Wednesday, 19 January, 2022
TopicPiyush Goyal

Topic: Piyush Goyal

‘Nucleus of gem & jewellery sector’ — how upcoming Rs 70cr project in Mumbai could help industry

Industry Minister Piyush Goyal has laid the foundation stone for a Common Facility Centre in Mumbai’s SEEPZ-SEZ, which aims to push India’s gem and jewellery exports.

E-retail firm Shopee is ‘Chinese, entered India illegally’: Traders’ body wants action from govt

In a letter to Nirmala Sitharaman and Piyush Goyal as well as Competition Commission of India, CAIT alleges Shopee came to India under complex structure to hoodwink govt. 

India’s last-minute RCEP exit smart & shrewd move, former Australia PM Tony Abbott says

New Delhi and Canberra can clinch a ‘bigger rather than smaller’ early harvest trade deal by end of 2021 or early 2022, which will be followed by a larger FTA, says Tony Abbott.

Piyush Goyal meets US counterpart Katherine Tai to deepen countries’ trade relationship

On her two-day visit to India, US Trade Representative Tai, along with her deputy Sarah Bianchi, will also participate in the United States-India Trade Policy Forum.

Piyush Goyal calls for India, US to expand strategic partnership to economy and trade

At a summit hosted by US-India Business Council, Goyal also said that the US can use India as a 'manufacturing base' to grow its economy.

Traders write to Piyush Goyal, say Modi govt must suspend Amazon for fresh bribery allegations

Traders’ body CAIT says news report about lawyers representing Amazon bribing govt officials is blow to PM Modi’s crackdown on corruption, allegations must be probed by CBI.

India, UK moving towards early harvest trade deal, FTA next step, Piyush Goyal says

Taking to Twitter after a virtual meeting with his UK counterpart Monday, the Commerce Minister said the discussions reflected further strengthening of India-UK trade ties.

India to host G-20 summit in 2023 for first time, Piyush Goyal appointed sherpa

G20 brings together 19 of the world’s leading economies and the EU, with its members accounting for more than 80% of global GDP, 75% of global trade and 60% of the global population.

Stringent draft e-commerce rules are not in best interest of consumers, survey finds

The proposed amendments to e-commerce rules seek to ban flash sales, raise compliance requirements, and fix liability on platforms for the failure of the sellers.

Opposition parties have shown ‘worst possible’ behaviour in Parliament, says Piyush Goyal

The opposition leaders have left nothing to imagination in destroying the very foundation of Indian democracy, the minister said at a summit Sunday.

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What it will take to vaccinate the world against Covid

A Q&A with vaccine scientist Peter Hotez, author of 'Preventing the Next Pandemic', on developing a low-cost Covid vaccine, and why Omicron won’t be the end of the pandemic.
File photo of Mukesh Ambani | Photographer: Prodip Guha/Getty Images via Bloomberg

Reliance buys robotics startup Addverb for Rs 1,000 crore to fuel tech ambitions

Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest person, is investing in technology as competition from rivals such as Amazon intensifies in India’s booming e-commerce market.

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Why was number of women cadets for NDA fixed at 19 in 2022, same as 2021, SC asks Centre

UPSC notification issued December 2021 says first phase of NDA exam for 2022 scheduled in April. Notification declares 19 women candidates will be chosen out of 400 successful ones.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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