#Budget 2021

1 March.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a webinar on budget provisions for the farm sector. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • The PM highlighted various initiatives taken by the Centre in the Budget for the agriculture sector
  • He emphasised on effective implementation of the Budget provisions
  • Modi said the government has taken various decisions for the benefit of 12 crore small and marginal farmers

21 Feburary.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Gold in India is seen as both an investment and ornaments. (Photo credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • India is one of the largest consumer of gold with more than 25% od global demand share
  • According to Gold Outlook 2021, Gold was one of the best performing major assets of 2020
  • Here are a few factors that affect the gold prices and should be kept in mind by a potential investor

17 Feburary.Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
The Yogi Adityanath government will complete its fourth year in office this year. (Photo Credit: Facebook/@MYogiAdityanath)

  • The government will be the first state government in the country to go for a paperless budget
  • For the first time in history, the projections of the budget will be available to every legislator with a click 
  • The state government organised a four-day training session to teach MLAs, MLCs to use iPads

16 Feburary.Singapore
Singapore's economy, which shrank a record 5.4% last year, has started regaining strength in recent months. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • COVID-19 plunged Singapore into its worst-ever recession
  • Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced new package totalling Sg$11 billion (US$8.3 billion)
  • More than 40% of the funds will go to financing public health

13 Feburary.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman arrives at Parliament House during ongoing Budget Session, in New Delhi, Saturday. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • Who are our cronies? Our cronies are the common 'janta' of this country, Sitharaman asked in the LS
  • She was replying to a debate on the Budget in the Rajya Sabha
  • Nirmala Sithraman launched a scathing attack on the Congress

13 Feburary.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Finance Minister Niramala Sitharaman speaking during the ongoing Parliament's Budget Session in the Lok Sabha, Saturday, February 13. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ANI)

  • Nirmala Sitharaman said that the Union Budget 2021-22 has "set the pace for India to become aatmanirbhar"
  • She said the reforms in the Budget will pave the way for India to become one of the top economies in the world
  • she said benefits worth Rs 1.15 lakh crore has been transferred to bank accounts of 10.75 crore farmers under the PM-KISAN scheme

12 Feburary.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The US is likely to witness its second-largest budget deficit since World War II this year (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • The national debt of the US will be 100.1% of the GDP, according to the estimates made by the CBO
  • The national debt is likely to rise to $22.5 trillion in 2021
  • The debt-to-GDP ratio is expected to surpass its highest ever record, hitting 107.2%

8 Feburary.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks in the Rajya Sabha during ongoing Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi, Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. (RSTV/PTI Photo)

  • PM Modi at hit out at deleterious influences from abroad, referring to them as 'foreign destructive ideology'
  • He said the opposition parties had done a 'U-turn' on their own words
  • "Give the agriculture reforms a chance," PM Modi said while replying to a discussion in the Rajya Sabha

5 Feburary
National Experts Group, appointed by the government, will be taking decisions related to subsidisation of the vaccine. (Photo credit: Twitter/@drharshvardhan)

  • The Health Minister said a sum of Rs 35,000 has been alloted in the Union Budget 2021 for COVID-19 vaccine
  • The first phase of the drive on January 16 was launched to inoculate one crore healthcare workers
  • Dr Harsh Vardhan refused to assign any specific date to mark the beginning of the third phase 

2 Feburary.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman speaks at Lok Sabha during the Budget Session of the Parliament, in New Delhi. (LSTV/PTI Photo)

  • Both the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday had stormy sessions
  • Opposition continued its protest against the Centre's three new farm laws
  • Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Union Budget 2021-22 on Monday