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Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman chairs the FSDC meeting along with MoS Anurag Thakur in New Delhi on Thursday.pti
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (PTI)
Cabinet secretary Rajiv Gauba and chief secretaries of states took stock of the situation. (HT)
The exercise to collect data on India’s unorganized workforce will also give states a handle on how to address unemployment.ap
The minister expects that the exports will be down by about 30-35 per cent in May. (Ramesh Pathania/Mint)
The minister expects that the exports will be down by about 30-35 per cent in May. (Ramesh Pathania/Mint)

Piyush Goyal expects better exports performance in May

  • The ministry has asked Nasscom to look at strategy for $500-billion IT services exports in the next five years
  • The minister expects that the exports will be down by about 30-35 per cent in May

Cabinet secretary Rajiv Gauba. Photo: PTI
New Delhi: Migrants from Uttarakhand being screened as they wait to board the buses arranged by their state government to help them reach their homes, amid COVID-19 lockdown in New Delhi, Monday, May 25, 2020. (PTI Photo) (PTI25-05-2020_000143B) (PTI)
New Delhi: Migrants from Uttarakhand being screened as they wait to board the buses arranged by their state government to help them reach their homes, amid COVID-19 lockdown in New Delhi, Monday, May 25, 2020. (PTI Photo) (PTI25-05-2020_000143B) (PTI)

Loans for migrant workers: Uttarakhand government launches a new scheme

  • Under the Mukhya Mantri Swarojgar Yojana, Uttarakhand government will provide loans to migrant workers
  • Under this scheme, loans will be provided by nationalised banks, scheduled commercial banks and co-operative banks

Excise duty on liquor is a state subject and accordingly, the state is also free to impose and recover a price for grant of such privilege. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint
Excise duty on liquor is a state subject and accordingly, the state is also free to impose and recover a price for grant of such privilege. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint

Liquor a privilege, Delhi govt tells court in defence of 70% corona cess

  • The Delhi government filed this reply against a batch of petitions challenging its 4 May notification levying 70% special corona fees on liquor in the capital. The plea is likely to be heard on Friday.

Sonia Gandhi’s concerns were echoed by CMs at a meeting.pti
Senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah. (Photo: Mint)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Photo: PTI)
Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yediyurappa. (mint)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee  (PTI)
The Delhi High Court will next hear the matter on 3 June.
Indian diplomats have had to adopt some novel means to reach their countries of posting (Bloomberg)
Photo: PTI
Migrants gather outside Dharavi slum to board buses for a railway station for their onward journey by special train to reach their native places, during ongoing lockdown, in Mumbai on Tuesday (Photo: ANI)
Migrants gather outside Dharavi slum to board buses for a railway station for their onward journey by special train to reach their native places, during ongoing lockdown, in Mumbai on Tuesday (Photo: ANI)

Maharashtra govt politicising 'Shramik Special' trains for migrants: Goyal

He said 145 trains were planned to be operationalised from Maharashtra on Tuesday, but less than 10% could actually run due to non-availability of passengers

Kerala chief minister PInarayi Vijayan. File photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint
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