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The changes would ensure that indirect taxation-related matter would have greater simplicity and be effective, said Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
18 Jul 2019 3:01 PM

The government would also be bringing changes to seven laws related to direct taxes.

According to the data, 125,528 Indian nationals were issued H1-B visas in 2018 while 129,097 Indian nationals were issued H1-B visas in 2017.
17 Jul 2019 7:45 PM

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said no comprehensive changes have been made to the H-1B visa programme so far.

Union Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel said during Question Hour that the initiative has been taken under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme.
15 Jul 2019 1:52 PM

Tourism Minister Prahlad Patel said the ministry is developing infrastructure in circuits like tourist parks and tourism clusters.

Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said as per data available for 2018, 5.54 lakh villages are covered with mobile services, while 43,088 villages are not covered. (Photo: File)
10 Jul 2019 5:21 PM

'BharatNet' project is being implemented to offer broadband connectivity to all 2.5 lakh Gram Panchayats (GPs) in India.

As per information provided by Indian Bureau of Mines, 21 state governments... have framed rules to curb illegal mining under the section 23C of the MMDR Act, 1957, Coal and Mines Minister Pralhad Joshi said. (Photo: Representational)
10 Jul 2019 2:57 PM

State governments, he said, are empowered to make rules for prevention of illegal mining, transportation and storage of minerals.

In a separate written reply, Goyal said that as on April 1 this year, there were 189 new lines projects totalling 21,443 kilometres in various stages of planning/ approval/ execution, which will connect areas not covered so far under railway network. (Photo: File)
10 Jul 2019 2:02 PM

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said 'no specific passenger train has been identified to be run by private payers so far.'

With a view to enable the Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) to minimize their overhead expenses, optimise the use of technology, enhance the capital base and area of operation and increase their exposure, a roadmap for amalgamation of RRBs within a state was prepared in consultation with NABARD, Anurag Thakur said in a written reply. (Photo: File))
08 Jul 2019 5:02 PM

The roadmap proposes to bring down the number of RRBs to 38 from 56, said MoS Finance Anurag Thakur.

The Parliament on Friday echoed with a couplet and a quote from Kautilya's 'arthshastra' when Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented her maiden Budget in the Lok Sabha. (Photo: File)
05 Jul 2019 4:28 PM

Breaking the tradition of carrying briefcase to the Parliament for presenting Budget, she posed outside the House with ledger book instead.

Replying to a question in Lok Sabha, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said RBI was closely monitoring the liquidity position of NBFCs and will continue to monitor the activity and performance of the sector. (Photo: File)
01 Jul 2019 5:07 PM

As on June 23, 2019, 9,643 NBFCs were registered with RBI.

In a written reply to Lok Sabha, Mines Minister Pralhad Joshi said in 2018-19 India produced 206.4 MT iron ore while in 2017-18 the output was 200.9 MT. (Photo: File)
26 Jun 2019 4:06 PM

As on date, 20 iron ore blocks -- having a reserve of 583.057 MT -- have been auctioned.

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