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Industry body urges Centre to reach out to informal sector with relief

"We have also urged the federal and states to reach out to the most vulnerable sections of the industry, particularly in the informal sectors, with the best possible relief," industry body Assocham said.
"With stringent restrictions not only by Maharashtra but several other states, the economic impact is imperative," Assocham said.(AP)
"With stringent restrictions not only by Maharashtra but several other states, the economic impact is imperative," Assocham said.(AP)
Published on Apr 14, 2021 03:58 PM IST
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Karnataka to create 10 lakh jobs in IT and related sector by 2025

Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Dr C N Ashwath Narayan sought a bigger role for KDEM in improving the economy of the state.
Contributing to the ‘Skill India’ mission of the government, the HCL TechBee Program prepares students technically and professionally for entry-level IT jobs in HCL.
Contributing to the ‘Skill India’ mission of the government, the HCL TechBee Program prepares students technically and professionally for entry-level IT jobs in HCL.
Published on Feb 09, 2021 09:45 PM IST
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Indian economy heading towards V-shaped recovery in 2021: Assocham

India's GDP is estimated to contract by a record 7.7 per cent during 2020-21 as the Covid-19 pandemic severely hit the key manufacturing and services segments, as per government projections released on Thursday.
Employees work on an assembly line of Honda Motorcycles & Scootesr India at Vithalapur town in the western state of Gujarat, India,(Reuters)
Employees work on an assembly line of Honda Motorcycles & Scootesr India at Vithalapur town in the western state of Gujarat, India,(Reuters)
Updated on Jan 10, 2021 07:37 PM IST
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PM Modi stresses on India’s economic potential, defends new farm laws

The PM reiterated that farmers had benefited from a set reforms approved in June, including the three agricultural laws that thousands of farmers are protesting for weeks now. He said despite a pandemic-induced contraction in gross domestic product (GDP) of 7.5% in the July-September quarter, the country had attracted significant foreign direct investment and business activity was fast recovering.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi appeared to stress on the importance of reforms in the farm sector set in motion by the three contentious laws to deregulate agricultural markets.(ANI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi appeared to stress on the importance of reforms in the farm sector set in motion by the three contentious laws to deregulate agricultural markets.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Dec 20, 2020 12:18 AM IST
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We moved from ‘Why India’ to ‘Why not India’: PM Modi says at Assocham

The theme of the programme organised by Assocham, one of India’s top trade organisations is, ‘India’s resilience: Atmanirbhar roadmap towards $5 trillion economy.’
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed Assocham’s ongoing foundation week on Saturday.(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed Assocham’s ongoing foundation week on Saturday.(ANI)
Updated on Dec 19, 2020 01:31 PM IST
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PM Modi to deliver keynote address at Assocham foundation week

The theme of the programme organised by Assocham, one of India’s top trade organisations is, ‘India’s resilience: Atmanirbhar roadmap towards $5 trillion economy.’
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver the keynote address at the Assocham ongoing foundation week on Saturday.(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver the keynote address at the Assocham ongoing foundation week on Saturday.(ANI)
Updated on Dec 19, 2020 07:22 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com| Edited by Mallika Soni

RBI likely to maintain status quo in upcoming policy review

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das had earlier said although there was headroom for further monetary policy action, it was important to keep “our arsenal dry and use it judiciously.”
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) seal is pictured on a gate outside the RBI headquarters in Mumbai.(REUTERS)
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) seal is pictured on a gate outside the RBI headquarters in Mumbai.(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 27, 2020 04:52 PM IST
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Pearl Academy brings programme by U.K’s Royal College of Art to India

The programme blends theoretical and practical units that teach how to deploy AI for fostering personal creativity and pursuing career ambitions and also for developing a responsible, inclusive, accessible, and sustainable strategy to innovation through design.
The ‘Designing Services and Products with Artificial Intelligence’ programme will be offered to the third-year undergraduate students of Pearl Academy.(Pearl Academy)
The ‘Designing Services and Products with Artificial Intelligence’ programme will be offered to the third-year undergraduate students of Pearl Academy.(Pearl Academy)
Updated on Sep 22, 2020 04:00 PM IST
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Companies are stressed, have little appetite for loans: Industry

