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Decision on imposing import duty on wheat under final stages of consideration: Agriculture secretary

The decision on whether or not to impose import duty on wheat is under final stages of consideration of the Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, a top official said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Innovative and cost effective solutions for healthcare delivery: Anupriya Patel, MoS, Health & Family Welfare

Need to explore and exploit non-traditional solutions to a wide range of systemic healthcare delivery challenges focussing on quality, accessibility and cost issues, Ms Anupriya Patel, Minister of State, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Private organisations & corporates should develop fund to support persons with disabilities: Ramdas Athawale

While the government is doing its bit to empower the persons with disabilities under the Accessible India Campaign, the private sector should also develop a fund to help such people gain sustainable employment or become entrepreneurs, Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Mr Ramdas Athawale said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

ASSOCHAM-Crisil study suggests three pronged strategy to deepen bond market in India

A three pronged approach based on – facilitating larger institutional investment in corporate bonds together with weaning companies away from bank loans and ensuring facilitative policies and infrastructure from perspective of both issuers and investors is imperative for comprehensive development of debt market in India, suggested a recent ASSOCHAM-Crisil joint study.

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Monday, March 20, 2017

High expectations riding on new UP Government: ASSOCHAM

Faced with high expectations created by a massive mandate given to the BJP, the incoming Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh has to meet immediate challenges of ensuring much better electricity supply in the coming summer, give urgent relief to Bundelkhand and find a lasting solutions for arrears of sugarcane farmers, the ASSOCHAM said today.

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Artificial Intelligence is the need of the hour: ASSOCHAM-PwC study

Effectiveness of Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning, robotics and cognitive automation in direct proportion bestow rise in the quality and quantity of training data that the systems are exposed to, the conditions are ripe for India to emerge as a leader in AI, said an ASSOCHAM-PwC paper.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Science & Technology Ministry to virtually reproduce all monuments using 3D technology: Prof. Ashutosh Sharma, secretary

The Union Science and Technology Ministry will reproduce all monuments, Buddhist Circuit using three dimensional (3D), cyber physical systems and other technologies with a view to virtually promote architectural heritage, a top official said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today.

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Thursday, March 09, 2017

Implement Universal Basic Income for women, says ASSOCHAM Women Foundation

Saluting the un-measureable contribution of women to the society, apex industry body ASSOCHAM today picked up the idea of Universal Basic Income (UBI), only for women, from a key government document, stating implementation of such a scheme can bring in significant transformation in India’s socio-economic landscape.

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Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Secondary market liquidity needed to attract retail investor into corporate bond space: SEBI official

Infusing some amount of secondary market liquidity can help attract retail investors to enter the corporate bonds’ space, a top Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI) official said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today.

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Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Large imports of items like electronics run counter to Make in India

For success of its flagship programme to boost manufacturing within the country, the government’s Make in India should first target high import intensive items like electronic goods, machinery, steel and transport equipment which together add close to USD nine billion or over 27 per cent of the country’s monthly import bill, according to an ASSOCHAM analysis.

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Sunday, March 05, 2017

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