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Budget 2021: A much-needed pill for ailing economy; new agri-infra cess to help modernise agriculture sector

Union Budget 2021: After being battered by the Covid-19 induced lockdowns and shutdowns, Union Budget 2021 was largely expected to reaffirm the Government’s commitment to the economy and signal an era of recovery.

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Union Budget 2021 a booster shot for insurance industry; FDI limit hiked to 74%

Union Budget 2021: The Hon’ble Finance Minister announced an increase in the foreign investment limit for insurance companies from 49% to 74% in her budget speech on 1 February 2020.

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Some hits, a few misses of Union Budget 2021; India Inc welcomed financial sector reforms

Union budget 2021: The Finance Minister, under tremendous pressure of presenting the first budget of the decade and in the year of an unprecedented global pandemic, announced the Union Budget of India 2021.

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‘Addressing poor access to collateral-free loans, strengthening SFCs to help unlock MSMEs’ true potential’

Union Budget 2021 India: The introduction of TDS on e-commerce sellers with gross merchandise sales of above Rs 5 lakh can block SME sellers' liquidity on digital platforms and prove counterproductive for the sector.

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Privatisation, FPI investment in REITs, InvITs: How Budget 2021 will impact financial services sector

Several major changes and announcements made in the Budget proposals were actually anticipated and in fact widely expected by the financial service sector

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Union Budget 2021: Reform measures in Budget to take India out of COVID-induced downturn, says Niti Aayog’s Rajiv Kumar

Kumar also emphasised that some steps have to be taken to overcome the vested interests, which are keeping the country from maximising its growth potential.

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Union Budget 2021: Here’s how this budget may impact your pocket post hike in customs duty rates

On February 1st, 2021, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her third Budget speech, announced no changes in tax slabs for individual taxpayers at the direct tax front, which will give stability to the overall tax structure

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Budget 2021: Higher budget allocation for healthcare a welcome move, says industry

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday proposed Rs 2,23,846 crore budget outlay for health and wellbeing for 2021-22, compared to Rs 94,452 crore in the current fiscal, an increase of 137 per cent.

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Amid pandemic, school education set to take a big hit as Budget 2021 cuts funding for Education Ministry

This year’s allocation is the lowest to be granted to the education sector in the past three years.

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India’s budget shot in the arm for economy, fiscal consolidation takes a back seat: S&P

Union Budget 2021 India: The rating agency currently does not see any material effect from the budget on India's key credit factors, but the economy's brightening growth prospects will be critical to maintaining the sustainab

The agriculture and allied activitiessector is expected to grow at 11.7 per cent due to overall good monsoon (113.4 per cent of the normal), the survey added.

Union Budget 2021: ‘While govt doubled outlay for MSMEs, there is no clarity over use of extra allocation’

Union Budget 2021 India: We hope that in the next few days, the government will provide some clarity on specific steps that will be taken. On the whole, this Budget seems positive for MSMEs. As always, implementation will be

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Union Budget 2021: Bits and pieces for travel and tourism sector

Union Budget 2021 India: A whopping allocation of Rs 2,83,846 crore for healthcare, which is around 137 per cent higher than the last budget.

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Budget 2021: Govt missed providing clarity on public listing, GST levy in early stages, more for startups

Union Budget 2021 India: In the context of tax proposal announcements, it appeared that the broader theme was to simplify tax administration procedures, ease the compliance burden for taxpayers, and reduce tax litigation.

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Budget 2021: Rise in expenditure marginal but shift in its composition significant, says Dr Rangarajan

Union Budget 2021 India: Economist and the former governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Dr C Rangarajan who has been watching the economy closely as tries to cope with the economic scars following the pandemic, is happy

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Sensex, Nifty headed up or down after nearing all-time highs in post-Budget rally?

Indian share market benchmarks BSE Sensex and Nifty 50 were trading near all-time high levels on Tuesday. The share market benchmarks hit record highs on January 21, 2021.

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Union Budget 2021: Fitch says India’s near-term fiscal deficit target higher than expected

Union Budget 2021 India: India's fiscal deficit target in the near-term is higher than expected and medium-term consolidation is at a more gradual pace than anticipated, said Fitch Ratings in its comments on the just unveiled

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Union Budget 2021: ‘Govt has taken right steps to promote making of import substitute items by MSMEs’

Union Budget 2021 India: The additional government spending will bring business opportunities to the MSME sector. The vision of achieving a $5-trillion economy will only be possible when MSMEs are able to become global player

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Budget 2021 boosts domestic startup funding, eases capital raising by extending capital gains exemption

Union Budget 2021 India: Supporting the development of a world-class Fin-Tech hub at the GIFT-IFSC will also allow startups in the fintech ecosystem to get the required infrastructure to further fintech innovation.

She did not make any direct reference to appealing against the Cairn award.

‘Budget 2021 recognizes that role of startups and MSMEs are central to India’s future of $5T economy’

Union Budget 2021 India: From the above, it is observed that the government is aware that MSMEs needs financial as well as technology support to survive and grow in the post-pandemic period.

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Union Budget 2021: Modernization of armed forces and Defence Budget

Union Budget 2021 India: The Defence Capital expenditure amounts to a major part of the Government’s total capital budget and it is primarily meant to enhance the infrastructure and modernize the Armed Forces.

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Govt’s focus on improving transport infra will enable travellers to explore hidden gems, says Rohit Kapoor, CEO, OYO India & South Asia

Union Budget 2021 India: "This budget truly has the potential for transforming India,” Rohit Kapoor, Chief Executive Officer, OYO India & South Asia told Financial Express Online.

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Union Budget 2021: We have spent, spent and spent, says Nirmala Sitharaman

Union Budget 2021 India: Shortly after presenting the Budget, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman addressed the press where she highlighted the government's resolve to spend more on productive assets to bring a Covid-ravaged

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Budget 2021 focuses on divestment; no tinkering with taxes

Union Budget 2021 India: As the FM rose to present the Budget, there was an air of uncertainty, particularly with regard to from where will she raise the resources. A 2% Covid cess was almost a forgone conclusion.

The amendment to the Indian Stamp Act, 1899, is being done via the Finance Act.

Health finally on upward trajectory, direction of fund flow is all that matters now, says Gagandeep Kang

Union Budget 2021 India: One of the major highlights of the budget has been health care taking the centre-stage. Or as India’s highly regarded medical scientist Gagandeep Kang, professor at the Christian Medical College, Ve

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