Key infrastructure sectors, realty may attract Rs 15 trillion by FY26

The Centre has changed a number of clauses in its model concession agreement to ease the market’s woes, but it remains to be seen whether these will be appreciated by the sector. India’s key infrastructure sectors – real estate, renewable energy and roads – are likely to see investments of Rs 15 trillion over the […]

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Study Reveals Product Quality Regulations Boost Domestic Manufacturing

New standards have led to increased production in electronics, toys, and textiles. The implementation of Quality Control Orders (QCOs) and Compulsory Registration Orders (CROs) has positively influenced the Indian economy by promoting local manufacturing and enhancing research and development expenditures, as per a trade policy think tank’s analysis. The 2012 CRO application on electronics and […]

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Mobile users can expect relief from ‘spoof international calls’

New Delhi: The department of telecommunications (DoT) and mobile operators devised a system that can identify and block spoof international calls showing up as Indian numbers. Through this, the government and telcos are seeking to give relief to mobile users who have been getting such calls from cyber criminals posing as police officials, courier company […]

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WIPO Treaty, a big win for India and Global South

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) treaty on intellectual property, Genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge, is a significant win for countries of the global South and for India, which is a mega biodiversity hotspot with abundance of traditional knowledge, and wisdom. For the first time the system of knowledge and wisdom which have supported […]

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MVA, govt in blame game over chemical units’ relocation

Min Says Delay In Finding Land; Allocation After June 4 Mumbai: Though 156 chemical industrial units from Dombivli MIDC were identified to be relocated to Patalganga in Raigad district two years ago, neither land was allotted nor infrastructure set up, said industry sources. Industries minister Uday Samant admitted that there were “some delays in finding land to shift these hazardous […]

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Incubation Centre inaugurated at DPIIT’s National Council for Cement and Building Materials

The National Council for Cement and Building Materials-Incubation Centre (NCB-IC) was inaugurated today by Joint Secretary, DPIIT, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Shri Sanjiv today in the presence of Vice-Chairman-NCB and VC & MD-Star Cement Ltd., Shri Rajendra Chamaria; Strategic Advisor to Dalmia Cement (B) Ltd., Shri Mahendra Singhi; and Director General-NCB, Dr. L P […]

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ULIP Workshop Brings States Together to Enhance India’s Logistics

Unified Logistics Interface Platform (ULIP) continues to lead the charge in transforming India’s logistics sector. Today, a groundbreaking workshop was held under the chairmanship of Shri Rajesh Kumar Singh, Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT). The event, hosted at Vanijya Bhavan, saw enthusiastic participation from representatives of various states including Telangana, […]

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India’s Industrial Production Growth Slows to 4.9% in March 2024

India’s industrial production growth rate dipped to 4.9% in March 2024, down from 5.7% in February. Despite this, the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) for FY24 recorded a modest increase to 5.8%. India’s industrial production growth rate decelerated to 4.9% in March 2024 compared to 5.7% in February, as per data from the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation. […]

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4th Session of India-Ghana Joint Trade Committee held in Accra

India, Ghana agree to operationalise UPI on Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems in six months Both sides explore possibility of MoUs on Digital transformation Solutions and Local Currency Settlement System; opportunities under African Continental Free Trade Agreement also discussed Digital economy, textiles, renewable energy and healthcare sectors identified as focus areas A seven-member delegation […]

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7th round of the India-Peru Trade Agreement Negotiations concludes in New Delhi

The seventh round of negotiations for the India-Peru Trade Agreement took place in New Delhi, India from April 8 to April 11, 2024. The discussions involved understanding priorities and concerns of each other and ensuring that the negotiations are rooted in mutual respect and benefit. At the start of the seventh-round negotiations, Mr. Sunil Barthwal, […]

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