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) said economic uncertainties are hampering industry’s ability to plan for the future, while the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) said companies are hesitant to take credit risk in these circumstances.
Assocham secretary general Deepak Sood said the main issue today is capability to service debt rather than availability of loans.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Assocham secretary general Deepak Sood said the main issue today is capability to service debt rather than availability of loans.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jul 28, 2020 06:33 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByRajeev Jayaswal

‘Game changer’: Assocham on army’s 3-year service proposal for civilians

The ‘tour of duty’ model is similar to the short-service commission that allows officers to serve the armed forces for 10 to 14 years.
If the proposal is accepted, the army could implement the ToD model - essentially an voluntary internship after military training - on a trial basis for both officers and other ranks in a limited number of vacancies. (Photo @adgpi)
If the proposal is accepted, the army could implement the ToD model - essentially an voluntary internship after military training - on a trial basis for both officers and other ranks in a limited number of vacancies. (Photo @adgpi)
Updated on May 21, 2020 09:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

Nirmala Sitharaman reviews sectors that may need intervention

On Friday, Sitharaman’s initial focus was on aviation, tourism, hospitality, micro, small and medium enterprises — all of which have been adversely affected by the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic — as well as on animal husbandry.
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman met her Cabinet colleagues and senior officials to evaluate sector-specific concerns(PTI)
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman met her Cabinet colleagues and senior officials to evaluate sector-specific concerns(PTI)
Published on Mar 21, 2020 05:45 AM IST
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New Delhi, Hindustan Times | ByRajeev Jayaswal

Male makeovers: The found art of men’s grooming

A recent study by London-based research agency Mintel says that the average Indian man spends 16 minutes grooming his body, 14 minutes on hair and 12 minutes on face, 42 minutes in total.
A 2018 report stated that the male grooming industry stands at <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>16,800 crore in India and is likely to touch <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>35,000 crore by 2021.(Unsplash)
A 2018 report stated that the male grooming industry stands at 16,800 crore in India and is likely to touch 35,000 crore by 2021.(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 09, 2019 05:37 PM IST
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Assocham suggests tax sops for senior citizens

It said many senior citizens couldn’t get benefit of any robust social security or pension fund investments as they did not exist during their working life and were largely dependent on interest income from fixed deposits.
Assocham in its budget memorandum also suggested against tax deduction at source from payment of interest to senior citizens.(AFP File Photo/ Representive Image)
Assocham in its budget memorandum also suggested against tax deduction at source from payment of interest to senior citizens.(AFP File Photo/ Representive Image)
Updated on Jun 19, 2019 05:13 PM IST
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How the net killed Delhi’s poll bazaar

“In the 2009 general elections, I had employed 100 people, now I have only 10. We used to work through the night during the elections and still could not meet the demand. Many top politicians visited my office to ensure we complete their orders in time,” says Malik.
Malik , who, on an average, made about 3 crore flags during every general election in the past, says his business is down by 75 per cent this year.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Malik , who, on an average, made about 3 crore flags during every general election in the past, says his business is down by 75 per cent this year.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Published on Apr 21, 2019 06:37 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByManoj Sharma

Player of Ashwin’s stature shouldn’t have done it: Madan Lal on Jos Buttler’s ‘Mankading’

Former India cricketer Madan Lal Thursday said a player of Ravichandran Ashwin’s stature should not have ‘Mankaded’ Jos Buttler in a controversial IPL match
Kings XI Punjab captain Ravichandran Ashwin controversially ran out Rajasthan Royals’ Jos Buttler.(Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)
Kings XI Punjab captain Ravichandran Ashwin controversially ran out Rajasthan Royals’ Jos Buttler.(Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)
Published on Mar 28, 2019 03:15 PM IST
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Govt detects 20,000 cr GST evasion in April-Feb FY’19

