Ministry of Commerce and Industry: News

17 May 2022


Centre eases ban on wheat export: Here are more details

Just days after banning the export of wheat, the Centre on Tuesday announced relaxations its order restricting wheat export issued on Friday.

21 Jan 2021


India's planned foreign investment policy changes could hurt Amazon

Sources informed Reuters of Indian government's plans to change foreign investment policies that could impact the e-commerce giants like Amazon and Walmart.

23 Dec 2020


Quikr has ended animal sales and pet trading: PETA India

Animal rights body PETA India on Wednesday claimed that e-retailer Quikr has ended "animal sale" on its portal and taken down "pet trading" advertisements after the NGO appealed to it and also mounted pressure.

Unlock 5.0: Cinema halls to reopen from October-15, and more

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday issued fresh guidelines for reopening of more activities as India emerges from the coronavirus lockdown.

05 Sep 2020


Ease of doing business: Andhra Pradesh tops states' rankings

The Centre on Saturday released the rankings of states and union territories in terms of Ease of Doing Business (EoDB).

03 Sep 2020


China strongly opposes India's app ban; asks to 'correct mistake'

After India banned several Chinese mobile applications, China has said that it strongly opposed the move. China's Commerce Ministry on Thursday urged India to "correct its mistakes."

18 Apr 2020


Targeting China, India revises FDI Policy to curb 'opportunistic acquisitions'

The Center on Saturday revised the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Policy to prevent "opportunistic acquisitions" of vulnerable, coronavirus pandemic-hit Indian companies.

05 Feb 2020

Narendra Modi

NID Ahmedabad postpones convocation; Mallika Sarabhai was chief guest

The National Institute of Design (NID) in Ahmedabad has postponed its annual convocation where renowned danseuse-activist Mallika Sarabhai was invited as the chief guest.

29 Sep 2019


Government bans onion export with immediate effect as prices soar

The Centre on Sunday banned the export of onions with "immediate effect" in a bid to keep the rising price of the vegetable under check.

15 Sep 2019


Traders' body seeks blanket ban on Amazon, Flipkart festive sales

Recently, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) urged the government to ban festive season sales conducted by e-commerce companies like Amazon and Flipkart.

14 Sep 2019


Nirmala Sitharaman announces special funding window for unfinished housing projects

Amid the concerning situation of the country's economy, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a slew of measures on Saturday aimed at boosting growth.

31 May 2019


From JNU student to FinMin, tracing Nirmala Sitharaman's incredible journey

On Friday, Nirmala Sitharaman took charge as India's new Finance Minister, making her the senior-most woman in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet.

22 Dec 2018


Which states provide the best ecosystem for start-ups? Check here

The exponential rise in start-up ecosystem in the country has given opportunities to many to transform their ideas into businesses.

16 Aug 2018

Independence Day

Rupee continues to fall, hits new-low of 70.32 against USD

The Rupee today slumped 43 paise against the US Dollar to trade at a lifetime low of 70.32 on strong demand for the US currency.

13 Aug 2018

South Korea

Under NDA, imported apples, TVs and smartphones are getting costlier

The NDA government's import policy has undergone a marked change: customs duties have been hiked across categories, affecting more than 400 items.

30 May 2018

NITI Aayog

NITI Aayog's portal to give start-ups access to public data

Government think-tank NITI Aayog has plans to launch a new online portal through which public data will be made available to private entities, including start-ups, announced NITI Aayog's CEO Amitabh Kant at an artificial intelligence (AI) start-up conclave.

19 Feb 2018

Saudi Arabia

Saudi women can start their businesses without a male guardian

2017 was the year of women empowerment in Saudi Arabia. Taking it further, the government has now announced that women can start their own businesses without a male guardian's/husband's permission.

15 Nov 2017

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia finally approves Yoga as a sports activity

2017 has been the year of momentous changes in Saudi Arabia. These changes range from allowing women to drive to permitting its female citizens to watch sport events in stadiums.

07 Feb 2017


Government e-marketplace soon to be mandatory for all departments

The Indian government is all set to mandate all its departments to procure goods and services through its e-marketplace.

05 Dec 2016


Govt depts cash payments capped at Rs.5000

The Finance Ministry directed all government departments to limit cash payments to Rs.5000 and use digital payment systems for vendors and contractors for anything over Rs.5000.

01 Dec 2016


PM Modi aims to transform India to a digital marketplace

Reports stated that India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is looking to transform all government purchases to an online marketplace in a bid to help the country move to a cashless economy.

03 Sep 2016

Madhya Pradesh

200 e-commerce companies suspected fake, under DIPP scanner

Around 200 e-commerce companies have come under the scanner of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), many of whom are suspected to be fake.