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Implementation of Nat’l Mission on Quantum Technologies & Applications held up due to Covid-19 crisis: DST secretary

Saturday, 27 June, 2020

New Delhi, 27th June 2020: The implementation of government’s National Mission on Quantum Technologies & Applications (NM-QTA) getting delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic even as the Department of Science and Technology (DST) looks for a sector expert to head the mission committee, a top official said in an ASSOCHAM webinar yesterday evening.

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India to strengthen cooperation with Germany in Global supply chains, AI & digitisation

Tuesday, 23 June, 2020

New Delhi, June 23, 2020: The longstanding and strategic India-Germany partnership is bound to evolve stronger in the changing geo-political environment, said Indian Envoy to Germany, H.E. Mrs.MuktaDuttaTomar, during ASSOCHAM’s webinar “India and Germany Partners in a changing Geopolitical Environment”. The webinar was part of ASSOCHAM’s Country webinars towards understanding the roadmap for further engagement with leading trade partners and coming up with recommendations, principles and engagement imperatives.

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MeitY working on making Aarogya Setu App accessible to persons with disabilities: Official

Monday, 22 June, 2020

New Delhi, 22nd June 2020: The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) is working on making the Aarogya Setu App accessible to persons with disabilities (PwDs), a top official from Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment aware of the development said in an ASSOCHAM webinar today.

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Industry completely devoid of Pricing Power even as labour costs set to go up: ASSOCHAM

Wednesday, 17 June, 2020

New Delhi, 17th June 2020: The Indian industry has been left completely devoid of ‘Pricing Power’ (PP) across a raft of sectors, struggling with a demand slowdown which only got accentuated by the public health crisis arising out of Covid-19, ASSOCHAM stated, cautioning the trend would likely persist for some more months.

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Major reforms in NHAI underway vis-à-vis decentralisation of work & division of power: Nitin Gadkari

Tuesday, 16 June, 2020

New Delhi, 16th June 2020: Major reforms in National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) are being undertaken in terms of decentralisation of work and division of power, informed Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), Mr Nitin Gadkari in a ASSOCHAM webinar held today.

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Schemes launched to push domestic electronics manufacturing will help India become global hub: Official

Wednesday, 03 June, 2020

New Delhi, 03rd June 2020: The guidelines unveiled by the government for three electronics manufacturing schemes namely, Production Linked Incentive Scheme (PLI) for large-scale electronics manufacturing; Scheme for Promotion of Manufacturing of Electronic Components and Semiconductors (SPECS); and Modified Electronics Manufacturing Clusters (EMC 2.0) Scheme are entrepreneur friendly and will help India build a robust manufacturing ecosystem and become global electronics hub, a top MeiTY official said at an ASSOCHAM webinar.

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DPP 2020: Conclusion of a 5-year product support agreement with additions

Monday, 01 June, 2020

New Delhi, 01st June, 2020: The Union Ministry of Defence will introduce new chapters on post-contract management and procurement of ICT software and systems. These chapters will be also placed in public domain shortly as part of the draft of defence procurement procedure (DPP) 2020, a top official said in an exclusive, closed-door online interaction with ASSOCHAM and defence industry representatives.

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Relieved to find India beginning Unlock 1; Situation should improve from here: ASSOCHAM

Saturday, 30 May, 2020

New Delhi, 30th May 2020: Phased re-opening of activities from June 1, appropriately named as 'Unlock 1' with an economic focus has come in as a great relief for the industry and trade, including millions of MSMEs which should steadily return to normalcy while maintaining utmost vigil against spread of Covid-19, said ASSOCHAM Secretary General Mr Deepak Sood.

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Let’s gear up for rising peak electricity, water demand in middle of heat wave: ASSOCHAM

Friday, 29 May, 2020

New Delhi, 29th May 2020: ASSOCHAM today impressed upon the Centre and the states to ensure that electricity generation and distribution is maintained to the most optimal levels, as the country battles with Covid-19 pandemic amidst heat wave in several states and impending water scarcity in some regions.

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MoHFW guidelines to states - Sanitary napkins provision are part of essential services & relief supplies: Official

Thursday, 28 May, 2020

New Delhi, 28th May 2020: The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has issued guidelines to all states that sanitary napkins’ provision are part of the essential services and relief supplies and this has to be covered by Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) and Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM) during the outreach services, a top official said during an ASSOCHAM webinar on ‘Menstrual Health & Hygiene Management during COVID-19’.

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