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Allowing work from home, dense forests in company premises among solutions suggested by ASSOCHAM- Reckitt Benckiser -EY report to control air pollution

New Delhi, July 14, 2018: Allowing employees to work from home while connected virtually, dense plantation in corporate premises, stopping use of coal and firewood in hotels, increase in parking fee in the commercial areas and finding substitute for crop burning are among the specific measures recommended by a latest ASSOCHAM- Reckitt Benckiser -EY Report

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Indias retail sales will cross $1,244.58 billion by 2018: ASSOCHAM-Resurgent study

New Delhi, July 12, 2018: The total retail sales in India will likely to increase from the $717.73 billion during CY 2014 to touch $1,244.58 billion by 2018 as its growing at an impressive rate of about 15%, registering a double digit growth figure year after year, according to an ASSOCHAM-Resurgent India latest study.

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

SEBI consultation paper on mandating large corporates to meet 1/4th finance needs through bond mkt. soon Ajay Tyagi

Mumbai, July 11, 2018: The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) would soon come out with a consultation paper on making it mandatory for large corporates to meet one-fourth of their financing needs through bond market, as asked by the Union Budget FY18-19, chairman of the capital markets regulator, Mr Ajay Tyagi said at an ASSOCHAM event held in Mumbai today.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Need regulatory framework to regulate use of EMRs: Dr. Rajendra Sharma, Medical Superintendent, Safdarjung Hospital

New Delhi, July 11, 2018: We require a regulatory framework that mandates and regulates the use of EMRs (Electronic medical records) and other clinical applications including Hospital Information System (HIS), said Dr. Rajendra Sharma, a top official said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

ASSOCHAM urges Govt to reject TRAIs proposal to permit internet players to operate without licence fee

New Delhi, July 10, 2018: TRAIs recommendation to permit sale of internet services without a licence and licence fee and other statutory levies is highly disruptive in nature and would wreck a huge investment made in the telecom sector, the ASSOCHAM has said, impressing upon the government to reject the ill-advised move of the regulator.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Delhi govt. schools get thumbs up from parents in NCR, finds survey

New Delhi, July 9, 2018: Schools in the National Capital Region (NCR) must emulate the model of Delhi government in terms of making much-needed improvements to facilities and teaching methods employed in Delhi’s government schools, noted a parents’ satisfaction survey conducted by ASSOCHAM under the aegis of its Social Development Foundation.

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Monday, July 09, 2018

Hike in MSP for farmers crops makes good economics, for now: ASSOCHAM

New Delhi, 7 July 2018: Increase in Minimum Support Price (MSP) may be debated as a "good politics but bad economics", but the ASSOCHAM feels that better realisations for farmers' crops would leave more disposable income with them and would thus give a huge rural demand push to the Indian economy, giving a significant multiplier effect for a large number of sectors like FMCG, agri implements, irrigation equipment, two-wheelers and others.

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Sunday, July 08, 2018

‘Make in India’ will have to be Robotics-driven for global firms eyeing India: ASSOCHAM Study

New Delhi, July 5, 2018: Without treating them as anti-labour devices, Robotics will have to be integrated as key components of the government’s flagship ‘Make in India’ programme for attracting global manufacturers to set up their highly efficient and automated supply chain facilities in the country, an ASSOCHAM study has pointed out.

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Thursday, July 05, 2018

GST remains work in progress 1 yr. after its implementation: Somesh Kumar, principal secretary (commercial taxes & excise), Telangana

Hyderabad, July 4, 2018: The Goods and Services Tax (GST), India’s biggest reform in indirect taxes still remains a work in progress even one full year after its implementation as there are certain glitches in the network that need to be resolved, a top Telangana Government official said at an ASSOCHAM event held here today.

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Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Switch to organics may cost additional INR1,200–1,500 to a family’s monthly food budget: Study

Govt. must promote bio-fertilizers, bio-pesticides to decrease cost of organic cultivation; specific policy needed to monitor organic production

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Monday, July 02, 2018

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