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The government has offered 67 coal mines for sale in the second tranche of auction of mines for commercial mining.(Bijay/Hindustan Times File Photo)

It's right time to completely extract coal for development, says Centre

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 15, 2021 09:30 PM IST
  • Coal reserves, additional secretary M Nagaraju noted, are situated in the most backward regions with a high poverty rate. So, the development of these mining blocks will provide the poor people residing in these areas with opportunities for upliftment, he said.
AI centre of excellence at IIT-K: It will be developed in collaboration with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, said IIT-K director Abhay Karandikar in a tweet, adding that the state government has approved establishment of the centre.(HT Photo)
AI centre of excellence at IIT-K: It will be developed in collaboration with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, said IIT-K director Abhay Karandikar in a tweet, adding that the state government has approved establishment of the centre.(HT Photo)

AI centre of excellence to be set up at Noida campus of IIT-K

PUBLISHED ON JUN 09, 2021 06:13 PM IST
  • AI centre of excellence at IIT-K: Soon a centre of excellence in Artificial Intelligence and Innovation-Driven Entrepreneurship (AIIDE) will come up at the Noida outreach campus of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IITK).
President of FICCI-CMSME and Founder and CEO R Narayan said that the ongoing farmers’ agitation is a matter of concern as these could impinge on the economic recovery process post coronavirus.(FICCI website)
President of FICCI-CMSME and Founder and CEO R Narayan said that the ongoing farmers’ agitation is a matter of concern as these could impinge on the economic recovery process post coronavirus.(FICCI website)

Class 12 Board exams: Ficci for cancelling 12th exams due to Covid situation

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2021 04:43 PM IST
Industry chamber Ficci has written to the central government to cancel Class 12 Board examinations, cautioning that the current situation due to COVID-19 is not conducive for conducting physical examination.
"Lack of adequate export incentives is also making it difficult for Indian entrepreneurs to compete globally," the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) stated.(Bloomberg)
"Lack of adequate export incentives is also making it difficult for Indian entrepreneurs to compete globally," the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) stated.(Bloomberg)

FICCI's Overall Business Confidence Index has witnessed a decadal high of 74.2

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 07:04 PM IST
The Index had stood at 70.9 in the previous survey and 59 a year ago, noted the survey. It revealed recovery of demand conditions, improved capacity utilisation and a promising outlook on various operational parameters.
The 10-year rule is applicable to jobs paying up to 50,000 rupees a month(Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)
The 10-year rule is applicable to jobs paying up to 50,000 rupees a month(Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)

Haryana's new hiring rule spells 'investment disaster', industry body warns

Reuters | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 04:21 PM IST
  • Haryana's rule affects firms including India's biggest carmaker Maruti Suzuki and business process outsourcing firms such as Genpact.
President of FICCI-CMSME and Founder and CEO R Narayan said that the ongoing farmers’ agitation is a matter of concern as these could impinge on the economic recovery process post coronavirus.(FICCI website)
President of FICCI-CMSME and Founder and CEO R Narayan said that the ongoing farmers’ agitation is a matter of concern as these could impinge on the economic recovery process post coronavirus.(FICCI website)

Serious impact of farmers’ agitation on economy: FICCI

New Delhi | By Asian News International| Posted by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 01:13 PM IST
President of FICCI-CMSME and Founder and CEO R Narayan said that the ongoing farmers’ agitation that results in the blockades in different parts of Northern India is a matter of concern as these could impinge on the economic recovery process currently underway.
The standoff between Indian and Chinese forces in Ladakh sector of the LAC is currently in its eighth month, and tens of thousands of troops from both sides have dug in for the winter after several rounds of military and diplomatic talks failed to make headway. (Photo@rajnathsingh)
The standoff between Indian and Chinese forces in Ladakh sector of the LAC is currently in its eighth month, and tens of thousands of troops from both sides have dug in for the winter after several rounds of military and diplomatic talks failed to make headway. (Photo@rajnathsingh)

