Highlights of Union Budget 2018-19


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As you all must be aware of importance of Union Budget for competitive exams – UPSC Civil Services, Banking , IBPS , SBI, SSC etc.

The article list highlighting from The Hindu highlighting important points in
Union Budget 2018-19 is as follow:

Budget News Page No
Old is Gold’ in young India 1
A helping hand in times of health crises 1
A perfect cocktail for 2019 elections 2
The return of standard deduction 2
Policy to develop gold as asset class on cards 2
An excise duty cut with a rider 2
Civil Aviation gets wings 2
Customs duty hike to lift mobile prices 3
Budget cheer for senior citizens 3
TV prices to rise; industry hails increase in duty 3
Budget to boost truck, tractor, 2-wheeler sales 3
Disposable income set to rise 3
NHB fund announced 3
Separate policies soon on outward direct investment, hybrid instruments 4
Fiscal glide path pushed back to 2021 4
₹80,000 cr. target for divestment reachable 4
Mega insurance firm in offing 4
LTCG makes a comeback 5
Make for Bharat, Make in India 5
Gift City gets unified regulator 5
Capital gains levy sinks stocks, Sensex slips into red zone 5
From farm to fork, a shower of goodies 6
A shot in the arm for farm growth 6
The grass is greener for bamboo 6
Swaminathan calls for clarity on MSP hike 6
Of harvest and after 6
Ayushman Bharat: the big budget scheme 7
Good but could have been better 7
More tribal areas to get Ekalavya schools 7
Govt. to pay new recruits’ PF money 7
Boost for Digital India scheme 7
The green thumb Budget 8
Allocation for tech upgrades to raise productivity 8
Budget gives a big push to MSMEs 8
Start-ups feel let down 8
India Inc. sulks as effective tax rises 9
LTCG bond tenure extended to 5 years 9
Big ticket defence buys may have to wait 10
A well-balanced, good budget 10
A shot in the arm for Urban Rejuvenation Mission 10
New tunnel planned in Arunachal Pradesh 10
Big push for infrastructure growth 10
18.6% hike in space outlay 10
Highest-ever allocation will fast-forward Railway plans 11
Project delivery still on the slow track 11
Coming, engine-less train sets from ICF 11
Safety and comfort, the new destinations 11
Mumbai local’ gets a ticket to expand 11
Bonanza for Bengaluru 11


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