Several budget proposals including the reintroduction of tax on long term capital gains exceeding Rs 1 lakh from sale of shares will kick in from April 1.
The govt has halved customs duty on 'open cell' used in the manufacturing of LCD and LED television panels to 5 percent, a move intended to boost domestic manufacturing.
The govt got the Budget for fiscal year beginning Apr 1 passed in Lok Sabha without discussion by applying the guillotine process.
The regional elections' results are expected to be a barometer of public mood in run up to the 2019 elections, likely to be independent India's murkiest political battle.
Skoda said it will increase prices across its entire model range by up to Rs 35,000 from March 1 to pass on the impact of custom duties announced in the Union budget.
With the debate on the fiscal burden of the NHPS continuing, a report has pegged the cost of the new healthcare plan under Rs 12,000 crore per annum.
"For example, the Bureau of Indian Standards is working on regulatory guidelines to make hallmarking mandatory," the report said.
The IMF has welcomed the fiscal deficit target set by India in its annual budget and noted that the country is returning to the path of gradual fiscal consolidation.
The Government has set a target of Dec 2018 to develop 10 iconic sites in the country and 100 monuments to international standards, Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma said.
Chidambaram said that the chorus of dissent against the 2018-19 budget has grown and even economists of the govt and the RBI Governor have spoken against its provisions.