India stood up to China’s ‘aggression’, forced PLA troops back: Rajnath Singh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 03:42 PM IST
Rajnath Singh called on industry to step up to forge partnerships to provide the armed forces with the right technology and equipment for defending the country and also for driving the export of military hardware.
Defence minister Rajnath Singh.(File photo)
Defence minister Rajnath Singh.(File photo)

Govt ready for talks, won’t take retrograde steps against farm sector: Rajnath

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 01:50 PM IST
Addressing the annual convention of FICCI in the backdrop of a farmers’ protest against the agricultural reforms entering the 19th day, Singh said the government is “always willing to listen to our farmer brothers”
The minister was of the view that the major reason for losses of discoms is inefficient billing and collections and if that is set right then every discoms would be profitable.(Sakib Ali/HT file photo. Representative image)
The minister was of the view that the major reason for losses of discoms is inefficient billing and collections and if that is set right then every discoms would be profitable.(Sakib Ali/HT file photo. Representative image)

Investment will not come in unviable power sector: Power minister R K Singh

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON DEC 14, 2020 12:59 PM IST
“Investment will not come unless and until there is viability in the system, unless and until the people who put money are assured that power they generate and sell will be paid for. That is the basic problem of sustainability we are facing,” Singh said at the 93rd annual general meeting of industry chamber FICCI.
Defence minister addressing the valedictory session of FICCI’s annual conclave on Monday.(ANI Photo)
Defence minister addressing the valedictory session of FICCI’s annual conclave on Monday.(ANI Photo)

‘Indian economy likely to return to pre-Covid levels by end of this fiscal year’: Rajnath Singh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 01:07 PM IST
The defence minister said that when the Covid-19 outbreak was first reported, the government’s utmost priority was to save the lives of the people of the country. He said that the government was always certain that “we would bounce back”.
Ravi Shankar Prasad said India is now aiming to surpass China in the field of mobile manufacturing(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Ravi Shankar Prasad said India is now aiming to surpass China in the field of mobile manufacturing(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

India aims to surpass China in mobile manufacturing: Ravi Shankar Prasad

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 11:57 AM IST
Telecom and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the government is looking to make India a hub of other electronic products as well with the expansion of the PLI scheme to other sectors.
Farmers sitting at Singhu Border during a protest against the newly passed farm law, in New Delhi.(ANI)
Farmers sitting at Singhu Border during a protest against the newly passed farm law, in New Delhi.(ANI)

Farmer agitation no longer remains farmers’ movement; infiltrated by Leftist, Maoist elements: Piyush Goyal

New Delhi, Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 04:43 PM IST
Piyush Goyal, however, did not say if the government had or is planning to take any action against any person belonging to banned outfits seen at the protests.
Addressing the FICCI Annual Convention, the Prime Minister said tax terrorism and Inspector Raj are things of the past.(PTI)
Addressing the FICCI Annual Convention, the Prime Minister said tax terrorism and Inspector Raj are things of the past.(PTI)

Govt committed to protect interest of farmers through its policies: PM Modi

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 12, 2020 01:20 PM IST
The government has taken various initiatives to improve the income of people engaged in the farm sector, PM Modi said, adding that farmers now have options to sell their crops in mandis as well as to outside parties.
Stating that there is tremendous and limitless opportunity for India in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, N Chandrasekaran said that in the past, India has often struggled to grow manufacturing as a percentage of GDP.(File Photo)
Stating that there is tremendous and limitless opportunity for India in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, N Chandrasekaran said that in the past, India has often struggled to grow manufacturing as a percentage of GDP.(File Photo)

Post-Covid world order offers limitless opportunity for India: Tata Sons Chairman

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 12, 2020 12:17 PM IST
Speaking at the 93rd annual convention of industry Chamber FICCI, he also said that if the idea “that the 2020s belong to India” has to be realised, industry should be bold and start visioning all projects at scale, while there is also a need a new focus on talent, enable data and bandwidth.
PM Modi also launched the FICCI Annual Expo 2020(Screengrab)
PM Modi also launched the FICCI Annual Expo 2020(Screengrab)

