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Budget 2018-19, Magnificent Modicare
Arun Jaitley’s fifth budget is remarkable for its focus on agriculture, health, infrastructure, education, and the relief offered for senior citizens. The booming stock market, not entirely related to the performance of companies, attracted attention: the budget has proposed a 10 per cent tax on the long-term capital gain. The Finance Minister had chosen to leave the fiscal deficit unchanged at 3.5 per cent of GDP. This is understandable to meet much larger expenditure both for development and social amelioration.
The most impressive of the proposals relate to the health cover: a comprehensive healthcare scheme that would cover 100 million families or 500 million poor.  The cover is up to Rs 5 lakh each. This is the most extensive healthcare programme across the world. Related to the distress and ruination suffered by many families on expensive surgeries and medicare, this proposal appears to be the most beneficial. There is a token allocation in the budget for this scheme. This i
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented ten leaders of ASEAN as guests at the 69th Republic Day celebrations. The Modi government has been taking continuous efforts at extending New Delhi’s hand of cooperation to valuable eastern neighbours. This can be clearly inferred from both the photo-op at the conclusion of the historic ASEAN-India summit in New Delhi on 25 January a"

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