Articles about Ministry of Commerce and Industry
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.
30 Sep 2020
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
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
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
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'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 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 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
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.