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Modi, Trump had walked away from them. Now mega trade deals will make a comeback after Covid

International trade is set to get a new lease of life as Covid-hit countries learn the value of global supply chains in the fight against the pandemic.
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Govt relaxes export curbs on 24 pharma ingredients and medicine excluding paracetamol

On 3 March, DGFT imposed export restrictions on 26 APIs and formulations, under which exporters had to obtain a licence or permission from it.
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EU, India tiff over tariffs heats up at WTO, even as summit gets deferred

EU urges WTO to set up dispute panel on the issue, but while India has blocked the first move, Brussels plans to approach the trade body again.  
A file photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the ASEAN summit in Bangkok. | Photo: ANI

Modi says economic boom since 1991 due to trade. So why does India struggle to ink deals?

For decades, India has remained among the most protectionist of the developing economies, despite adopting liberalisation policies nearly 30 years ago.
GSP

Is India’s protectionism reason enough for Donald Trump’s GSP move or is US being a bully?

President Donald Trump informed the US Congress Tuesday he will terminate preferential trade treatment for India by striking it off the GSP list.
PM Narendra Modi at the Budget Session of the Lok Sabha at Central Hall of Parliament | PTI

Foreign trade blow for Modi govt ahead of polls: US threatens to withdraw export benefits

PM Modi's regime has lost the opportunity to lobby for the benefits one last time before the general election.

On Camera

Delhi University | Photo by Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Delhi University has one obsession and it’s making a mess of it. Exams

After months of back-and-forth over the much-criticised online Open Book Examinations, Delhi University has postponed its exams once again.
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India has fiscal and monetary space to boost demand: Principal Economic Advisor Sanyal

Sanjeev Sanyal said at India Global Week that the government has been careful not to spray money and take a step-by-step approach to economic revival.

Defence

The armed forces veterans' statement has been sent to Prime Minister Narendra Modi (centre), CDS Gen. Bipin Rawat (left) and Army chief Gen. M.M. Naravane (right), among others (representational image) | Photo: ANI

144 armed forces veterans sign statement on China, highlight need to revamp intelligence

Statement also underlines ‘communication gap’ on India-China stand-off from the govt and the military, urges national policy and strategy on neighbours.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men in Maharashtra | ANI

Read my lips, forget the camera

Say Central forces' angry soldiers. They need reform, committed leaders. And very sensitive handling.