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Nirmala Sitharaman Nirmala Sitharaman DOB: August 18, 1959

Nirmala Sitharaman joined the BJP in 2008 and has served as a spokesperson for the party. In 2014, she was inducted into Narendra Modi's cabinet as a junior minister and in June 2014, she elected as a Rajya Sabha Member from Andhra Pradesh. In May 2016, she was one of the 12 candidates nominated by the BJP to contest the Rajya Sabha elections due on 11 June 2016. She successfully contested her seat from Karnataka. On 3 September 2017, she was elevated to Defence Minister. After Narendra Modi was re-elected in 2019 she became the first full time woman after Indira Gandhi to hold the Finance Minister post.

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COVID-19: FM announces Rs 50 lakh insurance cover for doctors, paramedic, healthcare workers

News | Mar 26, 2020, 08:39 PM IST

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on March 26 announced Rs 50 lakh medical insurance cover per person for healthcare workers, sanitation workers, paramedics, doctors and nurses who are exposing themselves to the virus.

Sitharaman announces Rs 50 lakh insurance to health care worker as medical insurance cover

News | Mar 26, 2020, 02:58 PM IST

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced an economic package that will benefit migrant workers, urban and rural poor. It will be known as the Prime Minister Gareeb Kalyan scheme worth Rs 1.76 trillion with both cash transfer and food security.

RBI, Govt working closely to monitor stock market: FM

News | Mar 24, 2020, 06:33 PM IST

Talking about market situation, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman informed that Reserve Bank of India, Finance Ministry are continuously keeping a check on the stock market.

Free ATM withdrawals for next 3 months, no min balance required: FM Sitharaman

News | Mar 24, 2020, 06:32 PM IST

Finance Minister of India Nirmala Sitharaman informed that debit card holders could withdraw money for three months for free of any charge.

Aadhar-PAN linking date extended to June 30: FM Sitharaman

News | Mar 24, 2020, 06:31 PM IST

Addressing a press conference in Delhi, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced that Aadhar and PAN linking date has been extended to June 30.

Last date for Income Tax Return for 2018-19 extended till June 30: FM Sitharaman

News | Mar 24, 2020, 05:50 PM IST

Addressing a press conference in Delhi, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman informed that last date for income tax return of financial year 18-19 has been extended to June 30.

The last date for the income tax return for the financial year 18-19 is extended to 30th June 2020

News | Mar 24, 2020, 04:57 PM IST

The last date for the income tax return for the financial year 18-19 is extended to 30th June 2020. For delayed payments interest rate has been reduced from 12% to 9%: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

FM Sitharaman chairs 39th GST Council meeting in Delhi

News | Mar 14, 2020, 02:48 PM IST

The 39th GST Council meeting held in Delhi on March 14. Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman chaired the meeting at Vigyan Bhawan.

Yes Bank crisis: Nirmala Sitharaman assures employment, salaries for at least a year

News | Mar 06, 2020, 10:48 PM IST

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman assured employment and salaries for at least one year at Yes Bank. "Our government is committed to ensure that depositors' interests are safeguarded.

FM Nirmala Sitharaman blames Congress for Yes Bank crisis

News | Mar 06, 2020, 10:47 PM IST

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman put blame on Congress regime for Yes Bank crisis. She said that the Indian banking system has had severe challenges, thanks to the way the government which existed between 2004- 2014.

India one of the quickest in settling insolvency cases: FM Sitharaman

News | Mar 06, 2020, 05:22 PM IST

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on March 06 said that today India probably takes least possible time in resolving insolvency cases.

Cabinet approves Companies Second Amendment Bill 2019

News | Mar 04, 2020, 07:48 PM IST

Cabinet approved Companies (Second Amendment) Bill, 2019. While addressing the press conference, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said, "Cabinet approves Companies (Second Amendment) Bill, 2019. Bill removes criminality under the Act. This Bill further ease of living for law-abiding corporates and de-clogs the criminal justice system in the country." The 72 changes in the Companies Act have also been approved.

Telecom Dept actively engaging with telecom companies after SC order: FM Sitharaman

News | Feb 17, 2020, 09:23 PM IST

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on providing relief to telecom companies on Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) said, "Department of Telecommunications is actively engaging with telecom companies after SC order.

Closely monitoring banks and their extension of credit facility: FM Sitharaman

News | Feb 15, 2020, 06:45 PM IST

Talking about agriculture credit target Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is closing monitoring the banks and their extension of credit facility.

FM Nirmala Sitharaman meets industry representatives in Kolkata

News | Feb 09, 2020, 08:54 PM IST

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman meets industry representatives, trade bodies, investment bankers and farmers' organizations.

Budget 2020: FM Sitharaman reserves her comment till Monday on bloodbath at D-street

News | Feb 01, 2020, 08:35 PM IST

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman gave her longest speech on Budget 2020 in the Parliament explaining and clarifying every nook and cranny of the Union Budget.

NITI Aayog lauds Union Budget 2020, says several steps taken to increase investment

News | Feb 01, 2020, 08:33 PM IST

NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar on February 01showed his satisfaction of the Union Budget 2020 which was presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

New Income Tax slabs minus 70 exemptions: Revenue Secretary

News | Feb 01, 2020, 08:33 PM IST

While addressing a press conference, Union Revenue Secretary, Ajay Bhushan informed that under the new tax regime government has removed 70 exemptions.

Wanted to simplify income tax process, reduce rates: FM Sitharaman on option of lower IT rates

News | Feb 01, 2020, 08:31 PM IST

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman gave her longest speech on Budget 2020 in the parliament explaining and clarifying every nook and cranny of the Union Budget.

Budget 2020: Govt to sell part of its holding in LIC through IPO, says FM Sitharaman

News | Feb 01, 2020, 08:08 PM IST

Government proposed to sell a part of its holding in Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) by initial public offer. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman made this announcement, while presenting Union Budget 2020-21 in Parliament on February 01.

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