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What’s India’s Share in Global Trade?

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India’s performance in World trade based on the WTO database which provides the data calendar year-wise is given shows that India’s share in global trade is a pittance at 1.6%, said Commerce minister Nirmala Sitharaman in a reply to a parliament question on Monday. In 2015, India’s share in merchandise exports stood at 1.6%, commercial exports at 3.3% and merchandise and ...

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Start-ups Get Eligibility Certificate Easily But Govt Control to Continue

Union Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said a start-up would get a certificate of recognition from the government to avail IPR-related benefits easily from now onwards but not leveraging on funding part as the government will control when and where the money given under the Start-Up India action plan be spent or used. “A start-up would now require only ...

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Amid ‘Anti-Intolerance’ Campaign, RSS Bares True Colours Citing JNU

Unable to fight JNU intellectuals on ideology or raison d’etre, BJP mentor body Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has castigated the institution as a home to anti-socials notwithstanding the fact that is own spokesmen and women were once students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). In its editorial, RSS mouthpiece PanchJanya said JNU is providing shelter to a large number of anti-national ...

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Five-Year Foreign Trade Policy Unveiled by Nirmala Sitharaman

Ministry of Commerce & Industry Nirmala Sitharaman has unveiled the BJP government’s New Foreign Trade Policy for the period 2015-2020 on Wednesday with two new schemes called “Merchandise Exports From India Scheme” and “Services Exports From India Scheme” introduced. The new five year Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-20 provides a framework for increasing exports of goods and services as well as generation ...

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Deal with US Ends WTO Impasse on Food, Says India Minister, Giving No Details

  Announcing an end Thursday to the impasse over the WTO accord to ease global customs rules, Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said after an agreement has been reached with the US on the issue of food stockpiling. The deal opens the way to implementing the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) which had eluded the World Trade Organisation members in July, she ...

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‘Friends of Ayurveda’ Formed to Propagate Ayurveda at Global Level

A committee of professionals and well wishers from across the world named "Friends of Ayurveda" was declared in a bid to propagate credible and authentic Ayurveda at the global level, on Monday in New Delhi. The committee “Friends of India,” announced by Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on the sidelines of the World Ayurveda Congress underway here, will also ...

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‘Friends of Ayurveda’ Panel to Spread Indian Medicine in 30 Countries: Commerce Minister

In a bid to propagate authentic Ayurveda at the global level, a committee of professionals and supporters from across the world named “Friends of Ayurveda” was announced in Delhi on Monday by Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on the sidelines of the World Ayurveda Congress. Friends of Ayurveda (FoA) headquartered at Delhi will work closely with Department of AYUSH, ...

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