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India, Singapore agree to hold trilateral maritime exercise annually
The first Singapore-India-Thailand maritime exercise was held in the Andaman Sea in September as part of the security and safety of Indo-Pacific sea lines. "The Indo-Pacific Region is vital for us and we want to further enhance our maritime participation and engagement in the region in accordance with our doctrine of SAGAR," Rajnath Singh said.
Grant 3-year moratorium, extended timelines for payment of all dues: COAI to govt
COAI DG Rajan Mathews told that operators need "oxygen" and...
Exporters voice concern at disabling of benefits
Exporters found that the claims from the period August 1, 2019 were disabled by DGFT. They w...
Bhutan’s upcoming tourism policy likely to cause strong impact on tourism trade in Eastern India
Currently, Bhutan charges every foreign visitor $ 250 per day including $65 ‘Sustainable Development Fee (SDF)’ and $40 visa charge. But ‘Regional Tourists’ from India, Bangladesh and Maldives need not to pay SDF or visa fee. Now Bhutan is going to introduce SDF and a “permit processing fee” for the regional tourists too.
Modi's successful visits abroad, decision to keep out of RCEP highlighted at BJP meeting
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal briefed BJP MPs on the issues in the parliamentary party's first meeting in the Winter session. Modi did not attend the meeting. BJP sources said Jaishankar told MPs that Modi's foreign visits have boosted India's standing and furthered the country's interests.
India vulnerable to oil price and capital inflow shocks: YV Reddy
According to the former Reserve Bank of India governor, there are three economic challenges- climate change, demographic divergence and technology - which are global and can be resolved only through cooperation and concerted action on the part of all or most countries.
Irish butter may be winning hearts; but the desi 'makhan' is still the king of all
Irish butter was traditionally produced from cultured cream.
View: India needs new green industries to ensure economic growth
Green industries are classic ‘impact investments’ — investments that offer both investment and social returns.
Backed by doctors, 'Himank' men brave difficult terrain to connect DBO with 'all-weather road'
With a view to construct an all-weather road up to DBO to facilitate a smooth passage of the armed forces personnel and other logistical support, Project Himank of the Border Roads Organisation has constituted a special task force (the 50 Border Roads Task Force) to accelerate the work in a time-bound manner.
Indian Olympic Association rejects new National Sports Code draft
The newly crafted draft proposed changes in the original 2011 code. It included the barring of ministers, members of parliament and legislative assemblies from holding office in National Sports Federation and IOA.
Top analysts to discuss technical toolkit for Dalal Street at first India CMT summit
It’s the first time the annual summit is being held outside of the US.
CEPCI reiterates need for ban on import of all types of cashew kernels
To protect the domestic cashew industry, this council had requested the Government to ban import of all type of finished and semi - finished cashew kernels including de-shelled category and to limit the export incentives to products that has undergone transformation in India .
India joins China, Russia, Japan to oppose use of 26 Ghz band for 5G
At the ongoing World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC) 2019, China, Russia and Japan were in support of using alternative bands for 5G services with around 3000 Mhz of frequencies, while India is yet to decide on alternative bands having large chunk of airwaves to support the next generation telecom services, according to industry bodies.
Govt to initiate talks with stakeholders on drug trade margins
The Department of Pharmaceuticals along with the Drug pricing regulator, National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) will discuss the issue of TMR with the stakeholders, in an effort to reduce prices of medicines & medical devices. The trade margin is the difference between the price at which the manufacturers/importers sell to stockists and the price charged to consumers.
DoT asks telcos to share broadband infra in govt buildings
The directive came after the TRAI had recommended to the department last year that all telcos & infrastructure providers must be mandated to share in-building infrastructure in public places, commercial & residential complexes with other providers in a transparent, fair & non-discriminatory manner, with a minimum of three operators having a presence in the building.
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