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I4F to expand its scope of investments

Experts from India and Israel deliberated on widening the scope of India-Israel Industrial R&D and Technological Innovation Fund (I4F) at its 8th Governing Body meeting. They approved 3 joint R&D projects worth 5.5 million $ and suggested measures to create a broader India-Israel collaborative ecosystem. […]


Cabinet infuses 1500Cr in IREDA

Cabinet approves infusion of Rs.1,500 crore in Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA);Employment generation of approximately 10200 jobs-year and CO2 equivalent emission reduction of approximately 7.49 Million Tonnes CO2/year […]

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1st India-Central Asia Summit held

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will be hosting the first meeting of the India-Central Asia Summit, with the participation of the Presidents of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan on 27 January 2022 […]


FAHD ministry launches innovation grand challenge

The Department of Fisheries, Government of India in association with Startup India, Ministry of Commerce and Industry inaugurated the “Fisheries Startup Grand Challenge” on 13th January 2022. The challenge has been launched with an objective to provide a platform to start-ups within the country to showcase their innovative solutions within the Fisheries and Aquaculture sector. The event was graced by the presence of Shri Parshottam Rupala, Hon’ble Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying and Dr. L. Murugan, Minister of State, Hon’ble Minister of State of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying. […]

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India – France hold meeting on Environment related issues

Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Bhupender Yadav today held a virtual meeting with H.E. Mr. Emmanuel Lenain, French Ambassador to discuss issues relating to One Ocean Summit; Cooperation on Plastic Pollution, Global Treaty on Plastics; High Ambition Coalition on Biodiversity beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ); and COP15. […]

Agriculture & Commodities

USDA approvs Mango Exports from the North East of India

The Central Government has secured the approval of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for export of Indian mangoes to USA in the new season. Consumers in the United States (US) would now have access to excellent quality mangoes from India. […]

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India and Korea to have Trade talks

Focus on addressing the large trade deficit, market access issues and non-tariff barriers faced by Indian exporters.; The meeting is expected to further boost India-Korea trade relations in an equitable and balanced manner […]

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Raksha Mantri flags-in multi-dimensional adventure sports expedition in france

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh, on January 07, 2022, flagged-in India’s first multi-dimensional adventure sports expedition conducted by National Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports (NIMAS) in France. The expedition was conducted in November 2021 and the team was led by Director NIMAS Colonel Sarfaraz Singh, comprising 12 people – eight Army personnel and four youths of Arunachal Pradesh. […]


Rock Museum opened in Hyderabad

Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurates India’s first Open Rock Museum displaying around 35 different types of rocks from different parts of India with ages ranging from 3.3 Billion years to around 55 Million years of the Earth’s history


New Exchange Rates released

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs hereby determines that the rate of exchange of conversion of each of the foreign currencies with effect from 7th January, 2022 for the purpose of the said section, relating to imported and export goods. […]

Agriculture & Commodities

APEDA pushes for Honey Exports

APEDA working in collaboration with state governments, farmers and others to boost honey exports; APEDA supporting farmers to explores new markets for natural honey exports; currently 80% of exports go to United States […]

Agriculture & Commodities

6 ODOP launched by FPI Ministry

Six One District One Product brands launched under the PMFME scheme of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries; Amrit Phal, Cori Gold, Kashmiri Mantra, Madhu Mantra, Somdana, & Whole Wheat Cookies of Dilli Bakes launched under the Scheme […]

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India setup KABIL for Atmanirbhar Minerals

In order to ensure mineral security of the nation and to attain self-reliance in the area of critical & strategic minerals, the Ministry of Mines has created a Joint Venture company namely Khanij Bidesh India Ltd (KABIL) […]

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India & Pakistan exchange Civilian Prisoners & Fishermen

India and Pakistan today exchanged, through diplomatic channels simultaneously at New Delhi and Islamabad, the lists of civilian prisoners and fishermen in their custody. This is in keeping with the provisions of the 2008 Agreement under which such lists are exchanged every year on 1st January and 1st July. […]

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India to supply 1M C19 Vaccines to Afghanistan

Today, India supplied the next batch of humanitarian assistance consisting of 500,000 doses of COVID vaccine (COVAXIN) to Afghanistan. The same was handed over to the Indira Gandhi Hospital, Kabul. Another batch of additional 500,000 doses would be supplied in coming weeks. […]


Increase in GST rates for textiles deferred

After persuasion of HMoST, the GST Council’s 46th meeting was held today under the chairpersonship of the Union Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman. The GST Council has recommended deferring the earlier decision to change the rates in textiles recommended in the 45th GST Council meeting […]


MoD notifies positive indigenization of subsystems

A positive indigenisation list of 2500 sub-systems/assemblies/sub-assemblies/components has been notified by Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence, as part of the efforts to achieve self-reliance in defence manufacturing and minimise imports by Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs) […]


Gadkari calls for Flex Fuel Vehicles manufacturing in India

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari has said in order to substitute India’s import of petroleum as a fuel and to provide direct benefits to farmers, the Automobile Manufacturers in India have now been advised to start manufacturing Flex Fuel Vehicles (FFV) and Flex Fuel Strong Hybrid Electric Vehicles (FFV-SHEV) complying with BS-6 Norms in a time bound manner within a period of six months. […]