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Employees work on an assembly line of Honda Motorcycles & Scootesr India at Vithalapur town in the western state of Gujarat, India,(Reuters)

Indian economy heading towards V-shaped recovery in 2021: Assocham

PTI
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2021 07:37 PM IST
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.
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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)

PM Modi stresses on India’s economic potential, defends new farm laws

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 12:18 AM IST
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.
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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)

We moved from ‘Why India’ to ‘Why not India’: PM Modi says at Assocham

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Mallika Soni | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 01:31 PM IST
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.’
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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)

PM Modi to deliver keynote address at Assocham foundation week

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Mallika Soni | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 07:22 AM IST
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.’
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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)

RBI likely to maintain status quo in upcoming policy review

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 04:52 PM IST
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.”
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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)

Pearl Academy brings ‘Designing Services and Products with Artificial Intelligence’ programme by U.K’s Royal College of Art to India

By Brand Post
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 04:00 PM IST
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.
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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)

Companies are stressed, have little appetite for loans: Industry

By Rajeev Jayaswal | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 06:33 PM IST
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.
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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)

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

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2020 09:35 PM IST
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.
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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)

Nirmala Sitharaman reviews sectors that may need intervention

By Rajeev Jayaswal | New Delhi, Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2020 05:45 AM IST
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.
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A 2018 report stated that the male grooming industry stands at Rs 16,800 crore in India and is likely to touch Rs 35,000 crore by 2021.(Unsplash)
A 2018 report stated that the male grooming industry stands at Rs 16,800 crore in India and is likely to touch Rs 35,000 crore by 2021.(Unsplash)

Male makeovers: The found art of men’s grooming

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2019 05:37 PM IST
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.
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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)

Assocham suggests tax sops for senior citizens

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2019 05:13 PM IST
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.
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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)

How the net killed Delhi’s poll bazaar

By Manoj Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2019 06:37 AM IST
“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.
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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)

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

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 28, 2019 03:15 PM IST
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
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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)

Govt detects Rs 20,000 cr GST evasion in April-Feb FY’19

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2019 06:20 PM IST
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.
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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)

India to be worst hit if global trade falls, says commerce minister Suresh Prabhu

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2018 09:25 PM IST
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).
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Image for representational purposes(picture alliance via Getty Image)
Image for representational purposes(picture alliance via Getty Image)

Opinion: Depression is real, running gives you self-worth

By Rajat Chauhan | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2018 09:31 AM IST
A recent WHO study has shown that in India 6.5% citizens suffer from serious mental disorders, including depression.
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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)

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

By HT Correspondent | Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2018 10:39 AM IST
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.
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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)

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

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2018 04:22 PM IST
A senior government official said that fewer than 1 lakh people out of the 1.1 crore registered businesses pay 80% of the tax.
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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)

Manish Sisodia calls for abolishing IGST, says collection money lying idle

By HT Correspondent | Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2018 04:22 PM IST
IGST is an interim tax paid by businesses and can be adjusted when they pay CGST or SGST.
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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)

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

By Soma Das | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2018 04:28 PM IST
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.
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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)

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

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2018 11:17 AM IST
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.
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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)

This is what is wrong with MBA programmes in India, and here’s how to fix it

By Sunil K Alagh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2018 03:09 PM IST
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.
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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)

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

By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2018 03:26 PM IST
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.
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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)

Industry urges govt to cut excise duty on fuel as oil prices zoom

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2018 03:27 PM IST
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.
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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)

Walmart-Flipkart deal: a mere change in ownership of a marketplace

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2018 05:51 PM IST
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.
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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)

India should become big centre for data analysis, urges Ravi Shankar Prasad

By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2018 04:11 PM IST
The Union minister said that there has to be a balance between data availability, data utility, data innovation, data anonymity and data privacy.
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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)

Air India bids open to all with enough resources: Finance ministry

By HT Correspondent | Press Trust of India, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2018 01:57 PM IST
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.
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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)

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

By Asian News International | Asian News International
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2018 06:15 PM IST
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.
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