Need collective action for effective regulation of technology: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Her comments also come against the backdrop of the government preparing to come out with legislation to regulate cryptocurrencies.

published on : 3rd December 2021

Unions threaten two-day nationwide strike against proposed privatisation of public sector banks

The government has already privatised IDBI Bank by selling its majority stake in the lender to LIC in 2019 and merged 14 public sector banks in the past four years.

published on : 1st December 2021

Legendary lyricist Sirivennela’s pen falls silent

Sirivennela wrote a variety of songs ranging from devotional, romantic, folk, mass and classical poetry.

published on : 1st December 2021

Hope for crypto players as Finance Minister gives positive news on upcoming regulations

Siddharth Menon, COO and Co-Founder at WazirX tweeted, “Big day for crypto in India. I am feeling more positive.”

published on : 1st December 2021

Telugu lyricist 'Sirivennela' Seetharama Sastry passes away

According to reports, Seetharama Sastry was admitted to KIMS hospital in Secunderabad with Pneumonia on November 24th. He had been under treatment since then.

published on : 30th November 2021

Centre committed to compensate states for 5 years for revenue loss due to GST roll out: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Sitharaman said Rs 37,134 crore and Rs 14,664 crore worth GST compensation is yet to be released to states for 2020-21 and 2021-22 fiscal years respectively.

published on : 30th November 2021

New Bill on cryptocurrency after Cabinet approval: Sitharaman in Rajya Sabha

The Bill seeks to create a facilitative framework for the creation of the official digital currency to be issued by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for the ongoing winter session of Parliament.

published on : 30th November 2021

Plea to ban Salman Khurshid's book dismissed, Delhi High Court says 'filed for publicity'

The Delhi High Court found that the petitioner had even not made the author of the book and publication house a party in the petition.

published on : 30th November 2021

No proposal to recognise Bitcoin as currency: Nirmala Sitharaman informs Lok Sabha

The government has listed Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill 2021 in the ongoing winter session of Parliament.

published on : 30th November 2021

Telangana Speaker Pocharam Srinivas Reddy tests positive for Covid-19

He has been admitted to a private hospital in Hyderabad. His health condition is stable.

published on : 25th November 2021

Producers' association writes to Nirmala Sitharaman to abolish GST on film industry

The association, in its letter addressed to the FM, requested Sitharaman to consider "the pain and agony" the industry is going through due to "extreme taxation and also GST being levied at 18%.

published on : 24th November 2021

Will get back all money taken away from banks as govt actively pursuing cases of loan defaulters: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

FM Nirmala Sitharaman said she will ensure more banking activities take place in J&K and credit help to the people in setting their businesses.

published on : 23rd November 2021

Retailers' body urges government to reconsider proposed GST rate hike on textiles, apparels

RAI said that the 7 per cent hike has been proposed to address the issue of inverted duty structure in the textile industry faced by a small segment of the total textile value chain.

published on : 23rd November 2021

On Jammu and Kashmir visit, Finance Minister inaugurates projects worth Rs 165 crore

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday arrived here on her first visit to Jammu and Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370 and inaugurated projects worth Rs 165 crore.

published on : 23rd November 2021

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to promote fintech at GIFT City today

Apart from the secretaries, ministers of state for finance Pankaj Chaudhary and Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad will also join the discussions, according to a government statement.

published on : 20th November 2021
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