‘World’s faith in India built over 6 years, strengthened in past months’: PM Modi at FICCI’s AGM

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 12:07 PM IST
Over three days, more than 10,000 delegates from across the world and Union ministers Amit Shah, Nirmala Sitharaman, Nitin Gadkari, Piyush Goyal, S Jaishankar and Ravi Shankar Prasad will address the conference.
PM Modi will deliver the inaugural address at FICCI’s 93rd Annual General Meeting and Annual Convention on December 12(PTI Photo)
PM Modi will deliver the inaugural address at FICCI’s 93rd Annual General Meeting and Annual Convention on December 12(PTI Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: PM Modi to address FICCI’s 93rd AGM, Annual Convention today and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 08:58 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi(ANI)

PM Modi to address FICCI’s 93rd AGM, Annual Convention

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 08:43 AM IST
The convention is being held virtually because of the Covid-19 pandemic. According to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), the theme of this year’s convention is “Inspired India”.
File photo of Union Youth Affairs And Sports , Kiren Rijiju(Twitter)
File photo of Union Youth Affairs And Sports , Kiren Rijiju(Twitter)

Online fantasy sports is instrumental in revolutionising sports, says Rijiju

New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 07:22 PM IST
Participating in fantasy sports platforms increases sports consumption as a sports fan follows the matches, teams, players, venue conditions etc. more closely to be able to create a successful fantasy sports team.
Based on expectations in different sectors, all the sectors except medical devices are likely to register low growth in Q-2 2020-21.(Bloomberg)
Based on expectations in different sectors, all the sectors except medical devices are likely to register low growth in Q-2 2020-21.(Bloomberg)

India’s manufacturing poised to witness recovery in July-Sep: Survey

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON NOV 22, 2020 07:20 PM IST
Industry body FICCI’s latest quarterly survey on manufacturing points towards recovery of the manufacturing sector in the second quarter ended September as compared to the previous quarter, with a rise in percentage of respondents reporting higher production.
With the numbers showcasing optimism in every direction, it is not a distant dream for travellers across India to start venturing out(HT Photo)
With the numbers showcasing optimism in every direction, it is not a distant dream for travellers across India to start venturing out(HT Photo)

Travel in India to boom again with 50 per cent people making plans already: Report

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2020 12:22 PM IST
Conducted in October 2020 with most respondents belonging to major metropolitan cities in India, this survey was aimed towards understanding the post-Covid preferences of Indian travellers and covered aspects like safety measures, accommodations, modes of transport,
According to an official order, FICCI has been told to deposit the fine within 15 days.(HT Photo (Representative Image))
According to an official order, FICCI has been told to deposit the fine within 15 days.(HT Photo (Representative Image))

Delhi pollution control body imposes fine on FICCI for violating dust control norms

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 10, 2020 03:07 PM IST
The DPCC had earlier asked FICCI to stop work at the demolition site. It is mandatory to install anti-smog guns at construction and demolition sites larger than 20,000 square meters, according to government guidelines.
In a conversation with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) president Sangita Reddy, Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) chairman and managing director Sanjiv Mehta said the government needs to take special measures to revive growth as 60% of our economy depends on private consumption.(MINT PHOTO.)
In a conversation with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) president Sangita Reddy, Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) chairman and managing director Sanjiv Mehta said the government needs to take special measures to revive growth as 60% of our economy depends on private consumption.(MINT PHOTO.)

‘Govt must take risks to revive economy now before it is too late’: HUL chief

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rajeev Jayaswal
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2020 07:43 PM IST
Mehta said that the government must take risks and ask the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to substantially reduce the interest rate to boost growth, which should be its top priority over inflation in the current situation.
the state government is all set to promote products selected under its ODOP scheme across the country through retail stores. The government will also provide financial assistance to the artisans whose products will be selected. (Photo @myogiadityanath)
the state government is all set to promote products selected under its ODOP scheme across the country through retail stores. The government will also provide financial assistance to the artisans whose products will be selected. (Photo @myogiadityanath)

