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BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, April 6, 2021
Backed by vaccinations and the experience from controlling the first wave of coronavirus pandemic, the Indian economy is well prepared to handle any downside risks posed by the second wave of COVID-19 cases, said FM Nirmala Sitharaman; Indian state refiners will buy 36% less oil from Saudi Arabia in May than normal, three sources said, in a sign of escalating tensions with Riyadh even after the Kingdom supported the idea of boosting output from OPEC and allied producers last week; Indian social commerce platform Meesho has entered the unicorn club after raising $300 million in the latest round of funding. Watch this and more on News Blast.Also Read: Covishield 90% effective if doses given after gap of 2-3 months: Adar Poonawalla


Avneet Kaur
April 1, 2021
In the current interest rate scenario, fixed income investors look better off with small savings schemes like PPF, NSC, KVP, etc. instead of various debt mutual funds categories


BusinessToday.In
March 27, 2021
We've decided that Air India will be 100 per cent disinvested. The choice isn't between disinvestment and non-disinvestment. It's between disinvestment and closing down, said Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri


Shailendra Shukla
New Delhi, March 26, 2021
FM Sitharaman launches Central Scrutiny Centre to scrutinise user filingsMinister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday virtually launched Central Scrutiny Centre (CSC), an initiative of Corporate Affairs Ministry, to scrutinise the filings by users under straight through processes. The finance minister also launched the mobile app of Investor Education and Protection Fund Authority (IEPFA). The two initiatives aim to strengthen Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision ...


BusinessToday.In
March 26, 2021
Centre is planning to invite financial bids for the privatisation of Air India by end of this month. Plan is to wrap up disinvestment process in second half of current calendar year


PTI
March 23, 2021
The appeal against a three-member tribunal at the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague invalidating India's Rs 10,247 crore tax claim on Cairn Energy and ordering the government to return the value of shares it had sold, comes weeks before UK PM Boris Johnson's visit to India


BusinessToday.In
March 22, 2021
FM Sitharaman, while moving the bill for consideration and passage, said that expanding the FDI limit in the insurance sector to 74% was necessary as it will help insurers deal with matters regarding financial stress


BusinessToday.In
March 22, 2021
Stock Market News Update Today: Tech Mahindra, Tata Consultancy Services, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories and Infosys were among notable gainers, while IndusInd Bank, Power Grid Corporation of India, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank, Reliance Industries were among top losers


Ashutosh Kumar
March 20, 2021
Going forward, private vehicles will be de-registered after 20 years if found unfit or in case of failure to renew registration. Enhanced re-registration will be applicable on private vehicles from the 15th year of original registration


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, March 19, 2021
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said the entire population of the state can be vaccinated in 3 months against COVID-19 if the Centre relaxes the eligibility criteria for vaccination; Former CEO of Jet Airways and GoAir, Vinay Dube, plans to launch a new airline in the country in 2021; Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has urged Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to reduce Goods and Service Tax (GST) on passenger vehicles. Watch this and more on News Blast.Also Read: Social media must remove content offensive to women's dignity within 24 hours: Ravi Shankar Prasad


Ashutosh Kumar
March 18, 2021
With an expected upside in the revenues from GST as well as vehicle registration as a fallout of the policy, the ministry of road transport and highways believes that relief should be transferred to potential buyers opting for it


Sumant Banerji
March 18, 2021
Mindful that these incentives may not be enough, Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has also requested Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to consider a GST cut for such vehicles.


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, March 18, 2021
Hitesha Chandranee allegedly flees Bengaluru after Kamaraj files FIR; Coronavirus spreading rapidly, focus on micro-containment zones, PM Modi tells CMs; Indian Railways identifies 87 land parcels, 84 railway colonies for asset monetisation. Watch this and more news on News Blast.Also Read: Vehicle scrapping policy: Consumers can get 5% rebate on buying new vehicle


BusinessToday.In
March 18, 2021
Currently, FDI limit in life and general insurers is capped at 49 per cent, with only Indians allowed to hold ownership and management controls. The bill, once approved, will pave the way for increasing this limit to 74 per cent


PTI
March 16, 2021
We have been engaging with the RBI to ensure that the regulatory functions and supervisory function of the RBI are strengthened. I am assured by the RBI Governor that internally an institutional mechanism is being further strengthened, Sitharaman said


BusinessToday.In
March 16, 2021
Sitharaman said the decision to privatise banks is a well-thought-out one. She said that the government wants the bank to get more equity and to meet the aspirations of the country


Avneet Kaur
New Delhi, March 16, 2021
While the Finance Minister has softened her stance to experiment in the crypto space, there is still a lot of confusion about the legal status of cryptocurrencies in India. As bitcoin, the most popular cryptocurrency keeps breaching fresh highs, the space becomes captivating for investors, but the unclear laws arrest the participation. Business Today's Avneet Kaur spoke to ChangpengZhao, CEO of Binance, the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange to learn about the risks a country could face by allowing crypto. \"Suppose if people use US dollars to commit some crime, does not make US dollars illegal. There's nothing bad about US dollars. Bitcoin is a better currency on many different fronts,\" says CZ. \"I think limiting your citizens ability to hold cryptocurrency is almost the same or probably the worse than limiting your citizens to use internet or mobile phone:, he adds. We also asked him if it is possible to allow crypto as an asset while prohibiting its use as a currency.Also Read | 'Banning cryptocurrencies as currency is not possible,' says Changpeng Zhao of Binance


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, March 16, 2021
Ratan Tata-funded Generic Aadhaar pharmacy chain launches app; to take on online pharmacies; Bill to hike FDI in insurance sector to 74% tabled in Rajya Sabha; Germany, Italy, France suspend AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine amid safety fears. Watch this and more news on News Blast.Also Read: Maharashtra in beginning of second wave of COVID-19, says Centre


BusinessToday.In
March 16, 2021
During the first day of the bank strike, services such as cash withdrawals, deposits, cheque clearing, and business transactions remained impacted across the country


BusinessToday.In
March 15, 2021
The amendments to Insurance Act propose to appoint resident Indians on majority of directors on the board and key management positions, with at least 50 per cent of directors being independent directors


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