Union Budget Current Affairs, GK & News

What are Sovereign Green Bonds?

During the Union Budget presentation, the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman announced the issuance of “Green bonds”. These bonds are to be issued to mobilise green infrastructure resources. What are green bonds? Green bonds are debt instruments. The money collected by selling these bonds are invested in projects that have positive impact on the environment. The ..

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Union Budget 2022-23-Highlights

On February 1, 2022, the Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman presented the Union budget 2022-23. The budget focuses on macro economic growth, energy transition, promoting digital economy, climate action, tech enabled development, crowding in private investment. Here are the highlights of the budget. Key Highlights Digital Rupee is to be issued using block chain technologies ..

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Net Tax Collection exceeds revised estimates in FY21

In the fiscal year (2020-21) that ended on March 31, 2021, the corporate tax and income tax collected were Rs 9.45 lakh crores. About the Tax Collections The tax collections in the fiscal year 2021 exceeded the revised target by 5%. The tax collected in 2021 was 10% lower than the direct tax collected in ..

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Finance Minister launched instant Aadhaar based E-KYC

On May 27, 2020, the Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman launched instant Aadhaar based E-KYC. Highlights The facility will be available for PAN applicants that possess valid Aadhaar number. They should also have a mobile number registered with Aadhaar. The process of allotting PAN is paperless and is also free of cost. Union Budget The ..

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COVID-19: President Ram Nath Kovind to donate 30% of his salary for a year

The President Ram Nath Kovind recently announced that he is to donate 30% of his salary to aid the GoI in the fight against COVID-19. The Rashtrapti Bhavan will also follow set of restrictions under the instruction of the President to save money and aid the fight. This is being done to set an example ..

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Amendments to Prime Minister Research Fellowship Scheme (PMRF)

The Union Ministry of Human Resource and Development recently announced various amendments to Prime Minister Research Fellowship Scheme. Highlights Under the scheme, a dedicated division called “Research and Innovation Division” was created to boost research. The division is to be headed by director who coordinates research work of several institutions under the Ministry of HRD. ..

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