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17:00 PM: 5 kg of rice/wheat & one kg of pulses for poor families under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana: BJP chief JP Nadda
5 kg of rice/wheat & one kg of pulses will be given to every family free of cost under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana. Additionally, every family will get one kilo free pulses. It shows our government’s commitment towards the welfare of the poor: BJP chief JP Nadda
15:46 PM: Market Update | Sensex surges 1,411 points to close at 29,947 as Centre unveils Rs 1.7 lakh crore of the stimulus package to tackle virus spread; Nifty ends above 8,650
14:23 PM: Rs 1.7 lakh crore economic package will be implemented with immediate effect; cash doles from April 1: FM Sitharaman
14:18 PM: District Mineral Fund: Central Govt to request State Govts to use this fund to augment medical testing and screening and providing health attention, announces FM Sitharaman
14:14 PM: Govt ready to amend the regulation of EPF: FM Sitharaman
Govt ready to amend the regulation of EPF due to this pandemic so that workers can draw up to 75% non-refundable advance from credit in PF account or 3 months salary, whichever is lower: FM Sitharaman due to this pandemic so that workers can draw up to 75% non-refundable advance from credit in PF account or 3 months salary, whichever is lower: FM Sitharaman
14:04 PM: Self Help women groups (7 crore houses holds covered), collateral-free loans doubled to 20 Lakh, to increase money in hand, announces Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman
13:55 PM: FM announces increase in MNREGA wage to Rs 202 a day from Rs 182 to benefit 5 crore families
13:39 PM: The Govt has been working hard to reach out with tangible benefits to the people who’re directly affected by the lockdown: Finance MinisterNirmala Sitharaman briefs media.
11:58 AM: 4-phased stimulus package likely to be announced during the press briefing by FM Nirmala Sitharaman at 1 PM.
11:51 AM: #Breaking: FM Nirmala Sitharaman to hold a press briefing at 1 pm today