FDI inflows were robust in 2019 despite headwinds, says FM

Government will invite suggestions on further opening up the aviation, media and animation sectors to FDI, in consultation with all stakeholders, said Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman while presenting the Union Budget today. Continue Reading

Budget: Sitharaman discards briefcase, carries ‘bahi-khata’

In a departure from the past, India’s first full-time woman Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman carried the Union Budget documents in a red bag, reminiscence of the traditional ‘bahi-khata’. Earlier, finance ministers in different governments used to carry a briefcase to present budget, which was considered as a tradition of colonial past. Continue Reading