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Govt against over-burdening school kids: Anil Swarup, Secretary, HRD

Thursday, 22 March, 2018

New Delhi, March 22, 2018: Government does not favour over-burdening the school children with newer syllabus like financial literacy at least till class 8th, as the kids are in any case over-burdened with focus on value education and sports, Mr Anil Swarup, Secretary, Ministry of Human Resource Development said today at an ASSOCHAM function in New Delhi.

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Organic farming should be promoted as Green Revolution: Radha Mohan Singh

Wednesday, 21 March, 2018

New Delhi, March 21, 2018: Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Radha Mohan Singh stressed that ‘Organic farming’ should be promoted with the same spirit as ‘Green Revolution’ as India is the country with the most organic producers, said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today.

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MeitY to train 1.14 lakh internet users & govt. official by 2020: top official, MeitY

Tuesday, 20 March, 2018

Gurugram, 20th March, 2018: Ministry of electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) is implementing project to train 1.14 lakh persons under academic activities (formal and non-formal courses) and more than 13,000 government officials to create security awareness among internet users through direct & indirect mode by March 2020, a top official from Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) said at an ASSOCHAM event held in Gurugram today.

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In possible global trade war; India does not have much flexing power despite high imports: ASSOCHAM

Sunday, 18 March, 2018

New Delhi, 17 March 2018: India may be running an annual trade deficit of about USD 150 billion , but a much higher level of imports than exports would not provide the country handle to retaliate , should the world witnesses an escalation in trade war, since most of the Indian imports are unavoidable, said ASSOCHAM.

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Accessibility as a human right must for persons with disability to acquire education and have employment: UN Expert

Saturday, 17 March, 2018

New Delhi, 17th February 2018: Promoting accessibility along with development of skill sets holds key to empowering people with disabilities, a United Nations (UN) official said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today.

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Drop in diamond demand, more so in unorganised market on purity concerns.: ASSOCHAM Survey

Friday, 16 March, 2018

New Delhi, March 16, 2018: The alleged PNB fraud involving diamantaire Nirav Modi seems to have shaken confidence of the diamond jewellery buyers, especially from the unorganised jewellers, on concerns of the purity of the precious jewellery, resulting in drop in business in the trade, according to an ASSOCHAM survey.

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Blockchain tech can resolve inefficiencies in India’s current trade finance system: ASSOCHAM-Deloitte study

Thursday, 15 March, 2018

New Delhi, March 15, 2018: Implementing digital technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and robotic process automation can resolve inefficiencies in our current trade finance system, and make the process efficient at the bank’s, buyer’s, seller’s, as well as the SME’s/MSME’s end, noted a recent ASSOCHAM-Deloitte joint study.

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Centre working on introducing cyber security in CBSE school curriculum: MeitY official

Friday, 09 March, 2018

Gr. Noida, 9th March, 2018: The Centre is working to introduce cyber security in the school curriculum to educate students about the cybercrime threats in the digital world, a top official from Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) said at an ASSOCHAM event held in Greater Noida today.

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Life insurance popular choice among women: IndiaFirst Life Insurance-ASSOCHAM

Thursday, 08 March, 2018

Mumbai, 8 March, 2018: Life insurance is the most popular choice of the respondents with at least 72% wanting to invest in it followed by deposits both fixed and recurring at 69% and mutual funds at 61%, a survey released on International Women’s Day by ASSOCHAM and IndiaFirst Life Insurance Company Limited.

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Indian paper industry likely to touch 25 MT by 2020: ASSOCHAM

Tuesday, 27 February, 2018

New Delhi, 27th February, 2018: Indian paper industry is poised to grow and touch 25 million tonnes from 20.37 million tonnes to 2019-20 from 2017-18 at the rate of 10% per annum, according to The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) recent paper.

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