Listing out examples, Modi said that the government had recently eased restrictions for FDI through reforms in agriculture, labour and coal. “Only a country that believes in the power of international trade and commerce would go on opening up more and more avenues to work with the world. At the same time, it’s also true that India has been unable to realise its potential in sectors where it has inherent comparative advantages.” … [Read more...] about Economy getting back on track faster than expected, says PM Modi
Pm modi inaugurates kalam memorial
The 18th-century idol of Goddess Annapurna was reportedly housed in Canada’s MacKenzie Art Gallery all these years. It was handed over to Ajay Bisaria, India’s high commissioner to Ottawa, by Thomas Chase, the interim president and vice-chancellor of the University of Regina. … [Read more...] about Canada returning Devi Annapurna idol stolen 100 years ago from Kashi; PM Modi shares ‘good news’
These 53 include areas such as Ghaziabad and Faridabad, which are serviced by New Delhi airport, or Vasai-Virar, which is serviced by Mumbai airport. Both New Delhi and Mumbai are slated to get a second airport in the next few years. Similarly, Thrissur, Kollam and Malappuram are serviced by Kochi, Trivandrum and Kozhikode, respectively. … [Read more...] about Where will 100 new airports come up by 2024?
"Farmers are being empowered by giving them options for a bigger market. Reforms are being done in the interest of farmers, which will give them more options. Shouldn't a farmer get the freedom to sell his produce directly to those who give them better prices and facilities?" PM Modi asked during his address at a function in Varanasi. … [Read more...] about BJP ally Hanuman Beniwal threatens to quit NDA over contentious farm laws
“Ninety-five percent of our pens are exported. So the logistics were an issue for a while,” says MP Kandan, the son of Ranga Pens founder MS Pandurangan. “There was also worry in the minds of customers about the safety of opening packages. But our volumes are high, and we don’t have labour costs. My father and I make pens with a few assistants. So we never hit rock bottom. And now it’s an opportunity for us to push up our domestic sales, even as the exports resume.” … [Read more...] about Mid-range sales up, high-end down: Effect of COVID-19 on the Indian fountain pen industry