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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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Compensation cess of Rs 20,000 crore to be distributed to states tonight: Nirmala Sitharaman

News | Oct 05, 2020, 11:14 PM IST

Several decisions were taken at the 42nd meeting of GST Council held on October 05 with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

Chennai boy 'checkmates' Chinese opponent to qualify for Chess Olympiad quarterfinals

News | Aug 24, 2020, 05:57 PM IST

15-year-old Chennai boy R Praggnanandhaa shone bright at the FIDE Online Chess Olympiad. India marched into quarter finals with Praggnanandhaa's crucial win against Chinese opponent.

'Transparent Taxation' platform will eases compliance burden, brings in fair objective: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

News | Aug 13, 2020, 02:27 PM IST

Union Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman at launch of platform for "Transparent Taxation-Honoring the Honest" said this new platform will ease compliance burden and brings in fair objective and adjust system.

PM Modi launches the platform for 'Transparent Taxation – Honoring the Honest'

News | Aug 13, 2020, 12:20 PM IST

Our effort is that our tax system should be seamless, painless, faceless: PM Modi

Rs 50000 crore allotted for 'Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan' will be front-loaded: FM Sitharaman

News | Jun 18, 2020, 07:50 PM IST

In the media brief, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman informed that Rs 50,000 crore has been allotted for Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan.

Centre, state govts mapped skill sets of returnee migrant workers: FM Sitharaman

News | Jun 18, 2020, 07:49 PM IST

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman adderessed mediapersons ahead of launch of 'Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan' by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

It is hard to estimate exact damage coronavirus has done to the economy at present: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

News | May 29, 2020, 08:16 PM IST

I request all to trust PM Modi as he is working for every Indian. I assure everyone that this govt is ready to listen to you. This government is ready to work, says FM Nirmala Sitharaman

Nirmala Sitharaman reacts on facing criticism for being a woman Finance Minister

News | May 20, 2020, 11:05 PM IST

Nirmala Sitharaman on facing unwarranted criticism for being a woman Finance Minister. Nirmala Sitharaman said, "There is definitely a lot of criticism; I suppose every Finance Minister gets it.

Finance Minister hits back at Congress for calling economic package announcement 'TV serial'

News | May 20, 2020, 11:11 PM IST

The Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman reacted sharply on the comments made by Congress over the COVID-19 economic package announcement.

FM Sitharaman lambasts Priyanka Gandhi on migrants' bus row

News | May 20, 2020, 10:16 PM IST

The Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman hit back on Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi over politics on exodus of migrant workers.

Nirmala Sitharaman slams Rahul Gandhi over comments over migrant labourers

News | May 17, 2020, 02:55 PM IST

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in a presser on Sunday responded to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's criticism on government's policy towards helping migrants saying that it would have been better for the Congress leader to ask his party-ruled states to arrange for more trains for migrants with more facilities to help them reach their destinations besides just wasting labourers time who are in distress.

Additional Rs 40,000 crore allocated for MGNREGA to boost employment

News | May 17, 2020, 02:09 PM IST

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on May 17 while unveiling fifth and final tranche of stimulus package

85% cost of Shramik Special trains borne by Centre: FM Sitharaman

News | May 17, 2020, 02:07 PM IST

While addressing a press conference on stimulus package in Delhi, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on May 17 said that 85% cost of Shramik Special trains for migrant workers was borne by the Central government. She said.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announces big relief for struggling firms

News | May 17, 2020, 01:55 PM IST

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has announced that the government has taken steps to ensure easing of the insolvency procedures. Sitharaman also announced the government's move to decriminalise Companies Act defaults by dropping 7 compoundable offences altogether under the alternative framework.

UP CM Yogi Adityanath gives a thumbs-up to Centre's relief measures for migrants

News | May 15, 2020, 08:52 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has lauded Centre's relief measures to support the migrant workers across the country, which were announced during the second tranche of relief measures by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday.

Nirmala Sitharaman announces Rs 1 lakh crore fund to rev up agriculture infrastructure

News | May 15, 2020, 07:43 PM IST

In a bid to provide impetus to boosting farmers' income, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a set of initiatives and governance reforms, as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat', aimed at ramping up agriculture-related infrastructure, improving capacity and put an end to the exploitation of farmers.

Kurukshetra: Centre announces free foodgrains for migrants, concessional loan for farmers

News | May 14, 2020, 09:03 PM IST

Firing a second salvo to limit COVID fallout, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday announced a Rs 3.16 lakh crore package comprising free foodgrains for migrant workers, Rs 2 lakh crore concessional credit to farmers, among others.

Govt announces second tranche of economic package for migrants, farmers, street vendors

News | May 14, 2020, 08:58 PM IST

It was the second day of the press address of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman who elaborated more on 20 lakh crore relief package announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi some days ago.

Rs 20 Lakh Crore Economic Package: Finance Minister unveils first instalment aimed at MSMEs, NBFCs

News | May 14, 2020, 10:58 AM IST

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a host of measures aimed at helping ease the liquidity and financial concerns of India’s micro, small and medium enterprises, which have been hit hard by the COVID-19 lockdown.

Cruel blow to migrant workers: Chidambaram on Sitharaman's COVID-19 stimulus

News | May 13, 2020, 11:30 PM IST

Former finance minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on May 13 said there is "nothing" for poor and hungry migrant workers on Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's announcements detailing COVID-19 stimulus package.

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