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Kovind reiterates Govt's aim to make India $ 5 trillion economy

Kovind reiterates Govt's aim to make India $ 5 trillion economy

New Delhi, Jun 20 (UNI) President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday again highlighted the NDA government’s objective to make India a five trillion dollar economy by 2024 and said the country is also on the way to become the world's fifth largest economy in terms of GDP.

'Today, India is among the fastest growing economies in the world. Inflation is low, fiscal deficit is under control, foreign exchange reserves are growing and the impact of 'Make In India' is clearly visible,' the President said in his address to the joint sitting of both the Houses of Parliament.

He said work was underway in full earnest to transform India into a global manufacturing hub. Keeping in view Industry 4.0, a New Industrial Policy will be announced shortly.

In 'Ease of Doing Business', India has leap-frogged 65 positions during the past five years, from a ranking of 142 in 2014 to 77. Now, the goal is to be among the top 50 countries of the world, he said, adding that for the purpose, rule are further simplified in collaboration with the states.

In this sequence, necessary amendments were also being brought in the Companies Law, he added.

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Dam to be constructed in Nepal for permanent solution of flood: Rai

18 Jul 2019 | 8:19 PM

New Delhi, Jul 18 (UNI) The Government said in the Lok Sabha on Thursday that efforts are being made to reduce the damage caused by flood alongwith finding a permanent solution to the problem and for this a proposal to make a dam in Nepal is under consideration.

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18 Jul 2019 | 8:17 PM

Earlier, replying the debate on the “The New Delhi International Arbitration Centre Bill 2019 and “The Arbitration and Conciliation (amendment) Bill 2019”, The Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the some of the Members of the Opposition apprehension were baseless there would be manipulation in constitution of the arbitration council.

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Tax proposals aimed to improve 'Make in India,' promote digital payment: FM

Tax proposals aimed to improve 'Make in India,' promote digital payment: FM

18 Jul 2019 | 8:09 PM

New Delhi, July 18 (UNI) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday said the tax proposals in the Finance Bill, 2019, are aimed to improve the ease of living and reduce pain of the citizens while promoting 'Make in India' and digital payment.

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Bill to set up intl arbitration centre for arbitration, mediation & conciliation gets nod of Par

Bill to set up intl arbitration centre for arbitration, mediation & conciliation gets nod of Par

18 Jul 2019 | 7:32 PM

New Delhi, Jul 18 (UNI) A Bill to set up an international arbitration centre to conduct arbitration, mediation, and conciliation proceedings got the nod of Parliament with the Rajya Sabha passing it by voice vote on Thursday.

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Finance Bill, 2019, okayed by Lok Sabha

Finance Bill, 2019, okayed by Lok Sabha

18 Jul 2019 | 7:26 PM

New Delhi, July 18 (UNI) The Lok Sabha on Thursday stamped its seal of approval on the Finance Bill, 2019, by a voice vote. Piloting the Bill, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the Modi government is working towards ease of living of the people and underlined the fact that proposed direct tax amendments seek to give an impetus to 'Make in India' through a reduction of rates for more than 99 per cent of the companies.

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