India and the European Union concluded the first round of negotiations for India-EU Trade and Investment Agreements, including the Geographical Indicators (GI). India's FTA negotiations were led by Chief Negotiator Ms. Nidhi Mani Tripathi, Joint Secretary, Department of Commerce and EU was represented by its Chief Negotiator, Mr. Christophe Kiener. The week-long negotiations were held in a hybrid fashion - with some of the teams meeting in Delhi and the majority of officials joining virtually hy
During this session, India will get a new President and Vice President. The election to the office of President of India will be held on the first day of the monsoon session, followed by the counting of votes on 21 July 2022.
The RBI governor, Shaktikanta Das, speaking at the central bank's annual 'Statistics Day Conference' mentioned that the statistical innovations arising out of the COVID-19 disruption will have long-lasting benefits. Given its vastness and geographical diversity, India requires regional dimensions of national indicators. RBI should aim at enhanced granularity, regularity and better validation. In the Reserve Bank, information is treated as a 'public good'. The central bank envisions to keep calib
The Finance Ministry announced that the government will raise taxes on certain goods and services to 18 per cent from current 12 cent, after the two-day 47th GST Council Meeting that will be made effective from 18 July, 2022. The Goods and Services Tax Council decided to rationalise tax rates on certain goods and services to remove an inverted duty structure, said Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in Chandigarh. Among other things, the GST Council also approved an increase in tax on petroleum