You have entered an incorrect email address! [28], The Jawaharlal Nehru University conferred her the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2019. Copyright © 2020 Printline Media Pvt. Also read: 2019 was the year when India’s education system took a backseat under Modi regime. 2- She was also ranked as the 34th most powerful women in the world in 2019 by Forbes Magazine. In 1984, she moved to Delhi to complete her Master of Arts and M.Phil in economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). The NRF, however, never took off. 12:29 PM: Domestic markets turn nervous ahead of Nirmala Sitharaman's press conference. Prior to that, she served as a national spokesperson for the BJP. On February 1, 2020, she presented Union Budget 2020-21. ', Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan: All you need to know about the package announced by Prime Minister Modi. [17][18], On 31 May 2019, Nirmala Sitharaman was appointed as the finance and corporate affairs minister.

On Tuesday, PM Modi in his fifth address to the nation, since the countrywide lockdown, announced this package to make India self-reliant and urged the people to become vocal for local products, i.e., use of swadeshi. The government had recently come up with two festive schemes to spur demand. Sitharaman formerly served as the Defence Minister of India, thereby becoming India's second female defence minister and also the second female finance minister after Indira Gandhi, and first full-time female Finance Minister. Nirmala Sitharaman; Full Name: Nirmala Sitharaman: DOB: 18/08/1959: Place of Birth: Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu: Political Party: BJP. On the elevated food prices, Bajaj said it is a temporary phenomenon and the government has taken some measures to cool down prices.

On May 2016, she contested and won the Karnataka seat in Rajya Sabha elections. Despite having different political ideologies, the couple married in the year 1986 and have a daughter.
Nirmala Sitharaman (born 18 August 1959) is an Indian economist and politician serving as the current Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs of India. The current Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is an Indian politician who also serves as Minister of Corporate Affairs of India. Sitharaman's father hailed from Musiri, Tiruchirappalli, and her mother's family had its roots in Thiruvenkadu, and in the Thanjavur and Salem districts of Tamil Nadu. Discussions are going on between various stakeholders in the states. Nirmala Sitharaman to unveil another stimulus package soon, says Economic Affairs Secretary The finance minister last month had announced a slew of measures to spur demand and ramp-up capital expenditure. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our. The new measures are mostly focused on generating demand through various new schemes including interest subsidy on loans. 11:50 AM: The government's earlier stimulus package announced in May where it had announced a series of measures to boost economic growth.

In the higher education sector, the policy outlines the setting up of liberal arts universities on the lines of IITs (engineering) and IIMs (management), among other things.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will share the details about the 'Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan' package today at 4 pm via a press conference at the National Media Centre. In 2006, Nirmala Sitharaman joined Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and became the national spokesperson of BJP in 2010. The benefit is likely to ease difficulty for struggling MSMEs. It is difficult for me to commit a date but we have received a lot of requests and comments from various sectors and we are looking into it. She has also worked as a Senior Manager (Research and Development department) for PWC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) and at the BBC World Service. [32][26][33], "Who Gets What: Cabinet Portfolios Announced. Read below to find about her early life, education, political career, recognitions and more. 12:20 PM: With the announcement of a fresh stimulus package comes just ahead of Diwali, the government hopes to revive lost demand as people are expected to spend more during the seasonally-active quarter. [10][11][12] She then enrolled for a Ph.D. in Economics with a focus on Indo-Europe trade; but a move to London after her husband secured a scholarship in London School of Economics left her unable to complete the degree. But the news media is in a crisis of its own. [27] In 2017, she was one of the founding directors of Pranava in Hyderabad. It was followed by the Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan package of Rs 20.97 lakh crore in May, largely focussed on supply-side measures and long-term reforms. The FDI announcement headlined the many steps the government is planning to take in education.

11:45 AM: What to expect? The overall allocation for the sector went up by over Rs 5,000 crore — it will be Rs 99,300 crore in 2020-21, up from Rs 94.853.64 crore in 2019-20. This was the third stimulus package since the Covid-19 outbreak. She announced an apprenticeship degree and diploma programmes, and said these would be provided by 150 higher education institutions. Sitharaman has served at the Pricewaterhouse Coopers as a senior manager and later on for BBC World Service. The government is likely to announce a Rs 3 lakh crore stimulus for the stressed sectors in an earnest attempt to revive demand and generate employment. She has served as the Minister of State for Finance a… Nirmala Seetaraman completed her schooling and bachelors from Seethalakshmi Ramaswamy College Sitharaman pursued her Bachelors from Seethalakshmi Ramaswamy College, Tiruchirappalli. In 2014, after BJP won the elections, Nirmala Sitharaman was appointed as a Junior Minister in the Narendra Modi's cabinet. Not votes in election but top lawyers in courts, what Congress offers allies | Opinion, Is 2020 the worst year for civilisation? New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced in the Union Budget 2020-21 that the education sector would be opened up to Foreign Direct Investment. The best of journalism is shrinking, yielding to crude prime-time spectacle. For reprint rights: Times Syndication Service, TIMESOFINDIA.COM | Updated: May 31, 2019, 13:56 IST, NEW DELHI: The government on Friday appointed, Nirmala Sitharaman - A brief profile of new finance minister, October retail inflation likely above 7% again: Poll, Auto retail sales decline by 24% in October, says FADA, Joe Biden's business plan effect on certain sectors in India, Patna decked up with posters wishing Tejashwi Yadav on his 31st birthday, 20 Best Traditional Diwali Recipes and Homemade Sweets, Kamala Harris reveals her love for indian food, Ankle Boots For Men:Stylish boots for winters, Amazon Sale on Books: Get up to 60% off on bestsellers, Terms of Use and Grievance Redressal Policy, Sitharaman was the defence minister under the previous Narendra Modi government, She joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 2008, and was made a member of the national executive. Nirmala Sitharaman was born in a Tamil Iyengar Brahmin family and her father was an Indian Railways employee. 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