stand of challenging India’s farm subsidies Dec 05, 2020 01:22 PM IST

    Canada contradicting its WTO stand of challenging India’s farm subsidies

    Canada has been consistently challenging farm subsidies in India which are seen as crucial for Indian farmers.

  • Multimodal connectivity can be a gamechanger: Expert Nov 26, 2020 09:24 PM IST

    Multimodal connectivity can be a gamechanger: Expert

    Arindam Guha, partner and government and public services leader at Deloitte India, said the initiative will also lead to generation of jobs in the logistics sector and will help in attracting big foreign companies.

  • Govt to soon come out with model tenancy law Nov 25, 2020 04:22 PM IST

    Govt to soon come out with model tenancy law

    The secretary said the Centre had advised all States/UTs to cut stamp duty for giving filip to the housing segment.

  • How India’s ecosystem is gearing up for a smooth rollout of COVID-19 vaccines Nov 20, 2020 10:34 AM IST

    How India’s ecosystem is gearing up for a smooth rollout of COVID-19 vaccines

    When it begins, India’s immunisation drive against the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 will be the biggest such effort ever undertaken. It will need the makers of vaccines, vials, syringes, along with the healthcare ecosystem, logistics companies and government authorities to coordinate well together to succeed. Moneycontrol reviews the state of preparedness as India gears up to inoculate its population of 1.3 billion

  • Maintenance of highways: Will foreign companies do a better job? Nov 19, 2020 10:17 PM IST

    Maintenance of highways: Will foreign companies do a better job?

    Samir Kanabar, Partner, EY India, told Moneycontrol that the move may become a gamechanger for the sector.

  • EXCLUSIVE: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw asks govt to let companies use CSR funds to vaccinate employees Nov 18, 2020 05:51 PM IST

    EXCLUSIVE: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw asks govt to let companies use CSR funds to vaccinate employees

    Her suggestion could possibly lessen the burden on the government, which is grappling to get a measure of the exact cost to vaccinate the entire country and getting the logistics and supply chain in place to administer the vaccine. It is estimated that it could cost a minimum of Rs 50,000 crore to vaccinate the country.

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