Category Archives: Trade

Shaktikanta Das appointed RBI Governor | 15 Things to know about new RBI Governor

Shaktikanta Das IAS

Shri Shaktikanta Das IAS Retd. (Tamil Nadu 1980), former Secretary- Department of Economic Affairs, has been appointed as Governor, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for a period of three years. Shri Shaktikanta Das has served as JS- Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, Government of India; Special Commissioner and Commissioner of Revenue Administration,… Read More

Transforming Madhepura | Alstom


In 2015, when Alstom won the contract to manufacture India’s first all-electric locomotives in Madhepura, Bihar, in collaboration with Indian Railways, they were about to get into something that would end up transforming not just the economy of the place but also the lives of its people.  The first electric locomotive was completed in February 2018 and… Read More

Urjit Patel quits as RBI Governor

Urjit Patel

RBI Governor Shri Urjit Patel tendered his resignation today, attributing “personal reasons”. “On account of personal reason, I have decided to step down from my current position effective immediately,” he said in a brief statement. He said it has be en a matter of “privilege and honour” to serve the central bank… Read More

Inland Waterways | Kolkata-Patna become India’s second container cargo sector


After the success of container cargo being shipped from Kolkata to Varanasi earlier  this year, Bihar’s capital Patna will be witness to a new landmark in India’s Inland Water Transport (IWT) sector with 16 TEUs of container cargo (equivalent to 16 truckloads) belonging to food giants PepsiCo India and Emami Agrotech Ltd from Kolkata reaching the city’s… Read More

India and Japan to cooperate in the field of Healthcare & Wellness

MoC between India and the Japan in the field of Healthcare and Wellness

The Union Cabinet under PM Shri Narendra Modi  has given its ex-post facto approval to the signing of Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) between India and the Kanagawa Prefectural Government of Japan in the field of Healthcare and Wellness.

Implementation strategy and targets: The activities between the two sides will start after the receipt of copy of the… Read More

Agriculture Export Policy 2018

Agriculture Export Policy, 2018

The Union Cabinet chaired by the PM has approved the Agriculture Export Policy, 2018.  The Cabinet has also approved the proposal for establishment of Monitoring Framework at Centre with Commerce as the nodal Department with representation from various line Ministries/Departments and Agencies and representatives of concerned State Governments, to… Read More

Annual Startup India Venture Capital Summit 2018 concludes

Startup India

The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the Government of Goa, hosted the annual Startup India Venture Capital Summit in Goa on December 07, 2018.

The theme of the Summit is ‘Mobilizing Global Capital for Innovation in India.’ The event will showcase the Indian startup opportunity for funds… Read More

Digital Sky Platform launched – India to start registration of drones, pilots & operators

Digital Sky Platform launched

Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems (RPAS), popularly referred to as drones, are a technology platform with wide-ranging applications. In August 2018, India had announced the release of its Civil Aviation Regulations (CAR) to enable safe flying of RPAS in India. The CAR detailed the obligations of operators, remote pilots/ users and manufacturers/ OEM for… Read More

CCI | Invites comments from public in respect to proposed acquisition of L&T Ltd ( Electrical & Automation business) 

Larsen & Toubro Ltd

Summary: CCI invites comments from public in respect of the proposed acquisition of the electrical and automation business of Larsen & Toubro Limited by Schneider Electric India Private Limited and MacRitchie Investments Pvt. Limited

On 16th July, 2018, the Competition Commission of India ( CCI)  received a notice from Schneider Electric India… Read More

A formal Employment Perspective to payroll reporting in India

Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementatio

The Central Statistics Office (CSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation has released the press note on Employment Outlook of the country covering the period September, 2017 to September, 2018, based on the administrative records available with selected government agencies to assess the progress in certain dimensions. A detailed note… Read More

WCD Ministry | 223 Institutes to conduct awareness programs on Sexual Harassment at Workplace Act

WCD Ministry empanels 223 Institutes to conduct awareness programmes on Sexual Harassment at Workplace Act

To ensure security of women at all workplaces, the Ministry of Women and Child Development has empanelled institutions/organisations to conduct awareness exercises on the provisions of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013. As of November, 2018, as many as 223 institutes/organisations have been… Read More