Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Opportunities galore in India for investors and industry stakeholders: Sitharaman to CEOs of US giants

Sitharaman and US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen also co-chaired the eighth ministerial meeting of the India-USA Economic and Financial Partnership Dialogue in Washington.

published on : 17th October 2021

“Loot” exists in Congress DNA: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

It was Nirmala Sitharaman's first ever visit to Chhattisgarh, as part of the 'Seva aur Samarpan Abhiyaan' taking place till October 17.

published on : 6th October 2021

GST Council to meet on Friday; rate review, likely to discuss bringing petrol and diesel under the GST regime

Tax rate on Amphotericin B, Tocilizumab was cut to 'Nil', while Remdesivir and Heparin was reduced to 5 per cent in June 2021.

published on : 16th September 2021

Banks should embrace digitisation to ensure government schemes reach needy: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

The way forward for any bank, to be more efficient, is to adopt complete technology-related solutions, FM Nirmala Sitharaman said Speaking at the centenary celebrations of Tamil Nad Mercantile Bank.

published on : 12th September 2021

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to meet CEOs of public sector banks August 25

Sitharaman's meeting with MD and CEOs of PSBs assumes significance given the importance of the banking sector in generating demand and boosting consumption in the backdrop of the Covid second wave.

published on : 24th August 2021

FM Sitharaman to launch National Monetisation Pipeline on August 23

The Union Budget 2021-22 laid a lot of emphasis on asset monetisation as a means to raise innovative and alternative financing for infrastructure.

published on : 22nd August 2021

Union Minister Rameswar Teli rules out rollback of fuel prices

There is no immediate plan to either reduce taxes on petrol and diesel or rollback on fuel prices as costs have gone up in the international market, Minister Rameswar Teli said.

published on : 21st August 2021

Govt mobilises Rs 31,290 cr from Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme: FM

The ceiling will be counted on financial year basis and will include the SGBs purchased during the trading in the secondary market.

published on : 10th August 2021

Parliament passes bill to abolish 9 appellate tribunals, Govt says 'fully respect' judicial independence

The bill moved by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman was passed by a voice vote in Rajya Sabha, while a statutory motion moved by the Opposition members to send it to a select committee was negated.

published on : 9th August 2021

Bill to amend general insurance law introduced in Lok Sabha

Opposition members oppose the introduction of the bill, saying it will bring in foreign investors and entail total privatisation of public sector general insurance companies.

published on : 30th July 2021

No information on cryptocurrency exchanges, users: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

Says, no clue if these exchanges are involved in drug trafficking or money laundering

published on : 28th July 2021

YSRCP MPs submit memorandum to Sitharaman on Polavaram, special status to Andhra

The MPs also requested the Finance Minister to reimburse the expenditure incurred by the state government on the project.

published on : 27th July 2021

Ukku leaders urge Nirmala Sitharaman to reconsider Vishakhapatnam Steel Plant privatisation

The Visakha Ukku Parirakshana Porata Committee leaders also brought to Nirmala Sitharaman's notice that the steel plant will earn profits if captive mines are allocated to it. 

published on : 24th July 2021

India's strong fundamentals, market size will continue to attract foreign investments: Finance Min

Finance Minister Nirmala SItharaman, alluding to the never-before contraction of the country's GDP in FY 2020-21, called it the unparalleled effect of the 'once in a century' COVID-19 pandemic.

published on : 19th July 2021

Govt puts LIC divestment on fast track, seeks legal advisor, book managers

According to Department of Investment and Public Asset Management, request for proposal (RFP) is for legal adviser, advertising agency, book running lead managers and registrar for LIC IPO.

published on : 15th July 2021
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