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More needs to be done to promote representation of LGBT, PWD & weaker sections at workplace: Minister

Wednesday, 17 July, 2019

New Delhi, 17 July 2019: While the corporate sector has taken significant initiatives to promote gender equality at the workplace, more needs to be done to promote representation of LGBT community and people with disabilities (PWDs), Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Mr Rattan Lal Kataria said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today.

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Will take comments of all stakeholders & states on Model Tenancy Act to Union Cabinet soon: Secretary, MoHUA

Friday, 12 July, 2019

New Delhi, 12 July 2019: The Centre has invited comments from all the stakeholders and states on The Model Tenancy Act, 2019 and will take it to the Union Cabinet as soon as possible, said Mr DurgaShanker Mishra, secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today.

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Make CSR part of mainstream business: CJI to India Inc

Friday, 12 July, 2019

New Delhi, 12 July 2019: Exhorting corporate enterprises to focus on "ethics as efficiency", Chief Justice of India, Mr Justice Ranjan Gogoi, today said at an ASSOCHAM event that the industry should integrate Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) into a modern strategy, ensuring that the financial drivers and sustainable development metrics are embedded into the mainstream businesses.

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Issue of surcharge on FPIs under examination, clarification soon: CBDT chairman

Monday, 08 July, 2019

New Delhi, 8 July 2019: The government is examining the issue of foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) coming under the purview of increased surcharge on high-income earners, CBDT (Central Board of Direct Taxes) chairman, Mr P.C. Mody said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today.

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Budget to boost investment, rural demand, ease of doing business and living: ASSOCHAM

Friday, 05 July, 2019

New Delhi, 05 July 2019: Finance Minister Mrs Nirmala Sitharaman's maiden budget is a mega investment-oriented initiative with a strong focus on scaling up rural infrastructure and demand along with slew of tax simplification measures, aimed at boosting growth, maintaining high level of fiscal discipline, ASSOCHAM President Mr B.K. Goenka said.

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Winners for the 1st Intellectual Property Talent Search Examination (IPTSE) announced

Thursday, 04 July, 2019

New Delhi, 04 July 2019: Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) together with The Associated Chambers of Commerce of India (ASSOCHAM) today celebrated young Indian talent at Intellectual Property Talent Search Examination (IPTSE) Awards 2019, identifying and rewarding students who took part in the country’s first ever examination on intellectual property rights. Shri Suresh Prabhu, India's Sherpa to G20, Ms. Monica Magnusson, VP, IPR Policy, Ericsson and Shri Balkrishan Goenka, President, ASSOCHAM, handed out the awards to the winners of the first edition of the examination.

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Disruptive ideas, innovative minds rewarded at the 3rd ASSOCHAM-Ericsson ICT Startups Awards

Wednesday, 03 July, 2019

New Delhi, 03 July 2019: Winners of the 3rd ASSOCHAM-Ericsson ICT Startups Awards were announced in New Delhi today. Out of a group of more than 200 startups, COEO Labs, INCEPTOR technology and PICTURE Time Digiplex were adjudged as the winners for their innovative solutions. The winners were selected by an eminent jury on the basis of innovation, feasibility, impact and time to market, bringing to a successful close what turned out to be one of the most intense competitions for emerging ICT Startups of India.

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Moratorium on construction would impact the whole industry: Dr Niranjan Hiranandani – Sr Vice President- ASSOCHAM

Tuesday, 02 July, 2019

Bengaluru 2nd July 2019: With Bengaluru reeling from water shortage, the Karnataka government is now mulling a moratorium on construction of new apartments in the city for the next five years.

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GST is a major structural reform; impact decisive: ASSOCHAM President

Monday, 01 July, 2019

New Delhi, 1 July 2019: The Goods and Services Tax (GST) which completes two years today is a landmark structural reform which has been embarked upon by Government led by Hon'ble Prime Minister Sh Narendra Modi, said ASSOCHAM President B K Goenka.

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ASSOCHAM seeks liquidity infusion, investment sops in budget

Friday, 28 June, 2019

New Delhi, 28th June 2019: A week ahead of the Union Budget, apex industry body ASSOCHAM today impressed upon the government, RBI and the banks to ensure adequate liquidity into NBFCs, provide investment incentives and cut corporate tax rates for revival in the economic growth and creation of new entrepreneurial opportunities.

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