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Govt scraps tenders worth Rs 30k-cr to push Make in India

DPIIT has intervened to change conditions in those tenders to promote 'Made in India' goods.
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India to send consignment of medical supplies to China later this week to combat coronavirus

China has said that it needed medical masks, gloves and suits especially for the medical staff attending the virus affected patients. Masks also have become scarce in China in view of the nationwide demand in the last three weeks. Hubei and its capital Wuhan have become the epicentre of the virus and most of the fatalities in China have been reported from the province.

Centre committed to implement suburban rail for Bengaluru, says Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

The Cabinet has cleared the proposal befo...

RBI Guv: Govt must continue reforms; green shoots of recovery need to sustain

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  • "On the impact of coronavirus outbreak and any disruptions to Make in India or to Indian export/import, Finanace Ministry is scheduled to hold a meeting on Tuesday 18 Feb. Stakeholders are welcome." Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tweeted on Sunday.

    Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri handed over the letters of appreciation to each crew member in a ceremony held in the national capital

    An eight-member expert committee constituted by the government to assess availability of medicines in the country has suggested imposing export restrictions on 12 drugs including antibiotics like chloramphenicol, neomycin, metronidazole, azythromicin, clindamycin; vitamin B1, B2 and B6; as well as hormones like progesterone used during pregnancy and in menstrual related problems.

    Human and wildlife interactions are increasing as Indian settlements press up against remaining wild spaces.

    In the three quarters till end-December 2019, the company had offered about 12% of its production for auctions. Spot auction offers accounted for almost 46% of the total quantity offered for auctions till December, while the rest was a mix of special forward e-auction for the power sector, exclusive e-auction for non-power and special e-auction.

    The cancellation is a blow to the global tech industry.

    CMPDIL has also recently roped in IIT-KGP for carrying out analysis of coal samples from different exploration camps. An MoU for a period of t2-yrs was signed wherein CMPDI will entrust IIT-KGP with 3000 m of coal-cores annually to carry out different analytical tests to determine the quality of coal samples for incorporating in geological reports.

    Google launched Station in India in 2015, as a partnership between Google, Indian Railways and Railtel to bring fast, free public WiFi to over 400 of the busiest railway stations in India and crossed that number by June 2018. While the Indian Railways provided the fibre connectivity for the Internet, Google was responsible for installing and maintaining the access points.

    The minister also asked Indian steel companies to enhance output, particularly special steel, to grab larger global market share. A strategy paper was being prepared for producing 10 million tonnes of special steel at a cost of Rs 50,000 crore with 50,000 employment potential in the present scenario, the minister said.

    Multiple rates, exemptions and implementation challenges are affecting goods and services tax (GST) collections in India, an analysis by an International Monetary Fund (IMF) team has said.

    “In many cases, pesticide manufacturers are unwilling to register their products in high potential markets as they find the process costly as well as cumbersome and that it leads to rejection of export samples,” said a leading rice exporter from Punjab, who did not wish to be identified.

    Moody's Investors Service on Monday slashed India's growth forecast to 5.4 per cent for 2020 from 6.6 per cent projected earlier on slower t...

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