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Uncertainty due to the second wave is much lower, says CEA

India, April 17 -- The second wave of the Covid-19 may be raging across India , and health systems in some of the biggest cities may be at risk of being overwhelmed, but the country's chief economic a... Read More


Direct tax collection exceeds FY-21 estimate by 4.42% at rRs.r9.45 lakh crore

India, April 10 -- Rajeev Jayaswal letters@hindustantimes.com New DelhiThe Union government's net direct tax collections for the year 2020-21 surpassed the revised estimate (RE) by 4.42% at Rs.9.45 ... Read More


Cabinet okays rRs.r10,738 crore PLI scheme for solar modules, white goods

India, April 8 -- The cabinet on Wednesday approved Rs.10,738 crore production-linked incentive (PLI) schemes for solar modules and white goods as part of the overall Rs.1.97 lakh crore PLI series und... Read More


India looks to counter OPEC+ with new links

India, April 6 -- The government has asked state-run oil companies to increase long-term import of crude from new suppliers such as Equatorial Guinea, renegotiate term contracts with Gulf-based produc... Read More


CAG could get more access to taxpayers' data

India, March 18 -- The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) may be allowed greater access to taxpayers' data for the purpose of audits, but granting it an unrestricted access to live data of... Read More


Cabinet clears plan to set up DFI for infra projects

India, March 17 -- The Union Cabinet on Tuesday cleared the introduction of a bill in Parliament to set up a professionally run Development Finance Institution (DFI) with Rs.20,000 crore government-fu... Read More


Issue of national security key as govt decides on

India, March 6 -- The government needs to be very careful while taking any decision regarding cryptocurrencies as they are highly volatile and could have security implications, Union minister of state... Read More


India set to achieve Paris pact targets before deadline: PM Modi

India, March 6 -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said India is set to achieve its targets under the Paris climate agreement well before the deadline while emphasising that behavioural change w... Read More


GST Council to fix inverted duty anomaly soon

India, March 4 -- he Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council, the apex federal body on indirect taxation, will consider removing anomalies in the duty structure in several sectors such as textiles, ferti... Read More


India may turn to Iran, Venezuela for oil imports

India, Feb. 22 -- India may make diplomatic efforts to organise oil-consuming countries against the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies (OPEC+) as producers keep crude pri... Read More