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Budget 2021: Devil in details

Budget 2021: Devil in details

February 3, 2021

For weeks, it had been touted as the most crucial budget that an Indian finance minister has had to place before the Parliament in several decades, if not since the independence of the country. After all, this was the first budget that the government has presented since the full-...

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Budget 2021: Focus on demand boost, inequalities & jobs

Budget 2021: Focus on demand boost, inequalities & jobs

January 31, 2021

Rare are the occasions when an Indian finance minister would pay heed to a report by a charity about what she needs to do in order to set the country’s malaise right. But on February 1, when union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman steps up to present the union budget for 2021...

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Decoding India’s Economic Survey 2018

Decoding India’s Economic Survey 2018

February 9, 2018

The Economic Survey 2017-18 presented by India’s Finance Minister ArunJaitley on 29 January conveyed caution as well as optimism, while scripting the way forward for the future.

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Union Budget 2018: a policy prescription or an election manifesto?

Union Budget 2018: a policy prescription or an election manifesto?

February 2, 2018

With its popularity dwindling among the rural voters the Modi government has offered a new deal in India’s annual federal budget 2018. It looks pro-poor and pro-farmers to uplift rural India towards prosperity. One wonders whether it is too late as the General Election 2019 is ...

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Impact of GST on Indian Aviation

Impact of GST on Indian Aviation

October 31, 2017

The newly-introduced Goods and Services Tax (GST) has also impacted the burgeoning Indian aviation sector, though without much damage. Until a few weeks before the July 1 deadline for the countrywide introduction of the new unified tax regime under Goods and Services Tax, the Ind...

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GST to cripple regional film industry in India

GST to cripple regional film industry in India

June 7, 2017

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) slated to come in effect from July 1 puts cinema in the sinful category of fixed 28 pc similar to racing, betting, and casinos. The future of the regional film industries and small or medium services connected to cinema as a whole is allegedly at ...

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Is India ready for the digital industrial revolution?

Is India ready for the digital industrial revolution?

February 8, 2017

Coupling advanced technologies with the human capabilities would be the future of industrial revolution in the world. India, pushing digital innovation aims to gather the right momentum and strongly focuses on digital connectivity and cyber security.

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Union Budget 2017: Focus on skill development

Union Budget 2017: Focus on skill development

February 6, 2017

The Union Budget 2017 was hailed as a progressive one by various leaders in the digital and start-ups sectors of India, and especially the priority given to skilling and training remains a pivotal point of discussion.

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Union Budget 2017: India on the path of remonetisation

Union Budget 2017: India on the path of remonetisation

February 3, 2017

After the Indian government has started wheeling the remonetisation mechanism enduringly, banks and ATMs are witnessing a flow of currency. However, the authorities are urge the citizens to go cashless and it was reflected on the budget this year, which was centralised at spendin...

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Bengal Global Business Summit: Striving for inclusive and sustainable development

Bengal Global Business Summit: Striving for inclusive and sustainable development

January 22, 2017

With demonetisation playing its game of throne behind the scene, BGBS 2017 called its curtain with an announcement of a remarkable INR 2,353 billion investment commitment floated on the floor.

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Four-tier Goods and Services Tax structure approved in India

Four-tier Goods and Services Tax structure approved in India

November 5, 2016

A four-tier Goods and Services Tax (GST) structure that was proposed by the GST council headed by the Indian Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, in October this year, was passed on November 3

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India toying with budget reforms

India toying with budget reforms

September 21, 2016

India is all set to scrap the Railway Budget, introduce outcome-based budgeting and present a separate farm budget.

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