Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Current Affairs, GK & News

GST Council Meeting-Highlights

47th GST Council Meeting was held in Chandigarh. In a two-day meeting GST Council recommended rate changes on certain items. These changes will be made effective from July 18, 2022. Recent Rate Changes GST on ink, lights, LED lamps and metal printed circuit board has been hiked to 18% from earlier 12%. GST rate on ..

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Mega exhibition on Nation Building and CPSEs

On June 9, 2022, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurated the Mega exhibition- on Nation Building and Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs). Highlights The exhibition was inaugurated at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar Gujarat. This event is being organised as a part of ongoing celebrations of Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav. During the visit, Finance Minister was informed ..

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45th GST Council Meeting-Highlights

45th GST council Meeting was chaired by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on September 17, 2021 in Lucknow. Discussions over bringing petrol & diesel under the GST regime was discussed and several key decisions were taken. Highlights Issue of Petrol & Diesel was discussed as Kerala High Court had questioned it. However, Council decided not to ..

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Finance Minister launches EASE 4.0

Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Nirmala Sitharaman, launched the fourth edition of Public Sector Bank (PSB) Reforms Agenda called ‘EASE 4.0’ for the financial year 2021-22. Key Facts It is a simplified, tech-enabled and collaborative banking. On the occasion, finance minister launched the annual report for PSB Reforms Agenda EASE 3.0 for the ..

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Finance Minister announces Stimulus Package

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announce Rs 6.28 lakh crore stimulus package on June 28, 2021 with the aim of boosting Covid-affected sectors following the eight measures proposed by Ministry of Finance. Eight key announcements 1. Expansion of healthcare infrastructure Credit guarantee scheme and an amount of Rs 23,220 crore was earmarked to expands medical infrastructure ..

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Third Phase of ‘Chah Bagicha Dhan Puraskar Mela’

The third phase of Chah Bagicha Dhan Puraskar mela is set to be held in Guwahati on February 6, 2021. The event will be attended by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Highlights The Assam government will be distributing the financial assistance of 3 thousand rupees to each of 7.5 lakh people who belongs to tea ..

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