Category Archives: FICCI

Producers debate Growth Challenges at FICCI forum

Panelists at a ‘Knowledge Series’ forum of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) believe the digital content economy would see exponential growth over the next three to four years.
The seminar, held in association with the Los Angeles India Film Council, assessed the extent to which screen content acts as a driver of the digital… Read More

The day India starts organising itself; China will become a Distant Cousin says Sabaysachi


Fashion designer Sabaysachi Mukherjee has been comfortable in his skin ever since he took to the drawing board, rescuing our designs and textile traditions and making them contemporary enough for us to strut about in. Today brand Sabaysachi is a most sought after lifestyle benchmark, be it sari, jacket, bedspreads or jewellery. Little wonder then that he … Read More

BIS awareness programme


BIS jointly with South Asian Regional Standards Organisation (SARSO) organised an awareness programme on regional standardisation at BIS Headquarters, New Delhi. SARSO is the regional standards body for SAARC Member States. The programme was attended by around 60 participants representing industry, government bodies, testing laboratories, regulators,… Read More

Government may regulate e-Pharmacies soon

The government may back e-pharmacies amidst the long-drawn battle between chemists and online medicine retailers in the country. A health ministry sub-committee tasked with deciding the online model’s viability has spoken in its favour, according to the country’s apex drug regulator.
The sub-committee, which deliberated over the issue… Read More

Drugs/Cosmetics Act being recast to reflect new trends, changes

The Drugs and Cosmetics Act, drafted in 1940, is being amended to reflect recent trends and changes, such as e-pharmacies, Shri K B Aggarwal, Additional Secretary (Food and Drugs), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, said .
Shri Aggarwal, who was addressing a session on e-pharmacy in India organised by the Federation of India Chambers of Commerce and Industry… Read More

Govt bats for promoting e-pharmacy

The Centre is working towards amending the Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940 to develop a framework to benefit consumers as the existing Act does not differentiate between offline and online pharmacies, a top Health Ministry official said on Monday.
“With the advent of e-pharmacy, there is a need to amend the Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940 as it does not differentiate… Read More

FICCI plans industrial park for women entrepreneurs

FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) in Coimbatore plans to create industrial parks for women entrepreneurs. According to Devika Ramesh, chairperson of FLO Coimbatore chapter, land has been earmarked at industrial estates in Telangana, Gujarat, and Karnataka. In Assam, Haryana, Meghalaya, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal, the State Governments have… Read More

Centre puts wage plan for contract workers on hold

Ministry of Labour & Employment
The Labour Ministry has put on hold its plan to fix minimum wages for all contract workers at Rs.10,000 per month, following objections from industry. The ministry will now opt for “international consultation” on fixing minimum wages for contract workers before taking the proposal forward, a senior labour ministry official said.
“We have received strong… Read More

Rajasthan roadshow for ‘Global Agritech Meet’ in Mumbai

The Government of Rajasthan will be organizing its first road show in Mumbai on Monday, to market its first ‘Global Rajasthan Agritech Meet’ (GRAM) 2016, scheduled to be held in Jaipur in November. This is among the series of road shows that the Government is organizing pan-India in next fortnight.
The Mumbai Road show will be led by the Rajasthan Minister for… Read More

India-US ties: Matrix reloaded

It takes two to tango. In the context of India-US relations, increasing convergence in the strategic perspectives of India and the US, and a shared desire to provide global leadership on issues of shared interest are creating one of the most enduring symphonies in global partnership between the two key democracies.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to … Read More

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