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News18 Afternoon Digest: Nirmala Sitharaman Carries 'Made in India' Tab for First-Ever Paperless Budget; Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi Detained as Military Stages Coup and Other Stories

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman seen carrying a tablet for a paperless budget on Monday. ANI photo

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman seen carrying a tablet for a paperless budget on Monday. ANI photo

Here are the top stories we are covering this afternoon: Budgeting for New Normal: Nirmala Sitharaman Carries 'Made in India' Tab for First-Ever Paperless Budget; Budget 2021 Expectations: Health Insurance Benefits To Income Tax Deductions, What Middle Class Wants; Mumbai Local Trains Resume for All Today: Restricted Timings, Staggered Work Hours Explained; Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi Detained as Military Stages Coup, Declares One-Year State of Emergency;The Family Man 2 Release Postponed Amid Tandav and Mirzapur Controversies: Report;Usman Khawaja 'Undresses' During BBL Game to Change Abdomen Guard, Leaves Fans in Disbelief

Budgeting for New Normal: Nirmala Sitharaman Carries 'Made in India' Tab for First-Ever Paperless Budget

It was already conveyed that the Union Budget 2021 was going to have many firsts given the pandemic. The government had announced it would be a paperless budget and Nirmala Sitharaman was seen carrying a tablet instead of her iconic Bahi khata, trying to adhere to a new normal, given restrictions due to Covid-19. The tablet is making its debut in the 2021 budget, replacing its predecessors, the Bahi khata and the historic budget briefcase. She was seen holding it up to the media on Monday morning. READ MORE

Budget 2021 Expectations: Health Insurance Benefits To Income Tax Deductions, What Middle Class Wants

The challenges before Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman as she prepares her most important Union Budget are all too well known. The nation is just about emerging from a year of economic contraction, business shutdowns, and job and income losses, all brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic. READ MORE

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