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Monday, July 16, 2018

Demonetisation

In a surprise move, the Central government has demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes. The move is aimed at fighting black money. Ever since the policy came into effect, people have queued up outside ATMs and banks to withdraw notes or exchange old currencies. The opposition has slammed the government with Trinamool's Mamata Banerjee calling for a rollback. Demonetisation has led to a logjam in Parliament. Demonetisation is a radical monetary step in which a currency unit’s status as a legal tender is declared invalid. This is usually done whenever there is a change of national currency, replacing the old unit with a new one. In India, it was first implemented in 1946 when the Reserve Bank of India demonetised the then circulated Rs 1,000 and Rs 10,000 notes.
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Return overtime compensation: SBI to staff of former associate banks

In an internal circular to its zonal offices, SBI has said the associate banks should have settled the compensation before the merger and the parent SBI is not liable to pay up the overtime money to the former employees of associate banks.

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IAF raised bills of Rs 29.41 crore to ferry currency notes post-demonetisation, reveals RTI

According to the response provided by the IAF, its frontline transport aircraft, the C-17 and the C-130J Super Hercules, undertook 91 sorties to transport bundles of currency from security printing presses and mints to various destinations across the country.

Demonetised currency seized in Thane, three held

Demonetised currency seized in Thane, three held

Acting on a tip-off, the police kept a watch at a garden near Parsik Reti Bunder in the district’s Kalwa town on June 30 and spotted the three people who had apparently come there to dispose of the scrapped notes.

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PM Modi did ‘lethal surgical strike’ by not providing jobs, implementing GST: Jignesh Mevani

Demonetisation and implementation of the GST were bigger “surgical strikes” than what was carried out by the Army in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, Mevani alleged.

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Post-note ban, ‘kala dhan’ became ‘jan dhan’: MoS Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla

Facing criticism over the 2016 demonetisation drive, the Union government on Friday said benefits of the note ban are being reaped now as hoarded cash is being put to productive use.

CIC asks Finance Ministry about total black money collected post-demonetisation

Hyderabad: 7 held for trying to exchange Rs 1 cr worth demonetised notes

Seven people, who allegedly tried to exchange demonetised currency and scrapped notes with a face value of over Rs one crore, were arrested in Hyderabad on Thursday, police said.

Draft report on note ban divides House panel, BJP members say it is biased

BJP members Kirit Somaiya and Nishikant Dubey, sources said, called it a “biased” draft report.

GST collection in FY18 at Rs 7.41 lakh crore

First in 19 months: Bank credit grows in double digits

The RBI data shows that the credit demand for services sector jumped 20.7 per cent in April and the demand for personal loans rose 19.1 per cent.

Fifth column: Lies that help Modi

Modi has made mistakes in the past four years. He has failed to take India in a new economic direction. He wasted time on demonetisation and wasted money on huge, useless Congress welfare schemes like MNREGA. And, he failed to change our ‘socialist’ political culture.

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Across the aisle: Governments hide, people seek

The mood of the nation is despondent. In the RBI’s survey (May 2018), 48 per cent of respondents felt that the economic situation had worsened in the last one year. In some sectors, like agriculture, despondency has turned into anger. Among some sections of the people, like Dalits and unemployed youth, despondency has turned into despair.

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Inflation, not yet viral

Pronouncing the rebirth, or even significant acceleration in inflation, may be a trifle premature

GST, demonetisation to improve tax collection, broaden tax base, says Moody’s

In the report, the credit rating agency said tax reforms are likely to expand revenue base in fast growing economies like India but they will be most effective when accompanied by lowering of fiscal deficit and effective management of expenditure.

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Backed note ban but banks did not play supportive role, says Nitish Kumar

Nitish expressed concerns at poor credit and deposit ratio in Bihar and asked banks to open more branches and ATMs and give more loans to common people.

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Debt and equity markets: Foreign investment outflow in May hits 18-month high

With four trading days still to go in this month, as on May 25, FPI’s have pulled out a net of Rs 26,768 crore from the Indian markets (Rs 18,949 crore from the debt market and Rs 7,819 crore from the equity market).

Modi govt's four years: Ex-Kerala CM Oommen Chandy raises questions on performance, achievements

Modi govt’s four years: Ex-Kerala CM Oommen Chandy raises questions on performance, achievements

“What is the current status of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan? Why Varanasi (PM’s parliamentary constituency) became the second worst polluted city in recent surveys?” senior Congress leader Oommen Chandy asked.