Category Archives: FICCI



Summary: INDIA PHARMA 2016 & INDIA MEDICAL EXPO 2016 to promote India as a quality manufacturing hub in the Pharmaceuticals & Medical Electronics and Device sector

Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India in association with Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) … Read More

DIPP appointing new examiners to speed up Patents, Designs & TM applications


The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has laid down the roadmap for expediting the process of examining the applications of patents, designs and trademarks by appointing additional 458 new examiners and 263 contract examiners at various levels to clear the backlog. DIPP was making a conscious effort to bring down the timelines of examination… Read More





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Digital Power fueled by smartphones will drive ‘Digital India’, says Ravi Shankar Prasad


Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister for Communications and IT, said here that digital power, accelerated by smart phones in the hands of young people, has enormous potential to drive ‘Digital India’ and achieve the dreams of aspirational India. While the programme currently focuses on digital delivery of health, education, grocery and tourism services,… Read More

Important for the Govt. and Opposition to work together – Anand Sharma


Mr. Anand Sharma, MP and Deputy Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha, has declared that the Government and the Opposition have engaged in a constructive manner on various occasions in the recent past. “We have lent our support for passage of some of the key bills in the Parliament recently. We feel that it is extremely important for the Government and the Opposition… Read More

Need to enhance competitiveness of Indian PVC & Caustic Soda Industry


Indian Poly Vinyl industry is presently not doing well. Import of PVC, which was less than 5% of the country’s demand ten years ago, is now at almost 50% and is growing. The PVC industry also has a linkage to the Caustic soda industry. Majority of Chlorine produced goes into PVC manufacture, and if there is no PVC capacity addition, there can be no Caustic … Read More

Technology up-gradation key enabler for MSMEs: Shripad Yesso Naik


Technology up-gradation is a big concern for MSMEs, need to adopt latest technology to compete with rest of the world, the awareness and affordability of Information and communication technology (ICT) tools is relatively low, said Mr Shripad Yesso Naik, Minister of State (I/C) for AYUSH & MoS, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare at an ASSOCHAM event… Read More

Govt against expanding WTO negotiation agenda

The government opposed any move to expand the negotiating agenda at the World Trade Organization (WTO) and instead urged member countries to stick to the issues under the Doha Round at the ministerial meeting in Nairobi later this month.
While accusing the developed countries of shying away from Doha Round after pushing the developing world into negotiations… Read More

Participation in Olympics, 2016


Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs & Sports, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal has said that the qualification process for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games began in 2014 and will go on up to the first week of July, 2016. Till date, 57 athletes, 25 in individual events and Men & Women Hockey teams (16 members each) have qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympic… Read More

Government to start auctioning of minerals by end of 2015


The government will start auctioning of minerals by the year end with approximately 70 leases planned for the first phase. The states are now finalizing the modalities for the process. Mineral Exploration Corporation Limited (MECL) has prepared nearly 58 geological reports of detailed exploration, which will be offered to state governments to help them… Read More

Government to set up special regulator for bankruptcy cases

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The government is considering setting up a special regulator to look into bankruptcy cases and may make it mandatory to take a call on whether to liquidate a company or not within 180 days, a person close to the development said.
The government is working on a new bankruptcy code based on recommendations given by the TK Vishwanathan committee, which submitted… Read More