Sunday, 2 October, 2022
TopicImport duties

Topic: Import duties

Palm oil duty cut to reduce prices will fry domestic potential, self-reliance, say producers

Govt reduced import duty on palm oil earlier this month to bring down retail prices. Some oil and farm associations say it contradicts govt’s vision of 'Atmanirbhar Bharat'.

Indian steel industry was heavily protected, but Budget 2021 has changed that. Here’s why

Steel prices have surged, affecting Modi govt’s infrastructure push. Now, it has reduced duties to facilitate imports despite ‘atmanirbhar’ mission.

Auto parts, footwear, chargers, oil — Chinese products flooding India illegally, govt finds

A group of ministers set up to promote Indian manufacturing has flagged various ways through which Chinese goods are evading duties and other restrictions.

Farmers unhappy as govt decides to lower maize & milk import duty amid falling local prices

The government has allowed import of 5 lakh MT of maize and 10,000 MT of milk under reduced duties, cites commitment to WTO. 

Import duties on solar equipment will delay Modi govt’s renewable goals

A 25 per cent duty on solar equipment imported from China and Malaysia has been imposed.

India defers retaliatory tariffs on US imports keeping door open for agreement

The move comes as an opportunity for an agreement to avert a trade war between the two nations.

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Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.