UP to organise ‘one district one product’ international exhibition

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 12:23 PM IST
Through this exhibition, Indian and foreign buyers will be able to directly connect with artisans to do business.
Rajesh Bhushan inaugurated a virtual conclave for private hospitals providing Covid-19 treatment in the country organised by the ministry in collaboration with FICCI and AIIMS New Delhi.(HT Photo)
Rajesh Bhushan inaugurated a virtual conclave for private hospitals providing Covid-19 treatment in the country organised by the ministry in collaboration with FICCI and AIIMS New Delhi.(HT Photo)

Covid-19 patients must not be denied beds, provided prompt treatment: Health Ministry to hospitals

New Delhi | By Asian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 13, 2020 06:19 AM IST
Rajesh Bhushan inaugurated a virtual conclave for private hospitals providing Covid-19 treatment in the country organised by the ministry in collaboration with FICCI and AIIMS New Delhi.
After watching the industry for some time, Irdai was compelled to come out with standard coronavirus policies -- Corona Kavach and Corona Rakshak, Khuntia said.(File photo for representation)
After watching the industry for some time, Irdai was compelled to come out with standard coronavirus policies -- Corona Kavach and Corona Rakshak, Khuntia said.(File photo for representation)

Over 15 lakh people covered under specialised Covid-19 policies: Irdai chief

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 03:44 PM IST
Need for demand-based insurance schemes has grown post the coronavirus pandemic, with more than 15 lakh people already being covered under the recently launched specialised Covid-19 policies, Irdai Chairman Subhash C Khuntia said on Thursday.
The RBI had already reduced its key interest rate by 115 basis points since March this year, but the consumer is yet to get its full benefit.(Reuters file photo)
The RBI had already reduced its key interest rate by 115 basis points since March this year, but the consumer is yet to get its full benefit.(Reuters file photo)

‘Central bank missed an opportunity to boost consumption’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rajeev Jayaswal
PUBLISHED ON AUG 07, 2020 06:58 AM IST
“Weak demand has been the key pain point for businesses and all levers need to be used to get consumption back on track. Front loading at least another 25 bps [basis points] cut in the repo rate would have been well timed,” FICCI president Sangita Reddy said. One basis point is one-hundredth of a percentage point.
Union Minister Piyush Goyal in New Delhi.(ANI)
Union Minister Piyush Goyal in New Delhi.(ANI)

Identified 20 sectors where India can become global supplier: Piyush Goyal

New Delhi, Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2020 02:46 PM IST
The list of sectors include food processing, organic farming, agro chemicals, electronics, industrial machinery, furniture, leather, auto parts and textiles, among others.
Piyush Goyal lauded the role of the Indian Cinema for its contribution in fight against Covid-19, and playing an important role in spreading the awareness about various health precautions.(PTI)
Piyush Goyal lauded the role of the Indian Cinema for its contribution in fight against Covid-19, and playing an important role in spreading the awareness about various health precautions.(PTI)

Unregulated OTTs a concern, says Piyush Goyal

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By J Jagannath, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 12, 2020 02:47 AM IST
Piyush Goyal said that India should become the global leader in the content development. Talking about the restrictive practices and roadblocks created by certain countries for the Indian film industry, he said India will reciprocate in similar manner, if such issues are brought to the notice of the Government.
Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman during the detailing the Centre’s economic stimulus package in New Delhi on Friday.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman during the detailing the Centre’s economic stimulus package in New Delhi on Friday.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

FM Nirmala Sitharaman weighs extension of tax cut-off for corporate sector

Mint, New Delhi | By Shreya Nandi and Gireesh Chandra Prasad
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2020 12:52 AM IST
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the outbreak of Covid-19 has hit economic growth. The government has now taken a slew of measures to improve liquidity for businesses and has suspended the operation of the bankruptcy code for at least six months.
MoS Home Kiren Rijiju.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
MoS Home Kiren Rijiju.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Sports Ministry looking at phased resumption of training for athletes: Rijiju

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 02:09 PM IST
India campers in Patiala and Bengaluru SAI centres likely to get the green signal to train outdoors by May end.
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