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Finance Minister announces Festival Advance scheme, LTC Cash Voucher Scheme

On October 12, 2020, the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman Announced the Special Festival Advance Scheme and LTC Cash Voucher Scheme. The schemes were launched to boost the demand in the country. In all, the GoI has allocated Rs 73,000 crores to simulate consumer spending in order to increase demand in the country. Special Festival Advance ..

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42nd GST Council Meet held

On October 5, 2020, Finance Minister Smt Nirmala Sitaraman chaired the 42nd GST Council Meet. Key Highlights The GST Council could not finalize borrowing plans of states to meet the compensation short fall after eight hours of meet. 18% of GST over launch satellite launches exempted. The Indian firms earlier had to pay 18% GST ..

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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman attends 3rd G20 Finance Minister and Central Bank Governors Meeting

The Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Nirmala Sitharaman, participated in the 3rd G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting under the Presidency of Saudi Arabia, through video conferencing, in order to deliberate on issues pertaining to the global economic outlook and G20 Finance Track priorities for the year 2020. On 15th April ..

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Cooperative Banks brought under RBI

On June 24, 2020, the Union Cabinet chaired by PM Modi approved to bring cooperative banks under the Reserve Bank of India. This is to be done through an ordinance. Highlights There are about 1,482 crores of urban cooperative banks. Apart from these, India also holds 58 multi-state cooperative banks. These banks together support 8.6 ..

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Uttar Pradesh: FRBM Ordinance, 2020

On June 22, 2020, the Uttar Pradesh Government announced that it will bring in an ordinance, “UP Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management”, FRBM Ordinance, 2020. This is the second amendment being made to the act by the state government under CM Yogi Adityanath. Highlights By making the amendment, the Uttar Pradesh State Government will be ..

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