Export blocks: On India’s trade amid the pandemic
# Official trade data for April, was the grimmest in over two decades.
# Merchandise exports had collapsed by over 60% and imports contracted only slightly less. Only two of India’s 30 biggest export products clocked positive growth — iron ore and pharmaceuticals, the latter by just a quarter of a per cent.
# Thanks to the sharp dip in global oil prices, higher volumes of petroleum exports didn’t
Defence Ministry to impose import embargo on 101 items
The Defence Minister has stated that the Defence Ministry will introduce an import embargo on 101 items beyond the given timeline.
The policy change comes in the wake of Chinese transgressions and the build-up along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh.
The government intends to boost indigenisation of defence production.
It aims to reach a turnover of $25 billion through indigenously manufactured defence pro
India can soon be the tech garage of the world
The strong and sustained growth and innovation in the technology space present a unique opportunity for India to position itself as the ‘Tech Garage of the World’ i.e, a technological powerhouse.
Through the development of innovative digital and technology solutions, India can successfully find solutions to massive and intractable challenges across several sectors.
The resilience of India’s tech industry
Purveyor of promise: On Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan 3.0
The most heartening aspect of the Centre’s latest announcement to spur the economy, a package worth over ?2.65-lakh crore, is the implied realisation that the economy is not yet out of the woods.
Analysis on Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan 3.0:
LTC cash voucher scheme: From that standpoint, the fresh stimulus, exactly a month after the LTC cash voucher scheme to revive spending, suggests the government has not t
The need for ‘maximum government’
In the new set of relief measures announced by the Finance Minister, job creation has moved to the forefront.
This shows that the government has finally accepted that the unemployment rates are very high, a fact it has so far been suppressing or dismissing.
But recognising a problem is only the first step toward solving it.
What hasn’t changed, to our dismay, is the government’s core belief in ‘minimum gove
Affordable Rental Housing Complexes (ARHC) Scheme
The aims and objectives of the Affordable Rental Housing Complexes (ARHC) Scheme announced under Atmanirbhar Bharat Package are as follows:
To address the vision of ‘AtmaNirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’ significantly by creating a sustainable ecosystem of affordable rental housing solutions for urban migrants/poor.
To achieve the overall objective of “Housing for All” encompassing the need for affordable rental hou
Startups are new types of wealth creators in our country. The need of the hour is to relentlessly work towards making India’s Startups and the Startup Ecosystem the best in the whole world.
This vision of the Prime Minister was also emphasised by Electronics and Information Technology Minister Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw in a recent event whereby he stated, “Government will support startups and entrepreneurs in the most challenging phase which is the initial risk ph
ASEEM Portal: Aatmanirbhar Skilled Employees Employer
About ASEEM Portal
Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has launched the Aatmanirbhar Skilled Employees Employer Mapping (ASEEM) portal, which acts as a directory of the skilled workforce.
The objective is to provide a platform that matches the supply of skilled workforce with the market demand, thereby facilitating better livelihood opportunities for youth and the availability of ready skilled manpower to