The earlier GST rate on under-construction apartments and affordable housing was 12 per cent and eight per cent with input tax credit (ITC), respectively.
New Delhi, India - Dec. 1, 2016: New 2000 rupee currency note. (Photo by Sonu Mehta/ Hindustan Times)(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India - Dec. 1, 2016: New 2000 rupee currency note. (Photo by Sonu Mehta/ Hindustan Times)(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 27, 2019 06:20 PM IST
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India to be worst hit if global trade falls, says commerce minister Suresh Prabhu

India has the potential to become a $10-trillion economy before 2035, Suresh Prabhu said at the 98th Annual Session of The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham).
Commerce minister Suresh Prabhu speaks with JSW CMD Sajjan Jindal (L) during ASSOCHAM's 98th Annual Session ‘New India- Working For 1.25 Billion Aspirations’, in New Delhi.(AP Photo)
Commerce minister Suresh Prabhu speaks with JSW CMD Sajjan Jindal (L) during ASSOCHAM's 98th Annual Session ‘New India- Working For 1.25 Billion Aspirations’, in New Delhi.(AP Photo)
Updated on Oct 16, 2018 09:25 PM IST
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Opinion: Depression is real, running gives you self-worth

A recent WHO study has shown that in India 6.5% citizens suffer from serious mental disorders, including depression.
Image for representational purposes(picture alliance via Getty Image)
Image for representational purposes(picture alliance via Getty Image)
Updated on Oct 13, 2018 09:31 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByRajat Chauhan

6 tips to help you identify genuine bodybuilding supplements from fake ones

If you are exercising regularly and use bodybuilding supplements, here are some factors to keep in mind to ensure you are getting the real deal and are not being duped.
A study by Assocham and business management consultant RNCOS indicates that as much as 60-70% of dietary supplements being peddled across India are counterfeit.(Shutterstock)
A study by Assocham and business management consultant RNCOS indicates that as much as 60-70% of dietary supplements being peddled across India are counterfeit.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Sep 09, 2018 10:39 AM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | ByHT Correspondent

GST investigation wing unearths Rs 2000 crore tax evasion in two months

A senior government official said that fewer than 1 lakh people out of the 1.1 crore registered businesses pay 80% of the tax.
DG of the GSTI said investigation has revealed that a modus operandi is being followed whereby fake invoices are being generated for goods which have not been supplied at all.(Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
DG of the GSTI said investigation has revealed that a modus operandi is being followed whereby fake invoices are being generated for goods which have not been supplied at all.(Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
Updated on Jun 27, 2018 04:22 PM IST
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Manish Sisodia calls for abolishing IGST, says collection money lying idle

IGST is an interim tax paid by businesses and can be adjusted when they pay CGST or SGST.
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia addresses 'ASSOCHAM National Conclave on GST', in New Delhi on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia addresses 'ASSOCHAM National Conclave on GST', in New Delhi on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jun 27, 2018 04:22 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Vitamin D deficiency can lead to back pain, depression, hair loss. These are its best sources

Vitamin D deficiency: Sunshine may be one of the best sources of Vitamin D, but there are several more. And this essential vitamin is not just good for the bones, it also improves your mood, boosts immunity and helps you lose weight.
Vitamin D deficiency: The ‘sunshine vitamin’ is good for people on medication for diabetes, heart diseases and cancer.(Shutterstock)
Vitamin D deficiency: The ‘sunshine vitamin’ is good for people on medication for diabetes, heart diseases and cancer.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 28, 2018 04:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySoma Das

Centre to set up pre-school educational units: Union school education secretary Anil Swarup

The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) is coming out with a curriculum in this regard by 2018 end, Anil Swarup said on the sidelines of a session on pre-school policy organised by the ASSOCHAM.
Swarup said the HRD ministry will come out with a guideline by June 30 relating to the Central government’s financial assistance to the proposed pre-school units to be set up by the school education department.(Getty Images)
Swarup said the HRD ministry will come out with a guideline by June 30 relating to the Central government’s financial assistance to the proposed pre-school units to be set up by the school education department.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 06, 2018 11:17 AM IST
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This is what is wrong with MBA programmes in India, and here’s how to fix it

