Loans worth about Rs 1 lakh crore have been sanctioned to small entrepreneurs under the Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yojana, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today, emphasising that the government wants youth to be job creators and not job seekers.
The government's move to withdraw customs duty exemption on imports of around 74 drugs would help in local production of bulk drugs and thereby create demand for the local production but it may also lead to rise in prices for these medicines.
With US lifting sanctions, Iran has told Indian authorities that the three-year old mechanism, paying 45 percent of oil import bill in rupees and keeping the remaining 55 percent pending for payment channels to clear, has come to an end.
A total 129 pairs of trains which were earlier announced to remain cancelled till February 29, would be pressed into regular service in a staggered manner from Monday (Feb 8) and the restoration will be completed by February 13.
Majority states in their pre-budget meeting with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Saturday demanded the Centre should release the long pending compensation for phasing out Central Sales Tax (CST) and provide for such funds in the upcoming Budget.