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As India ages fast, Economic Survey says need to raise age for retirement

The total fertility rate, which is a measure of how many children an average woman of reproductive age is likely to have in her lifetime, will dip below the replacement 2.1 by 2021.

Budget revisited

FM’s announcements signal government’s willingness to respond to ground reality. But long-term impact remains to be seen.

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Dissenting voices in Govt: Surcharge on rich may well end up hurting investment

A top policy maker in the NDA government told The Indian Express that the surcharge will have the “most deleterious” impact on investments in the country and push out unicorns and discourage the inflow of high quality human capital that India was just beginning to attract.

7% growth will mean little or nothing to the poor, unemployed and exploited sections

Seven per cent growth will be totally insufficient to create wealth or enhance welfare. Seven per cent growth will not generate the millions of jobs that are required. Seven per cent growth will not raise the per capita income of the lowest deciles (the bottom 20 per cent) of the population.

Budget 2019 focusses on talent development for the future

The budget provides a roadmap for achieving India’s vision of inclusive economic growth and seeks to address India’s need for a talent pool.

Hyundai Kona SUV: Post Budget EV push, first big electric launch in India

Hyundai Kona SUV launched: S S Kim, MD and CEO, Hyundai India Limited, told The Indian Express that while the car will contribute in setting some electric vehicle culture in Indian market, lack of infrastructure is the biggest challenge.

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Budget clean break from past, sets out agenda for Modi 2.0 govt: Niti Aayog VC Rajiv Kumar

Describing the Budget proposals unveiled by India's first full-time woman finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman as "unconventional", Kumar said it has covered a very wide canvas in a bid to lay down the roadmap for the next 10 years.

Budget 2019: Here's the latest fuel price in your city after hike in petrol, diesel prices

Sitharaman on Friday raised excise duty and road and infrastructure cess on petrol and diesel by Rs 2 per litre each to raise Rs 24,000-28,000 crore on an annual basis.

India Budget 2019: New incentives for electric vehicles, tax benefits for buyers

India Budget 2019: The government will provide additional income tax deduction of Rs 1.5 lakh rupees on the interest paid for loan taken to buy an electric vehicle.

Education Budget 2019 is a hope waiting to be materialized

Unemployment being one of the biggest challenges of the government, the new education policy is looked at with high hopes. While the budget is not disappointing, a lot more could have been done to improve Gross Enrollment Ratio in higher education.

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Nirmala Sitharaman presents maiden budget for Modi 2.0 government

Union Budget 2019: As Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman delivers her maiden Budget, the twin challenges for Sitharaman are to spur growth and create more jobs.

FM Piyush Goyal presents Union Budget 2019

Interim FM Piyush Goyal said India is on a solid track towards growth and prosperity. The country’s farmers’ income will double by 2022, he added.

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To boost Make in India, Budget 2019 shouldn't raise customs duties

Saloni Roy, Senior Director, Deloitte India (Indirect Tax) says that measures other than customs duties should be used to provide a boost to the Make in India campaign.

Explained: Here's how the Modi govt budgeted for elections

Budget 2019: Indian Express Rural Affairs Editor Harish Damodaran and Consulting Editor Shaji Vikraman take a deep dive and explain fine prints of the Union Budget presented by Finance Minister Piyush Goyal in Lok Sabha today.

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Budget 2019: What has the Modi government done to solve farmers' problems?

Ajay Kakra, Director - Food and Agriculture, PWC lists what has been done for farmers by the Modi government so far to solve their problems.

Budget 2019: How the Modi government is expected to make farmers happy

Ajay Kakra, Director - Food and Agriculture, PWC explains what is expected in a package for farmers that is expected to be announced in Budget 2019.

Budget 2019: India shouldn't take protectionist steps like raising customs duties

Saloni Roy, Senior Director, Deloitte India (Indirect Tax) says that she hopes that India won't raise customs duties in the Vote on Account on February 1 since it would mean taking a more protectionist stance.

Budget 2019 may not make many changes to customs duties

Description:Saloni Roy, Senior Director, Deloitte India (Indirect Tax) says that not many changes are expected to be announced in customs duties since it is a Vote on Account.

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Budget 2019 could give tax reliefs to make it popular

Poorva Prakash, Senior Director, Deloitte India, says that the upcoming Vote on Account could give multiple personal tax concessions in order to make it a popular. She explains what can be expected on February 1.

Budget 2019 could give tax breaks for home buyers, rented properties

Poorva Prakash, Senior Director, Deloitte India, explains what can be expected in the upcoming Vote on Account to make it a populist one.

Budget 2019 could raise basic tax exemption limit to Rs 3 lakh

Poorva Prakash, Senior Director, Deloitte India, explains that as a trend Finance Ministers don't make any major personal tax changes in a Vote on Account. However, she expects the Finance Minister to lay a roadmap for tax sops in this.

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