Category Archives: FICCI

Do we need another court of appeal ?

Noting that equal access to justice for all is a fundamental right, the Supreme Court last week referred to a five-judge Constitution Bench the question whether a National Court of Appeal (NCA) with regional Benches—in North, South, East and West—can be established?
The NCA, advocated as an intermediate forum between the apex court and various high courts,… Read More

Pests destroying almost one-fourth of crops !

In India, an estimated 15-25 per cent of potential crop production is lost due pest, weeds and diseases at a time when the country needs not only to raise production but also ensure food security and nutrition for its growing consumption needs.
“There’s an urgent need for concerted efforts to forge research and development led strategy to save the loss… Read More

Nagpur’s 24×7 water supply project gets ‘Thumbs Up’ in Berlin

After receiving many awards and recognition, The Orange City Water (OCW) has added yet another feather in its cap by being showcased and receiving ‘Thumbs Up’ for its ongoing “Uninterrupted Water Supply Project (commonly known as 24×7 project) at prestigious ‘The Indo-German Partnership meet in Water, Waste and Sanitation … Read More

Women and Empowerment by FICCI FLO

Over 40 independent voices of women from FICCI FLO (FICCI Ladies Organisation), Chennai, was channelised by one strong voice on stage at Crowne Plaza. City-based lawyer, researcher, writer and women’s rights activist Kirthi Jayakumar who was invited to be part of Michelle Obama’s United State of Women Summit at Washington DC delivered a talk on ‘Women… Read More

Needlessly vilifying Indian business says Sidharth Birla

The question of non-performing bank loans and mounting pressure on borrowers (to flog assets or otherwise repay) is a well-debated topic. A major foreign publication wrote about it this week. Somehow I found its unflattering vocabulary — commenting on Indian promoters as a class — upsetting; it is, of course, easier to pontificate than look nearer home,… Read More

24 qualify for World Skills International Competition

The first edition of the India Skills Competition 2016 — the first of its kind in the country — culminated on Sunday with 24 winners from different States qualifying for selection at the World Skills International Competition in Abu Dhabi next year.
The competition marked the first anniversary of the ‘Skill India’ initiative by the Ministry… Read More

Hukmdev urges farmers to opt Modern Farming Techniques

In a bid to avert crop failure and enhance fertility of soil, BJP lawmaker Hukmdev Narayan Yadav urged the farmers to adopt the modern farming techniques, including agro-chemicals.
Highlighting the plight of farmers, Mr Yadav who is also Chairman, Standing Committee of Parliament on Agriculture told reporters, “Farmers are dying because of harmful… Read More

Startups in India: How incubators can help !

With the rise in the number of startups and growing interest in entrepreneurship and the need to recognise good incubators, the Centre has certified 20 private organisations as incubators under the Startup India Action Plan. The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), the Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India… Read More

Jharkhand Girls eye triumph in Rio Olympics

The Trio of Deepika Kumari, Nikki Pradhan and Laxmi Rani Manjhi are all geared up for the biggest sporting event Rio Olympics 2016. The Pioneer presents a glimpse of these sport personalities, exploring their early days, career and achievements.
Deepika Kumari (Archery)
Early days – Born on June 13, 1994 in a lower middle class family, made her first … Read More

Government to table Medical Device Act in Parliament during winter session

The government is reportedly planning to table the new Medical Device Act in the forthcoming winter session of the Parliament. In fact, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on July 11, 2016 convened a meeting on promoting Make in India initiative in the medical devices sector.
In the meeting, which was attended by leading associations in medical device industry… Read More

Skill India completes one year !!

Marking the first anniversary of the Skill India initiative, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) under the dynamic leadership of Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (Independent Charge) announced the launch of five major initiatives reinforcing his ministry’s commitment to … Read More