Finance Ministry Current Affairs - 2020

RBI and Finance Ministry to meet to decide on First Half Borrowing Plan

The Finance Ministry and the Reserve Bank of India is to hold a meeting on March 31, 2020 to discuss about the first half borrowing plan for the year 2020-21. For the first time in Indian history, the meeting is to be held through video conferencing. The Plan According to the Union Budget 2020-21, the Read More…

Finance Minister announces 102 lakh crore rupees project

On December 31, 2019, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman announced 102 lakh crore worth projects to be implemented in next 5 years. During the announcement, she also released the report of Task Force on National Infrastructure Pipeline for 2019-2025. Highlights The infrastructure projects are to be introduced in railways, power, urban, irrigation, health and education. These Read More…

Govt. makes Aadhaar mandatory for PMVKY subscribers

Centre government has made Aadhaar (the unique 12-digit biometric identity number) mandatory for subscribers of Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY) which is a pension scheme for senior citizens. Finance Ministry notified that an individual eligible for receiving benefit under PMVVY scheme shall now be required to furnish proof of possession of Aadhaar number or Read More…

GoI merges three Insurance PSUs

The GoI will merge 3 public Sector Insurance Companies as announced in budget 2019-20. The merger includes United India Insurance Limited, National Insurance Co Limited and Oriental Insurance Company Limited. Highlights The Budget 2019-2020 did not make provision of funds for insurers and the Department of Financial Services. Therefore, the government institutions in the financial Read More…

India-US Economic and Financial Partnership Meeting held

The 7th India-US Economic and Financial partnership meeting was held in New Delhi. It was Co-chaired by Finance Minister Nirmala Seetharaman and US Secretary Steven T Minuchin. The leaders took efforts to improve mutual cooperation on wide range of multilateral subjects. It included combating financing of terrorism and anti-money laundering. Highlights India and US discussed Read More…