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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to meet public sector bank heads today

NEW DELHI : Continuing efforts to increase credit disbursement, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will meet the heads of public sector banks (PSBs) today to take stock of recent steps taken by the government, including the first phase of the ‘outreach programme’ across over 200 districts during the festive season, a senior government official told Mint. It is learnt that the minister is expected ... Read More »

15th Finance Commission Invites Public Suggestions By June 30

The 15th Finance Commission is supposed to submit its recommendations by October 30, 2019. NEW DELHI:  The 15th Finance Commission, set up to recommend the devolution of central pool taxes to states, as well as a fiscal consolidation roadmap for government finances, has invited suggestions from the public, according to the Union Finance Ministry on Thursday Headed by NK Singh, the ... Read More »

How America Is Breaking Public Education

Special education teacher Lamikco Magee of Amherst cheers during a rally for public education at the Boston Common on May 19, 2017. Participants called for full funding for public education, less testing and more learning, and equitable access to quality education for all students. Image credit: Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe/Getty Images. The ultimate dream of public education is incredibly ... Read More »

Narmada dam: Public finance, public play

The Sardar Sarovar Dam over the Narmada rover at Kevadiya in Narmada district of Gujarat. Photo: AP Optics is as air for politicians. It is no different for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and what is commonly known as the Narmada Dam. But even air can sometimes get dense with rhetoric. On 17 September, Modi inaugurated the Sardar Sarovar Dam, the ... Read More »

OnePlus 3 Gets Android 8.0 Oreo in Closed Beta; Public Beta for OnePlus 3T, 5 Due This Month: Report

HIGHLIGHTS The closed beta build is said to be buggy The bugs in beta build are mostly associated with connectivity The stable builds are expected later this month Some OnePlus 3 users in closed-beta have reportedly received the Android 8.0 Oreo update and the builds are said to be on their way for OnePlus 3T as well as OnePlus 5 handsets apart from the OnePlus 3. ... Read More »

Rural Financial Inclusion: Small Finance Banks Could Pick up Where Public Sector Banks Left Off

Microfinance institutions lend at between 20% and 26% and are able to get all their money back with negligible non-performing assets. Credit: Reuters A fundamental change is taking place in Indian banking which has the potential to become as dramatic as bank nationalisation. The process is understood, but its likely impact is not. Hence the issue is missing from headlines. ... Read More »