Like every year, 'Halwa Ceremony' was held at Finance Ministry ahead of upcoming Union Budget. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Anurag Thakur, were present during the ceremony. The halwa ceremony is a customary tradition which marks the process of printing documents of the Budget. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no printing of the Budget. MPs will be able to access the budget documents through a mobile app.
Handicraft industries in Uttar Pradesh expecting supportive measures from Budget 2021. Brass artisans in Moradabad expect this year's budget will help boost their businesses. "We expect supportive measures from the union govt for brass artisans," said an artisan. "I urge govt to cut down electricity charges so that workers can make more profit," another artisan said. Earlier this week, FM Nirmala Sitharaman had held meeting with state finance ministers. The state ministers had suggested steps to revive growth and boost revenue collection in the backdrop of Covid-19 crisis. The Union Budget 2020-21 will be presented at 11 am on February 1.
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Addressing at an event in the national capital on December 25, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman spoke on farm laws. FM Sitharaman said, "Opposition parties in their manifestos for 2019 Lok Sabha elections called three Farm Laws important for providing relief to the farmers." "Since, the government that passed the laws is not theirs, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji's, they can't accept it and are opposing it," she added.
IPS Ranvir Singh Krishnia took charge as the Director-General of Police (DGP) of Puducherry. He succeeded Balaji Srivastava, who has been transferred to New Delhi after 1.5 years' long stint in the Union Territory. Krishnia called on Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi at her respective office. Krishnia belongs to 1989 batch of the Indian Police Service (IPS) in the AGMUT cadre. He had served in various capacities in different states. With a heavy heart, Lieutenant Governor Bedi bid adieu to Balaji Srivastava. During Srivastava's period Rowdyism and Land grabbing came under strict control in the Union Territory.
25-year-old and first girl from Srinagar, who is reviving the centuries old cultural and traditional folk art known as "Ladishah" in local language. Syed Areej Safvi writes and performs Ladishah, a form of satire in verse. Safvi makes commentaries on social and political conditions in the society. Syed Areej Safvi is preserving the art and trying to attract people to it. Ladishah is performed by men but now this girl is writing and performing the art, which makes her the first girl from Kashmir to perform the male dominated art. It is a type of folk ballad with humor forming an essential part of its presentation. In earlier days, Ladishah was performed in villages and towns to highlight the social issues. But due to the modernization, social media and other things have lost the glory of a number of cultural and traditional things and Ladishah is one of them. Areej also bagged an award at Khatoon-e-Kashmir award 2021 in the art, culture and entrepreneurship category. Youth of the Kashmir are excelling in every field and are making the Union Territory and the nation proud.
The first centre for gold assaying and hallmarking, Kashmir Hallmarking Centre was set up in the Kashmir Valley on January 10. The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), a national standards body of India, has recognised the KHC. The centre is intended for certifying gold and verifying its purity. First of its kind in Kashmir and fourth in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, has been funded under the Seed Capital Fund Scheme of the Jammu and Kashmir Government. The centre has been sponsored by the Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI). Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) of Jammu and Kashmir have recognised the centre for hallmarking. The centre will provide relief to both goldsmiths and customers. The customers will be able to buy original government-regulated gold from goldsmiths while the sale of the latter will increase. The purity of the precious metals will be properly ascertained and defaulting parties can then be penalised. The centre will also cater to the demands of the market. Hallmarking is a way by which the logo of the goldsmith is included on the product, helping to identify the source from where it was bought.
A laser light show at Victoria Memorial portrayed the life of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose during the celebrations of his 125th birth anniversary. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar witnessed the spectacle. PM Modi is in Kolkata to celebrate 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
From LAC to LOC, the world is witnessing the powerful avatar of India once envisioned by Netaji, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the 125th birth anniversary of Subhas Chandra Bose in Kolkata. "From LAC to LOC, the world is witnessing the powerful avatar of India that was once envisioned by Netaji. India today is giving a befitting reply wherever attempts are made to challenge its sovereignty," said PM Modi.
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