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HRD ministry will sign letter of Intent with AWF for imparting skill and education amongst girls: Chairperson, ASSOCHAM Women Foundation

ASSOCHAM Women Foundation (AWF) and the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) will be signing ‘A Letter of Intent’ to promote education and skilling amongst women and girls in country, said Ms. Revati Jain, Chairperson, ASSOCHAM Women Foundation on the occasion of International Women’s Day here today at New Delhi.

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Tuesday, March 08, 2016

1/4th working women & 40% working mothers intend to quit job: Survey

Gender bias & workplace harassment prime reasons About one-fourth working women, especially those engaged in private sector at different levels desire to quit their jobs for plethora of reasons like inconvenient working hours/late sitting, gender bias/workplace harassment, lack of safety, poor working conditions, family/motherhood, to pursue higher education and others, noted a just-concluded survey conducted by ASSOCHAM Social Development Foundation.

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Monday, March 07, 2016

ASSOCHAM urges PM to nudge CPSEs to spend Rs 5 lakh crore to revive growth

Lauding the public sector enterprises to be ready with a large investment kitty of Rs 5.02 lakh crore for the next financial year, ASSOCHAM today urged Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi to convene a meeting of the CMDs of the CPSEs asking them to ensure that the entire planned expenditure for the fiscal 2016-17 is spent to give a leg-up to the economic growth.

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Sunday, March 06, 2016

With increasing RBI heat, bank defaulters making amends: Senior banker & ASSOCHAM panel co-chair

With increasing pressure on banks for recovery of non-performing assets, defaulters, especially those in the 'wilful defaulters' category are making serious efforts in utilising loan for the rightful purpose, senior banker and Co-Chairman of the ASSOCHAM National Council on Banking and Finance Mr R K Gupta said.

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Friday, March 04, 2016

Budget aimed to bring huge chunks of industry into tax net to move towards GST: CBEC Chairman

GST and tax exemptions cannot go together The union budget 2016-17 is aimed to bring the huge chunks of industry including area-based exemptions together with SSI, edible oil, textile sectors and others into the tax net in a most easy manner, a top Finance Ministry official said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today.

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Thursday, March 03, 2016

Delhi-NCR likely to generate 1,07,000 MT e-waste by 2017: ASSOCHAM report

In the midst of a focus on Swachch Bharat sanitation programme, Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR) is likely to generate about 1,07,000 metric tonnes (MT) of e-waste per annum by 2017 from the current level of 68,000 metric tonnes per annum growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of about 25 per cent, reveals The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) latest study.

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Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Grand focus on rural economy, infrastructure development in the Budget: ASSOCHAM president, Sunil Kanoria

Huge focus on rural economy with a commitment to double the farmers’ income by 2022, betting quite high on rail and road infrastructure and yet sticking to the financial discipline by retaining the fiscal deficit targets for 2016-17 are the most important takeaways from the Union Budget 2016-17, ASSOCHAM President Mr Sunil Kanoria has said.

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Monday, February 29, 2016

ASSOCHAM wants Haryana to re-christen Global Investor Summit as Investor Reassurance meet

In the backdrop of massive loss of lives and property in the recent violence ASSOCHAM today advised the Haryana Government to re-christen its ensuing ‘ Happening Haryana Global Investor Summit’ as ‘ Resilient Haryana’ , re-assuring the industry, business and the human resource that these incidents were ‘ One – Off, Never-Again’ unfortunate event.

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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Survey underscores need for increased vigil on global headwinds; reforms can provide buffer: ASSOCHAM

While India can take a legitimate sense of pride in being the haven of stability in an otherwise gloomy global economy, the Economic Survey has rightly highlighted the need for being prepared to face any spill-over of major currency adjustments in China and other Asian economies. Besides, a vigil needs to be kept on the capital outflows from the emerging economies, as underlined by the Survey, ASSOCHAM President Mr Sunil Kanoria said.

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Friday, February 26, 2016

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