Finance Minister Announces Major Reforms In Coal, Defence Manufacturing And Other Top Stories

Updated: May 17, 2020 08:54 IST

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday announced structural reforms for eight sectors, including a Rs 50,000-crore boost for the coal sector and relaxed foreign investment rules for defence manufacturing.

Finance Minister Announces Major Reforms In Coal, Defence Manufacturing And Other Top Stories
HindustanTimes: The big story on Hindustan Times focused on the announcements on the "structural reforms" in 8 sectors - coal, minerals defence production, airspace management, MROs power distribution companies, space sectors, atomic energy by Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday. The other stories in focus include the road accidents that claimed the lives of 35 migrant workers in two states on Saturday, the number of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases in Delhi that reached 9,333 along with the highest single-day spike in Covid-19 infections with 4,863 new cases on Saturday as the national tally crossed the 90,000 mark. More
Finance Minister Announces Major Reforms In Coal, Defence Manufacturing And Other Top Stories
The Telegraph: The lead headline focused on the package of loans announced by Union Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman as part of "Rs 20 Lakh Crore package" signalled by PM Modi on Monday. Other stories include the road accident in Uttar Pradesh's Auraiya killing 24 migrants on Saturday and cyclone alert for West Bengal. More
Finance Minister Announces Major Reforms In Coal, Defence Manufacturing And Other Top Stories
Asian Age: The headline story gives a detailed report of the announcements made by Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman regarding the structural reforms across eight key sectors -- coal, minerals, defence, power, civil aviation, space, atomic energy and social infrastructure -- while announcing the fourth tranche of a ?20 lakh crore relief and stimulus package to help companies and individuals cope with the coronavirus pandemic and the ongoing lockdown. The other main headlines include the death of 25 migrant workers in Uttar Pradesh when a trailer and a stationary truck collided on a highway on Saturday and Madras High Court expressing anguish over the pathetic condition of migrants. More
Finance Minister Announces Major Reforms In Coal, Defence Manufacturing And Other Top Stories
Deccan Herald: The lead headline focused on the Karnataka government's plea to the Centre to allow it to restart public transport from May 18 under Lockdown 4.0. The other stories include government's biggest reform in coal sector by allowing private players to start commercial mining, death of 24 migrants in road accident involving migrant workers, when two trucks collided in Uttar Pradesh's Auraiya district early Saturday morning and US President Donald Trump's announcement that US will donate ventilators to India to treat the Covid-19 patients and help it fight the "invisible enemy". More

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