Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI): News

07 Nov 2022

Indian Economy

India's manufacturing sector to sustain growth momentum for 6-9mths: Survey

The Indian economy is set to witness steady growth as most domestic manufacturers are confident about sustaining growth momentum in the coming six-nine months despite global headwinds like supply chain issues amid the Russia-Ukraine war, a FICCI survey showed.

UGC clears 'much-awaited' professor of practice post; PhD not mandatory

The University Grants Commission (UGC) approved Professor of Practice, the industrial experience-based faculty post in higher education institutions for which formal academic qualifications such as a Ph.D. are not required, said the official guidelines announced on Friday.

19 Apr 2021

Nirmala Sitharaman

Government working to save lives, livelihood: Finance Minister

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday said that she has taken inputs from various industry chambers on concerns of India Inc about the management of the COVID-19 pandemic and the government would continue to work with state governments to save lives and livelihood.

12 Dec 2020

Narendra Modi

Agricultural reforms will increase farmers' income, says PM amid protests

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that the new farm laws passed by the central government this year will help remove barriers between the agricultural and associated sectors.

08 Oct 2020

West Bengal

What Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz said about India's COVID-19 fight

Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz on Tuesday criticized the Indian administration over its poor handling of the COVID-19 crisis and its impact on the economy.

15 Apr 2020


#Lockdown2: Industry bodies want package of nearly Rs. 16L crore

As India's lockdown was extended for another nineteen days on Tuesday, several industry bodies asked the government to release a financial package to help them and revive growth in various sectors.

05 Mar 2020


India's five most influential and successful women in finance

The world of finance used to be seen as an industry only for men for the longest time. However, that has changed in the last few years.

03 Nov 2019


#CareerBytes: Five famous Chartered Accountants in India to know about

In India, Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the most sought-after and toughest professional courses.

05 May 2019


Famous Chartered Accountants in India to know about

Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the hardest and most in-demand professional courses in India.

25 Sep 2018


PMO holds meeting to discuss affirmative action in private sector

In the wake of nationwide caste protests by Dalits, Marathas, Jats, and upper-caste groups, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), for the first time, has held a meeting to discuss affirmative action in the private sector.

28 Aug 2018


6,000 railway stations will be WiFi-enabled in 6 months: Goyal

Around 6,000 railway stations will be WiFi-enabled in the next 6-8 months, Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal said today.

06 Jul 2018


Gambling, Sports betting should be legal in India: Law Commission

If the Law Commission of India has its way, sports betting will soon undergo a complete overhaul.

21 Jun 2018


Indian, Chinese filmmakers to co-produce 'Operation Wild'

Filmmakers from India and China have joined hands to produce a movie that will showcase the emotional bond and cultural values shared by the people of both the countries.

26 Apr 2018


Construction of toilets under Swachh-Bharat to be completed before schedule

Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri today said the government would meet the target of constructing 67 lakh household and 5 lakh public toilets in urban areas under the Swachh Bharat Mission a year ahead of the schedule of 2 Oct'19.

06 Apr 2018


Crisis of credibility for politicians, 'vast-difference' in words, deeds: Rajnath

Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said there was a "crisis of credibility" for politicians in the country due to the perception that there was a vast difference in their "words and deeds".

29 Mar 2018

Sexual Harassment

Gujarat: Certification program launched to make workplace safe for women

An organization in Ahmedabad has launched a certification program for companies to help in making the workplace safe for women employees.

01 Feb 2018


#DecodingBudget: What does India Inc think of Budget 2018?

At 11am, India Inc tuned in to watch FM Arun Jaitley present the government's last full-fledged Budget before 2019.

13 Dec 2017


PM Modi: UPA government responsible for banking sector crisis

PM Narendra Modi slammed the UPA government and big industry for the banking sector crisis. He asked "When some in the government pressured banks to give loans to a select few industrialists, where were organizations like FICCI then?"

16 Nov 2017

Indian Railways

Railways to introduce bio-toilets on all trains by 2018

Lack of cleanliness on Indian trains, particularly in the toilets, has always been a huge issue. Passengers often complain about the extremely dirty and unhygienic toilets.

25 Oct 2017


India to soon draft a policy to boost medical tourism

The government might soon draft a policy to popularize India as a major haven for medical tourists.

17 Sep 2017


Looming job threats? 21% Indians set to face job loss

With the onset of artificial intelligence and automation, nearly 21% of India's workforce is set to face job threats by 2022, FICCI said in a report.

10 Sep 2017


BJP Chief raps India Inc for their negative attitude

Barely a fortnight after India's dismal growth figures were released, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah, speaking at a Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) event, said that industry majors should stop complaining about the reforms that are being undertaken by the NDA government

17 Feb 2017


E-commerce sellers will pay 2% tax at source in GST

E-commerce giants like Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal are trying to convince the government to scrap from the final Goods and Services Tax draft, the 2% tax that e-commerce marketplaces collect from sellers on their platform.

261 held in Gujarat liquor raid

Late Thursday night, the Gujarat police raided a high-profile pre-wedding party at a farmhouse in the city's outskirts, Sevasi.

04 Sep 2016


Report predicts boom in Indian music industry

Consultancy firm KPMG and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) released a report based on information provided by the Indian music business sources predicting a boom in the industry.

11 Aug 2016


India and Pakistan regain cross-border trading

On 9th August, cross-border trading between India and Pakistan resumed after being halted due to widespread discontent in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).