Important Articles from Indian Express: 2/2/2020

Front Page

  • In slowdown, budget slows down on growth
  • In a bid to boost spending new IT slabs with lower rates

The Fisc

  • Govt invokes clause in FRBM Act to raise fiscal deficit target to 3.8% from 3.3%
  • Finance Commission recommends 41% share of taxes for states 1% for J&K Ladakh in FY 21
  • Govt maintains protectionist stance ; hikes import duties on over 100 categories of products


  • Vivad se vishwas scheme
  • Corporate tax concessions extended to new electricity generation firms

Financial Sector

  • 5 lakh insurance in case bank goes bust ; cover hiked from 1 lakh now
  • Govt asks RBIto extend MSME loan recast scheme
  • International bullion exchange in GIFT city may lead to better price discovery


  • Reality check, Turnaround hope
  • Speaking of harappa


  • Greater Private sector play in Rlys, smart cities

Farm Sector

  • Examining the FMs plan to double farmers income in two years


  • Budget

Social Sector

  • Health gets 7.6K crore boost govt plans to set up hospitals in PPP mode
  • Nutrition mission gets a push, task force to fight maternal mortality

Defence & Home

  • Fund push for Chabahar port


  • We want to gradually remove everything called exemptions


  • US Australia restricts entry as virus death toll in China hits 259
  • Pak declares emergency to battle locust

Leave a comment

error: Content is protected !! Copying and sharing on Social media / websites will invite legal action