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Finance Minister presents Interim Budget 2019

He reached the North Block in the morning.  The government is likely to announce several welfare measures for various sections of society.  Chairman of Economic Affairs Council of CII, Vinayak Chatterjee said he expects more announcement for addressing farm distress and budgetary provisions for the social sector.     WATCH the first ... Read More »

Mithali raj becomes first woman to play 200 ODI matches

India’s one-day international captain already holds the record for being the most capped woman in one-day internationals. She earned her 192nd cap to beat Charlotte Edward’s, former England captain when she led India against the English in the first match of their ICC Women’s Championship ODI series in April 2018. Raj ... Read More »

Finance Minister to present Interim Budget 2019 today

  The government is likely to announce several welfare measures for various sections of society.  Chairman of Economic Affairs Council of CII, Vinayak Chatterjee said he expects more announcement for addressing farm distress and budgetary provisions for the social sector.   Read More »

Interim Budget 2019: Middle-class hopes for tax relief

GST has redefined indirect taxation and now all eyes are on easing Direct taxation. The government is also looking at increasing ease of investment by putting in place user friendly and transparent systems.  All eyes are on the interrim budget that will be announced in a short while from now. ... Read More »

Interim Budget 2019: Will the power sector’s expectations be met?

A majority of industry stakeholders anticipate tax reduction, better rate of interest, subsidies for developers in the Union Budget 2019-20. Last year, various policy initiatives as part of ’24X7 power to all’ were announced to ensure last-mile connectivity. This year too the trend is likely to continue. The highlight of ... Read More »

Delhi’s air quality continues to be ‘very poor’

According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data, the overall air quality index (AQI) of the city was at 344, which falls in the ‘very poor’ category. An AQI between 0 and 50 is considered ‘good’, 51 and 100 ‘satisfactory’, 101 and 200 ‘moderate’, 201 and 300 ‘poor’, 301 ... Read More »

Polar Vortex kills 12, disrupts flights in midwest US

At least a dozen deaths related to extreme cold weather have been reported since Saturday (January 26) in Michigan, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota, according to officials and media reports. Nearly 7,000 Minneapolis area residents were without power on Wednesday. Xcel Energy has asked customers to dial down their ... Read More »

Europe launches sanctions-busting Iran payment vehicle

Brussels hopes the long-awaited special payment system will help save the Iran nuclear deal by allowing Tehran to keep trading with EU companies despite Washington reimposing sanctions after President Donald Trump abruptly quit the accord last year. The three countries — the European signatories to the 2015 deal that curbed ... Read More »

Venezuela’s Guaido hails “international coalition” of support

The White House said Trump and Juan Guaido, the opposition leader trying to replace Maduro, agreed to maintain regular communication after Venezuelan authorities opened an investigation that could lead to Guaido’s arrest. The moves against Guaido, 35, including a travel ban and assets freeze, were in retaliation for oil sanctions imposed by the ... Read More »

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