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BHEL-NTPC recalibrating turbines to use domestic coal in bigger measure: Piyush Goyal

Wednesday, 04 April, 2018

New Delhi, April 4, 2018: Public sector majors NTPC (National Thermal Power Corporation) and BHEL (Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited) are both working for recalibrating turbines to use domestic coal in bigger measure, union coal and railway minister Piyush Goyal said at an ASSOCHAM event held here last night.

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IITs, Delhi university among top 200 universities: ASSOCHAM-Yes Institute study

Monday, 02 April, 2018

New Delhi, 2 April, 2018: A meagre two Indian institutions (the IITs and University of Delhi) figured in the world’s top 200 universities compared to 49 from the USA, 30 from United Kingdom, 11 from Germany and 8 from China & Australia, a joint study by industry body ASSOCHAM-Yes Institute said today.

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MSP hike, likely populist measures key risks to inflation, ASSOCHAM tells RBI

Sunday, 01 April, 2018

New Delhi, 31 March 2018: Key risks to the retail inflation include higher Minimum Support Prices (MSP) for agricultural items, populist spending in the run-up to the 2019 general elections and strengthening of global crude oil prices, the ASSOCHAM has said in its pre-credit policy review letter to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

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Set up BPO sector specific CERTs: ASSOCHAM

Saturday, 31 March, 2018

New Delhi, March 31, 2018: While the government and BPO industry are taking variety of initiatives in the cyber security domain, apex industry body ASSOCHAM has suggested the government to establish BPO (business process outsourcing) sector specific computer emergency response team (CERT) to minimise cyber attacks in the BPO landscape.

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Lax implementation of security measures & poor employee awareness to blame for cyber frauds in BPOs: ASSOCHAM-Microsoft survey

Thursday, 29 March, 2018

New Delhi, March 29, 2018: Most cyber frauds in India’s booming business process outsourcing (BPO) sector occur due to lack of strict implementation of existing information security protocols together with poor employee awareness, noted a recent survey jointly conducted by apex industry body ASSOCHAM and global software giant Microsoft.

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Trade war can lead to collateral damage for India: ASSOCHAM

Sunday, 25 March, 2018

New Delhi, 24 March 2018: If the tariff war escalates into a full-scale global trade war, it would have a collateral damage for the Indian economy as well, with the country's exports taking a hit, current account deficit facing pressure and the GDP taking a setback, the ASSOCHAM has said.

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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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