Editorial: Positive is the word

The Economic Survey tabled by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has forecast India’s real GDP to record a growth of 11 per cent in 2021-22 and nominal GDP by 15.4 per cent-the highest since independence, believing that rebound will be led by the low base and continued normalisation in economic activities as the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines gathers traction. Continue Reading

Banks acting as villains for traders, alleges CAIT

The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) on Monday urged Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to prevent banks from entering into an unholy nexus with e-commerce companies which is damaging small businesses. Continue Reading

Farmers stage novel protest against Nirmala Sitharaman

Federation of Farmers’ Association of Cuddalore has announced a unique protest against Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for “not announcing any benefits for the farmers”. Continue Reading

Modi’s global investor meet on Thursday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair the Virtual Global Investor Roundtable (VGIR) on Thursday. Continue Reading

Good, but confusing: CIA on FM’s announcement

Reacting to the recent announcements made by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to increase demand and spending, Consortium of Indian Associations has said these measures are meant for direct benefit to governmentt employees. Continue Reading

RS passes insolvency, bankruptcy bill

The Rajya Sabha today passed the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Bill, 2020 by voice vote. Continue Reading

India’s economy destroyed by demonetisation, flawed GST, failed lockdown: Rahul

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has hit out at Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman by claiming that the Indian economy has been destroyed by three actions — demonetisation, flawed GST and a failed lockdown. Continue Reading

Union Finance Minister lauds city composer’s album

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has sent her wishes in support of the symphonic album ‘Spirit of Humanity’, composed by Chennai-based music composer Ganesh B Kumar. Continue Reading

DMK has no right to talk about democracy: Nirmala Sitharaman

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has criticised the DMK for aligning with the Congress and said the DMK has no right to speak about democracy. Continue Reading

Banks reluctant to lend to MSMEs under Centre’s scheme

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had announced recently Rs 3 lakh crore scheme for collateral-free loans for MSMEs to provide emergency credit from banks and NBFCs to overcome economic crisis post Covid-19 outbreak. Continue Reading