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Pension scheme for retail traders and shopkeepers

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday announced the Pradhan Mantri Karam Yogi Maan Dhan Scheme. Under the scheme, pension benefits will be extended to 3 crore retail traders and shopkeepers whose annual turnover is less than Rs. 1.5 crore. The Finance Minister announced that enrolment in the scheme will be simple, requiring only Aadhaar number… Continue reading Pension scheme for retail traders and shopkeepers

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Budget 2019 Speech Live: Fuel, gold become expensive, corporate tax reduced, PSBs to receive funds

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her maiden Budget speech today said the Indian economy had reached from $1.85 trillion to $2.7 trillion, and that the Centre had the target of taking it to $5 trillion by FY25. Sitharaman said investment-driven growth is a must in India as the country required Rs 20 lakh crore worth… Continue reading Budget 2019 Speech Live: Fuel, gold become expensive, corporate tax reduced, PSBs to receive funds

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Union Budget 2019 LIVE updates: Nirmala Sitharaman to start her speech at 11 am, be ready for many surprises!

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present her maiden Union Budget in Parliament today. Sitharaman will present the first budget of Modi 2.0 government on July 5 against the backdrop of India's economy hitting a five-year low growth of 6.8 per cent in 2018-19. It will be interesting to see how Nirmala Sitharaman proposes to steer… Continue reading Union Budget 2019 LIVE updates: Nirmala Sitharaman to start her speech at 11 am, be ready for many surprises!