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Increasing burden of heart failure in India; rising incidence in young patients too: study

New Delhi, September 28, 2017: Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are expected to be the fastest growing chronic illnesses between 2007 and 2017, growing at 9.5% annually, and accounting for the second largest number of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) patients after mental illnesses in India, according to an ASSOCHAM-Deloitte joint study on the occasion of ‘World Heart day’.

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

FSSAI working with industry to address challenges being faced in food fortification: Pawan Agarwal

New Delhi, September 27, 2017: Apex food regulator, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is working with the industry to understand the challenges being faced in promoting fortification of wheat flour, rice and double fortification of salt, its chief executive officer, Mr Pawan Kumar Agarwal said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Maharashtra & Gujarat top ranked states in manufacturing emergence: Study

New Delhi, September 26, 2017: Maharashtra and Gujarat ranked among top states in terms of manufacturing emergence in mainstream states across India, noted a recent study conducted by apex industry body ASSOCHAM.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Fintech cos. must develop novel preventive control mechanisms to mitigate cyber attacks: Study

New Delhi, September 25, 2017: In wake of the Government’s thrust on moving towards a cashless economy, companies operating in the financial services domain will have to develop novel preventive control mechanisms and significantly invest in reactive capabilities to keep cyberattackers at bay, suggested a recent ASSOCHAM-PwC joint study.

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Economy needs to grow at 7 per cent in next three quarters: Dr C. Rangarajan

New Delhi, 22 September, 2017: To get 6.5 per cent for the year as a whole, the economy needs to grow at 7 per cent in the next three quarters, probably rate of growth will be around 6.5 per cent, said Dr C. Rangarajan, Former Chairman-Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India & Former Governor, RBI at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today.

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Pay for delays in clearances; ASSOCHAM to Govt on reviving mining and mineral sector

New Delhi, September 21, 2017: As senior ministers in the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government are looking for solutions to revive the economic growth, the ASSOCHAM has submitted an action plan for doubling the contribution of the mining sector to the national GDP and adding to the employment. The action plan includes compensation to the investors in case clearances are delayed.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Floods to dent Khariff output; rain shortfall in Karnataka, Kerala adding to woes: ASSOCHAM

New Delhi, September 20, 2017: The flood fury in Assam, West Bengal, Bihar, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh alongside shortfalls in rains in southern states would significantly dent the khariff output with three major foodgrains expected to give a lower harvest of 129.5 million tonnes this year against 138.5 million tonnes in the same season of 2016-17, an ASSOCHAM study has cautioned.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Effective steps to provide women entrepreneurial awareness programs: Deputy Chief Minister, Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow, September 18, 2017: There is a need for multi-dimensional approach from different sector from government, financial institutions, individual women entrepreneurs for a flexible integrated and coordinated specific approach for development and promotion of women, said Mr Keshav Prasad Maurya, Deputy Chief Minister, Uttar Pradesh at an ASSOCHAM event held in Lucknow today.

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Petrol/diesel prices not market driven, but tax driven, Centre, states should cut levies: ASSOCHAM

New Delhi, September 16, 2017: Consumer is getting restive about a three year high in the petrol and diesel prices because he/she feels the concept of market-determined rates was tampered with by frequent tax hikes when the crude oil prices fell steeply and are ruling at exactly half the level of USD 107 per barrel in May, 2014 even after rising in the last three months .

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Global e-waste poised to surge from 47.8 MT to 49.8 MT by 2018: study

New Delhi, September 15, 2017: The global quantity of e-waste is expected to touch 49.8 Mt (million tonnes) by 2018 from the current level of 47.8 million tonnes, with an annual growth rate of 4 to 5 per cent, according to an ASSOCHAM-Sofies-Toxics Link joint study.

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Friday, September 15, 2017

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