Tuesday, 25 January, 2022

Topic: FICCI

India-UAE talks for FTA at advanced stage, working towards ‘India Mart’ in Dubai: Piyush Goyal

At FICCI AGM, Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal said India is making headway with other free trade agreements in the making, with Australia, UK, Canada, Israel and EU.

Opportunities galore in India for investors, FM Sitharaman tells global business leaders

Addressing global business leaders at a roundtable organised by FICCI & US-India Strategic Partnership Forum, Sitharaman also talked about fintech & role of tech in financial sector.

China engaging in unprovoked aggression and projection of power, Rajnath Singh says

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, speaking at a FICCI event, also said India is far ahead of China when it comes to soft power.

Odisha attracted investment of over Rs 1 lakh crore amid pandemic, says Naveen Patnaik

Addressing a session at the 93rd annual convention of FICCI, Naveen Patnaik said Odisha is fast emerging as a manufacturing hub of eastern India.  

Events at LAC pose ‘real danger’ of goodwill between India and China dissipating, says Jaishankar

Speaking at the 93rd Annual Convention of FICCI, S. Jaishankar said that events along the LAC have been very disturbing and it happened because China did not abide by agreements.

Need to find swadeshi alternative for products imported into country, says Nitin Gadkari

Addressing a session at the 93rd FICCI annual convention, Gadkari said the government is ready to aid and facilitate industries to help the manufacturing sector.

There’s bigger opportunity for Microsoft in 2020 than in 1970s, says CEO Satya Nadella

Satya Nadella was in conversation with FICCI president and joint managing director of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited, Dr Sangita Reddy, at the 93rd Annual General Meeting.

India’s economy to bounce back & emerge stronger from Covid crisis, says FICCI President

FICCI President Dr Sangita Reddy said that India took the path of a strict lockdown to ramp up health infrastructure, focused on saving lives and that strategy paid off.

Industry leaders want manufacturing to reopen even in red zones, with adequate safeguards

Industry bodies, leaders say protracted lockdown has started building pressure on businesses, affecting prospects of overall growth and development in India.

FICCI launches online course on coronavirus management to help ‘if situation gets worse’

The nine-module course is open to those even without a science background and is free of cost.

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Representative image of Army | ANI

Central Vista, old army uniforms—why this year’s Republic Day parade is a source of pride

Days of Mughal or British glory are over. Central Vista is Indian govt's modern structure, and uniforms are sources of pride.
A Chinese flag being raised in the Lujiazui Financial District of Shanghai | Photo: Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

India among Asian destinations for investors fleeing Chinese real estate debt crisis

Both Goldman Sachs & CreditSights consider Indian companies attractive. While the first recommends high-yield renewables, the latter considers financial firms to well shielded here.


File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.