In India, every institute offering MBA courses autonomously determines the admission process with no clear standard of evaluation. The outdated curriculum, too, is a key factor for decline in job offers.
While the top institutes still hold some merit in the industry, the others are hardly able to boast of quality management education that can help their graduates secure employment and only 7% turn out to be employable, says a study conducted by ASSOCHAM.(Shutterstock)
While the top institutes still hold some merit in the industry, the others are hardly able to boast of quality management education that can help their graduates secure employment and only 7% turn out to be employable, says a study conducted by ASSOCHAM.(Shutterstock)
Updated on May 23, 2018 03:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySunil K Alagh

Petrol price hits record high in Chennai, rises around 30 paise in other metros

Petrol prices rose around 30 paise on Tuesday across the four metropolitan cities. In Delhi and Mumbai, the fuel was sold at Rs 76.87 and Rs 84.70 per litre respectively, up from Rs Rs 76.57 and Rs 84.40 on Monday.
People get their two-wheelers filled with petrol at a fuel station in Ahmedabad, India.(REUTERS File Photo)
People get their two-wheelers filled with petrol at a fuel station in Ahmedabad, India.(REUTERS File Photo)
Updated on May 22, 2018 03:26 PM IST
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Industry urges govt to cut excise duty on fuel as oil prices zoom

The government said on Friday the recent spurt in global rates is a matter of concern as it could inflate import bill by as much as $ 50 billion and impact current account deficit (CAD). However, it remained non-committal on cutting excise duty to ease the burden from rising oil prices.
Brent crude oil prices went past the $80 per barrel mark last week. On Monday, Brent touched $78.87 per barrel, up 0.5% from last close.(REUTERS File Photo)
Brent crude oil prices went past the $80 per barrel mark last week. On Monday, Brent touched $78.87 per barrel, up 0.5% from last close.(REUTERS File Photo)
Updated on May 21, 2018 03:27 PM IST
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Walmart-Flipkart deal: a mere change in ownership of a marketplace

India is important to both Amazon and Walmart. Neither company has done well in China. They don’t want to miss the bus in India.
The Walmart-Flipkart deal is important for several reasons. It proves to venture capital investors that there’s money to be made in e-commerce in India, if only through smart exit(HT)
The Walmart-Flipkart deal is important for several reasons. It proves to venture capital investors that there’s money to be made in e-commerce in India, if only through smart exit(HT)
Updated on May 10, 2018 05:51 PM IST
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India should become big centre for data analysis, urges Ravi Shankar Prasad

The Union minister said that there has to be a balance between data availability, data utility, data innovation, data anonymity and data privacy.
Minister Law & Justice, Electronics & Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)
Minister Law & Justice, Electronics & Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Apr 26, 2018 04:11 PM IST
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Air India bids open to all with enough resources: Finance ministry

The government had last month floated a preliminary information memorandum inviting bidders to buy 76 per cent stake in loss-making Air India along with transfer of management control.
A finance ministry official said there has been good response from entities in the airline industry as well as corporates for buying stake in the debt-ridden national carrier Air India.(Reuters/File Photo)
A finance ministry official said there has been good response from entities in the airline industry as well as corporates for buying stake in the debt-ridden national carrier Air India.(Reuters/File Photo)
Published on Apr 19, 2018 01:57 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

88% of Delhi suffers from Vitamin D deficiency. Go get yourself tested

Vitamin D deficiency can lead to bone mineralisation, leading to bone softening diseases as rickets in children and osteomalacia and osteoporosis in adults. The deficiency can be easily corrected by supplementation or basic lifestyle changes.
The bigger concern, according to the researchers, is that the population at large is not even aware of the deficiency and its consequences.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The bigger concern, according to the researchers, is that the population at large is not even aware of the deficiency and its consequences.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Apr 13, 2018 06:15 PM IST
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