Economy, Featured

Budget 2019: Sensex, Nifty hold on to gains

Benchmark equity indices held on to gains Friday morning even as the Budget overshot the fiscal deficit target for the current financial year. The 30-share BSE Sensex was trading 157.10 points, or 0.43 per cent, higher at 36,413.79. Similarly, the 50-share NSE Nifty rose 43.25,

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Economy, Featured

Farmers to get Rs 6,000 per year in 3 installments under Centre funded scheme: FM

Finance Minister Piyush Goyal Friday said farmers will be provided Rs 6,000 per year in three installments under a scheme to be fully funded by the central government. Presenting the Interim Budget for 2019-20 in the Lok Sabha, Goyal sought to address some of the

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Education, Featured

Fiscal deficit to be at 3.4% of GDP this year: Piyush Goyal

Finance Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday said the fiscal deficit will be at 3.4 per cent of GDP this year. Presenting the Budget for 2019-20 in the Lok Sabha, Goyal also said that current account deficit is likely to be 2.5 per cent of GDP

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